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Top Tips For Travelling With Newborns

Travelling with a little one is flat out tough. It seems like it’s always time to eat or change a dirty diaper, even when you just fed and changed him before you left. Either that or he cries the whole way and you can’t seem to figure out why. Snuggin is here to give you some tips for travelling with newborns!

Overpack on Toiletries

When it comes to diapers, wipes, and medicines you can never have too much. When you think you have enough, add some more. Infant Pain Reliever is a must, along with small bandaids. You can never be too prepared!

Assembling a first-aid kit for babies is a great idea as well. Things you’ll want to be sure to have with you include:

  • Prescription medications
  • Thermometer
  • Baby acetaminophen or ibuprofen
  • Liquid soap
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Sterile bandages
  • Tweezers
  • Sunscreen and lip protection
  • Insect repellent
  • Calamine lotion or hydrocortisone cream
  • Cold pack
  • First-aid pocket guide
  • Electrolyte replacement solution

 

Have Food Ready

Newborns can eat more than you think. You feed him and two hours later there is a good chance he will be hungry all over again. If you’re breastfeeding, pump before and have at least a bottle ready in a cooler. If you’re feeding your baby formula, you can make bottles in advanced.   Being prepared will make your baby happy and keep you sane…and don’t forget the wet wipes to clean up afterwards!

 

Pack, Pack, Pack and Pack Some More!

Just like toiletries, you can never pack enough. Pack a ton of clothes because you just never know what will happen. If you don’t pack enough clothes, your child will find a way to get all of his clothes dirty. We know how quickly your vehicle can get loaded down as well so be sure to consider size when choosing the perfect baby stroller!

 

Get A Mirror

We all know you’re supposed to keep your babies rear-facing in your car but the problem is that this means you’re not able to see them in your rear-view mirror. Fortunately, there are a number of great baby mirrors on the market that attach to your backseats’ headset which solves this problem.

By adding an inexpensive mirror you can keep an eye on your little, loved on to ensure they’re happy and safe. Be careful to not let it become a distraction from your safe driving though!

 

Block The Sun

If anyone has ever been driving and gotten sunburn, you know how harmful the sun’s rays are. In fact, recent studies indicate that one bad sunburn during childhood can double a child’s risk of developing melanoma later in life!  Having a shade in the window will protect your baby from its rays. Also bringing sunscreen for when you’re out of the car is a great idea.

There are a few important things to consider when picking the perfect sunscreen for your baby:

  • Waterproof Sunscreen – Choosing a waterproof sunscreen is a good idea even if you’re not planning to be in the water
  • Hypoallergenic Ingredients – to prevent rashes pick a sunscreen which contains titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, these types of sunscreen sit on top of the skin to protect it vs. being absorbed by the skin
  • Broad-Spectrum Protection – the phrasing “broad-spectrum” on packaging indicates that the sunscreen protects your baby’s skin from both UVA and UVB rays

 

Don’t Forget A Travel Buddy

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Going on long trips with a little one is scary for them. Having a travel buddy can provide a sort of comfort for your little one on your trip. Snuggin makes a great companion to help comfort your baby on a long trip!

 

Use these tips for your baby to make travelling not as stressful! Don’t forget to pack your stuff and enjoy your vacation!

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