Travelling with Toddlers - A Complete Checklist

Travelling with a toddler is not an easy task, because if you don't carry all the essential tools, you are in big trouble. Travelling essentials can save you from the hustle. Sometimes a tiny safety pin can save your day. In this article, we created a checklist of what you need to pack when going on a trip with your baby. 

A Complete Travelling Packing Checklist With Toddlers

Have you ever missed something at home and remembered it on your way to the destination? While travelling with children, missing something little can cost you much more than you can ever imagine.

You have to admit that a 2-year-old toddler needs more stuff than you. And, you can not drive 3 hours back home for your child’s beloved pillow or toys.

If you are going to hit the road with your toddler, you must be well prepared for the food and diaper emergencies.

The following are some travelling essentials that make the journey hustle-free and entertaining for your toddler.

Clothing & Sleeping

On average, toddlers’ outfits need to be changed 2-4 times per day. They crawl and soil their clothes all the time, or, there can be a diaper emergency.

You can follow the below checklist before starting the journey to save yourself from any type of clothing urgency.

  • Casual outfit and dressy outfit depend on days
  • Sleeping suit (rompers and onesies)
  • Walking out and walking in house shoes
  • Socks
  • Pyjamas
  • Jacket/sweater (depend on weather)
  • Sunhat / Cold weather hat
  • Boots for cold weather
  • Base layer (when it's cold)
  • Clothing backpack
  • Blankets
  • Pillows
  • Comfort object

Also Read: New Parents Checklist – What Should You Buy Before Baby Arrives


You can’t keep your child hungry throughout the trip. That’s why carrying milk and go-to snacks is important. Along with that, you need feeding utensils. Here is a complete checklist.

  • Healthy fruits (toddlers favourite)
  • Kid-friendly snacks
  • Milk powdered formula (doctor’s recommended)
  • Cereals
  • Utensils and napkins
  • Sippers and water bottles
  • Breast pump (if you need)
  • Bottle or milk warmer

Also Read: Toddlers Feeding Guide: What Should You Include in Their Meals?


While travelling with kids, you’ll see their tantrums, meltdowns, and other emotions. To keep your child occupied, pack different entertainment sources for them along with all accessories.

  • One small bag of blocks
  • Stuffed animals
  • Dolls
  • Mini cars
  • Writing tablets
  • Board games
  • Paper and crayons

Also Read: 5 Kids' Friendly Outdoor Play Activities for a Happy Family Time

First Aid

Safety accessories are always crucial for travelling anywhere. It would be best if you carry a first aid box for travelling. Make a separate emergency bag. These are some essential things that you can carry as first aid.

  • Cold and flu medicine
  • Tummy medicine
  • Motion sickness medicine
  • Daily vitamins
  • Baby sunscreen
  • Bandaids
  • Teething gels
  • Thermometer
  • Toddlers nail cutter


The main problem while travelling long trips with toddlers is changing their clothes. Following are some toiletries that you should check before starting your journey.

  • Laundry Soap
  • Diapers (3 to 4 per day)
  • Wet tissues
  • Diaper cream
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Bathing soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Baby bathing seat
  • Comb & brush
  • Bath towels
  • Bathing toys
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Lotion
  • Face and skin care products

Also Read: How to Clean Your Baby's Bath Toys? Step-by-Step Guide

Travel Gear

Though you are going for a long trip or just visiting grandma’s house, travel gear is needed all the time. If you are out walking, a stroller can help you carry your toddler. And, if you are in the car, a car seat will secure your baby from falling. Here are some baby travel gear you must carry on long trips.

Also Read: What Gear Does a 6-9 Month Old Need?


Travelling from one place to another is difficult especially when you are travelling with a toddler. Packing all the things that your child needs is very complicated. You take days to make sure that you have packed everything in the luggage but in the end, you feel you forgot something. When planning the next vacation with family, mark a complete travelling packing checklist. The travelling checklist can reduce last minute emergencies, and it helps to explore different places with little angel’s comfort and relaxation.