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Ultimate Packing List for Infant and Toddler Travel: Traveling with a baby or toddler? Don't forget a thing with this comprehensive packing list. Includes special lists for specific destinations like the beach or skiing.

After taking dozens of trips with my daughter, I’ve carefully crafted multiple packing lists for various destinations.  I’ve turned all these lists into the ultimate master list below.  This list is meant to be over-inclusive, so pare it down to fit your trip.  Traveling light is best!

Don’t miss the destination-specific packing lists at the end.

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Infant Packing List

Clothes

  • Everyday outfits (shirts, pants, shorts, skirts, dresses, onesies)
  • Dress clothes (if needed)
  • Pajamas
  • Socks
  • Booties/shoes
  • Bathing suit & coverup
  • Jacket or sweater
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses

Toiletries

  • Baby wash
  • Infant Tylenol or Advil
  • Other child’s medicines
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Sunscreen
  • Brush/comb
  • Hair accessories
  • Wipes
  • Diapers

Gear

  • Carseat & travel bag
  • Stroller
  • Pack N Play or travel crib
  • Pack N Play or crib sheet
  • Blankets
  • Baby monitor & batteries
  • Nursing pillow
  • Toys
  • Bottles & nipples/sippy cup
  • Bottle brush
  • Breast pump (with breast shields, bottles/tops, milk storage bags)
  • Baby carrier (sling, Ergo, or Bjorn)

Carry On/Diaper Bag

  • Printouts of all reservations (plane, car rental, hotel)
  • Birth certificate (needed only to verify that a lap child is under 2 years old, but I always bring it just in case)
  • Pens/paper
  • Blanket
  • Towel
  • Burp cloths
  • Wet wipes
  • Pacifiers (with case and tether)
  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Diaper cream
  • Diaper changing pads
  • Plastic bags for diaper disposal or other messes
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Formula or pumped milk
  • Bottles
  • Baby food
  • Extra clothes
  • Nursing Cover

Toddler Packing List

Clothes

  • Everyday outfits (shirts, pants, shorts, skirts, dresses)
  • Dress clothes (if needed)
  • Pajamas
  • Socks
  • Shoes
  • Underwear
  • Jacket or sweater
  • Bathing suit & coverup
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat

Toiletries

  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toddler Tylenol or Advil
  • Other child’s medicines
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Sunscreen
  • Brush/comb
  • Hair accessories
  • Wipes
  • Diapers or Pullups, if not potty trained

Gear

  • Carseat & travel bag
  • Sippy cups
  • Travel bed
  • Sheets
  • Pillows
  • Baby monitor & batteries

Carryon

  • Printouts of all reservations (plane, car rental, hotel)
  • Birth certificate (needed only to verify that a lap child is under 2 years old, but I always bring it just in case)
  • Pens/paper
  • Toys
  • Milk/juice
  • Snacks
  • Coloring books & crayons
  • Books
  • iPad or DVD player
  • Toddler headphones
  • Ziplock bags
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Wet Wipes
  • Kleenex
  • Change of clothes
  • Small towel
  • Blanket
  • Favorite stuffed animal
  • CARES harness

Destination Specific Items

Skiing

  • Snow suit
  • Long underwear
  • Skis and ski boots/snowboard
  • Ski socks
  • Goggles
  • Helmet
  • Gloves/mittens
  • Lift tickets

Beach

  • Flip flops
  • Aquasox
  • Sand toys
  • Pool floats
  • Goggles or mask

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