We know that mums and dads are busy, and traveling or running errands with babies can be hard! You can’t just drop what you’re doing, and you can’t leave bub alone, so what do you do?
The team at Mizzie love helping you make the best of your time with bub, whilst making it as breezy as possible – so check these great tips we've found to help manage your little bundle on-the-go!
No matter the reason baby is coming with you or where you are going, your little one will need one or two (or more!) different things while you are there! Making sure you have all your essentials is key to an easy trip, but you also don't want to overpack - no one needs a heavy baby bag over their shoulder! Here are our favourite things to pack as all-rounder essentials:
1. Comfort items - your bub's favourite toy, dummy or small blankie is perfect!
2. Breast milk or formula - if you're heading out for long periods of time, make sure you bring the essentials to feed bub! Whether this is stored breast milk, formula, or even a pump, you do you and what's best for your little one!
3. Water and Snacks - making sure bub is hydrated is so so important, plus you can keep water for formula if necessary! Snacks are also a good way to keep your little one distracted and happy!
4. Nappies, wipes and spare clothes - accidents happen, best to be prepped for when they do!
Whether you are running errands, jumping on a plane or taking a drive, entertainment is often key to keeping your little love in good spirits! Bubs can love going out and about to explore, but we all know that can change at the drop of a hat. So, to combat those boredom blues, make sure to have two or three of their favourites to keep them calm! Small toys that will distract and comfort, like teething toys, engaging rattles, their favourite plush and even a baby board book, are awesome to throw into your bag with room to spare!
At Mizzie, we have a few on-the-go traveling favourites. We recommend our mini Mizzie 100% Natural Rubber Teething Ring, as she is made for little hands to grip and it the perfect texture to distract your little one from teething gums! Also, our interactive baby board books (touch and feel, as well as SOUND books) are great for distraction, development and to entertain themselves on their own.
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While bubs can love the sensory exploration of the outside world, it can be a little overwhelming if out and about for too long - the best tip we've found to combat this is to strategize your travel or outings the best you can! Scheduling flights or travel for as close to naptime as possible, or taking bub shopping just after a good sleep, is a great way to make sure your little one will be as happy and at ease as possible during their adventures - but sometimes it's not so easy, and that's okay! Take a deep breath and get done what you need, every parent has days like that sometimes!
Your bub's skin is new, precious and very sensitive! Even though you may not think it, going outdoors for a few minutes or standing at a window can cause your little one to catch some serious sun. Make sure your little one is as protected as possible and make sure to use baby-safe sunscreen on every occasion! If you're travelling in the car or plane, make sure to pop a shade on the window to cut out those rays to keep bub cool and happy!
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The Mizzie Team x