Plan Ahead: Fab Travel Items for Baby
Depending on where you are in your pregnancy, you may not feel like moving around much at all. But soon after your baby arrives and you get your rest and routine going, you’ll want to start getting out with the baby. In fact, how you will get around and how much, is something to think about now. Especially if you want to add a few travel-related items to your baby registry.
When my children were infants, I loved being out and about with them. If it wasn’t a daily stroller walk through the park (we still walk everyday as a family, weather permitting) or carrying them in a sling (easy for nursing) or baby carrier, I made sure I had plenty of easy ways to keep baby mobile.
When my daughter was just an infant, I had an opportunity to attend a press junket in Montego Bay, Jamaica! I wasn’t gonna miss this opportunity. My girlfriend who is a flight attendant flew in to watch my daughter at the hotel while I worked. But after that, I put my baby Kayla in her Baby Bjorn, snapped her on and we toured Jamaica, sipped from coconuts and had a great time.
Some people say babies slow you down, which is half true is some cases. But babies are small , compact and travel size, so get ready to get out there and do something. Just make sure you have the right stuff.
- Portable Crib/Play yard. These are great on-the-go. They unfold in a jiffy with protective sides and some even have an changing table attachment.
- Infant Carrier. Whether facing in for a newborn or facing out for a more curious infant, these babies are great. Make sure you get one that has good back support for mom and dad.
- Feeding on the go. Check out some of the new on-the-go feeding systems like this one from Steri Bottle. It’s a 100% recyclable, disposable feeding system, including bottle and nipple. There’s no washing, no sterilizing. Just open the box, fill, feed, and recycle! Each bottle is ready to use, BPA-free, made from phthalate free plastic, and made in the USA.
4. Lightweight Stroller: Most moms have two strollers, a large “cruising” model and something lightweight and easily foldable for on-the-go. There’s nothing worse than trying to navigate stairs, airport security lines or train stations with a bulky stroller.
You may feel like lounging now, but baby will be here soon, and it will be time to get up, get out and do something. Just be prepared!