31 Must Have Baby Airplane Travel Essentials In 2024

Last Updated on 7 months by Namrata

Are you a mother traveling with a baby? Planning for a trip as a mother with a baby requires extensive preparation, especially when traveling to another country for a long period. It is necessary to have thorough discussions and conduct intensive research on the specific country you intend to visit. When flying to an Asian country such as the Philippines, Indonesia, India, or Bangladesh, it is crucial to be extra cautious regarding the weather and local amenities. This caution is advised because facilities in most Asian countries differ from those in the US, UK, and Australia. For instance, if your baby falls ill during the trip, you may have to wait for hours or even days to see a specialist, especially in small towns and cities. Although this may not be the case in larger cities.

Another issue worth discussing is the availability of “safe drinking water”. This is not exclusively a concern for mothers who travel, but a difficulty faced by any traveler visiting Asian countries.

In European countries such as France, Germany, and Ukraine, a common issue that you might face is the language barrier. Individuals residing in rural areas of these countries may not have a strong command of the English language. To overcome this obstacle, it would be beneficial to have a translator app installed on your mobile phone. Additionally, this article titled “31 Must-have Baby Airplane Travel Essentials” discusses essential baby items for traveling with an infant that can be purchased on Amazon.

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Best Baby Airplane Travel Essentials

1. Chicco Mini Bravo lightweight travel stroller

The Chicco Mini Bravo stroller is a durable stroller that has a lightweight and stylish aluminum frame that makes it one of the lightest and most feature-rich convenience strollers on the market. With an easy-to-fold frame and carry strap, you can go with ease.


  • Made of durable and lightweight material.
  • Comes with a feature-rich car seat.
  • A large back storage pocket to keep things and a cup holder in front.
  • The dimensions of the seat can accommodate a child from birth to 5 years and the seat is strong enough for a 50-pound child. 

2. Bag Nation Diaper Backpack

Bag Nation diaper backpack comes with fourteen multi-sized pockets, so you will never run out of room. There is also an insulated pocket that’s big enough to hold multiple bottles and a dedicated pocket for baby wipes.

Because Bag Nation diaper bag can be worn like a backpack, you’ll have both hands free while carrying it. Or, you can use our adjustable straps to strap it to a stroller.

The stitching looks like it will not fray. The zippers are too strong to break. And, the Bag Nation Diaper Bag Backpack doesn’t lose strength when it’s packed full of items.

Free Changing Mat and Sundry Bag included!

3. Sanitizing Wipes

Amazon Elements Baby Wipes are made with pharmaceutical-grade purified water, cucumber, aloe, and green tea oil for clean and gentle wipes. Each one is strong, soft, large, and textured for cleaning hands, face, and diaper area. This Alcohol-free, dye-free, parabens-free, phthalates-free, bronopol-free, Methylisothiazolinone-free wipe is available in scented and Unscented packing.

4. Baby Sleepsack

A Sleep Sack­ swaddle replaces loose blankets in the crib that can cover your baby’s face and interfere with breathing. In addition to helping your baby sleep safer, it helps him sleep better, too. Its adjustable swaddle wrap snuggles your baby’s arms to prevent the “Moro” or startle reflex. It is the original 3-way adjustable swaddle that adjusts to your baby’s sleep style. Swaddle arms in, hands-to-face, one or both arms out to ensure baby’s best sleep, and an easy and gentle transition to the SleepSack wearable blanket when it is time to stop swaddling.

5. Baby Carrier Wrap

A baby carrier offers an ergonomic seat for optimal baby hip positioning, a super supportive waist belt, and adjustable padded straps for long-term wearability. You can carry a baby in 4 ways: a. facing in a narrow seat for newborns, b. facing in a wide seat for older babies, c. facing out a narrow seat for babies with head control, and d. back carry wide seat for older babies and toddlers.

6. Baby Bowls

A baby bowl is a handy gear for a mom as it has a Snap-on lid for instant leftover storage, a suction base to make it sturdy on surfaces, and an easy cleaning surface.
They are made from toxin-free, BPA-free, and PVC-free materials and you do not have to worry about keeping food items.

Use a bit of water under the suction to get a strong suction on a smooth surface. The bowls will not have a strong suction if you use them on uneven, dirty, oily, scratched, or scrubbed surfaces.

7. PreparaKit

The American Red Cross Deluxe Baby Healthcare and Grooming Kit is a robust collection of nursery items that includes a nasal aspirator, digital thermometer with case, comfort tip medicine spoon with cap, brush, comb, baby nail clipper, fingertip toothbrush, toddler toothbrush, a mirror and more all zipped into a deluxe travel/storage tote with an easy-view window that lets you see exactly what’s inside. It even includes baby care, wellness, and a safety guide so you can master every task with confidence. The easy-view tote is the perfect place for keeping all these nursery essentials together, both at home and on the go.

