Before we had kids, E and I talked a lot about wanting them to be well-traveled. It was something we established ahead of time because I knew, once the baby arrived, I’d revert to cautiousness or fear. I was right: the first experience of infant travel at eight weeks old threw me for a loop. And each time since I’ve had to remind myself, ‘he’ll learn to be a great traveler, he’ll learn to be a great traveler.’
Colton has already become quite the little adventurer. We’re currently in the midwest visiting my sister and newborn nephew. As of this trip, he’s already logged seven (soon to be eight) flights. Every time we’re packing to leave I slightly dread the airport process. But each time he’s proven to be the most amiable companion. It may not last for long, but while it does I count myself extremely fortunate!
Creating a go-to packing list for infant travel has made my life (approximately) one zillion times easier. There are so many things to remember; not to mention that just trying to stuff items in your suitcase while maneuvering this tiny human can be seriously challenging. I’m no expert yet, but I thought it might be helpful to share my checklist with you. By the way, I can only imagine how this list compounds with each additional child (my parents get serious kudos for schlepping all five of us kids on vacation). Scroll down for the full lineup.
download a PDF of my infant travel packing list HERE.
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