Packing with babies

Packing Checklist for Flying With Bottles and Breastmilk or Formula

I have written extensively in the past about breastfeeding or breastmilk pumping when you travel, but I've never written about what to pack if you intend to feed your baby expressed breastmilk or formula on your trip.

Traveling With Expressed Breastmilk
As of this writing, mothers are able to ...

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Reader Question: Carrying Baby Food Through Customs

Baby food in selection in Spain

Here is a reader question from Lil, a mom from Charleston, SC who asks:

I've recently discovered your valuable site and just in time too: my husband and I will be taking our 13 month old to England in early February. I love all the helpful advice you give ...

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Reader Question: Do I need a stroller bag when I fly?

I recently received this question from a reader. It's a good one, and I thought it would be useful to share the answer

I am flying back East and will be gate checking my stroller. I am traveling with two kids and have one layover. I need my stroller ...

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Flying With Preschoolers Tip 587: Bring Diapers For Potty Trained Kids

Here are two family travel horror stories worth sharing.

In the first, my friend and her daughter were stuck on the tarmac for an hour waiting for permission to take off. It stands to reason that in the middle, her newly potty trained daughter realized she needed to "go." The ...

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10 Time Tested Products To Make Your Holiday Travels Easier

My regular readers know that I am a minimalist when it comes to travel gear. I would rather travel light than have all the latest "must haves," and some products work great at one age, but are not helpful at another.

However we do have a few products that have ...

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Packing Checklist for Breastmilk Pumping When You Travel

Whew, I had a lot more to say about breastfeeding and pumping when you travel than I realized! In this post, I'll cover what you should bring with you in your carryon bag if you plan to pump or breastfeed on your flight. My next post will cover what ...

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Reader Questions: Stroller vs Backpack for European Travel With Kids

I recently got this great question from Christy who is wondering whether she should bother bringing a stroller with her to Europe or should instead opt for a frame backpack carrier.

We are going to be in Italy (Venice and Siena) for the majority of our trip but will also ...

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Picture of the Week: Toddler with Suitcase

E is packed and ready to go! We usually put some spare clothes, a few books, and some toys in an Eagle Creak Pack-It Cube for E to carry. He get the special joy of having his own "suitcase," and when he's tired of carrying it, the whole thing ...

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TSA Confiscates Baby Food and Formula

I normally post a link roundup on Friday, but this week's story about TSA confiscating baby food and formula is worthy of an extended post.

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Travel Gear: 10 Reasons to Pack Duct Tape When You Travel

We're minimalists when it comes to specialized travel gear, but the one thing we never leave home without is a small roll of duct tape (also called duck tape). Here are some terrific uses you've probably never considered.

  1. Repair broken luggage or tape closed the area where a ...

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Traveling Light With Kids

We're headed to San Diego and LA next week, and with little D down for her nap and E off at preschool, I'm busy packing today. We try to pack as light as possible, each extra ounce seems to weigh a ton when we're dragging it across ...

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