15 Products That Make Travelling With a Baby Easier

3 February 2022

If you are planning to travel with a baby, you have probably come up with all sorts of disaster scenarios in your head. The fact of the matter is, travelling with a baby is a lot more difficult than travelling alone or as a couple. However, that doesn’t mean that it has to be a stressful and daunting experience. A lot of people travel with babies, from newborns to toddlers, and they do so without any trouble. The key is to be prepared.

When you are travelling with a baby, it’s important to pack everything you could possibly need. Instead of packing the essentials - which is what you might do if you were travelling alone - you should pack something for all eventualities. For example, take a baby activity blanket to keep them entertained during downtime and their favourite comforter to help them relax. Knowing you have the correct travel equipment for babies is usually enough to feel prepared, relaxed and in control of your trip.

Our Top 15 Baby Travel Accessories

Of course, there are a lot of baby travel accessories out there. You only need to spend a minute or two browsing www.nordicstork.com to see just how many options you have. It’s not plausible or possible to take everything with you, even though you might wish that you could. Luckily, taking a handful of products is usually enough to make travelling with a baby easier. To help you out, we have listed our top 15 baby travel essentials.

  • Baby Activity Blanket - It’s always handy to have somewhere comfortable and safe to place your baby on the floor, and a baby activity blanket is perfect for this. A baby activity blanket will keep your baby entertained and comfortable, without you having to find a clean surface to place them on.

  • Comforter - One of the most important things to take when you are travelling with a baby is their comforter. Comforters help a baby to feel calm, comforted and safe. As travelling can bring with it a whole host of new experiences, a comforter is a good way to make a baby safe and secure during their time away.

  • Teethers - If your baby is teething, travelling can be a stressful and unnerving experience. After all, we know how unhappy a little one can be when they are teething. This is why teethers should always be considered an essential baby travel accessory. They are small, compact and easy to use should you need to.

  • Favourite Toy - A lot of babies have a favourite toy; this could be a teddy bear, a rattle or a doll. If this is the case for your baby, make sure to take the toy travelling with you. If you find yourself in a situation where your baby won’t relax or calm down, pulling out their favourite toy can make a big difference.

  • Muslins - Muslins are versatile items, which is why they should be in every list of baby travel accessories. They can be used to swaddle, comfort, clean up and bib a baby. You can even use them as a blanket, a makeshift sling or as a car window shade. Muslins are extremely useful in whatever situation you find yourself in.

  • Silicone Cups - Depending on where you are travelling to, you might find yourself without cups that are safe for a baby to use. After all, you don’t want to give your little one a drink out of anything glass or heavy. It’s always a good idea to pack a few silicone cups to take with you, as these are easy to use and unlikely to break.

  • Something New to Play With - To avoid a little one becoming bored when you are away, consider packing something new for them to play with. A new toy is likely to keep them entertained for a lot longer than something they have seen many times before.

  • iPad or Tablet - There are mixed feelings on whether a baby should have any screen time, but an iPad or tablet can be a lifesaver when you are travelling. Though it’s important to limit screen time for a young child, a few minutes here and there can be all you need to keep them entertained when you are travelling.

  • Lots of Bibs - There is no getting away from the fact that babies are messy, and this is why lots of bibs should be packed when you are travelling. Though you may be tempted to only pack one or two, you can’t guarantee that you will be able to keep up with washing and reusing them. It’s really a case of the more bibs, the better.

  • Baby Cutlery - Similar to taking silicone cups, it’s helpful to take baby cutlery when you travel. Not only does baby cutlery encourage a child to begin learning to feed themselves, but it can make mealtimes a lot easier. You might not be able to find baby cutlery when you are away, so it’s always best to take some of your own.

  • Silicone Plates and Bowls - For anyone with a baby who is eating solid food regularly, we recommend taking silicone plates and bowls with you when you travel. There is no need to worry about finding baby safe crockery and there is no need to worry about a bowl falling, spilling or breaking. Silicone plates and bowls are safe, lightweight and resilient.

  • Rattle Toys - Rattles can keep babies entertained, distracted and happy when you are travelling. Plus, they are small and convenient to pack. Our Little Dutch Ring Rattle in Ocean Whale Mint is an ideal travel accessory because it appeals to a little one’s senses and has calming effects.

  • Baby Travel Bag - Instead of searching high and low for the item you need, keep everything together in a baby travel bag. There are a tonne of baby travel bags to choose from, so you will certainly be able to find one to suit your needs. With everything in a baby travel bag, you will know where everything is at all times.

  • Bath Books and Toys - Regardless of whether your baby loves or loathes bath time, having bath books and toys to hand can be hugely beneficial. You are likely to have bath books and toys at home, and many of them are small enough to take on a trip. It’s a great way to keep a baby happy at bath time, especially if you are somewhere new.

  • ‘Go To’ Snacks - If your baby is old enough to be eating solid food, remember to take a selection of ‘go to’ snacks with you. These are snacks that you know your child will eat come rain or shine. Not only does this ensure that they are fed when you are out and about, but snacks can also keep them quiet and entertained if they start to become restless.

Baby Travel Essentials at Nordicstork 

There is no denying that travelling with a baby can be daunting, especially if you are unfamiliar with travelling with a little one or you have an unsettled baby. But, as you can see above, there are a number of products that make travelling that little bit easier. The more help you have when travelling, the better! There is no shame in being prepared, and preparation can make all the difference. Not only do the correct products help to keep your baby happy and entertained, but they help to reduce your stress levels. It’s a lot easier to feel relaxed about travelling with a baby when you have the right travel equipment for babies and a range of baby travel accessories. To find out more about baby travel essentials, get in touch with www.nordicstork.com or browse our wide range of products.