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What do I need to bring when traveling with a baby?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: A few days' supplies

When traveling with a baby, parents should bring a few days of supplies, including formula and medicines if needed.
If there is no crib at the destination, parents can bring a foldable playpen. Also, parents need to check regulations, as a passport for the child may be needed; or a letter from the non-traveling parent may be needed, if the child is entering another country with just one parent.

In brief: A few days' supplies

When traveling with a baby, parents should bring a few days of supplies, including formula and medicines if needed.
If there is no crib at the destination, parents can bring a foldable playpen. Also, parents need to check regulations, as a passport for the child may be needed; or a letter from the non-traveling parent may be needed, if the child is entering another country with just one parent.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine

In brief: Depends upon age

Of course you will need the basics: food, diapers, and a small portable stroller. Check to see if a car seat is available at your destination, if not bring yours.
A ready supply of new and distracting toys and snacks makes the trip easier. Remember to take breaks often if traveling by car. You may want to bring some acetaminophen, pedialyte singe-serve packets and lots of extra diapers.

In brief: Depends upon age

Of course you will need the basics: food, diapers, and a small portable stroller. Check to see if a car seat is available at your destination, if not bring yours.
A ready supply of new and distracting toys and snacks makes the trip easier. Remember to take breaks often if traveling by car. You may want to bring some acetaminophen, pedialyte singe-serve packets and lots of extra diapers.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Dr. Sarah Kohl
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Dr. Syed Masood
Pediatrics

In brief: Air Travel

(1) supplies needed: diapers, extra-clothes, paper towels, toys (2) breast, pacifier or bottle during take off and landing (3) ear plugs may reduce the noise level and help sleeping (4) some tylenol (acetaminophen) to deal with fever and pain during travel.

In brief: Air Travel

(1) supplies needed: diapers, extra-clothes, paper towels, toys (2) breast, pacifier or bottle during take off and landing (3) ear plugs may reduce the noise level and help sleeping (4) some tylenol (acetaminophen) to deal with fever and pain during travel.
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