There's nothing more important than keeping your baby safe and while that's fairly easy to do at home, when you're traveling away from home, whether it's across the state or across the globe, there can be some challenges.
Here are a few tips that will help keep your baby safe no matter where you're traveling to or how.
The seat your baby travels in is of the utmost importance here. Whether you're traveling by car, train, or plane, a car seat that fits your specific needs is important. All car seats are built to certain government standards, but there are many higher grade car seats that exceed those expectations by far. While many car seats are made of plastic, others have a steel core that won't bend as easily upon impact. If you can afford it, a higher end seat is always what you want to have. Besides car seats, there are other seating options that you can look at on House Mama.
Always carry whatever medicine your baby may need while you're gone. Fever medication and anti-diarrheal medications are particularly important, because both can harm your baby quickly if left unchecked. Diarrhea is one of the biggest causes of death in third world countries due to dehydration; so even if your baby isn't really prone to getting diarrhea, bring some medicine for it with you, anyway.
Diaper rash cream should also be on your list of things to carry. Not much makes a baby madder than a rashy bottom and it can make the trip miserable for everyone involved.
Next, you'll want to take a portable baby bath tub with you, but you can't just pick anything. An inflatable tub is the best thing to take with you, because part of keeping baby safe is keeping them bathed. You can also check those out on House Mama.
Something else you'll want to bring along with you is a dreaded “baby leash”. Sure, people may make fun of you for having one attached to your kid, but your baby won't get lost and won't get separated from you. It's worth any ridicule you might get over it.