17 Travel Essentials for Infants

Traveling with a baby can be a challenge. But these travel essentials make it easier for us parents—especially if we have no yaya or nanny!

Bringing a baby out requires a long list of travel essentials to make it more convenient for both parents. If you’re new to the game, we’ve compiled all the travel essentials your infant may need—whether it’s to visit the grandparents, go to the mall, or have a family staycation.

On-the-Go Travel Essentials

1. Lightweight Stroller

First on the list is a lightweight stroller that can comfortably transport your baby. Joie’s Pact Compact Stoller is perfect because it’s suitable from birth onwards. It’s so easy to assemble and disassemble, and it has a strap that allows you to bring it like a bag. It also comes with its own bag should you want to check it in or pack it away. This stroller is so light that you can practically carry it with one hand!

2. Hipseat Carrier

This is especially suitable if you have a clingy baby who prefers being carried. i-Angel’s Light Hipseat Carrier is the first-ever hipseat carrier from Korea. It’s a multi-position baby carrier that has a detachable hipseat. Some parents even prefer just wearing the hipseat while carrying their babies to avoid straining their arms. We recommend this if your baby is at least 6 months old or can hold his or her head already.

3. Portable Air Sterilizer

Since COVID-19 is still everywhere, it’s important to keep your baby safe and protected—especially when you’re out and about. EcoNuvo’s Shield Plasma UV Air Sterilizer sterilizes the air to remove bacteria, germs, and viruses including COVID-19 using its patented double sterilization (Plasma + UV-C) technology. It can cover an area of 16 square meters.

4. Backpack

With the many things you need to bring or carry, it’s practical to have all of your baby’s travel essentials in a backpack. This way, you’re hands-free. We like the Samsonite Allosse Backpack available at It has a lot of pockets that can hold and organize your baby’s things.

Bath and Nappy Essentials

5. Foldable Changing Mat

Having a foldable changing mat like Lily and Tucker’s Portable Diaper Changing Pad is handy to have especially when you’re caught in the middle of the road and your baby needs a change. Or if there’s no accessible changing area, you can simply spread this out on a flat surface and change your baby’s diaper. Lily and Tucker’s, in particular, is water-resistant, machine washable, and can be folded to fit any baby bag.

6. Baby Wipes

The ultimate travel essential for cleaning just about anything—baby’s bum, mouth, and even toys. HUGGIES Baby Wipes are thick, soft, and very absorbent. They have natural fibers and are clinically tested to be safe for your baby’s delicate skin.

7. Foldable Bath Seat

If you’re going on vacation with the whole family and are concerned about having to pack a bulky tub, no need to fret. There are many foldable bath seats you can buy online that are more travel-friendly.

8. Small Baby Wash

Baby wash products often come in bigger sizes, but Cetaphil Baby’s Gentle Wash & Shampoo comes in a 50ml size that’s ideal for travel.

Feeding Essentials

9. Nursing Cover

If your baby exclusively breastfeeds, having a nursing cover to give you privacy is a must. Nursing Covers PH has a wide selection of cute and comfortable designs. You can choose from bamboo cloth to Japanese cotton.

10. Travel-Friendly Breast Pump

Another must-have for moms who exclusively breastfeed is a breast pump. One of the best ones in the market is Medela’s Freestyle Flex 2. It’s an electric pump that’s compact, light, and easy to carry. It even comes with a minimalist-looking bag designed specifically for all the parts—for convenient transportation and organization. Inside it is a separate insulated bag and ice pack to prevent milk from spoiling.

Moreover, the Medela Freestyle Flex 2 has a 2-hour battery life and can be charged using a power bank. Plus, it can connect to the MyMedela app to allow you to create a personalized profile that tailors to your needs.

11. Easy-to-Pack Bottles

For babies who feed using a bottle, Comotomo has a 5 oz. silicone bottle small enough to fit any bag. Moms also love this particular brand because it’s designed to mimic breastfeeding to help babies easily transition back and forth from nursing to bottle-feeding.

12. Milk Powder Dispenser

For formula-fed babies, we highly recommend using a milk powder dispenser like Philips Avent’s. One unit carries three pre-measured portions of milk powder in separate compartments. So when you’re ready to feed, you just need to pour the powder into the feeding bottle. It even doubles as a bowl or container if you remove the inner sections!

Sterilizing Essentials

13. Sanitizing Spray

Moms who are very particular about their baby’s surroundings will need to always have a sanitizer. Good thing Kurin Pocket can get the cleaning done while you’re on the go. It cleans, degreases, deodorizes, sanitizes, and disinfects anything that your baby frequently touches. In addition, it’s safe for both babies and pets.

14. Disinfectant Wipes

If a sanitizing spray isn’t enough, you can always use Lysol’s Disinfecting Wipes. It cleans 99.9% of germs and bacteria, can be used on gadgets and toys, and can even remove allergens and stubborn stains.

15. Pocket UV Sterilizer

Babies love putting the most random things in their mouths. This is why a lot of moms prefer using a pocket sterilizer like this one from UV Care for extra peace of mind. It’s so small and compact so it’s convenient to bring everywhere.

Other Travel Essentials

16. Mosquito Repellent Stickers

To prevent your babies from getting mosquito bites when you’re out, don’t forget to pack mosquito repellent stickers like MoskiShield’s Mosquito Repellent Patch. These are a lot easier to bring compared to sprays and lotions.

17. Toys

Last on our list would be toys, of course! Babies tend to get bored when there’s nothing to do or see—so be sure to pack their favorite ones, whether it’s a rattle, a toy that lights up, or tear-free books.

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