Getting ready to travel with a new baby can be intimidating. Even if you just plan on making a quick trip into town, you will need to always carry essential items for your baby. Obviously, the first thing you need to do is make sure that you have a properly secured car seat. Many new parents do not realize that this is important. If at any time you are unsure about how to properly secure a car seat, you can always go to your local law enforcement office. Many of these agencies will show you how to properly get your child’s car seat installed in your vehicle. You can also go online and do some research. There are also specific clips that you can purchase that will allow your seatbelts to securely locked down a car seat, so that there is virtually no movement. This is excellent, because in case of an accident – your baby’s car seat will not go anywhere and your baby will be properly secured.
The next part of traveling with a new baby is going to be – a diaper bag. Many parents have the normal items such as diapers, wipes, and even an extra set of clothing. A newborn baby is going to need all of those items, but you also want to be sure that you pack pacifiers, bibs, and even bottles. You want to be sure that you have all of the essentials, but in the event that you need to feed your baby, you want to be able to have another option such as using a bottle. Not every new mom is comfortable with the breast-feeding in public, so be sure that you have an extra bottle of milk/formula ready to go. Don’t forget a blanket and you may even want to have a few spit up towels handy. New babies will burp and in some cases they may spit up, so you want to be sure you have something ready to clean yourself off with. Keep in mind – if your baby is sick, you want to have medication or any type of over-the-counter baby medication with you as well.
Traveling with a stroller is also another fun part of becoming a new parent. You would be surprised to see how many different strollers are available. You can get almost any type of stroller you can think of with all sorts of accessories. You want to have a stroller that has extra storage features, because if you think about all the items that you will be carrying – there is plenty of items, but the storage is necessary. You want to find a place for your diaper bag and your purse, but you also want to have a stroller that is secure/safe for your new baby. Also, an important tip that will save you from any unwanted illnesses – always pack some type of hand sanitizer. Especially, if you are going into grocery stores or large department stores, you want to keep your hands germ-free as much as possible.