The number of things you have to lug around when traveling with a tiny human is no joke. It’s part of that tiny toddler package and there is rarely ever a way to work around it. Might as well make sure those products are worth the hassle of loading + unloading + lugging around, amiright?
Here is my list of things that I would never leave home without when traveling. They have been tried + true and are worth every single penny.
(This is not a sponsored post, this is just my honest opinion)
To me, this is “it” in the umbrella stroller department. We initially bought it because it is super lightweight, easy to fold/unfold with one hand, and reclines further down than several of the other strollers we looked at. After owning it for a while, some of it’s other features (kick-stand, SPF50 sunshade, and adjustable footrest) have also proven to be invaluable. This is our go-to travel stroller and it has done its fair share of mountain climbing + Roman ruin trekking and still looks good.as.new.
We were initially “iffy” about buying a travel bag for our UPPAbaby G-Luxe, however are now glad we did. This bag makes it super easy to load + unload the stroller into the car and is just as easy to take on + off. The thing that really sold us on it is that if you purchase the G-Series travel bag with Travel Safe UPPAbaby will cover any damage caused by the airline. (As with most products, there are a few stipulations so you might want to read the fine print to find out all of the details that the warranty program entails).
We’ve been traveling with one of these since Little S was 2 months old. Now she’s almost 2 years old and we still use it. (My kid isn’t super shrimpy either- she holds steady at an average weight + height percentile) It is easy to get on/off without any help (maybe a little flexibility required) machine washable and can be worn several different ways depending on the size of your little.
This was so great back when I had a teeny weeny human. It folds up and is pretty compact so it easily fits in a suitcase. Unfortunately, babies tend to outgrow it after about 3-4 months it (well, at least that’s when mine outgrew hers). I never really found a good alternative once that happened. Little S is not a fan of the pack-n-play and is especially opinionated about hotel cribs. As a result she usually ends up sleeping between C and me. However, I recently came across a group of mamas that all raved about the Baby Bjorn Travel Crib. Apparently it folds up small enough to fit inside of a suitcase, boasts a thicker mattress AND is large enough for a 3 year old. I’m definitely planning on trying it once its time for baby #2.
Because sleeping like this when we’re traveling is kind of getting old:
What about you? Any travel “must haves”? I’d love to hear about them!
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