Oral Care
The fingertip toothbrush has extra soft bristles, ideal for cleaning young teeth and gums. The toddler toothbrush bristles are gentle on tooth enamel and tender gums.

Nail Care
Keep baby’s nails neat with the included nail scissors, emery boards, and nail clippers. The scissors feature strong stainless steel blades and rounded safety tips. The emery boards are gentle for smoothing delicate baby nails. The nail clipper has a unique, comfortable hold and curved blades for safety.

Hair Care
The infant brush is soft on the baby’s scalp; the comb features “founded teeth” for easy combing.

8. Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Most stainless steel water bottles are made from high-quality food-grade 18/8 stainless steel that is quite strong. They are crafted and designed with a powder-coated finish to last and should not rust.
The open wide mouth allows the water to stream out while on the go to help you stay hydrated. The double-walled vacuum-insulated water bottle allows for easy filling and cleaning. Even when filled with ice, the bottle will not sweat. No coaster is needed!

MIRA stainless steel travel water bottle comes with a leakproof, insulated, BPA, and Phthalates-free cap. The stainless steel lid will prevent any accidental spills. This multifunctional water bottle is easy to grab, while you are on the go. Make sure not to store sugary drinks in the water bottle for more than 24 hours and not to over-tighten the lid or not to force it open.

9. Travel Crib

Baby Bjorn Travel Light Crib is lightweight and portable, which provides your baby with a safe, comfortable space for sleep or play at home or on the road. The Travel Crib Light sets up in just seconds and features a plush, cozy mattress and a sturdy base that does not wobble. Sets up and is ready to use in one simple movement. The compact and lightweight design (11 pounds) makes it easy to take with you. The Insulated mattress keeps the baby warm and comfortable. The waterproof, breathable mattress cover is machine washable. Net fabric side panels make it easy to keep an eye on the baby.

10. Travel Crib Sheets

When you have a travel crib, it is best to have crib sheets with you. A crib sheet will protect the crib mattress. Deep pockets with elastic all around provide a snug and secure fit for the baby’s comfort. Machine washable cold with a gentle cycle, tumble dry low for best results.

11. Rash Kicking Kit

A medkit for diaper rash is a must-have item for a mother. This Rash Kicking Kit contains Boudreaux’s Butt Paste 2oz tube, Maximum Strength Butt Paste 2oz tube, and Diaper Rash Cream Applicator. It’s a great baby shower gift for any new parent. The mess-free applicator provides thick and smooth coverage to protect against diaper rash. The soft, flexible silicone is gentle on the baby’s skin. Boudreaux’s Butt Paste is free from dyes, preservatives, parabens, and talc. Pediatrician Recommended.

12. Waterproof Pad Liners

A diaper-changing pad is an essential item for traveling with a baby. This pad liner gives you extra protection, allowing you to be a true quick-change artist. The liners measure 22.75″ x 11.5″ and feature PVC-free waterproof backing to protect standard changing pads and bassinets from messes and leaks. They are also machine-washable, eliminating the need to replace diaper pad covers.

13. Infant Car Seat

The Evenflo Maestro car seat is a forward-facing harnessed car seat that can hold children from 22 to 50 pounds. In addition to 4 shoulder harnesses and 2 crotch strap positions, this seat’s innovative design adjusts to fit your child’s needs as they continue to grow.

The great thing about the Evenflo Maestro Car Seat is the headrest which has a unique shape that guides the belt around your child’s neck and shoulder for a perfect fit. Your child will also appreciate that the integrated cup holders have flexible bands to keep their snacks and drinks secure. The soft, machine-washable seat pad allows for easy cleanup of any messes. The lightweight design comes equipped with an easy-to-use LATCH system, including a tether, for easy installation and movement between multiple vehicles. The Evenflo Maestro 2-in-1 Harness Booster Car Seat for infants and toddlers is designed, engineered, tested, molded, and assembled in the United States.

14. Pacifier

Distributed by hospitals nationwide, the Philips Avent Soothie helps calm and soothe newborns. It has a unique shape that comfortably fits newborn mouths without inhibiting normal development. Replacing the pacifier after 4 weeks is recommended for safety and hygiene reasons. And not to leave a pacifier in direct sunlight or near a source of heat, or leave it in disinfectant (sterilizing solution) for a longer duration. Before first use, it is advised to boil in water for 5 minutes (may cause a slight color change), allow it to cool, and squeeze out any trapped water from the pacifier. This is to ensure hygiene.

