After Ezra’s 2 month birthday, we started traveling again and pretty much didn’t stop for the whole month. First was our road trip, which was a wonderful time that we got to spend with just the three of us, and ended all the way in Ohio at our family reunion. Next we flew to NYC for a few days, and then to Los Angelos. Let’s just say, Ezra is well traveled for 3 months old!
Somethings that made our travels easy:
This Lamb Mat was so nice to have in the hotel rooms! As soon as we arrived, I would pull it out of the suitcase and lay it out on the bed for Ezra to lay on or for tummy time. I figured it’s best to keep him away from whatever chemicals could be used in the hotel laundry detergent for the bedding- so we used this mat and some soft blankets for him. (We brought his own little towels for the same reason). We do co-sleeping, so we didn’t have to lug around a bassinet or anything. And the king size beds were such a nice change!
I didn’t used to be a germaphobe, but I’m a momma now! Especially for airports, this Organic Hand Sanitizer spray was great to pull out and spray on my, Papa’s, and the baby’s hands. I brought some sanitizing wipes from Whole Foods too. Also in the same bundle from CheeksNBums- organic stain remover and diaper balm. And I couldn’t forget my waterproof portable changing pad for changing diapers- which I bring everywhere.
As far as feeding goes, I decided to just leave the pump at home and dive into breastfeeding in public. If you want to get over your fear of that, do some traveling!
Of course we brought lots of onsies and an adorable sun hat. And for the flight or car ride- a good teether and a couple toys.
And last but not least, the ERGOBABY carrier! I just wore him through the airports and onto the plane, and didn’t have to lug around a huge stroller. And he loves it; he is so comfy that he usually goes right to sleep.
So there you have it- my newborn travel essentials. Our next travels are to the snowy alps this winter!