Country Mornings with Jonathan & Ayla

Country Mornings with Jonathan & Ayla

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It was our first time traveling with our baby on the plane! We went to Mexico as a family and had the best time ever! We stayed at Bahia Principe Grand Tulum So I hope this blog helps parents who want to travel with their babies. It may seem like you’re packing a TON, and in reality, you are. Now that we we are back and have had a second to breathe and unpack, I wanted to write a list of absolute essentials.

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Don’t forget anything on this list. I’d say your baby’s passport is #1 because if you forget that and you’re going out of the country, you ain’t going! But regardless, bringing some form of ID for your baby will be important because the TSA will need to know if your baby is your baby. And then don’t forget the diapers, wipes, stroller, bag… I could go on and on. And I will! Here’s the most essential things you’ll need to travel with if you have a baby. Enjoy, and travel safe!

  • 17. Big Suitcase

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    I would get a bag that’s long enough and big enough for EVERY SINGLE ITEM on this list. If you don’t have a big enough bag, buy one now. Your baby needs a lot, so get a bag that will travel with enough space for them. 

  • 16. Baby's Passport


    I know it sounds obvious, but don’t forget a passport for your baby if you’re traveling out of the United States. It takes about 5 weeks with expedited service. You’ll need your baby’s birth certificate when applying for a passport and a check. We did the form at a US Postal Office. Baby’s passports last for 5 years. If you are traveling within the USA, bring your baby’s birth certificate. 

  • 15. TSA Approved Travel Liquid Containers

    Tsa Approved Liquid Containers

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    You can only bring 3.4 fluid ounces on the plane if you’re carrying on. So we took these four bottles and filled one with our baby’s body wash. The second we filled with shampoo for us (because it’s always hit or miss with hotel shampoo). The third bottle we filled with the baby’s bottle dish soap. And the fourth we filled with liquid laundry detergent. We used every single one of the bottles and the liquids inside them during our trip. And it was super cheap to buy. 


  • 14. Electric Tea Kettle

    Hamilton Beach 1.7L StainSteel Kettle 40880

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    This is the exact tea kettle we brought with us on our trip. We always filter and then distill our water at home. But in this case we wanted to at least distill the bottled water in Mexico. This was a game changer. 

  • 13. Formula

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    If you’re breastfeeding this won’t apply to you. But since I’m not anymore, I had to remember to pack formula. I brought two full boxes of our HIPP formula. Thankfully, it was enough for the trip. 

  • 12. Diapers

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    I am so mad at myself. I was ONE DIAPER SHORT on my trip and had to buy another package of diapers at the resort in Mexico. So, definitely don’t forget your diapers. 

  • 11. Diaper Wipes

    Same thing with the diapers, I was just a TAD short on the baby wipes. I brought two packages of these wipes, but forgot to take into account the amount of them I’d be using to wipe my baby’s face after eating purees and mangoes. So, I needed to buy one more package of diaper wipes at the hotel, and they weren’t great wipes. 

  • 10. Portable Ingelsina Chair

    Fast Table Chair

    WITH FAST EVERY MEAL BECOMES A REAL FAMILY MOMENT Having your baby sit at the table, particularly at an early age, is very important for family harmony. Your baby gets used to the habits and customs of your home, feels a part of the family, and gets reassured by mom and dad.

    This was an amazing purchase and an amazing addition to the trip. Of course the resort had highchairs, but this Inglesina portable chair slid on the the edges of ANY table. Your baby can only be in it for up to 37lbs though. Don’t forget the clip on plastic tray! 

  • 9. Inflatable Pool Float

    We loved this portable baby pool float! It was easy to travel with, and it provided cover to his little head. 

  • 8. Beach Blankets

    Mexico Blanket Beach Camping Yoga Picnic Falsa Serape - Etsy

    This authentic Mexican Falsa Blanket is going to be your go-to for all your indoor and outdoor needs, following you through your day-to-day life. 72in x 48in, the Falsa Blanket is extremely versatile. This blanket is perfect for cuddling on a porch, or perfect for being your yoga blanket!

    I almost didn’t bring these, but they were really nice to have for the baby to lay on while on the beach. The pool towels weren’t very wide, but these were. They’re not 100% necessary, but we liked having them on the trip. 

  • 7. Burp Cloths/Bibs

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    I used so many bibs for my baby that I’ve stared sewing my own for him (and anyone else who wants to buy one!) I brought 7 bibs and 7 burp cloths with us on the trip. When we started running out of them, I washed them with the laundry detergent that we brought with us on the trip.

  • 6. Stroller/Stroller Bag

    VISTA V2 Stroller - UPPAbaby

    The VISTA is compatible with the UPPAbaby MESA infant car seat without the need for adapters. We create adapters for the following infant car seat manufacturers and models: Chicco models: KeyFit and KeyFit 30 models. Maxi-Cosi models: Mico, Mico AP, Mico NXT, Mico Max 30, Citi, Cabrio, and CabrioFix.

    We can’t say enough about our UPPAbaby stroller. The same seat that is used in the stroller is also his car seat. So we could clip that off and put it in the car to go to and from the airport. The Vista2 is also big enough in the bottom to store his portable chair, his backpack, both beach towels, and more. Having a great stroller is essential for life, but especially for travel. But if you’re doing a lot of city walking, I would suggest a smaller stroller. Also, the stroller bag will protect the stroller from any damage, scratches, etc on a plane. I would definitely invest on that. 


  • 5. Car Seat/Base/Seat Cover

    MESA V2 Infant Car Seat - UPPAbaby

    This MESA V2 Infant Insert is designed to optimize fit and body positioning for your child. The following fit criteria must be achieved before the insert can be removed. Harness straps are at or slightly below shoulders. Bottom of the headrest is positioned at or up to 1 inch above shoulders.

    Don’t forget your car seat ANYTIME you travel! You’re going to want to bring your car seat, the base that goes with it (if needed), and it’s a plus if you have a set cover to put your base and car seat in when you’re not using it. The cover will protect it from dirt, scratches and more. 

  • 3. Hat

     The sun is strong, so head protection is a must! Don’t forget a hat. 

  • 2. Sunscreen

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    We brought many different types of sunscreens, but we prefer putting only organic, mineral-based sunscreen on our baby. It goes on thick though! But I guess that’s better than not, right? 

  • 1. Clothes

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    We brought only 5 pairs of PJ’s, and any onesies that we needed to re-use, we washed them in the sink and hung them out to dry outside. But we did pack enough adorable dinner outfits for every night of the week. 

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