Whether your baby has a couple flights under his or her belt, or is yet to take that first flight, traveling with an infant is NEVER easy. I've definitely had my fair share of mistakes and triumphs while on a plane with my daughter, and with that I've learned what works for me! I hope by watching this video you can laugh, learn, and hopefully feel a little at ease about traveling with your little one. Please excuse the shaky go pro video (It was my first one!) Bon Voyage!

What I used in this video:

Below is a repost from PROFESSIONAL PACKER


photo by 

Monica Mae

In this photo: 

contents bag from target

dapple bottle soap travel size

safety 1st nail clippers

avent pacifier

OXO travel spoon

extendable bottle brush

bag balm travel size

safety 1st thermometer

  1. I always pack everything in clear toiletry bags so there are no problems going through TSA. Target sells great content bags in the beauty section. 
  2. If you are on a long flight, changing your baby's diaper is inevitable. All airplanes have at least one restroom with a changing table. Ask the flight attendant before take off where it is.
  3. You can check a car seat and stroller at the gate. If you do, make sure to get a claim at gate tag prior to boarding and attach it to the car seat/ stroller. (or else prepare for the wrath of a flight attendant)
  4. Don't forget your baby needs I.D. too! Bring his or her birth certificate or passport if they have one. (If you're planning on doing lots of traveling, I'd recommend in getting a passport. It's much easier than taking a piece of paper around that could tear)
  5. Always dress your little one in layers
  • Travel size bottle soap
  • Expandable bottle brush (You may not find this necessary,I just don't like the smell of dirty bottles in my bag)
  • Pacifier x2 
  • Diapers
  • Wipes, Creams
  • Burp Cloth x3
  • Swaddle blanket x2
  • Sweater
  • Socks
  • Extra change of clothes (baby)
  • Extra change of clothes (mommy, trust me you will need this when you don't pack it)
  • Bottles (always pack one more than you need)
  • Breast milk/ Formula (pack this in a small cooler and TSA checks it separately)
  • Gas Drops (or any medications your child may need)
  • Baby Food (depending on child's age)
  • Baby Spoon
  • Bib
  • Toys, Teethers
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Thermometer (I've never used it, but just in case)