When you were expecting your baby, you must have given up so many activities that you enjoyed earlier. They can be shopping, watching movies, going for long drives, travelling, and countless others activities. You must be waiting eagerly to start the same adventurous life and fun days again. But now with a baby, you may have doubts whether those days will be back or not.
They will be. For that, you have to get the right things in your car and you will be back to your routine fun in no time. So, here is my list of items that you must get before travelling with your baby. For other essentials, you can read this article.
This is one of those things without which one cannot imagine any mother’s life. A diaper bag is the special piece of luggage that carries the feeding bottles, water bottles, formula box, diapers, one or two sets of clothes, baby wipes and tissues, a small blanket and sheet and baby food, if you are travelling with a toddler.
There are so many styles of diaper bags available in different patterns, fabrics and compartment count. Size is also an important consideration. Get a bigger bag if you travel frequently or spend long duration outdoors with the baby. You can select from pretty baby patterns or a simple masculine backpack style diaper bag. Just think about your ease of carrying it.
In outdoors you need a stroller so that if the baby feels sleepy or gets cranky, she can have her quick and refreshing nap. Another advantage is that strollers come with a handle to hang the diaper bag and a separate section for keeping other stuff needed by your baby. With the baby in the stroller, all you have to do is enjoy these trips. But one thing you must ensure is that the stroller must be easily foldable and takes minimum space in your car.
Last thing that you cannot think of traveling without is a good convertible car seat. Car seats for babies must be purchased according to their age and weight. It must be easy to install and place the baby in it comfortably. It should have the belts at right places with easy-to-close buckles so that you baby stays safe in case of an emergency brake. A car seat needs to be padded so that she feels as though she is in her parent’s lap.
These are the essentials to buy before you plan a family outing. You must check that the stroller and car seat is manufactured according to the strict guidelines of manufacturing baby furniture. This will guarantee the maximum safety of your adorable one.