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The ultimate baby checklist – international travel edition

making international Travel easy peasy. here is my ultimate baby checklist for parents

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Checklist for international travel with baby ( 9 months to 1.5 yrs)

I will come straight to the point. I started international travel when my Son was 9 months. We were travelling every 2 -3 months and we used to be in new place and new countries.   So it became really really important to have all his things packed. Here is a checklist I used for all my travels between India, UAE and Uganda.

I would like to give some credit here. I had huge help all this time travelling from my mother, air hostesses, strangers and almost everyone around us. Those days are gone when people used to be annoyed with babies now days most passengers are very caring and go out of the way to help. Even now when my son is 4.5 I am thankful to all those people who are interested to talk to him while travelling and listening to his stories. It is such a relief and in those few minutes, we can get some work done or just relax.    

All things baby Checklist

  • Diapers / Diaper pants – Disposable active pampers were best of all
  • Inners/ baniyan/vests
  • Full leg soft cotton pants
  • Closed feet cotton pants
  • Onesies
  • Rompers
  • Front open shirts
  • soft cotton T-shirts – Full sleeve
  • soft cotton T-shirts – half sleeve
  • Kerchief
  • Changing Mat
  • Bibs
  • Blankets –
  • Muslin cloth
  • Tie Cap or woollen baby scarf
  • Hoodie
  • Mosquito repellent net umbrella
  • Some favourite toys preferably small-sized ones easy to grab for baby
  • Medicine and baby kit – See my video on Youtube or read below
  • Milk and water Bottle
  • Baby foods
  • Baby pram
  • Baby carrier
  • Baby Wipes
  • Baby wrapper
  • Cotton nappies/ trainers
Ultimate baby checklist international Travel Edition
Ultimate baby checklist

Baby kit and medicines

Get your doc prescriptions and modify this list accordingly for your child

  • Diaper rash cream
  • Crocin/ Adol/ paracetamol for fever
  • Colic aid – for stomach pain or gas
  • Vit D – as prescribed by doc
  • Domstal – if too much vomiting
  • Enterogermina vials – post loose motion/ vomit
  • Nasal spray
  • Cetaphil – skin rashes, burns, medicated cream
  • Coconut oil – works for everything – cuts, dryness, rashes, skin redness
  • Homemade ghee or clarified butter – best for rashes and good to use before putting diapers
  • Chicco thick face cream
  • Kajal – (for buri nazar) to put a black dot on the side or forehead to keep away the bad eyes
  • Baby wipes – you cannot have enough of these get all brands. tear if needed
  • Sanitizer – not for baby but for everything else that they touch
  • Himalaya baby lotion –
  • good night roll on – I used them on my sons clothes in Uganda as we would go for a lot of outdoor visits
  • Massage oil
  • Vicks rub
  • Throw bags for all the yucky clothes and disposable diapers
  • Calcium/ iron /zinc medicine if prescribed
  • Infrared Thermometer + regular one – get both you need them all
  • Cottonballs
  • Mosquito bands – they worked well and i used to out them around my sons legs and wrist
  • Zytee gel ( teething relief or use organic honey)
  • Toothbrush – start after 6 months so that they get used to the idea of brushing
  • Baby Paste

Toys Checklist

  • Chimpu soft toy
  • Links
  • Teethers
  • Rubber teethers
  • Rattle
  • Stacking Cups
  • Sound and light toy
  • Rings
  • Moving toys – school bus, cars, animals
  • Books (I used them for play also)
  • Piano toy
  • Nested eggs
  • Random – balloons, straws, paper cups, pompoms

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By Urvashi

A workaholic turned mummaholic. In search of a sacred space and power to spread happiness and positivity. Write to me at damuru516@gmail.com

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