Packing Checklist for Tots

Little ones require big baggage. Here's everything you need to be prepared for your next trip.

Diaper Bag

diapers (1-3 for every three hours of traveling, depending on your child's age and habits)

baby wipes

diaper rash cream

changing pad

plastic bags (for storing dirty diapers, wet clothes, etc.)

burp cloths

baby blanket

pacifiers

nursing cover

formula/baby food

milk (if you're flying, just tell security you're carrying it and they will test it)

snacks (crackers, freeze-dried fruit, string cheese, etc.)

bib

baby utensils

bottles/sippy cups

teething ring

Carry-on Bag/Tote

child's birth certificate (if he or she will be a lap child) or passport if traveling internationally

boarding passes for whole family

itinerary

contact info for where you'll be staying, rental car, etc.

a couple of small favorite toys and a couple of new toys

sweatshirt/hoodie/sweater

extra outfit for baby

extra shirt for you

laptop or tablet computer or portable DVD player with favorite DVD

To have handy in case you arrive late or your luggage is lost:

board book

white noise machine or CD/MP3 player and portable speakers

crib sheets/ bedding

swaddle blanket

favorite blanket (if your child is old enough for one)

lovey

pajamas

diapers (5-12 per day, depending on your child's age and habits; though remember, you can always have diapers shipped to your destination or buy more there)

nose aspirator

tissues

digital thermometer

children's nasal saline drops

infant acetaminophen

oral syringe

oral teething gel

prescription medications

antibiotic ointment

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