Q&A: Travel Supplies for a Newborn?

What should I buy so I'm ready to take my baby out and about after she's born?
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ByPaula Kashtan
Updated
Mar 2017
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With baby on board, travel takes a little extra planning. With this checklist, you’ll be prepared to go anywhere. Once baby arrives, check out our guide to packing a diaper bag. (Items with a * are must-haves.)

[ ] Infant or convertible car seat*

[ ] Stroller (reclining to almost flat for infants)

[ ] Diaper bag

[ ] Changing pad

[ ] Baby carrier/sling

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