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Essential items for a road trip with a baby

Going on a road trip with a baby can be a fun and memorable experience, but it also requires some extra planning and preparation to make sure that both you and your little one are comfortable and safe. Here are some essential items to take with you on your next road trip with a baby.​

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1. Nappies and wipes

 

If you have enough space in the car then you can potentially bring enough nappies and wipes to last the entire trip, as well as a few extra just in case. Make sure to also pack a changing mat to use in the car or when you're out and about.

 

2. Feeding supplies

 

If your baby is still breastfeeding you can bring a nursing pillow as you can take more things with you on a road trip compared to a flight! If your baby is on formula or solid foods, bring enough for the trip and a few extra just in case the trip gets prolongued! We always have a big stash of snacks both for our baby and for us.

 

3. Clothing

 

Pack enough outfits for your baby for the duration of the trip, including a few extra in case of accidents or spills. Make sure to pack some outfits for all potential weather. Babies can easily feel hot or cold so having a few options available always helps keep them comfortable!

4. Entertainment

 

Bring a few toys and books to keep your baby entertained during the trip. I like to have a box full of them as after playing with them for a while our baby likes to throw them on the floor and I don't want to have bending down to get them while we're driving!

5. First aid kit

 

A first aid kit is always a good idea when traveling, but it's especially important when you're traveling with a baby. Pack a few essentials such as baby-safe Calpol or ibuprofen, a thermometer and a nasal aspirator.

By packing these essential items, you'll be well-prepared for a successful and enjoyable road trip with your baby. Remember to also pack water and any other must have items that you may need for yourself during the drive - afterall parents should also enjoy it!

Happy travels!

 

For baby travel tips and inspiration follow: https://www.instagram.com/sophiefamilytravel/

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