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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Traveling - What's in your Diaper Bag?

My husband and I love to travel but had canceled most of our planned trip when I got pregnant and gave birth to our first baby. 

Now that he is 5 months old, traveling and vacation had again become one option for us to get away and relieve stress from busy life in the city.

This month alone we had two long trips by land the first one was an 8-10 hour drive to Zamboanga City and other was a 5 hour drive to Bukidnon. On getaway like this packing is one difficult task especially when traveling with baby.

To make it easier for me to pack our things I made a list of stuffs that should be included in my baby's bag or diaper bag. But first of all you have to estimate how long your travel will be and calculate your baby needs in such period.

Let's take a look at my list (with maximum time on the road of 10 hours).

1. Feeding Bottles filled with the right amount of drinking water 
(I had about 8 bottles filled with distilled water up to 4 ounces)
2. Compact containers with pre-measured baby formula  
(I had 8 compact containers filled with 2 scopes of milk formula)
3. Disposable Diapers 
(had 5 disposable diapers in the bag)
4. Baby Wipes and Diaper Rash Cream
5. Soft Diaper Pad in case you'll need to change his diaper in a public bathroom. (I had mine that came along with the diaper bag)
6. Pacifier or Teether (I had teether instead of pacifier)
7. Vitamins and medicines
8. Alcohol and hand sanitizer
9. Few set of clothes (the rest are on the box inside the car)
10. Few bibs, wash cloths and gauze diapers

The list above is specifically what's inside my diaper bag on our last travel for easy access while on mobile. 

Aside from the above mentioned, we have carried with us the following;
1. Foldable Crib
2. Baby Bath Tub
3. Bottle Sterilizer
4. Portable Rechargeable Electric Fan (in case of brownout) and
5. A storage box full of baby clothes.

This list is only applicable when you're traveling by land, using your own car  only. 

For travels that requires air and sea vehicles, I guess I need to re-list everything. lol