How wonderful that you have a holiday ahead of you! A first holiday with your baby is a whole new experience and requires a lot of preparation. When our children were born, we lived in Asia, which meant we were travelling a lot with our little ones. This inspired us to create products that make it just that little bit easier for you to go on adventures with your family. We also experienced what is handy to always have with you when you go out with your little one. To make the preparation a little easier, we have compiled a list in this blog so you don’t forget anything and you can enjoy the holiday carefree!
Taking a changing bag on holiday
On the way to your holiday destination, it’s important to have a well-stocked nappy bag/mommy bag for changing and feeding. This way you can always act quickly should you need something. Make sure you have at least the following items in your nappy bag:
- Bottom cream
- Rollable changing mat
- Hydrophilic towel/whitening cloth
- Extra set of clothes
- Rubbish bags for the nappies and dirty clothes
- Milk powder in a measuring cup and thermos with boiled water, if necessary
- Drinking bottle
- Dummy if necessary (tip: take an extra one with you in your bag)
- Cuddly toy
- Cloby UV cloth (you attach it to everything so it’s handy against the sun but also to make it dark for a while/against too many distractions.
- Cloby Swaddle Clips > to create a ‘tent’ anywhere and let your baby sleep peacefully
What else do you take on a holiday with baby?
Besides a well-stocked nappy bag, the items below should not be missed when you go on holiday with a baby.
- Swimming nappies
- Hydrophilic towels
- Bath towel
- Baby shampoo and bath oil
- Toothbrush and children’s toothpaste
- Children’s paracetamol
- Vitamin D & K
- Nail clippers
- ORS Saline solution
For on the road and on location:
Look carefully at what kind of accommodation you are staying in and what items, if any, are already there. It can be very nice to bring some items from home if you use them a lot on a daily basis, such as a bouncer. This will also be pleasant and familiar for your baby.
- Maxi Cosi
- A bouncer
- Camping bed if no cot available
- Baby monitor
- Reading book
Clothing for your baby on holiday
Check the climate and weather forecast at your holiday destination. If you go to a warm area, for example, it is wise to bring extra thin clothing and sleeping bags. See also our blog on the impact of the TOG value on your baby’s sleep. It is also important to protect your baby from the harmful effects of the sun. Sunscreen alone is often not enough, nor is it applied properly. It is therefore wise for sensitive baby skin to bring special UV-protective clothing.
- Swimwear with UV protection
- Clothes with UV protection
- UV poncho
- Swimming belt
- Sun hat
- Long and short-sleeved T-shirts
- Jumper or cardigan
- Trousers, short and long
- Water shoes
- Sleeping bag
- Under sheet
- Blankets should you not use a sleeping bag
- Mosquito repellent suitable for babies
- Cloby Swaddle clips
Must-haves for your holidays with baby
The Cloby collection was created partly as a result of our experiences travelling with little ones. Our products are designed with not only the thought that it should be beautiful, stylish and qualitative. But also that it should solve a ‘problem’. All our products are therefore not only beautiful to look at, but also practical to use. And ideally suited for that first holiday with your little one!
The must-have for baby in the sun. Attach the cloth to your pram and, thanks to the press-studs, protect your baby without the risk of overheating. But you can use the cloth for so many more purposes, and attach it to so many places!
Use these magnetic clips to attach the UV sun cloth or toys to the pram or maxi cosi. But we also used these clips in endless ways during trips/holidays. In the car/train/airplane, use the clips to easily attach cloths around your little one to make it quiet, dark and snug for sleep.
Airy, quick-drying and UPF50+ sun protection. Ideal for sunny beach & pool days!
UV swimwear is usually made of polyester, which can be hot and sweaty. When your baby is not going swimming but wants to lie down and play, you want to give your little one something light. Our baby suits and hats are made of wonderfully soft and breathable organic cotton & bamboo, and also offer UPF 50+ sun protection!