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Packing List for our first trip with Baby Liam: What’s in his suitcase?

A good question. The World Wide Web has fewer answers than I thought, as most “packing lists for travelling with a baby or toddler” refer to babies much older than our son, only six weeks old at present. There are tips regarding baby food, bottles, sterilisers, or toys – we do not need any of that yet.

Because actually, travelling with such a young baby is really easy. Based on our experience with plenty of day trips, we can say that Liam is truly an easy-going “baby traveller“. Lucky indeed, as we can still gather (and answer) all of his needs right away. Breastfeeding, too, works really well and plays a big part in that, sure.

 

Suitcase, bags, and more bags: How best to pack with baby?

Mit Sohnemann Liam auf Kuschelkurs.

Cuddling our baby son wrapped up in blankets: It’s actually easy to pack for such a young child.

 

And easier still when saying that we are actually headed towards a specialised baby hotel in Carinthia, Southern Austria: The “Heidi-Hotel” at the Falkertsee lake, near the beautiful Nockalm Road and Nature Park, welcoming young parents with a baby room and even renting out local strollers! This means we don’t even have to pack ours: It’s as easy as getting there and using one already waiting for us.

A big difference to how I packed “in my previous life” (with packing time often reduced to 15 minutes, as I travelled lots and lots!), is that now, I think much more ahead: What could we need for our baby? How about another trip to the pharmacy, just in case, or packing a little washing liquid for the week, and just how many items of clothing does he really need, given the different temperatures during the week …?

Mit dem Baby ist auf alle Fälle auch ein Haufen Wäsche eingezogen ...!

Baby has certainly brought a lot of clothing stuff with him … but do we really need to take it all on our trip?

 

Stichwort Trageberatung: Unsere Tragetücher von der österreichischen Marke "Babytuch" nehmen wir auf alle Fälle mit ...

Well, we’ll definitely take our wraps and baby slings …

 

... sowie die ebenfalls bequeme Trage einer guten Freundin ...

… this one here is especially convenient, and warm (waiting for the mountains, better than the city!) …

 

... und natürlich Papa's starke Arme, sowie die "Schnuller-Funktion" des Finger-Nuckelns, die gerade bei ihm so gut klappt.

… and Daddy’s strong arms, of course, as well as his “pacifier effect” on baby!

 

But back to our packing list.

We have started off with what we’ve taken on our day trips and smaller outings, scaling up what we need for that one week trip with baby:

 

It’s gonna be alright I’m sure!

There are, of course, other blogs that talk about the same topic, so here is some more inspiration:

 

Next up, I’ll let you know whether our packing list has been useful, and what we’ve learned from that first trip with baby Liam. Stay tuned !

 

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Elena writes about creative destinations, shares her personal travel stories and brings inspiring photography & interesting news updates home to you. Her mission is: "Continue to be amazed at this world, one creative travel experience at a time."

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