22 Must-Have Baby Travel Essentials for 2023

Even if you consider yourself to be an expert at packing lightly and often travel with only your carry-on luggage, traveling with a baby is likely to change that (at least partially).

Babies seem to require a lot of stuff, but we recommend only bringing the baby travel essentials that you know you’ll need and use.

HALO Swaddle SleepSack

This sleepsack was a major component of our baby’s sleep routine and we found it helped our baby get a good night’s sleep while on the road.

One item that we wished had been available at the time is the SlumberPod. It will create a dark environment for your baby and would be so useful when sharing a hotel room with a baby.

SlumberPod Privacy Pod

Baby Travel Crib or Travel Tent

While plenty of hotels and Airbnb rentals have pack n’ plays available for you to use, owning a portable baby travel crib is the best way to give your baby a familiar sleep environment.

Baby Monitor App

Now that you’ve gotten your baby to sleep, you’ll want to keep an eye on them. We love the Baby Monitor 3G app for when we stay somewhere where our baby is in a separate room.

White Noise Machine

Using a white noise machine will enable you to replicate your baby’s sleep environment and block out extra noise that might wake your baby.

Baby Travel Car Seat

If you plan to bring a car seat on the airplane or need one for a rental car, then this is one of the essentials for traveling with a baby that you want to plan ahead on.