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Tips for Traveling with a Baby

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fisher-Price for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

I don’t know about you, but as a young mother, traveling with an infant stresses me out beyond belief. Living states away from both sets of grandparents, my kids and I have taken many trips to visit grandma and grandpa. Although traveling with babies can seem overwhelming, I have found a couple of tricks that make infant travels much easier. From a mom who has been there, check out my tips for traveling with a baby.

Tips for Traveling with a Baby

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1. Wear your baby: When traveling with a baby, it is essential to have free hands. Wearing your baby allows you the freedom to push a stroller, roll a suitcase, chase after your other kiddos, etc. Plus, keeping your baby close to your body typically keeps them happier.

2. Bring plastic bags: Whether traveling by plane, car, train, or boat, it is essential to bring multiple plastic bags. Plastic bags sure come in handy in the case of carsick kids, wet/messy diapers, accidents, spilled juice, etc.

3. Pack plenty of “extras”: Before you begin your travels, make sure that you pack multiple diapers, wipes, and an outfit change. The last time I took my son on an airplane, he spilled juice all over his clothes. Because I forgot to pack an extra outfit change, he spent the rest of the day in his diaper. Learn from my mistake – be prepared!

4. Keep your baby entertained: Age-appropriate entertainment is key when traveling with a baby. For infants, bring teethers and toys with a variety of tastes and textures. Rotate the toys so your baby doesn’t get tired of the same toy. For toddlers, dig through the bottom of the toy box and choose a couple of “forgotten” toys. Entertainment doesn’t need to cost a lot of money.

5. Bring a play yard: Sleeping away from home, it’s important that your baby has a comfortable place to play and rest. Trust me, a well-rested baby makes or breaks your traveling experience. Using Fisher-Price  Ultra-Lite Day & Night Play Yard, your baby will have comfortable lodging wherever your travels take you.

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Half of the weight (16 pounds) of other popular play yards, this portable Ultra-Lite Day & Night Play Yard provides a plush and comfortable area perfect for napping, sleeping, and playing.

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I absolutely love that I can use this play yard for both my toddler and infant. Using the inclined sleeper, my infant can rest peacefully at a gentle incline. Removing the sleeper, my toddler and infant have a safe, designated area to play. Not to mention, using the portable changing clutch makes diaper changes a breeze. Easily portable with its travel bag, the Ultra-Lite Day & Night Play Yard truly is a dream while traveling on the go.

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Thanks to Fisher-Price’s Ultra-Lite Day & Night Play Yard, traveling with a baby has never been easier. Stay tuned for an upcoming post where we will challenge non-parents with “mom” tasks to see just how easily they can be performed. The Ultra-Light Day & Night Play Yard is available for Purchase at Walmart.

What are your favorite tips for traveling with a baby?


Tuesday 21st of July 2015

What great tips. It is always hard to travel with kids. Babies are way more difficult.

Amy Desrosiers

Tuesday 21st of July 2015

What an adorable baby! Our Pack n Play was so helpful for us when we traveled.

Nadine Rioux

Tuesday 21st of July 2015

Great article. I have three kids and let me let you that travelling with the baby stage was never easy. As they get older, it also offers many challenges. One of them having them travel so uncomfortably in their seats (car, plain, train, etc...). This is why we made these Amiba stop the slump! :) Anyways, keep writing these amazing articles, love them!

Kimberly M.

Monday 20th of July 2015

These are all great tips. I love the Fisher Price play yard we have for my grandchildren. They love it too. It worked out great for going on vacation.

Vera Sweeney

Monday 20th of July 2015

Traveling with babies can be so hard to do until you get a groove for it. These are great tips for any parent traveling the first time with a baby.

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