Traveling just got a little bit more complicated for the Defrates-Garcia family, hahaha! We have never been considered to be light packers, and now with Diego, it’s even worse. I am the type of person that packs for every potential situation in mind (haha). I hate traveling and not having what I need, so you can imagine how that works with a baby! Since it adds more time to our packing routine, I decided to write a post on some baby travel essentials. I will write a part 2 here very soon, as the list is a little long. 🙂
Here are my top picks for my baby travel essentials:
- The first thing that is a MUST is a travel stroller! When people talked about this, I always thought they were exaggerating. Why would I need a second stroller? Well, let me tell you, you will need it! My normal stroller is amazing, but it’s too heavy to be moving around all over the airport, and when traveling in the car, it takes up too much space. After doing a little research (about 10 hours hahaha) and some store visits, I decided that the best option was the Uppa Baby G Luxe stroller. It’s super light, it folds very easily, and it has a strap so you can carry it over your back. It also reclines so the baby can sleep comfortably. I love it so much, that I now use it even more than the UppaBaby Vista. It’s just so convenient and also very cute– I love the colors! I chose red, because I personally don’t like black strollers and love the red color in this one.
- The 4Moms Breeze Pack and Play— I am not known for being good at putting things together, so I am in love with this pack and play because all it takes is one push to get it open and one pull to close it! It’s super easy and it also has a cool and modern design that never hurts, is practical, and pretty– what else can you ask for from a pack and play? The only thing I don’t like is that the “mattress” is hard as concrete, but I think that just comes with every pack and play that I have seen. So, I add a thick blanket (underneath the mattress) to make it a little more comfortable for Diego. It also works great as a little play area for him.
- The Baby Bjorn carrier— I am the first one to admit that I was completely wrong about carriers. I would always see parents carrying their babies like that and I would think “oh that looks terrible for the baby,” but after carrying a 20 pound baby all day now I get why it’s a must, especially when I need to use my hands and Diego seems to love it. He loves being carried in it because he can see everything that’s going on. Plus, it makes it way easier on your back! I have always had back problems, so this is huge help.
Those are my top 3 travel baby essentials, do you have others? I would love to hear them! We will be traveling a lot this year, so any recommendations would be appreciated!