Parenting, Travelling

Travel Essentials for Babies/Toddlers


It’s summer time and the time for a long awaited vacation. My Husband (Abhinav) finally took an off from work after a very busy and hectic season 😀

India being a tropical country is hot and humid during monsoon (June to September). Thus travelling in north India during this period is quite a heavy task with a toddler. We decided to visit Vrindavan & Agra in Uttar Pradesh for 3 days. Though it was moderately hot but was quite humid.

Whether we travel by train or road/car, we have to make a checklist while traveling with a baby or toddler which should include the following travel essentials –

  • Cotton Clothes and Nightwear Sets

I prefer cotton clothes for whole day, frocks or cotton top with shorts during the outing and similarly loose cotton clothes for sleeping time. Since it helps in absorbing sweat, dries faster than other fabrics and keeps the baby cool and comfortable

  • Diapers and Wet Wipes

Since Vrisha is on teething, I keep some extra diapers, lot of wet wipes and dry tissues too, as few times you don’t get water to clean the poop and wipe off the sweat/moisture or dirt

  • Medicines


Always carry a theromometer and medicines prescribed by your doctor for common cough, cold, fever, vomiting and diarrhoea. These are very helpful in case of emergency

  • Mosquito Reppelent or Sticker


Quite necessary these days since we hear of so many cases of dengue and malaria. I usually keep it with me all the time

  • Baby Care Products


Anti-rash cream, sunscreen, oil, powder, shampoo and soap or body wash

  • Cotton Scarf or Dupatta

Breastfeeding mothers should always carry this while traveling. This sometimes also helps in covering your baby, thus avoiding exposure to sunlight and scorching heat

  • Hat or Cap


To cover your baby’s head, keep a big hat. It guards against heat and direct sunlight exposure, since it can cause itchiness in eyes and dehydration

  • Filtered Water

Make your baby drink lot of fluids when out in sun. Juices, coconut water and always carry or buy filtered water and for babies under 6 months (exclusive breastfed babies) should get frequent feeds while traveling, It prevents dehydration

  • Hand Sanitizer 

Just like wet wipes you might also need hand sanitizer

  • Easy Snacks and Feeding Bibs


For unexpected hunger pangs, I always carry some fruit (usually banana) and steamed veggies ( potato, carrot etc.) for my 18 months old munchkin. Yogurt or plain curd is also Vrisha’s favorite and easy to carry while traveling. Frequent breastfeeding is also advisable for young toddlers to boost their immune system. Don’t forget to keep baby bibs, nowadays disposable feeding napkins are also readily available since there utilization is rather facile

  • Car Seat and Baby Stroller

If you’re traveling by road you’ll need a baby car seat and a stroller. It’s indeed important for the safety of your kid and moreover for your own comfort while traveling

  • Umbrella & Plastic Bags


Last but not the least, since you are out in monsoon with a baby or toddler and you do not want them to get drenched. Plastic bags will be needed to keep soiled diapers or other waste and wet clothes

Be prepared and docile enough for sudden changes during alarming circumstances such as your baby falling ill with diarrhea or fever. Sometimes you need to change your complete itinerary.

Whilst nobody is perfect so do I, few times I also forget something or the other and that’s how our human mind works. One more point I just forgot to mention above, always carry a small sling bag since you will always need some wipes, diapers, a snack and sipper, thus it’ll keep your stuff handy.


if you also forget things while packing your stuff like I do, then do share your experiences in the comment section below.

Blogger award

Unique Blogger Award


I am so delighted and excited to get nominated for this award in a very short period of time. I’ve so much to share with you all and writing is not new to me though I’m new to this blogging world. As soon as I’ve started exploring articles, poems, recipes , real life stories and fictional fairytales, I realised that there is so much talent, art and beauty in words and I end up calling their work as “a piece of art”.

Now, I would like to thank 2 lovely ladies here on WordPress.com Anusha https://anushascuisines.com/ and Shivangi https://meshivangi857.wordpress.com/ . Do visit their blogs since they are fantastic writers in their own unique style. Once again thanks Anusha and Shivangi for nominating me for this award and for appreciating my writing.

The Rules:-

  1. Share the link with the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
  2. Answer the questions.
  3. In the spirit of sharing love with our blogging family, nominate 15 people and notify them.
  4. Ask them three questions.

As per the rules Anusha and Shivangi’s questions to me and my answers:

Who is your inspiration and why?

Each and every soul who is fighting with circumstances, not giving up, working hard to make a living, who make others smile, who forgets the painful past and moves on and lives a contented life, though People with worries/tensions in their lives tend to get jealous and annoyed by others happiness yet if someone is happy by seeing people happy are inspiring.

Which is your favorite dish and cooked by whom?

I like Indian and Italian food. Thus rajma chawal by my Mumma, kadhi chawal by Maa (mother-in-law) and pesto pasta by my husband. These three are my favorite cooks.

What are you scared of and why?

Tenchnically speaking I do not have any phobia but like it is said that we are scared to loose our loved ones and i totally agree, it is true indeed. This is my biggest fear and I’ve few dear and near ones around me so I just wish them healthy and long life.

Which gift can you give to your mother?

Since I’m married now, so visiting her and staying with her for few days is my mom’s dearest gift and this is what I can give her “my time”.

Which is your favorite place?

A park or garden, I love greenery and the liveliness of parks. I can sit there for hours and admire the natural beauty though with my toddler I don’t get that “peace/me time”.😁

What makes you laugh?

Bad humour. Seriously! Even I wonder few times I just laugh in the dumbness and bad jokes of the others, therefore good humor makes me smile and think.


It’s the time for nominations, according to the rules I’ve to nominate 15  bloggers for their unique style of writing. So 15 blogger whom I’m nominating are mentioned below:

Tanvir Kaur

Bel

Two girls in the city

Rohini

Naya

Swati Awana

Simple Ula

Tamara Hoerner

Shraddha

The godly chic diaries

Kurian

Gaurav

Khushboo Dixit

Miriam Hurdle

Ticket eats the world

I will recommend these blogs, do visit them since their writings are exceptionally unique and informative.
My Questions to nominees:
Q1. What style of writing attracts you?

Q2. Give two tips to new bloggers.

Q3. How many blogs do you manage to write per week?

 
Congratulations to all the nominees. Thanks for sharing your part of world with all of us. Keep sharing and writing!