best of: top 5 baby travel gear items

My Experience

Over the past year we have done short overnight car ride away visits Packing For A Weekend Away In The Car to long distance car journeys How To Do Long Road Trips With A Baby and long haul international flights How To Conquer Long Haul Flying And Jet Lag.

No matter what length of journey or where you go if you leave the house for the day or overnight these are my top baby gear finds and recommendations to make your life easier. All of the products I recommend I personally found, bought and use myself.  Depending on the age of your baby you may need all or some of them.

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packing for a weekend away in the car with a newborn

My Experience

My husband wanted to get away for the weekend thinking it would be nice to relax (maybe for him!) after our baby girl arrived.  We booked a hotel in the New Forest for the weekend and it was about a two hour car drive there.

Needless to say while it is nice to get away you quickly learn as a new mom that relaxing is no longer has the same meaning – it’s hard to relax when you still have to pump and feed at the same times which limits your mobility.  Packing for a weekend was probably the same effort with slightly less stuff than if I were packing for the week.  Babies have a lot of gear and if you are pumping or formula feeding then you have even more stuff to pack.

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