Are there any tips on selecting baby toys?
Now that you have a baby, packing will take on a whole new meaning! No doubt you'll need to take much more stuff than you did before baby arrived. The important thing is to learn to pack the right items so that you don't end up looking like a pack mule when you walk out the door.
First, if you are going on a trip to someone's home, as that of a friend or family member, you want to be sure you have the basics. A place to sleep, a place to eat and a place to hang out and play.
Some things to consider taking or to get once you get there:
- Baby tent
- HIgh Chair
- Bibs and burp cloths
- Any medicines you may need, such as teething gels or Tylenol
- Feeding items - bottles, formula, food jars, baby snacks
- Extra pacifiers
If you are going to a hotel then you will need mostly the same items, but you can request a crib when you make your reservation, so you won't have to worry about a sleeping place for your baby. But bring a couple of baby's blankets just in case. You really won't need a high chair either, since you'll most likely be eating at restaurants and they all provide them for you.
Things like diapers, wipes, baby food and formula can be found at any supermarket, so you don't necessarily have to take those if you don't want to, especially if going by plane. Just take enough for your trip and then stock up when you get there.
An exception, however, is if you are going out of the country. You may not want to rely on what's in the stores when it comes to formula and food in some foreign countries. Europe is more apt to having trustworthy baby products, but some less advanced countries may not. So use your judgement and do some research before your trip. make sure you know what you should take and what you can purchase safely overseas.
Baby Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have any tips on purchasing baby clothing?
Can you tell me what's "in" as far as baby shower gifts?
Is it appropriate to give sibling gifts when giving a new baby gift?
Are there any tips on selecting baby toys?
What types of toys are appropriate for a newborn?
How old should a baby be before you buy him or her books?
What suggestions would you make for buying a toy for a 10-month old?
What types of educational or unique baby toys are available?
I just found out that we're having twins. What kind of strollers are available for multiples?
I'm trying to decide whether the stroller with the toy attachments is a good idea or not, any hints?
Are there strollers that would make it easier to walk or jog with baby?
Is there a benefit to owning more than one stroller?
How can I make sure that the stroller I purchase is safe for baby?
Are there any safety tips on high chair safety while feeding my baby?
I remember having a wooden high chair when I was little, are there any companies that still make wooden high chairs?
How important is it to read high chair reviews before purchasing a high chair?
What sorts of things should I purchase to begin decorating and furnishing my baby nursery?
How should I decorate my baby's nursery?
How can I ensure that my baby nursery is a safe place for my baby?
We live in a small home and are thinking of creating a room for our new baby before his arrival. Any tips for this?
What kind of baby furniture is a must when putting together my baby nursery?
How much will it cost to get all the baby furniture I need?
How will my baby benefit from Baby Einstein?
What types of books will my baby benefit from?
What are the advantages of reading to my child?
Is there a better time over another to read to my baby?
What type of book is best for my infant?
My toddler seems to be very interested in books and reading. What can I do to encourage that love of reading?
Any tips for helping my 2 year old develop a love for learning through books?
What toys are best for older babies in the summer?
How do you entertain kids while traveling?
What advice do you have for a trip to the beach with children?
How should we safely cool off the kids in the summer heat?
Should we take our baby to the local swimming pool?
How should I entertain my busy toddler this summer?
What do we do to play when it is too hot to go outside?
How will summer change our children's eating habits?
How do I make homemade baby food?
What is normal for breastfeeding?
How can I encourage potty training?
What bedding should I get for my baby?
What items do I need for my baby's crib?