Our Favorite Holiday Gifts for Baby Travel
Baby B is now over 2 years old and Baby Connor has experienced his first trip at 6 weeks old. Over the past couple years we’ve traveled on airplanes, boats, trains and road trips, so we’ve learned a thing or two about packing the appropriate baby travel items (sometimes the hard way).
Whether you’re shopping for a friend or family member (or yourself), below are a few travel items that every traveling family should consider (we own and use them all).
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1) Onya Baby Carrier
We love traveling with our Onya Baby Cruiser Baby Carrier. It’s is ergonomic and well made. The most unique feature of the Onya Baby is the infant travel chair which fits perfectly in the front koala pouch. And because it’s a part of the actual carrier, there’s no extra packing or things to remember. It’s a useful feature when traveling or bouncing around the city.
2) Summer Travel Bed
The Summer Infant By Your Side Sleeper Portable Bedding is perfect for infants about 6 months and under. It provides a safe sleeping environment, has a clear view of baby for parents piece of mind, mesh sides help air circulate better, includes mattress pad and fitted sheet and folds up small which easily fits in a suitcase.
3) Chicco Travel Chair
We are so excited about our Chicco Caddy Hook On Chair. There were a number of times with Baby B that we needed a high chair. It folds flat for easy storage and travel, easily wipes clean because of the nylon seat and only weighs 7 lbs.
4) Moby Wrap
The Moby Wrap Original is perfect for infants. Although we prefer traditional carriers for babies 4 months and older, with a newborn the Moby Wrap fits close to the body and it’s lightweight. Really, it feels like wearing a sweater. It’s easy to pack since it rolls up in a small ball.
5) Aden + Anais Classic Muslin Swaddle Blanket
Aden + Anais Classic Muslin Swaddle Blankets are our favorite blankets for travel and everyday use. They are lightweight, 100% Cotton, breathable, and the more you wash it, the softer it gets. We use it for covering our stroller, nursing, and as a blanket. Everyone needs some of these blankets.
6) Microsoft Surface
Both our boys sleep with white noise. Instead of bringing a white noise machine, we prefer to download white noise on our Microsoft Surface. It acts as entertainment during travel (perfect for planes) since we can download the boys favorite TV shows and it save us from packing another item.
7) Car Seat Bag
Airlines do provide bags for car seats. But for under $30 you can purchase a Car Seat Travel Bag which has wheels. It’s easier to lug around plus it has added space. You can store additional items in it while protecting your car seat from getting damaged and dirty.
8) Baby Jogger City Select
If you have two children under two years of age, you’ll likely need a double stroller. Our favorite and the one we use is the Baby Jogger City Select Stroller with Second Seat. Although it’s a little heavy for travel, it allows both boys to rest their legs while out and about. There are 16 unique combinations and it can be used with your car seat (by purchasing the Baby Jogger Car Seat Adaptor) or a bassinet.
9) California Baby Travel Kit
Liquids can take up a lot of room in your bag, so we like to bring small containers like the California Baby Starter Tote. It has everything baby would need and it takes up only a small space in your bag. California Baby products contain organic & sustainably grown ingredients.
10) Gro Sleep Sac
We love grobag Baby Sleeping Bags for our boys. They make sleeping safe and we never have to worry about them being cold since the blanket moves with them. They are also great for traveling. We like knowing the condition of the blankets our son is sleeping in and on. We know they are clean and it helps with their sleeping since it’s familiar to their routine.
Want more holiday travel gift ideas? Check out our 2012 list of holiday travel items.
Do you have any baby travel items that you never leave home without?
Share your baby travel items in the comments section below, we’d love to read about it!