Having a baby? Love to travel? Check out these baby travel products that will make traveling with your new little bundle of joy easier and less stressful! Add them to your baby registry so you are prepared when you are ready to have your little one join in on your adventures!
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There are so many baby products out there, and it can be super overwhelming to even start thinking about what you might need.
You have to decide whether or not you will actually use something, and then decide between a million options – and that’s for every section of your registry! Feeding, sleeping, diapering, bathing, entertainment – these little humans seem to require a lot of stuff!
We love to travel, and we didn’t plan on changing that after we had a baby. For this reason, I wanted to add versatile and practical baby travel products to our registry because I wanted to be prepared when it came time to start traveling again.
This is our list of baby travel products that have made traveling with a baby much smoother and less stressful for us.
The best thing about many of these products is that while they are very useful when we are on vacation or away from home, we use many of them daily in our everyday lives as well!
Setting Up Your Baby Registry
There are many different platforms you can choose from when setting up your baby registry. Even if you aren’t having a baby shower, I would still recommend setting up a baby registry. It helps to keep you organized and make sure that you have everything that you need.
Plus, many registry platforms offer freebies or discounts that you can use even if you are buying the items yourself. I used both Amazon and Babylist when setting up my baby registry.
Amazon Baby Registry Perks
- Free Welcome Box (up to a $35 value)
- Completion Discount – 10% off or 15% off (Prime Members) the items left on your registry
- Free and fast shipping on most items
- Registry checklist to help you ensure that you have everything your need
- Group gifting can be enabled for larger items
- 365 days to return items people bought you if they don’t work out
I created an Amazon Baby Registry for both my first and second baby, mainly because of the completion discount. Even though we did not have a baby shower for our second baby, I was able to purchase all of the items we needed with the 15% discount.
Babylist Registry Perks
- Free Hello Baby Box
- Add any items from any store (very easy to browse and add items from multiple places)
- 15% completion discount (Babylist store products only)
- Ability to add coupon gifts like housekeeping, meals, or dog walking
- Checklists to help you find everything you will need
- Helpful guides are offered to help you make decisions on what brands/products to choose
Best Baby Travel Products to Add to Your Registry
1. Travel Booster Chair
We use this little travel chair all the time. It is a nice place for your little one to sit and play, and it doubles as a portable high chair/booster seat.
You can take this with you if you are going to stay with family or if you are staying in a hotel or Airbnb. We also use it if we go on a picnic or want to eat outside at our own house.
The tray can be easily wiped down or put in the dishwasher. The only thing I don’t like about this chair is that the fabric does not come off the chair, so it can be difficult to get the fabric part clean. I would love to find a version that has detachable fabric so I could just throw it in the washing machine.
2. Snack Cups
These snack cups are super convenient for on the go and around the house. They give your baby independence but help limit some of the mess.
3. Silicone Bibs
We use silicone bibs like these ones at home and on the go. They are super easy to clean and the little pouch is clutch for “recycling” all of the food that gets dropped.
These bibs can easily be rolled up to take on the go – you can even stick a little spoon inside so you are all set.
4. Face & Hand Wipes
Water Wipes are nice because they are all-purpose and can be used for diaper changes, face, hands, or whatever else you might need.
5. Sterilizer Bags
These are sterilizer bags are awesome. All is one of these bags, a little bit of water, and a microwave. You can use one of these bags 20+ times, so you likely only need to bring one if you are going on a trip.
I use these to sterilize bottle and pump parts, as well as pacifiers or toys that are dropped on the germy floor while traveling.
We have a sterilizer setting on our dishwasher, but you could definitely use these for day-to-day sterilizing as well.
6. Pump Bag
This pump bag has worked well for me. I use it whenever I am away from home and need to pump on the go (work, vacations, visiting family, at a friend’s house, etc.).
It holds a Spectra pump, bottle brush set, extra pump parts, a couple of bottles, charger, hand sanitizer, bottle soap, and sterilizer bag pretty easily.
7. Travel Bottle Warmer
Baby’s Brew Portable Bottle Warmer is a battery-powered bottle warmer that can heat up baby’s milk in minutes. This warmer uses a slow-heat technique to preserve the quality of the milk and avoid hot spots.
It is very useful on the go and could be used as your full-time bottle warmer at home too.
We have never used a bottle warmer (we heat up our bottles in a warm mug of water), but I have friends who have and love this warmer, especially when they are out and about.
8. Bottle Brush Set & Soap
This travel bottle brush set is compact and so convenient for washing and drying feeding items on the go. I always bring this with us if we are staying in a hotel.
We use Babyganics Travel Dish & Bottle Soap when we are away from home – it does the job and comes in convenient travel-size bottles.
