Baby Travel Bag Checklist: Top 10 Essentials

Whether you’re preparing for a short trip to the supermarket, a fun day out, or even travelling abroad with your baby, it’s important to pack everything your little one needs to ensure your trip goes as smoothly as possible.

At Frankie Lola, we understand that travelling with your child can feel daunting. That’s why we’re here to help! We’ve put together a handy checklist to outline all the essential items that you should take with you when you’re out and about with your little one. We hope this will help reduce stress and make packing for errands or adventures that little bit easier.

Top 10 Essentials to Pack in Your Baby Travel Bag

1. Nappies and nappy sacks

Nappies and nappy sacks are one of the most important things to remember. We recommend packing as many as you think you’ll need and throw in an extra one or two just in case the unexpected happens – you don’t want to be left in a mess!

2. Baby wipes

Whether your child is in or out of nappies, baby wipes always come in handy for cleaning messy faces, hands and bottoms. They are also great for cleaning surfaces if your child spills anything whilst on the move.

3. Muslin wraps

Muslin wraps are practical baby items that can be used for multiple purposes. They are perfect for using as a swaddle, breastfeeding cover, burp cloth or sun cover.

4. Bandana bibs

Bandana and baby dribble bibs are the perfect accessory for catching your little one’s dribbles and milk leaks. We have a beautiful range of colourful and personalised designs that are super gentle and free from plastic liners. These are a must-have for your bag, While you’re here, why not browse our girl and boy bandana bibs today to find the perfect design for your baby.

5. Changing mat

Changing nappies when travelling can be tricky. However, a reusable changing mat is a great protective solution and can be used in your car or on top of baby changing facilities. To ensure these stay spick and span, be sure to wash them thoroughly after each use.

6. Change of clothes

Babies are often incredibly messy, therefore a spare change of clothes is never a bad idea. You may also want to consider packing a spare t-shirt or jumper for yourself too, especially if food accidents are likely to happen or if your baby is likely to be sick.

7. Dummies

If your baby uses dummies, you may want to pack a spare as they can often get lost when dropped on the floor.

8. Soft baby blanket

Blankets will be your baby bag staple for if it’s a bit nippy outside and your baby needs to be wrapped up warm. Our baby blankets are made with long-lasting material to keep away the chills and are designed to be stylish and comfortable. View our boy and baby girl blankets online.

9. Bottles, formula or food

This will largely depend on how you feed your baby, however carrying clean bottles, formula or food pouches will keep them settled when you’re out and about.

10. Creams & lotions

Baby creams and lotions are essential for making sure that your baby doesn’t get a nappy rash. We also suggest carrying a travel-sized bottle of sun cream with you to help protect your baby.


Other items you may wish to pack include small toys to keep your child entertained and a bottle of water to keep older children hydrated throughout the day.

For more practical parenting tips, you can view our blog or contact us to find out more about our stylish, yet affordable baby clothes and accessories.