Now the fun begins. Packing. Knowing how much to bring without going over your weight limit. Here are my essentials.

BABY CARRIER

These have saved my life! I don’t remember a trip where I didn’t have my BABYBJÖRN baby carrier. It allowed me to have two free hands and I also knew the baby was safe. Particularly useful if you have more than one child.

STROLLER

A light and nifty stroller is a must once the baby gets too old for a baby carrier or if you have more than one child. We traveled with a Maclaren Quest Stroller.

TRAVEL COT

Sometimes it’s just easier to bring your own cot. These days the cots are small enough and light enough that traveling with them is pretty hassle free. We traveled with a BABYBJÖRN cot

A FEW MEDICAL SUPPLIES

Bring your own medical supplies. You know what you use and what your baby responds well to.

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BAG OF ESSENTIALS

A bag full of goodies is a must for your plane journey. Bottles, dummy, nappies, change of clothes, food, and some familiar toys. I often even bring some medicine just in case they spike a fever.