Holiday Essentials For Your Baby

Holiday Essentials For Your Baby

Holiday Essentials For Your Baby

Holiday Essentials For Your Baby

Going away with a baby doesn’t have to be stressful if you’re organised and ensure you pack all the essentials you’re going to need. We’ve put together this useful guide to assist you in packing your little one's case. Use it as your holiday packing checklist or to inspire you before creating your own. 

It would be difficult to create a packing list for every type of holiday so whilst we’re in the midst of summer we thought we’d create a packing list perfect for a summer holiday. 

Comfortable clothing 

Keeping your baby cool when you’re away is of utmost importance as overheating can be a huge risk. Opt for lightweight rompers, these are comfortable and thin as well as being an all-in-one outfit creating more space in your suitcase.   

During the day find a sun hat in the same colour as your chosen romper for a stylish coordinated look. Ensure you put plenty of sun cream on exposed skin during the day. For evenings you can style rompers with thin knit cardigans and cover little toes with breathable socks.

Lightweight pushchair 

You won’t want to go away without your pushchair, they’re super handy for nap times on the go and keeping your little one contained around the pool or when you’re out and about.  

The Bugaboo Butterfly Stroller is small and lightweight including an easy carry strap. The stroller can easily fold and unfold in a second without adjusting anything. It’s IATA compatible to store in overhead compartments.

The basket is large enough to easily carry your beach bag and other holiday essentials. Ideal for babies and toddlers up to 22kg. 

For smaller babies, you may find a good quality baby carrier more useful. As long as you choose one made of breathable material and dress appropriately for the weather, a baby carrier shouldn't cause either of you to overheat.

For toddlers who refuse to stay in a pushchair, reins are a great option. If you can find one that doubles up as a rucksack they can carry a small toy or snack with them. Toddlers are notorious for wanting to wander off and explore. Reins allow them to explore whilst ensuring they remain safe and close by.

A light and easily foldable trike could also be used as a pushchair alternative. If you're navigating a busy airport or trying to make a dinner reservation you might not have time to let your toddler walk, this is a fun and practical option.

New toys for the plane

Plane journeys can be very overwhelming for little ones. Whether it's their ears popping or trying to keep them sat still for a long period of time. Trying to keep your baby/toddler entertained is a lot easier when you have something new and exciting to show them. 

Taking new toys on the plane is a great way of keeping them interested for a longer period of time. You'll also be glad to have toys with you for meal times and downtime in the hotel if the sun gets too hot.

Opt for smaller items that aren't going to take up too much room in your hand luggage. You may also want to think about what time you're flying. If you've got an overnight flight you may want to opt for more calming toys that won't overstimulate your child.


‘Keel Eco’ Stick Rattle 

‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’ Board Book 

Little Dutch Soft Toy Cubes 

Sun protection 

Keeping your child protected from the sun is so important. Avoiding sunstroke and sunburn to delicate skin will help your baby have an enjoyable holiday from start to finish. Peak sunlight hours are between 11 and 3 so you’ll need the following items:

Sun Hat
Sun Cream
A parasol for the pushchair
Swimming suits with SPFG
A water bottle
A sunshade for the beach or around the pool

Swimming essentials

If your hotel has a pool that you plan on spending plenty of time in or you’re close to the beach make sure you pack these swim essentials for your little love. 

Swimming suits with SPF
Waterproof sun cream (you should still re-apply after them being in the water)
Pool toys for entertaining
A waterproof hat or one you don’t mind getting wet
Goggles for toddlers
A float vest if your little one isn’t a competent swimmer

We hope this blog has helped to inspire your packing list and given you some ideas on the essentials you need to pack before your next holiday. For more information please get in touch with a dedicated member of our team at who will be more than happy to answer any of your questions. 

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