9. Portable Bassinet
We use the Chicco Lullago Portable Bassinet as the primary sleeping space for our babies for the first six months of their lives.
It’s super easy to move around the house and take with us when we travel or visit family. I love any product that we can use for daily use, as well as for travel!
10. Travel Crib
We have the Baby Bjorn Travel Crib and love it. It’s lightweight, and easy to fold and unfold. We use it when we go on vacation or visit family.
It can be used from newborn up to 3 years.
I found our travel crib on Facebook Marketplace. It was half the price of a new one and was in like-new condition. You can find many baby products at consignment stores, garage sales, or re-sale sites – oftentimes the products are in excellent condition with minimal use!
11. Portable Sound Machine
This portable sound machine was definitely a game-changer for us when it came to getting our son to sleep. He now knows when we turn the sound machine on that it means it is time to sleep, and it helps drown out any background noise that is going on while he’s sleeping.
We take this on the go and use it as our regular sound machine at home too. I like that it is small, easy to move around, neutral-colored, and has great battery life.
12. Breathable Blackout Crib Cover
Another game-changer in the sleep department for us. Babies (and probably all humans) sleep better when it’s dark.
This blackout cover is awesome for using in a hotel room because you can still have some lights on and go about your normal activities while your baby is sleeping without disrupting their sleep.
13. Muslin Blanket(s)
I always bring a couple of these muslin blankets on the go because they are so versatile. We use them often at home as well. I have used them as a nursing cover, a light blanket for baby when it is just a little bit chilly, a place for baby to play or be changed, as a burp cloth, a stroller cover, etc.
14. Baby Monitor
We used the Owlet foot monitor until our babies were about one, and it was such a relief for us. I sleep so much better and feel much less anxious when our baby is sleeping with the Owlet on.
We also registered for and used the Infant Optics DRX-8 video monitor, and we didn’t love it because it would lose connection even within a 20-30 foot range (from our son’s room to our room).
Before having our second baby, I was on the hunt for a dual monitor with a better range. I bought a couple of different ones to try out and ended up keeping this one. It has a few minor flaws, but overall, it has been a great split-screen monitor for us.
If you are having twins or plan on having babies close together, I would recommend registering for a monitor that can have both single and dual screens.
* Parent Hack: If you forget your monitor when you are away from home, and you are in a pinch, you can Facetime your watch or the phone of another person who is with you. Make sure to mute your end, so your baby can sleep in peace. 🙂
15. GB Pockit Stroller
We love this travel stroller. We have a more heavy-duty stroller that we use at home for walks, but this one is perfect for travel. It’s so easy to fold and unfold and fits into the overhead bin on an airplane.
I also keep this stroller in my car and use it when we are running errands because it is so compact and easy to get in and out of the car.
16. Stroller Sun/Bug Cover
I have used this cover on our infant carrier car seat/stroller combo, our GB Pockit stroller, and our jogging stroller.
It is very versatile and protects babies from the sun and bugs while still allowing you to see them/them to see out.
17. Itsy Ritzy Stroller Caddy
I love this stroller caddy so much! We have tried a few different ones, and this one is by far the best. I bought one for my travel stroller and regular stroller.
It is much sturdier than other stroller caddies I have tried. This caddy has 2 drink holders, a big center pouch, and a small zip pouch. It comes in a variety of gorgeous colors/patterns.
18. Baby Carrier
I have tried a few different baby carriers. A good baby carrier is very useful when running errands, getting things done around the house, hiking, traveling through the airport, walking in a crowded place, etc.
The most comfortable baby carrier I have tried is the Ergobaby Adapt carrier.
We also have the Ergobaby Omni360, which is breathable and allows the baby to face outwards. You can also use it as a back carrier once your baby is older.
If you like the idea of a wrap carrier but don’t want to mess with the complicated process of putting it on, the Boppy ComfyChic Carrier could be a good solution because it’s a hybrid between a wrap and a soft-structured carrier.
19. Car Mirror
Some people don’t like using a car mirror to see the baby in the backseat because they find it distracting, but we think it is super nice and helpful when driving or riding in the front seat.
Our kids seem happier in the car when we use these mirrors because they can see us just as well as we can see them.
20. Lightweight Car Seat
This is the car seat we always take with us if we are flying. It weighs about 12 pounds, so it is easy to carry around.
This car seat is very affordable, works for children from 5-65 pounds, and can be rear or forward-facing. It is also slim, so most cars can fit 3 of these car seats across and they allow more space for any passengers who are riding next to the child.
We also use this as our backup car seat in our second car. We have this bigger and cushier car seat for our main car.