15. Baby Pacifier Clips

Never have your baby’s pacifiers dropping to the dirty floor or even getting lost with these universally fit functional pacifier clips. You may never have enough pacifier leashes for your little one.

It can be easily washed by hand in cold or warm water with mild detergent, also you can use a soft brush to clean it lightly if it stains a little. Hang it to dry immediately after washing.

If machine wash, remember to use a mesh bag to protect both your washer and the pacifier clip.

To avoid accidental swallowing, do not leave the clip on an infant or child while sleeping or while unsupervised.

16. Potty Seat

Calm your little one’s fears of falling in the big toilet with Munchkin’s Sturdy Potty Seat. The easy-to-clean potty seat fits most standard toilets and is contoured to hold your child securely in place. Easy-grip handles add stability and a non-skid edge prevents the seat from moving around giving your little one more confidence when navigating tricky new waters. Also included are a built-in pee guard and “feet” for easy stand-up storage. You will no longer toil through toilet training with this comfortable potty seat.

17. Baby Bibs

Baby Dribble Bibs are made with super soft organic cotton on the front to soak drools and dribbles. The back layer of the bib has ultra-absorbent thick fleece to absorb more liquid and keep your baby’s clothing dry by protecting it from drool. It is recommended only to hand wash the bandana bibs with detergent as they are made with soft fabrics.

18. Nursing/Maternity Bra

The Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra provides you with a luxuriously comfortable seamless experience. It is a great maternity and nursing bra choice for every day, at home, on the go, or simply anytime. The super-soft fabric molds to your changing shape, so that you can wear it from maternity to nursing and beyond. A bra conversion kit is included so you can convert your nursing bra to a ‘regular bra’ once your nursing journey is complete.

19. Teething Mitten

Nuby’s Teething Mitten provides an innovative way to relieve and soothe your teething baby. The soft, flexible mitten is a solution for babies who cannot keep hold of teethers, while also protecting babies from chewing on their hands. The soft silicone mitten comes in many colors and it provides stimulation to gums and emerging teeth.

Multiple silicone teething surfaces soothe the baby’s sore gums. When the mitten is touched it makes a crinkling sound to engage the baby. A hygienic bag is included for storing the teether while traveling and machine washing.

20. Stroller Organizer

With a stroller organizer, all of your important items will have a perfect spot. No more shuffling around trying to find your phone, wallet, keys, or diapers. After all, an organized life is an easier life!

This baby stroller organizer has a collapsible frame and will fold with your stroller. And let us just briefly mention the awesome drink holders— they are extra deep to prevent spills and well-insulated to keep your coffee hot or your water cold! Just another extra feature we created with you in mind!

Make sure you check the size of the stroller before buying a stroller organizer. The improper fitting can result in drink spillage. It is not recommended to carry hot beverages since a moving stroller can cause unwanted spillage even when the organizer is securely installed. To ensure a safe and happy trip do not put heavy items in the stroller organizer. Excessive weight may cause the stroller to tip over.

21. Car Seat Travel Bag

A car seat travel bag protects your child’s valuable car seat when traveling and enables you to be hands-free with super-human strength to push strollers, pull luggage, and wrangle the kiddos. Perfect for checking the car seat as luggage, bringing the seat for use on an airplane, or even for cruises and travel by train.

The Ultimate Car Seat Travel Bag from J.L. Childress lets you comfortably carry and protect your child’s car seat while keeping your hands free from other luggage. This bag includes an ID pocket and dual lockable zippers. The water-resistant, heavy-duty fabrics of the bag clean easily and protect the car seat from moisture.

22. DocATot

DockATot has been designed to offer a snug and soothing environment for babies. We like to think it’s the next best thing to the womb. Babies can rest, play, and lounge without the restrictions of buckles or the distraction of bells and whistles.

The innovative design helps the baby feel snug and secure. When the baby gets bigger, you can open the buckle on the dock.

The dock is not designed to prevent a baby from rolling over. Rolling over is a natural development, which should be encouraged during waking and supervised time.

The Deluxe+ Dock also offers parents a better way to co-sleep with their babies. Deluxe+ docks are lightweight and portable, allowing for easy travel. Additional covers are available for purchase to match your mood, room, and style. All materials used are washable.

23. Baby Sleep Soother

The Baby Shusher calms down a crying baby by engaging the natural calming reflex of your baby. It uses a parenting technique made popular by Dr. Harvey Karp in his book “Happiest Baby on the Block”. The Baby Shusher incorporates the fourth ‘S’ of the ‘Five S” — shushing. With loud, rhythmic shushing noises, the Baby Shusher draws on ancient, time-tested practices.

