Post by jennybeans on Nov 14, 2016 15:17:40 GMT -5
We just did this to Chicago and will be headed to Tennessee for thanksgiving (that trip will be with the toddler and baby.. 😳) Packing list for 2 nights included multiple sets of pajamas, 2 swaddles, lots of onesies and leggings, pack-n-play, lillebaby carrier, stroller, and my nursing pillow. I think we are actually taking more on this next trip for the toddler than the baby since he requires toys and entertainment!
Oh good question! I feel like the babies require so much gear at this age. Probably 2 pairs of jammies/sleep sacks and 3 changes of clothing (in case of blow outs), 2-3 blankets, 2-3 burp cloths, 1 pack of wipes, 10 diapers, baby carrier / stroller, diaper cream, thermometer, vitamin d drops, nursing pads, waterproof changing pad....
Bring more diapers than you think you need and 2-3 more outfits (including an extra one for you) in case of blowouts bad spit up etc. Also even though they don't need much entertainment bring a toy or two for the ride, helps to distract if they start throwing a fit as well as a pacifier. DS1 was never too interested in the pacifier but it was a lifesaver on longer rides when he was crying.
Things you can easily forget: Bibs/ burp clothes For one night you probably don't have to worry about a bath but maybe a washcloth/ travel size baby soap just in case.
I'll try to think of more, with both sides of our family in different states we've done our fair share of traveling. But it's been awhile since DS1 was a baby. Need to get on that list though since we will be traveling soon with 2.
We did a week long trip when she was 5 weeks. I way over packed.
I'd say this would be my list, learning from that and knowing what I tend to bring when we go out for the day: 1. Something to sleep in (PnP, bassinet, whatever) 2. Boppy/nursing pillow 3. 1 blanket 4. A bunch of burp cloths 5. 2 pairs pants, 3 onesies, one pair of PJs, 2 pairs of socks 6. Sleep sack 7. 2 bottles if I somewhere to wash them, more if not 8. Can of formula and 2 or 3 of the ready-made formula bottles 9. A couple of her toys 10. Pumping supplies 11. At least a full package (20) of diapers, can't have too many and it's easier to pack when they're still in the package
If she was going to be sleeping in a different room I'd bring the monitor.
Post by jennybeans on Nov 14, 2016 18:32:57 GMT -5
For the car trip, I wish I had brought along my manual pump and bottles (of course E is refusing currently) since feeding her in the car seat could have taken the place of a stop. We are hoping E will be more bottle friendly for next weeks trip..
We'll be on our fourth trip (ranging from 4 days-10 days) with the girls this week and they'll only be 12 weeks on Thursday!
The first trip, I way overpacked. I didn't account for being able to do laundry when visiting my parents or the inlaws Now I pack: Outfits for most days Pjs for 1/2 the days (do laundry when needed) Diapers and wipes Rock n play White noise machine Baby bath soap Burp cloths Stroller Jacket/hat Hand Pump and bottles Baby monitor Zutano slippers Aden and anais blanket Heavier stroller blanket Tula and ring sling
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