When we travel with our baby, we like to pack as light as possible. We already have enough to worry about with our baby travel gear and we don’t want to worry about extra bags. Most our baby products come in large bottles, so we find that replacing bulky bottles of body wash and moisturizer with travel size baby products makes a big difference when packing for our trip.
We share all the best baby products available in travel size, which fit perfectly in your backpack diaper bag if you decide to travel with carry-on only! If you can’t find your favorite baby products here, then you can always use reusable containers to make them travel size!
Best Travel Sized Baby Products – Table of Contents
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Types of Baby Travel Size Toiletries
If you’re planning on flying with a baby and want to pack your travel-size baby toiletries in your carry-on, then you have to make sure that they’re TSA-approved.
Keep in mind that your liquids or gels must be 3.4 ounces or less per container. This includes shampoos, lotions, baby washes, and sunscreen. Pack these in a quart-sized clear zippered bag. Baby wipes or wet wipes can be carried in any quantity, so feel free to stock up on those.
Here’s a list of some of the best baby travel size toiletries that you can add to your baby travel packing list!
Baby Dove Tip to Toe Wash
Available in a pack of four 1.8-ounce bottles, this tip-to-toe baby wash is soft on the skin and made with natural ingredients. It complies with TSA guidelines and is perfect for your carry-on luggage.
Johnson's Baby Lotion Travel Size
Similarly, Johnson's Baby Lotion comes in a set of 3 bottles each 1.7 oz in size and will hydrate your baby's delicate skin for 24 hours. This travel size baby lotion can be tossed in your diaper bag so you have it whenever you need it!
Dr. Brown's Natural Baby Diaper Cream
Available in a small 3 oz sized bottle, perfect for your carry-on, Dr. Brown's is full of natural ingredients to calm and moisturize to keep your baby fresh and comfortable when on the go.
Thinkbaby SPF 50+ Baby Sunscreen
The Thinkbaby SPF 50+ Baby Sunscreen is a clean, hydrating sunscreen that is available in 3-ounce bottles. You'll likely need more than this over the course of your trip, but carrying this travel-size sunscreen with you will ensure you have some in case your luggage goes missing!
Sun Bum Baby SPF 50 Sunscreen Stick
This bottle of mineral-based sun protection is free of artificial fragrances to protect your child’s sensitive skin from harsh UV rays without any irritation. The travel-size version comes in a 0.45-ounce bottle.
Babyganics Alcohol-Free Hand Sanitizing Wipes
This alcohol-free hand sanitizer wipes are hypoallergenic and safe for all ages, making them perfect for the occasional clean-up. Each wipe is made from a patented saline formula that has a moisturizing effect.
Munchkin Arm & Hammer Pacifier Wipes
For clean pacifiers, bottles, cups, teething toys, and your little one as well, try these baby wipes in travel size. Not only are they 100% food grade, but each pack has 36 wipes which is more than enough for a short vacation with the family.
Put Together a Baby Travel Kit
Picking travel-size baby products that your child can't do without is the most important part of building the perfect baby travel kit. Here are some must-haves that you’ll definitely want to include in your list of baby travel size products:
- A handy travel-size baby shampoo that's just enough to last your family vacation.
- Travel-size baby lotions are a must to ensure that your little one’s skin stays nourished and hydrated, even on vacation.
- Keep a tube of diaper cream on standby. It’ll help avoid rashes and protect your baby's skin from irritation.
- Pack a bottle of sunscreen with your other baby products to protect your baby's sensitive skin when out in the heat.
- Add a pack of travel-size baby wipes to clean up the occasional traces of drool, snot, dirt, and food.
- Make sure to have a box of band-aids in your baby travel kit. They’ll act as a precaution against any accidental bumps or cuts your toddler might get.
Create Your Own Kit
When you’re looking to create your kit, you’ll need everything from travel-size bottles for storing your shampoos and lotions in, to pouches that can store them all.
Made from flexible, soft fabric, these Welly Bravery Bandages seal away germs and protect bumps and cuts from all sides. They don’t fold, are recyclable and latex-free, and come in an assortment of sizes.
Pearhead Mommy and Baby Canvas Pouch Set
These adorable Pearhead pouches are made of canvas fabric and come with an attached zipper. These matching Mommy and Baby pouches will ensure you stay ever-prepared with your essentials and your travel-size baby products safely tucked in your carry-on.
Ubbi Retractable On the Go Bag Dispenser
The Ubbi portable bag dispenser stores 12 lavender-scented bags that you can use to dispose of soiled diapers and other waste. It’s retractable, and the silicone strap makes it easy to hang onto strollers and baby bags.
Skip Hop On-The-Go Wipes Dispenser
This on-the-go wipes dispenser comes with a secure moisture-lock seal that keeps all 25 wipes fresh for use. Loop the silicone strap around your bag or the baby’s stroller and you'll have (almost) every mess-related emergency covered.
The best part is you don't need to worry about finding travel size baby wipes. You can pack a larger set of wipes in your checked luggage and just refill your wipes container as you need!
See all the best baby wipes travel cases here.
Gemice Travel Bottles for Toiletries
If you are flying with your baby, use these 3-ounce, TSA-compliant travel bottles to pack the baby products you already have at home. The oval shape ensures that not a drop is wasted, and they are BPA-free, food-grade silicone!
Buy a Complete Kit
Don’t want to pick and pack? Check out these popular travel kits that have all the essentials your little one might need:
Pipette Baby Travel Kit
This travel kit for babies has four products, each below 3 ounces. There’s a tiny shampoo and body wash, lotion, travel-size baby oil, as well as a balm. Free from synthetic fragrances, it guarantees a relaxing bath time routine for your little one.
Johnson's Baby Care Essentials Gift Set
This essential travel baby kit is another special collection by Johnson's Baby that your little one must have, especially if bath time is something you don't want to skip when on the go! It comes in TSA-approved, travel-sized packaging, and includes a body wash and shampoo, lotion, and diaper cream.
Noodle & Boo Essential Care 3 Piece Kit
The Noodle & Boo Essential pack-of-3 care kit includes soothing baby shampoo, lotion, and body wash. Each item is clinically-tested, organic, and below 3 ounces, making it a super practical addition to any trip.
Why You Should Buy Travel Size Baby Products
- Smaller-sized baby essentials mean less to pack and lesser risk of your luggage being overweight.
- It’ll save you from having to lug around huge bottles of baby wash and lotion.
- They’re easier to organize and pack, unlike larger baby products that often end up getting scattered in different bags and suitcases. It definitely helps to keep all your baby travel gear in one place.
That being said, if you do want to pack the full-size products in your luggage, we recommend storing what you absolutely need in travel-size containers so that you always have them in your carry-on.
You can then take them out for use anywhere, like on a flight, in a restaurant, or even in an untoward situation where you lose your luggage.
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Celine is the owner of Baby Can Travel. Not only does she have years of experience traveling with babies & toddlers, but she's been helping new parents travel with their babies and toddlers for over a decade.
Celine also writes about family travel on the site FamilyCanTravel.com, which she co-owns with her husband. Being from the Canadian Rockies, she shares her passion about her home and travel to Banff National Park and area on their site TravelBanffCanada.com.