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Remember the carefree days of throwing a change of clothes, a bag of toiletries and a phone charger into a duffel bag for a weekend of spontaneous adventure? Ah, the pre-parent travel lifestyle.
But now you've added a baby to the mix and even a jaunt across town seems to require the same amount of gear it takes to scale Everest. Just the thought of packing can be enough to make you bag the idea of a family vacation altogether. That's why we're here to help. It doesn't have to be so stressful and daunting. With the right equipment, you may discover traveling with baby is just as fun as the good old days. (Granted, with fewer afternoon cocktails and more nap planning.)
To get you on the right packing path, we've put together a list of vacation must-haves that will make your next trip a whole lot easier. Whether you're road-tripping or renting a beach house across the country, you're going to need an arsenal of baby-proof products to make the journey seamless and fun.
These are the 15 items you don't want to leave off your packing list!
Best Products for Traveling With Baby
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A version of this story was published November 10, 2020. It has been updated.