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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.

Summer Infant ChangeAway Changing Kit

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

Photo: Summer Infant

Doona Infant Car Seat

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

Photo: Doona

KidCo Travel Pod

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

Photo: KidCo

Ergobaby Original Baby Carrier

A carrier will let you walk around with baby without having to work hard—and still have the freedom to use both hands. A mom- and star-loved brand, Ergobaby stands out for form and function, giving you the option to wear baby in multiple positions.

Buy It: $84, Ergobaby.com


phil and teds lobster portable high chair

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

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Zoli On the Go Formula & Snack Dispenser

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

Photo: Zoli Baby

Stokke Flexi Bath

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

Updated November 2016

Photo: Stokke
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