The Minimalist Baby Packing List: 5-Day Trip

Friday, May 27, 2016

A few days ago, when we were flying to Utah, a flight attendant came over and kindly told me how good Fox had been on the flight (he really was terrific!), then asked me if it was his first flight.  I thanked her and told her that it was actually his fourth flight this week.  He is becoming a pro-flier (with sufficient snacks, toys and a decent nap, anyway).  

I have tried really hard not to shy away from the difficulties of travel, and specifically the challenges of traveling with a baby.  I am typically a homebody.  I like being at home and having a routine with regular nap times and mealtimes,  But, I do recognize the benefits (and fun) of getting out and seeing the world, learning about new places and people, whether that means in your own town, or halfway across the world.

So we travel! And I love it!

If you follow me on Instagram, you have seen a few photos from our trip to Las Vegas this last week, SLC over Christmas Break, and my many photos from our trip to France last year.  All of these trips were with Fox, and although I am not a professional packer by any means, I did think it would be useful to show what I brought along on our latest travel excursion.  I feel like I have learned a lot about what you should bring when you have a baby!

I am also planning a follow-up post about tips for traveling with kids, so stay tuned for that as well!  Happy Packing!

In the Suitcase:

4 T- Shirts
1 Romper
3 Pairs of Pants
1 Baby Suit (optional)
1 Button Down Dress Shirt (optional)
2 Pairs of PJ's
1 Pair Socks
1 Pair of Dress Shoes (optional)
1 Pair of Mocs
Swimsuit + Swim Diaper + Rash Guard (summer only)

Striped Tee: Gap via ThredUp || Striped Onesie: JC Penney || Grey Tee:  American Apparel via ThredUp || Lion Shirt:  Badger + Rue
Suit: Target (similar) || Floral Shirt: Old Navy || Shoes: Gerber
Jeans:  Second Hand || Red Pants: H&M (similar) || Navy Shorts: Old Navy || Romper: Carter's via Sam's Club
Track Jacket: Adidas (Couldn't find anything similar)
Mocs:  Freshly Picked
White PJ Shirt: Second Hand || Blue PJ Shirt: Second Hand || Plaid PJ Pants: Made by me
Swimsuit: Target || Rash Guard: Amazon || Swim Diaper: Second Hand (is that TMI? We washed it first)

For the Plane:

A few small toys
Baby Carrier
Extra Outfit
Burp Cloth/Bib
Wipes (not pictured)
Snacks (not pictured) - I like apple slices, granola bars, fruit snacks, & pretzels.  I like food that is not too messy, and that takes a long time to eat.

Bib: Aiden + Anias || Quiet Book: Deseret Book or Amazon || Burp Cloth: Amazon || First 100 Animals: Amazon || Baby Carrier: Lillebaby (I actually use the Essentials Carrier on vacation, but it was out in the car, so I didn't go get it).


  1. Okay, where did you find the little soft Book of Mormon? I have been looking for such a thing!

    1. Emily,
      Mine is from Deseret Book, but you can also buy them off Amazon. If you look in the sources section below the photo, I linked to it :)

  2. Do you have any tips on dealing with a time change and a little one? About to take my 11 month old on her first overseas trip and am freaking out !!!


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