Few months ago, we took our very first family vacation to the Kimpton Seafire Resort & Spa in Grand Cayman with Shaan! We chose a destination with a short flight so incase things didn’t go so smooth- we weren’t stuck for 6+ hours with a cranky baby. I know it’s not rocket science to take a baby on vacay, but it definitely takes planning. A LOT of planning. Today I’m sharing tips on how and what to pack when you’re traveling with a baby, and also some of my favorite travel items!
Tips on Packing:
1. Stay Organized. These packing cubes from amazon are absolutely key when packing for a family and especially a baby. Easy to grab handles, a sturdy zipper and space for a small label on the bottom side to write down what’s inside. When you’re ready to head home after vacay, use the emptied out cubes to sort your dirty clothes in so laundry when you get home can get done without too much sorting.
2. Start Early. Set a reminder 4-6 weeks prior to your departure to start packing your bags, even if that means your hapharzadly throwing stuff in a suitcase. Starting early gives you enough time to order items you may not have and knocks one thing off of your to do list.
3. Make a list and check it twice. I created this MASTER PACKING LIST FOR BABY and use it religiously everytime we travel. It breaks everything down to categories and I tackle one at a time. It’s also great to be able to share this list with a caregiver or spouse so they can step in and help too!
Here’s what you’ll find in my packing cubes:
If you check out My Master Packing List for Baby, you’ll notice that the list is broken down by category. This is also how I designate what goes in each of the packing cubes. Below I’m sharing what you’ll find inside each of my packing cubes. This post is not sponsored in any way and because the items below are some of my favorite brands, I earn a small commission when you purchase items using these links. These affiliate links allow me to keep bringing you meaningful content and is a HUGE way you can support me should you decide to make any purchases 🙂