Here are some tips for safe traveling with your baby:
- Check in with your baby’s health care provider before your trip to make sure she is healthy.
- Most health insurance plans cover emergency medical care no matter where you are, but it’s best to check your policy to learn what exactly is covered.
- Learn about medical care that’s available where you are going. Ask your baby’s health care provider for recommendations or visit the International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers website for info.
- Check the CDC’s website for travel advisories and safety tips while away from home.
Now that you have read up on some valuable safety and health information for your travels, it’s time to pack!
Remember to include these items in your baby’s bag:
- Baby food and supplies you need to feed your baby breast milk or formula, such as bottles and a breast pump. Bring extra food or formula in case of travel delays.
- Changing pad, diapers and diaper ointment. Throw-away changing pads can make changing your baby’s diaper easier.
- Extra baby clothes
- Rattle, book or favorite toy
- Medication or special equipment if your child has special needs
Whether you are traveling by car, boat or plane, in-state or internationally, read our web article for more tips on how to get where you are going safely. If you have a child with special needs, this post will be helpful, too.