Traveling with a baby can be challenging and it needs twice as much planning and packing as a regular trip, but this experience can be enjoyable if you organize everything ahead. Whether you are visiting your family that lives in another state or you’re heading on a well-deserved vacation, you need to have a list of all the essential items that your little one might need so that you can embark on the flight with confidence. We are here to help, so we’ve made a list of a few items that you will most likely need while on the plane.
Diapers, wet wipes, and spare clothes
Diapers and wet wipes should be an obvious must-have when traveling, so make sure to pack a big supply of them even if you don’t have a long flight ahead. When packing, take into consideration the time that you’re going to spend at the airport, the duration of the layover, if there is one, as well as other unexpected delays. We also recommend bringing a spare outfit in case your baby needs to be changed or if your suitcase gets lost. Along with diapers and wipes, bring a diaper rash cream, and changing pads to ensure a clean and comfortable changing experience for your little one.
Comfortable (and warm) clothes
Before the flight, dress your baby in comfortable and breathable clothing made of soft fabrics that won’t cause any irritations to the delicate baby’s skin. Even if you are traveling to a tropical destination, always pack a few warm clothes as well, for example, sweaters and cardigans made of wool are perfect for regulating your baby’s body temperature during the flight when it gets chilly on the plane. You can find a wide range of kid’s sweaters on cultural-themed shops https://www.shamrockgift.com/kids-irish-clothing/kids-irish-sweaters
so that your baby will have a comfortable outfit to wear not only on the plane but during the stay as well. If you’re going for a knit cardigan, consider getting one with buttons or a zipper which will make dressing and undressing your baby much easier.
Books and toys
As much as we love our kids, we can all agree that a crying baby on a plane is definitely at the very bottom of our favorite things to experience while traveling so in order to avoid your little one being the cause of the chaos, you should keep him entertained. Bring along his favorite books, toys, stuffed animals, and other things that could grab his attention and keep him entertained for a long period of time, especially if you know that he can’t fall asleep during a flight. You might even want to consider breaking your no-iPad rule and downloading some age-appropriate apps or videos on your tablet for when he gets bored of any other form of entertainment. Don’t forget to bring earphones as well, since you don’t want to bother the rest of the passengers, especially the ones who are trying to take a nap or simply enjoy some quiet time.