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“Don’t just tell your children about the world. Show them.”
While solo traveling is fun, family travel comes with bucket loads of challenges for parents.
Here it goes!
Diapers: If you are traveling with an infant, then this is a must-have item on your list. D’oh!
I usually carry at least 5 diapers for all the poopy mishaps that can happen.
My favorite brand is Pampers Care Pant style diapers. They are super comfortable and absorbent. Leak-proof and the weave across the waist is very soft and smooth for the child. It doesn’t leave those elastic lines across the waist that these pant style diapers are notorious for.
Wipes: Second, super important item that cannot be missed is baby wipes. You can use these to wipe off the poop, clean off the groin area to moisturize it in between diaper changes or wipe the baby’s entire body and face. Or wipe off mama’s sweaty brow.
I totally bank on Pampers Fresh Clean Baby Wipes or Cloversoft Organic Bamboo Baby Wipes.
Pampers has a soft grip texture, in the sense that it is soft and strong to offer gentle cleaning for your baby’s delicate skin. It comes with a refreshing scent and is dermatologically tested.
Whereas, Cloversoft Organic Bamboo Baby wipes are made from 100% organic bamboo pulp and provide the natural touch for your child’s delicate skin. They are 100% unbleached and organic, and hence, are unscented without any chemical fragrances.
It is Singapore’s leading organic products brand.
Rash Cream- Another most important part of the cleaning process is a diaper rash cream. It keeps the nether areas clean and soft, and well, rash free. My only favorite is Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Diaper Rash Cream. It has a really thick texture that creates a layer on baby’s bottom keeping it protected.
The only brand that I go for is Crown Garbage Bag 100% OXO Bio-Degradable. I usually carry a medium size as it is sufficient enough to keep my clothes as well.
So, I go in for Dot & Key Sanitizer + Moisturizer. It’s very light on the skin and doesn’t leave your hands dry. At the same time, it gives a velvety feel to your hands. And it’s unisex so your partner cannot refuse to do the dirty work. I especially love the mandarin & lemon fragrance!
Baby Hairbrush: If your baby has long hair then carrying a hairbrush is of utmost importance to avoid tangles in those pretty locks. Because detangling those precious locks can prove to be painful for the parent as well as the child. For my younger daughter, who is barely a year old, I prefer using Chicco Natural Silk Brush and Comb. And for my 4 years old, I prefer using Fedora Natural Shisham Wood Hair Comb. The wooden hair comb can be used by the loving and tired mommy as well.
I absolutely adore TuddyBuddy Bandana Bibs for Babies. They come in very handy and look very chic otherwise too. You can buy these in various cute prints from Amazon.
Be it air travel, road travel or just traveling within the city, you ought to keep some snacks that can be filling and at the same time easy to carry. While I prefer cutting seasonal fruits into cubes and packing, sometimes it’s not possible to do that or the kids aren’t always ready for a healthy snack. So. I pack small tetra packs of juices and various healthy snacks disguised as junk. For instance, my elder daughter loves munching on Early Foods Organic Whole Wheat Ajwain and Jaggery Teething sticks. They are healthy and filling.
Or Timios Kids Snacks. These have a wide variety of flavors and come in different shapes which keeps the child happy and busy.
Last but not least, to satisfy the sweet tooth of everyone I prefer keeping dried or dehydrated fruits, or granola bars. Packed with energy from jaggery and dried fruits, they give you a guilt-free pass while your kids enjoy the sweet bars. My kids are in love with PurpleHippie Millet and Coconut Granola. They have various other flavors for Granola and come in bars and truffles form. You can buy them from Amazon with the following link.
Water is a must to stay hydrated and calm. Carry your child’s favorite sippy cup to avoid any sort of turbulence. The best ones available on Amazon are Philips Avent Straw Cup. This is easy to carry and spill proof. It can be bought in various colors with cute handles for the baby to hold on to.