The Best Travel Size Baby Products to Save Space in Your Luggage

Author: Celine Brewer

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One of the most important lessons I’ve learned traveling with a bay is to pack as light as possible. It’s already challenging enough with all my baby travel gear – I just don’t want to pack any unnecessary extra bags. Most baby products come in large bottles, but I’ve discovered that replacing bulky bottles of body wash and moisturizer with travel size baby products makes a big difference when packing for our family trips.

In this post, I 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!

A purple wicker basket filled with baby toiletries and a cute yellow rubber duck.

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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!

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. Based on my own baby pacling list, 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.

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:

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 large 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, I 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.

a cute baby under a green towel.

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This post was written & edited by:

Celine Brewer - Baby Can Travel

Celine Brewer is the owner of Baby Can Travel. Not only does she have years of experience traveling with babies & toddlers, but she's helped millions of new parents travel with their babies and toddlers for over a decade. In addition to writing on her baby travel blog, she has shared her expertise on traveling with a baby or toddler by contributing to articles about traveling with a baby with the Washington Post, USA Today, the Lonely Planet magazine and Pregnancy & Newborn magazine.

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.

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