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Spring Break Travel with Kids

We have been dreaming of our beach vacation since December, and I am so ready. My husband started packing our bags a week in advance and is on me about getting my clothes together. WE. ARE. READY. This will actually be our 2 year olds first time on a plane, which is wild because our son had been on a plane at least 6-8 times in his first 2 years of life. I feel like a seasoned kid traveler, but at the same time am slightly terrified how our 2 year old is going to do and if she will be busy enough. So here it is, here is a list of items I recommend for infancy through kindergarten age for traveling with kids:

Newborn (0-2 months)

At this stage, I hope you are not doing too much traveling, but in the event that you are you don't need a whole lot! At take off, be sure to be nursing or feeding your child to help their ears pop as you enter the air space. Here's what you will want to bring for your tiny traveler:

  • baby carrier like a Boba wrap

  • stroller

  • diaper bag with diapers, wipes, change of clothes, and a ziplock bag in case of...accidents

  • bottles (if bottle feeding)

  • formula (if using)

Infant (2-12 months)

Honestly, my favorite time to travel is with babies from about 2-6 months-before they are truly mobile and trying to get out of your arms to travel the aisle of the airplane. It's best to try to schedule your flight around nap time. Again, be sure to be feeding your child during takeoff to help their ears pop. Here are my recommendations for flying with your kiddos in the first year:

  • everything listed in 0-2 months


  • favorite toy, like this crinkle stuffy

  • teething toy

Toddler (1-3 years)