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Think vacationing with your tiny tot is nearly impossible?
Traveling with a baby is a breeze when you bring along the right gear!
Read on for our list of must-have baby travel gear!
Must-Have Gear for Traveling with a Baby
The right gear for traveling with a baby comes down to the three S’: security, sleep, and strolling.
You’ll need a way to keep your baby secure in the car or on the plane, a place for her to sleep, and a way to carry her while seeing the sights! Let’s talk a bit more about each!
Security is, of course, your number one concern when traveling with a baby! Whether you arrive at your destination by plane, train, or automobile, you’ll need a car seat to keep your tiny tot secure during your travels!
This is where the Bravo Travel System comes in super handy. The parent-friendly stroller comes with an infant-friendly KeyFit® 30 car seat to create a diverse travel system for your baby.
Designed for children from birth to 50lbs, the Bravo stroller lets your baby sit up, lounge back, or lay down as you travel. It features a five-point harness for added security and a large canopy to help protect them from the sun.
You can even detach the stroller seat and backrest to make a lightweight carrier for just the car seat! When it’s time to put it away, the stroller closes easily with one hand.
The included KeyFit® 30 car seat is one of the easiest infant seats to install. It features a ReclineSure® leveling foot and two RideRight® bubble level-indicators so you always know whether you’re installing it correctly.
The Bravo Travel System comes in several styles and colors designed to fit just about every budget.
If your baby isn’t sleeping, chances are no one in your family will be getting much sleep, either! Very little ruins a vacation faster than everyone being too exhausted to see the sights! Believe me, I’ve been there and done that!
I’ve stayed in hotels with my son when he was an infant and young toddler. I made the mistake of renting a hotel crib rather than bringing my own. Even expensive hotels with posh beds seem to skimp a bit on the port-a-cribs.
I recommend the FastAsleep Full-Size Travel Playard from Chicco. This versatile playard features a napper area for infants up to 15 pounds as well as a sleeping area for tots up to 30 pounds. It even has an extra-large changing area!
The padded mattress secures to the floor of the playard, and you can set the whole thing up in just seconds. When you’re done using it, the entire thing folds down flat so it’s easy to take anywhere.
If you frequently visit family out of state, I suggest buying one and having it shipped directly to their house. My brother did this when my niece was born and it’s saved him a lot of trouble over the years.
For the most part, you can use your Bravo Travel System to stroll your baby around while seeing the sights. Sometimes, though, you may visit attractions that don’t really accommodate a large stroller. Other times, your baby may want to be held!
For times like those, you’ll want the UltraSoft Infant Carrier! The 2-in-1 carrier lets your tiniest tots face in towards you or your older baby face outward to the world.
The soft mini-vented lining and adjustable straps work along with the mesh side panels to keep both you and your baby comfy. It even has a unique “cuddle pocket” to let you get even closer to your infant.
It accommodates babies from 7.5 pounds up to 25 pounds, so you can use it throughout your child’s entire infancy.
Traveling with a baby doesn’t have to be difficult. With these three baby travel gear essentials, your tiny tot can stay secure, sleep easy, and see the sights in comfort!
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$200 Chicco Gift Card Giveaway
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Do you have any great tips about traveling with a baby? Tell us below!
76 thoughts on “Must-Have Travel Gear for Vacationing with Your Baby (Giveaway)”
A new car seat
I would put it towards a car seat
I would buy things for my cousin that just had a baby
I would buy a crib, car seat, and stroller for our baby we’re expecting in November.
I would buy a stroller with the $200
I’d purchase the TRE Jogging Stroller – Titan
I would buy a car seat!
so many great products to choose from!
So many great travel products for baby!
I currently have a Chicco Fit2 car seat and my little girl will be 2 next month and is ready to move to the next car seat. I’m glad I was introduced to Chicco products, I’m loving the features.
I would get the LullaGo Deluxe Portable Bassinet in Indigo
I would buy a car seat!
Lots of great things for our new parents soon to be in the family
I’d put it towards a new stroller… so many great ones to choose from!
If I win I would buy the Viaro Quick-Fold Stroller in Graphite
A new car seat
Buy a stroller
I would buy LullaGo Deluxe!
I would buy the New Liteway Stroller – Fog Rosanne
I have four little ones. Always looking for the best carseat. My youngest is just getting out of her carrier. Would love to upgrade to the best!
I would love to get the FastAsleep Full-Size Travel Playard.