21. Car Seat and Stoller Carrying Bags
These carrying bags keep your stroller and car seat safe if you check them for a flight. I especially love the car seat bag because you can carry it on your back quite comfortably, especially if you are carrying a lightweight car seat.
It’s definitely not as comfortable to carry, but you can also fit an infant carrier and base in one of these bags.
A stroller bag can be used if you are checking your stroller under the plane or for gate check. Most airlines let you check your car seat and stroller for free.
22. Portable Fan
A portable fan can keep your baby cool during summer walks or outings. Leave it on your car seat all summer and turn it on when you’re getting into the hot car to make sure your baby doesn’t overheat.
Some stroller fans have clips. This one has flexible legs that easily wrap around your car seat or stroller bars. We have had this fan for over a year and the battery life is still great.
23. Travel First Aid Kit
I keep this portable first aid kit in our diaper bag and take it with us when we travel or go hiking. It’s always good to be prepared!
24. Baby Bjorn Bouncer
Not a necessity, but this bouncer provides a nice, safe place to set your baby down at home or when you are out and about. It folds down flat, so it is easy to transport and store.
Our babies both loved this bouncer. We have used it in our house, outside, on picnics, at the beach, at relatives’ houses, on vacation, at ball games – you get the idea!
Diapering, Bath, & Skin Care
25. Portable Diaper Changing Pad
We use this diaper changing pad all.the.time. It is definitely one of our top baby travel essentials. We typically leave it in the car so we always have it handy on the go.
I love that it has a place to keep diapers, wipes, and diaper creams. We have everything we need right in this one little compact bag.
I don’t have to dig through the diaper bag for everything and have it all conveniently ready to go when duty calls.
26. Diaper Smell Sacks
These diaper smell sacks are lifesavers when you are on the go and don’t have a good place to throw out the dirty diaper. Or if you don’t want it stinking up the car, hotel room, or wherever you may be.
27. Reusable Wet Bag
A reusable wet bag is great for containing wet or messy clothes on the go. Wet bags contain messes and odor, and you can throw them in the washer with the soiled clothes once you get home.
28. Diaper Bag Backpack
We have this particular diaper backpack, and it has held up great for the past year and counting. It holds and lot and is affordable.
The backpack style keeps you hands-free, which makes juggling baby and whatever else you might be holding onto much easier to manage.
29. Skincare/Diaper Cream
You need to register for Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment. We use it for everything – diaper cream, dry skin, eczema, etc. Our kids have never had a diaper rash and all we have ever used is Aquaphor.
Tubby Todd All Over Ointment is another go-to for eczema, dry skin, and cradle cap. But honestly, if you only want one product, stick with Aquaphor.
We keep a travel-sized bottle of Aquaphor in the zipper compartment of our portable diaper-changing pad.
30. Mineral Sunscreen
31. Portable Bathtub
We used this adorable portable duck bathtub a few times when we were traveling. It is nice if you will be somewhere that doesn’t have a tub.
It blows up easily and then deflates and can fit back into the box for compact travel.
This duck tub could be fun to use as a mini baby pool as well!
32. Travel Toiletries for Baby
Register for the Baby Bum travel-sized toiletry if you don’t want to mess with full-sized bottles when visiting family or going on trips.
Another option is to get a set of these silicone travel bottles and fill them up with your soap and other at-home toiletries.
Toys & Entertainment
33. Pacifier Clips
These cute pacifier clips keep your baby’s paci close by and off the dirty floor at home, in stores, in the car, on an airplane, and anywhere else! Plus they can double as a fun chew toy!
34. Nesting Cups
We have gotten so much use out of these nesting cups at home and on the go. They are great for babies and toddlers.
35. Teethers & Rattles
We have a few favorites – perfect entertainment for young babies at home or on the go!
36. Carseat or Stroller Clip-On Toys
Toys that clip onto the stroller or car seat are very convenient on the go. You won’t be constantly picking up toys off of the floor and the baby will have easy access to entertainment.
37. Sun Hat
Our son is still pretty bald, so he wears this pretty much whenever we are out in the sun, and it has fit him for over a year.
This sun hat has 50+ UPF sun protection, has a wide brim to cover your baby’s face and neck, is machine washable, and has an adjustable strap.
38. Winter Gear
My mom also got our boys this custom beanie which is the cutest thing ever!!
39. Travel-Themed Baby Clothes
I can’t get enough of the cute travel-themed onesies and outfits! Here are some of our favs!
I hope this list gave you some great ideas for versatile products to add to your baby registry.
These baby travel products will make your life easier both at home and on the go!
Congratulations on your new little adventure buddy!