The Desi Nomads

What gear to take when traveling with a baby…

Starting when Baby V was 8 months old, we’ve been traveling internationally.  Below are some items that I don’t travel without…

    • Car seat: I have the Britax B-Safe Car Seat since she was born.  I like to book a separate seat for Baby V on the plane, so that she’s safe and off my lap, and this car seat is FAA compliant, so I just carry it onto the plane from the car.

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    • Stroller: I have the Britax B-Agile Stroller, that allows the Britax car seat to click onto it, so that you’re not carrying the car seat and stroller separately.  In the early days, when the baby is too small to be sitting in the stroller by herself, you would have to keep her in the car seat and use the stroller as a set of wheels.  You can buy both the car seat and stroller together as a travel system as well.

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    • Baby Carrier: The Beco Baby Gemini is the only carrier I’ve had and needed.  It is soft enough for a 6 month old baby, and sturdy enough for a two year old.  Both my husband and I have used it with Baby V, and she loves being in it as it feels like a pillow.  She’s gone in it from the Caribbean, to Alaska, to Argentina!


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    • Travel high chair: I like this highchair pad because it is extremely light weight, and fits on almost every chair, and has a 5 point harness that can seat a 6 month old (when they need the shoulder support).

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    • Travel underpads: Because I don’t want to be dealing with dirty underpads when traveling, I buy disposable ones that I can just throw away along with the diaper on a plane or public toilet.

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    • Pack and Play: We used to check in the Graco Pack N Play along with our luggage until Baby V was 1.5 years old, so that she would have her own bed to sleep and play in.  After she started walking, she refuses to be in the crib, so we don’t carry that anymore.
    • Disposable diaper bags: Because you can’t carry a diaper pail with you, and you don’t want to smell dirty diapers in your hotel room, you can buy scented, disposable diaper bags to throw your dirty diapers in.

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