This is amazing, this would be the coolest package to win! A mom of two and trying for the third…even though the baby is still a baby….we love our kiddos <3
The LullaGo Deluxe Bassinets are awesome!
I like the Cortina CX Travel System – Lava.
I would get the MyFit Harness + Booster Car Seat.
I would buy the FastAsleep Full-Size Travel Playard.
Wow, I’ve always been a big fan of Chicco products. Their toys are so colorful.
Aww chicco one of my fav baby brands, that for the info x
The BravoFor2 would be very helpful for us
I’m due on Christmas Day
I would buy a chicco baby carrier, walker, and bottles!
These travel gears are all so cute! I love how much they have changed throughout the years.
I would buy a car seat!
I would buy a new car seat for my littlest one. Not sure of exactly which one yet, but a new one nonetheless.
I really don’t know what I would buy as I have never shopped here before. But it would be fun finding out.
Great tips and such great travel gear for the baby. If I had a baby, I’ll definitely get them all. :)
My daughter just had twins. She could use All of this.
I’d put it toward the Lullaby® Dream playard! That would make such a fantastic baby shower gift for my niece!
I think that Bravo Travel System looks great and I would put it toward that!
This would make it a bit easier to travel with a little one !!! Thanks,
I am a first time expecting mother so I need all the basics at least!
I love the play yard! Versatile for sleep and play! That’s what I would buy!
I honestly didn’t think about bringing a crib to a vacation but now I think it is a great idea! It is sometimes difficult to travel with kids.
I would buy a stroller.
I would buy the C6 stroller.
if I won I would buy a brand new stroller ! thank you for the generous chance.
What a great giveaway. If I won this giveaway, I would give the giftcard to my brother inlaw and sister inlaw!
I would buy a car seat! :)
Wow, I love that travel play yard! Man, my kids are 8 and 6 now, wish they had this when they were little.
I would buy something for my sweet daughter-in-law for Mother’s Day.
the Mini Bravo® Plus stroller
I’d get a Liteway stroller.
The travel play yard – looks great
I would use this for my daughter’s upcoming baby
i like your site.
That FastASleep travel playard is amazing. It’s so practical and easy to take wherever you want. I love the design too.
I really need a carseat so that’s what I would use the 200 for!
These are all so great for a family on the go! I love it when couples just include the baby in their lifestyle instead of altering it. So fun!
I would love the LullaGo Deluxe!
I always recommend extra snacks and clothes
An infant carrier is a must! I love taking pics when traveling, so keeping my hands free is important and the carrier helps big time. Great post with great info! Thanks!
I love the idea of a travel cot, especially your own, that way you baby always has somewhere nice and clean to sleep. Plus it will smell like home to your baby.
Awesome gadgets to have when you have little ones. I love the stroller, it’s reliable and secure!
It seems like you always have to pack the entire house when traveling with kids, especially babies. Thanks for the contest! I’m entering now.
There are definitely a few things you can’t leave the house without when traveling with a baby. It can feel like the world is ending if you do, ha!
I preferred traveling with our son when he was a baby. I could wear him and nurse him to keep him happy. I always flew with direct flights, let everyone else deplane, then got help from the flight attendants. It was a beautiful thing.
I am loving that bravo travel system. It looks like s for sure must have. It’s gorgeous!
Hmm Would get a stroller or high chair
Your point about if baby doesn’t sleep, nobody sleeps, is so true. I don’t have kids but apparently I kept my parents up for an entire beach weekend when I was a baby . . . whoops!
I would use this towards the Bravo Trio Travel System – Orion for my youngest sister. She just found out she’s pregnant with her first :)
YES! This is a great list. My hubs and I decided early on that our lives would not be put on hold just because we had 1 or 2 little ones. Travelling with littles does mean a little more pre-planning but done right you can actually enjoy vacay with them! My only added 2 cents if you are bringing a portable crib to get them used to it 1-2 days prior to leaving on your trip. The transition to hotel was a lot faster :)
I don’t have a baby so have not really thought about this topic a lot. However, your list is very thorough and I’m sure new parents will greatly appreciate it.
I love these post! Great information thanks
Some great tips. So right too, if baby isn’t sleeping no one is sleeping. Happy travels.
Sometimes it feels like you’re moving when you pack up all the baby stuff for vacation. I love this travel system and it’s so streamlined and cute.
I love Chicco products. Great competition. The travel system looks fantastic and the playard is a great thing for travelling x