Explore our baby travel essentials checklist

Their First Holiday:
Baby Travel Essentials

A family holiday is a great way to enjoy some quality time together in different surroundings. But, while exploring with your little one is exciting, we know that preparing for a baby-friendly trip can be complicated.

In between packing changing bags, travel cots and toys, it’s easy to forget crucial items. So, to help you remember all the gear for your holiday in the sun, we’ve created a list of baby travel essentials. From clothing and prams to accessories, our guide is full of fuss-free options to guarantee you have a smile on your face all holiday long.

For The Journey

When you’re off on an adventure with your baby, it’s important to think about keeping them comfortable at each stage of the journey. To make sure they’re well supported and safe in cars, it’s a smart idea to invest in a good quality car seat.

This car seat has 5 seat recline positions, a head support cushion and chest and buckle pads for comfort and safety

This soft and cuddly toy moves, vibrates and makes noises to keep them happy and stimulated

There are plenty of features to consider, but some key things to look out for include whether it’s easy to install and if it provides protection for your little one.

Even so, keeping them comfy is only half the battle! For long journeys, ensure they’re entertained with a handful of toys and a soothing audiobook to help lull them to sleep.

Prams For Exploring

The question of picking the perfect pram for your holiday can be a daunting one. To make the right choice, we recommend thinking about what activities you have planned for your trip.

Easily foldable, this stroller will take you from adventure to adventure

Make sure they're safe and comfy when off on adventures with a stroller

If you’re fond of taking the scenic route, an all-terrain style pushchair will let you navigate tricky surfaces with ease. Or, for city breaks, a lightweight, collapsible stroller will be your best bet.

Our Top Toiletries

Any adventure with your child involves packing a whole host of toiletries. As well as nappies, disposal systems and rash cream, it’s worth remembering a changing bag to enable a fast and fuss-free experience.

The Tommee Tippee nappy disposal bin seals each nappy for unbeatable odour block

The stylish and practical My Babiie Billie Faiers changing bag has plenty of space to store essentials

Not only can the bag double up to hold any other holiday accessories, such as sun cream, sunglasses and snacks, but you can be sure you’ll be prepared for every nappy emergency that comes your way.

Holiday Wardrobe

Whatever type of trip you’re planning, having a foolproof baby wardrobe is a must, and as always, your main priority should be comfort.

Get them set for the day with a top and shorts outfit

This 7 pack of bodysuits has options to see them through from Monday to Sunday

While unisex baby clothes are a great place to start for basics such as bodysuits and sleepsuits, you can also have fun with our seasonal baby outfits, including adorable dresses, dungarees and leggings. We advise planning two outfits for each day to cover all bases.

Sleep Tight
Travel Cots

Thanks to all the excitement, holidays can be tiring for young children (and their parents!). To let you pack in as much as possible during the day, getting a good night’s sleep is essential.

This cosy baby nest is a spare bed, travel bed and bassinet in one

This folding travel cot features useful storage pockets with bassinette, mattress and bag included

Since sleeping arrangements can vary in different accommodations, we advise bringing along a compact travel cot. Easy to fold and transport, this travel necessity will help the whole family enjoy sweet dreams.

You might be packing for your holidays, but the new school term comes around faster every year. To make sure your child is prepared, stock up on our fantastic-value school uniform offers, including school shirts and school blazers, as well as school shoes for boys and school shoes for girls.