Designer Mama

Traveling with a baby involves making sure you have gear, food, entertainment, paperwork and all the diapers you can ever imagine. The reality is, it’s hard work—that’s almost always worth it. To keep the fun and memory-making in the focus, here’s a list of must-haves travel items. Each will help make the outing a bit simpler, which is a parenting code word for “more enjoyable.”

Traveling with a baby involves making sure you have gear, food, entertainment, paperwork and all the diapers you can ever imagine. The reality is, it’s hard work—that’s almost always worth it. To keep the fun and memory-making in the focus, here’s a list of must-haves travel items. Each will help make the outing a bit simpler, which is a parenting code word for “more enjoyable.”

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  • Bebe au Lait

    Isla Premium Muslin Nursing Cover

    If you plan to breastfeed, but prefer a bit more privacy during on-the-go feedings, this super breathable cover is a great option. Made with 100% open-weave cotton muslin, the cover is both stylish and functional. Babies can stay comfortable while eating and you can carry on!

  • Delta Children

    Folding Portable Mini Baby Crib with Mattress

    This crib is constructed with strong and sturdy wood. But, don’t be fooled: It can easily collapse for easy travel and storage. You can also lower the mattress as your baby begins to sit or stand. Get it in white or beige to match almost anything you place it next to.

  • Bibbrella

    Full Coverage Bib

    Hitting the bath after every meal gets old. Save precious time (and stain remover) with a stylish full coverage bib that has your babe’s back, sides and front. Great for mealtime to arts and crafts, just wrap it up when not in use or on-the-go with a handy built-in strap.

  • Paravel

    Cabana Tote

    This tote is the end-all bag for all of your outing essentials. Made from 23 upcycled plastic water bottles, the bag features a canvas exterior protected by a silicone coating, as well as a water-resistant interior lining. What else could a mama possibly ask for? (Ok, we can probably think of a few other things. But this is a start!)

  • Bebe au Lait

    Oh-So-Soft Muslin Burp Cloths Set

    Drool, spit up, throw up—you know, everything that babies do—will be easier than ever to clean with these soft, on-trend, gender-neutral cloths. Use them as burp cloths in the early stages and later as washcloths later.

  • Thule

    Spring Compact Stroller

    Designed for active families, Thule’s three-wheel stroller is perfect for comfortably getting around and sharing your travels with your kids. It takes up limited space and makes for simple storage. At a lightweight 22 lbs., you can throw it in the trunk with ease.

  • Stasher

    Reusable Clear Food Storage Sandwich Bag

    This is technically a food storage bag, but it’s also perfect for personal care products, travel organization and even laptop chargers—aka, all the things you need to make your life way easier. More to the point, this 100% non-toxic storage bag is safe for use in the dishwasher, microwave and freezer. If only everything else on the planet was this smart and thoughtful.

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