THE 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO TRAVEL WITH A BABY

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Of all the things that seem effortless from the outside but are actually batshit crazy in real life, traveling with a baby is the unrivalled no. 1. Exploring new parts of the world has always been a big part of my life, and before Gabriel was born, I mostly dreamt about these picture perfect trips, where he'd be taking in all my favourite parts around the world with big curious eyes - no public meltdowns or spit-up to be seen. :) Fast forward to his first trip to Paris at 4 months old, and it was instantly clear that traveling with a little one literally takes an army. So yes, of all the baby purchases I made (remember my 5 fave pieces for newborns?), the ones that have made our beloved trips so much easier were the best investments. If you're planning a little family vacay right now, these are the 5 things you need to travel with a baby!

 

travel with a baby

travel with a baby

1 / SUPER COMPACT STROLLER - BABYZEN YOYO

If you only make one travel-friendly purchase, let it be this super compact stroller. No matter how much I love my beautiful Mima Xari, it's kind of impossible to take on trips. Many of you recommended this Babyzen stroller as one of the lightest and most practical ones out there, and it didn't disappoint! Since it folds into a tiny package in a matter of seconds it's perfect to check in at the airport, and while it does take a little more steering out on the streets (it really is very lightweight), all in all it's practical, sleek & fun, so definitely a winner! (and for who's wondering: the watermelon teething toy is from Oli & Carol :))

 

travel with a baby

2 / 2-IN-1 INFANT CAR SEAT/STROLLER - SIMPLE PARENTING DOONA

When we took our first trip to Paris as a family of 3 in September, we hadn't anticipated that Gabriel, at only 5.5 months old, would already have outgrown his carry-around car seat. Since he obviously wasn't able to sit by himself just yet, this 2-in-1 infant car seat that turns into a little stroller turned out to be a real lifesaver. It's perfect for trips that require a long drive and will come in handy when you have to run lots of errands on location (you can just take the whole thing with you instead of waking up your mini). And since Gabriel loves to see his surroundings (he's so curious! :)) I also found it a nice change from the Babyzen stroller, because this one lets him sit up a bit more straight. The perfect duo!

 

travel with a baby

3 / FOLDABLE TRAVEL CRIB - AEROMOOV

Another piece that can be folded into a tiny package, but transforms into a comfy crib in a matter of seconds! What I love most about this one is that its rectangular shape makes it suitable for naps and playing alike, once your baby's a bit older. It's simple and safe, and 100% fuss-free.

4 / MUSICAL DREAM SHEEP - EASIDREAM

I had heard lots of good things about this fluffy buddy before Gabriel was born. Apart from being all soft & cuddly it also has a double soothing effect, with a soft pink light and calming sounds (including a heartbeat, waterfall, harp, and ahem, vacuum cleaner :)). It's easy to carry around, and makes your little one feel at home no matter where you are.

 

travel with a baby

5 / SUPER LONG SLEEPING BAG - BABY BITES

Again with his long legs, Gabriel grew out of his newborn sleeping bag super fast, so this cute shark one from Baby Bites (98 cm long!) was the perfect addition to our baby travel pieces. It's soft and practical (because 100% cotton) and can also be used as a stroller bag, to keep your mini warm on the go. And let's be honest: it just puts a smile on your face every single time. :)

 

What are your favourite pieces to travel with a baby? Anything I should run out & buy right now? I'd love to hear!

Strollers and crib are available via Het Land van Ooit, shark sleeping bag via De Gele Flamingo

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Hi Sofia,
Thanks for the super helpful tips! We also hd to come to the conclusion that travelling won‘t be the same ever again :) !!! So much to pack, so much to think of.

you also have such a big boy, just like my little one, so you are the right person to ask I guess! Does your boy still stay in the bassinet of the baby zen and is the bed that is so foldable big enough still for when he‘ll be bigger ?

Thanks
Chiara

Hi Chiara! Haha, yes Gabriel really is pretty tall for his age. By now (over 7M old), he's gotten almost too big to still fit into the Babyzen bassinet so we'll have to be on the lookout for an alternative (keep an eye on my IG to spot any updates! ;)). The crib will definitely be big enough to carry him for a while, since it was designed for babes & toddlers alike. Hope this helps! xx big kiss

Sorry first that I wrote Sofia, haha my friend's name is Sofia and I got carried away... !!

It's good to hear that you still used the bassinet up to now, my bubba is only 6 months old and therefore I will still put him in the bassinet in our next travels. I am sure you know that the Babyzen also comes with a seat, but I feel like my little one is too small for the forward facing pram just yet !

Thanks again and of course will continue following your updates on Insta :)

Haha Chiara, no problem, Sofia's also a nice name :). Yes, looking forward to start using the Babyzen seat soon. They grow up too fast! ;) Thanks so much for your support, big kiss xx

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