I cancelled the New York City trip.
Oh god, the agony of the decision! In the end, I just couldn’t bring myself to leave an 8-week-old at home. She’s not old enough to take with me, either.
I also began plans for taking her with me to California in September. I had booked hostels in the dorms, and now I am switching to a private room so that I can bring my 6-month-old.
I am now collecting “travel with baby” tips. My trip to Mackinac Island will be a 3 day test run.
Items so far:
When a baby is howling and only a bottle will calm her down, the following will be indespensable:
Enfamil powder packets (for when water is available)
and ready-to-use bottles (for when no water is available)
This is the bed my baby sleeps in now, as an insert into the bassinet, and sometimes in my bed. Eliminates the need for a pack’n’play.
Infantino Flip Carrier:
For carrying baby on back or front
We’re on a road trip, afterall, so there will be plenty of room in the trunk for a stroller, and a carseat is a must. Also, strollers and carseats check in free at the airport.
White Noise Toy:
White noise is a must with a baby in a hotel, downtown area, or hostel.
Baggie 1: Food (ready-to-use formula, packet formula, finger food)
Baggie 2: Bottles, nipples, and pacifiers
Baggie 3: Diapers, wipes, and cream
Baggie 4: small lotion, sunscreen, thermometer, suction bulb, baby tylenol, baby nail clippers
Baggie 5: 2 changes of clothes, sun hat, socks