This is a doctor-approved and thoroughly tested technique designed to break a baby’s cry spell and engage their natural calming reflex. The rhythmic shush reminds the baby of being inside mom, where they were inundated 24 hours a day with loud sounds of blood flow and other in-utero noises (up to 95 dBs, or the sound of a very loud vacuum cleaner). What may sound harsh at first is actually very calming to a baby.

We know that a baby will cry anywhere and the Baby Shusher is small, compact, and easy to keep clean meaning that you can use it anywhere.

24. Bottle Brush with Nipple Cleaner

Are you feeding your baby six to eight times a day? Make sure clean bottles are ready for the next feeding with the OXO Tot Bottle Brush. The Brush features soft and firm bristles for gentle cleaning or serious scrubbing and has a soft handle that is non-slip, even when wet. Tucked inside the handle is a silicone Nipple Cleaner that cleans tight spots like bottle nipples and breast pump parts more effectively than bristles can. The Brush has a flexible neck for easy reach inside bottles of different shapes and sizes. The brush comes with a stand that keeps countertops neat and dry.

25. Bath Spout Cover

The Moby spout cover brightens up the bath while keeping the baby’s head safe from bumps. The sleek design includes an adjustable strap that fits snugly on most tub spouts and a tail that’s also a handy hook, so Moby can hang around when bathtime’s done.

Soft, tough rubber protects the baby during bath time. The easy-to-adjust strap secures and tightens on most spouts easily.

26. Baby Shampoo and Body Wash

When it comes to being “tear-free”, Puracy Baby Shampoo and body wash are gentle and non-burning to the eyes. This product contains a formula that does not contain any eye-numbing agents as most tear-free shampoos do. Instead, it contains a very gentle blend of naturally made cleansers and moisturizers.

Developed for the most sensitive skin, including those with eczema and cradle cap. Vegetable-based ingredients of the shampoo produce mounds of bubbles while hydrating the skin.

27. Smart Sock Baby Monitor

NORA Smart Sock baby monitor helps you watch over your baby while they sleep. Unlike traditional audio and video baby monitors, the NORA Smart Sock helps you know your baby is okay with metrics like oxygen saturation, heart rate, and many more. When you know the baby is okay, you can worry less and sleep better.

This smart baby monitor helps you know your baby is okay by using clinically proven technology to track their heart rate and oxygen levels. The Smart Sock sends this information to a base station which is designed to notify you with lights and sounds if something appears to be wrong.

Using NORA’s app, you can view real-time wellness data and receive direct notifications on your phone. All new moms and dads now can be less worried about babies while they sleep. The Smart Sock can help by keeping them informed of what matters most, making it the perfect baby shower gift for expecting moms and dads.

28. Baby Crib Mattress

If safe and healthy sleep for your baby is a priority then this revolutionary Newton Baby Crib Mattress is the right choice for you. Newton has claimed this to be the first completely breathable and washable crib mattress.

The 3D spacer cover can be removed and machine-washed with cool or cold water and dried on a tumble or low-heat setting.

The washable material prevents bacteria growth and its cushy firmness helps your baby stay asleep.

29. Mist Humidifier

Moisturize the dry air in your home or office in minutes with the MistAire Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier from Pure Enrichment. This powerful and aesthetically pleasing tabletop humidifier is packed with smart features that make it the perfect solution for improving the air quality in any room.

The humidifier’s 1.5-liter tank delivers a moisture output of 150 milliliters per hour making it the perfect solution to relieve the symptoms associated with dry air. On the low setting, you can expect up to 16 hours of continuous, safe operation.

30. Breastmilk Storage Bags

Breastmilk storage bags are ideal for storing and freezing precious breastmilk. Lansinoh bags come pre-sterilized and they have a patented secure seal design to prevent any leakage.

The standard-size pump can to attached to an adaptor to pump directly into bags. Adaptors can be bought separately.

31. Booster Pads or Diaper Doublers

Booster Pads are long-wearing extra-absorbency disposable diaper pads that are simply inserted into diapers or training pants. SPOSIE Booster Pads are perfect for extended use situations for overnight protection and travel. The unique flow-through pad wicks away moisture that often irritates the skin.

A Booster Pad can hold up to 8 oz. of fluid and will keep the baby dry and comfortable. When you’re done using them, simply dispose of them with the diaper.

Final Words

Here are 31 best baby travel essentials that are necessary for a smoother trip and to be prepared for any unexpected situations.

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