Concerned about feeding your baby while traveling? We’ve got all sorts of tricks and advice to share for feeding baby on the go, but this list is really all about quick go-to baby travel tips – and the more, the better.
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Baby Travel Tips – Eating…
●Get baby used to room temperature food and bottles. This saves you the hassle of heating while you’re en route.
●A box or two of instant baby cereal doesn’t take up much room in either your checked luggage or carry-on, and ensures a nutritious meal wherever you are.
●Are you concerned about food safety at your destination? Follow the old Peace Corps adage: if you can’t peel it or heat it, don’t eat it.
●For travel days, try to have at least two more meals on hand than you’ll think you need. A flight delay+hungry baby=no fun for anyone.
●If you’re flying, try to limit sweet treats and juice to just before landing. A toddler with a sugar rush+cramped plane=no fun for anyone.
●To save baby’s outfits and cut down on laundry, don’t forget a good wipeable bib or two. The best for travel are large ones with a pocket to collect the mess!
●If you or your baby is fussy about particular brands of food or formula, it may be best to lug yours along just in case it’s not available where you’re going, or if the formulation is different.
●Never underestimate the power of a snack as a distraction.
●Always stash a handful of zippered baggies in your bag. Great for carrying along leftovers to eat later as snacks, to collect used eating utensils, or stash soiled bibs or shirts.
●Ginger can help settle upset tummies. Ginger snap cookies or a few sips of flat ginger ale can help ease nausea for little toddler travelers.