Winter is well on its way, and for those with planned winter travel, it’s time to start getting everything ready for that epic adventure you plan to take with your kiddos. However, before you start booking hotels and plotting driving routes, it’s time to pack your bag of essentials—and here’s what to bring to ensure smooth sailing, no matter where your travels take you.
A comfortable wrap carrier: After sitting hours in their car seat, your little one will need some snuggles once you get out to stretch your legs. Packing a comfortable carrier, like the Moby Easy-Wrap, makes it easy to keep your baby close, connected, and calm when you’re no longer behind the wheel. The carrier allows you to carry your baby facing inward or outward, has buckles on both sides of the waist that make it simple to put on and adjust, and can accommodate kids from 8 to 33 pounds, making it a carrier you’ll use for years.
Gloves for every family member: Keep little hands warm while curious tots explore the winter wonderland around them. Make sure you have gloves packed for each member of your traveling party.
Cell phone charger: A dead cell phone battery can put a serious damper on your winter travel adventures. To ensure you’re juiced up and able to look up directions, make reservations, or keep your kiddos occupied in a pinch, ensure you have a backup battery on hand.
Socks: Ice and snow can leave you or your little ones with uncomfortably wet socks. Bring an extra pair for each family member to keep those toes comfortable and dry after outdoor adventures.
Bottled water: Have a few bottles of water on hand to ensure everyone stays hydrated and happy, even if you’re on the road for hours.
A first-aid kit: Keeping a first-aid kit on hand, catering to unexpected owies is a must. A kit with bandages, antibiotic cream, alcohol wipes, adhesive tape, will leave you prepared for any mishap, so you can get back to the family fun.
Jumper cables: Make sure you’re able to keep your ride in good working condition this winter by having a pair of jumper cables on hand—they’ll certainly come in handy if you ever find yourself with a dead battery on a snowy day!
A winter trip with your little ones can be an enjoyable and stress-free affair—with the right packing list. With a well-packed bag full of must-haves for you and your kiddos, the world is your oyster.