Best Travel Gear For Baby’s First Trip
Looking for sanity-saving gear that will make traveling with baby a little less daunting? From lightweight strollers to on-the-go changing accessories, these gadgets will get you through anything.
Renting a car? Hitching a ride? Your car seat should be able to come along with you. Introducing Mifold: a folding cushion with an aluminum base that folds flat enough to stow in the glove compartment. Rather than "boosting" a child up, Mifold works by pulling the seatbelt down to the correct height for the child.
There's nothing complicated about this play yard. Sure, it doesn't open in one motion, but the easy transport makes up for it. And at just 10.5 pounds, this one's great for overnight travel.
Buy it: $149, Amazon.com
The ChangeAway Portable Changing Kit unfolds into a waterproof, fully padded extra-long changing pad, with large mesh pockets to stash diapers and wipes, and an attached clear plastic pocket for easy storage. It even attaches to your stroller—how’s that for diaper duty?
Buy it: $10, BabiesRUs.com
Talk about on-the-go: this car seat literally becomes a stroller. Wheels unfold from the base and the handle extends to a push-friendly level, slightly over 3 feet. While it’s intended for infants and functions only as a rear-facing car seat, it’ll last up until baby reaches 35 pounds.
Buy it: $499, AlbeeBaby.com
Clip it on, clip it off; the lobster creates seating where there is none. Suitable for up to 37 lbs., it sturdy and durable enough to last through the toddler years. And it packs flat for easy travel.
Buy it: $90, philandteds.com
Keep snacktime contained with these stackable 4 oz. dispensers. Each individual container seals shut for ultimate freshness and lets you pack totally different snacks (blueberries for you, Goldfish for baby: a total win-win). And a spout makes formula storage and transfer a breeze.
Buy it: $18, Amazon.com
Baby will make a mess wherever you go. And a portable tub will help you deal with the aftermath. This lightweight one by Stokke folds completely flat.
Buy it: $40, Amazon.com