Recently, we started traveling with my little girls, and it’s much harder bringing two kids instead of one. Between the extra luggage to the car seats and the stroller, Dj and I have to juggle it all. I’d share my experience and some tips for what I bring on the plane when traveling with young children.
When it was my first time traveling with Emmie, the first thing I did was to check Pinterest for tips. I searched for a checklist on how to pack and entertain kids for traveling. Well, I may have asked my sisters too. Lol! I prepared for anything that happens, but I also wanted to pack as light as I could.
For my little Camila, I brought her diaper backpack with me. It is the comfiest and practical thing to carry, especially when traveling. It frees up your hands, so you’re able to do other things or hold on to the baby. My first travel essential is Clorox wipes and sanitizer. I can’t stress this enough! It’s so gross in the airport and on the plane. I sound like a germaphobe, but when you have a teething baby, you want to wipe down everything! But anyway, my bag includes diapers, wipes, Aquaphor, a change of clothes, bib, washcloth, a teething toy, favorite toy, a nursing cover, some snacks, sippy cup, a light blanket, and my baby carrier.
For Emmie, it is easier since she is older. She carries a small backpack on the plane. Accidents still happen at this age, so I always bring a change of clothes. I’m not talking about potty accidents (although that could happen), I’m talking about spilling water all over herself! It happened on our last trip. Lol! Just thinking about how stressed Dj was about this accident cracks me up. He was so relieved when I told him she had a change of clothes. I have her pack some coloring activities, a notepad, IPad for some movies (and headphones), a small toy, a water bottle, some snacks, and a light coat. That’s it!
From my experience, we always sit in the back of the plane. I know, no one wants to sit in the back. Who wants to be the last person to get out of the plane but trust me it’ll be so much easier. The reason? It’s much closer to the restrooms for diaper changes, potty breaks, or accidents that may happen. It’s convenient to clean up with the restroom is nearby.
Depending on our trip, we always try to pack light and combine things in one big luggage. I am seriously waiting for the day when Emmie doesn’t have to use a car seat anymore! Lol! That’ll be one less thing to stress on.
We have a couple more trips this year, and I hope that it’ll get easier each time we travel.
Till next time…
- Nursing cover or bottles, formula & water
- Sippy cup
- Change of clothes
- Bibs and washcloth
- Light blanket
- Teething toy or favorite toy
- Baby carrier
- Change of clothes
- Coloring activities and/or notepad
- Water bottle
- Favorite toy
- Light coat or blanket
- Small Pillow (optional)
- Clorox wipes