1 – Dress simple.
Wear something that allows you quick and easy access to breastfeeding and the restroom without a lot of fuss. The wrap top and cotton jersey material on this maxi dress from Old Navy makes for a super comfortable, cute, functional and practical outfit. Top it off with a nice pair of slip on flats that won’t take any effort to get off and on when walking through security. If flats aren’t really your thing, you can jazz up your outfit a bit with a low, cone heel sandal like these from Donald Pliner.
2 – Wear your baby.
Keeping your baby close with a baby carrier makes moving around easier on the plane while keeping your baby safe. You can even take a nap knowing that baby will be okay. A baby wrap like this one from Moby is easy to use and because it doesn’t have any special hooks or straps, it wraps up easily and takes up very little space in your bag. Plus the wide cloth straps can be easily adjusted to cover your baby and keep her secure while breastfeeding.
3 – Pack Light.
Those super cute cloth diapers can sometimes be a bit bulky for travel. Hybrid diapers like this one from Pooters make it easy for you to cloth diaper on the go. The trim inserts are made from bamboo so they take up very little space in your bag without sacrificing the absorbency you need for long trips. Place your inserts, covers, wipes and changing pad in a medium-sized wet/dry bag like this one from Planet Wise. This will allow you to carry your clean and dirty diapers at the same time with ease.
4 – Organize.
Carry a diaper bag with lots of pockets to keep you organized and make finding things like your ID and boarding pass easy while holding all of baby’s stuff. A bag like this one from Timi and Leslie has plenty of room to hold cloth diapers, a laptop, cell phone, baby toys, a Moby wrap and much more while still looking fashionable.
Other things you can carry:
- Biodegradable baby wipes. If you don't like to pack cloth wipes on the go, try these award-winning biodegradable wipes from Nature Baby Care.
- Rash cream. Traveling can sometimes upset your baby's stomach and cause diarrhea. If that happens, you'll want a good diaper rash cream like this one from Earth Mama Angel Baby to keep rashes at bay.
- Cardigan. Sometimes the air on planes can be a little too cold. A simple black cardigan like this one from Cable and Gauge folds up easily in a diaper bag without taking up too much room, yet matches easily with whatever you're wearing.