Traveling Light

We just got home from a four-day visit to Massachusetts for the Fourth of July holiday.  Traveling with a baby is different.  You need more stuff.  A LOT more stuff.  To wit, here’s the list of what we brought just for Maddie:

  • 12 onesies, assorted colors
  • 2 bathing suits
  • 20 diapers
  • 6 bibs
  • 9 jars of organic carrots and sweet potatoes
  • 4 jars of organic pears, apples and bananas
  • 4 baby spoons
  • 2 pairs of sandals
  • 3 pairs of pants
  • 1 sweatshirt (just in case)
  • 6 burp cloths
  • 1 stuffed lion
  • 1 stuffed hippo
  • 1 Winnie the Pooh
  • 2 teething rings
  • 2 rattle/chewy toy thingies
  • 5 board books (Moo, Baa, La-La-La, The Going to Bed Book, Guess How Much I Love You?, The Runaway Bunny, and Mirror Me)
  • 3 travel-size packs of wipes
  • 1 Red Sox cap
  • 2 sun bonnets
  • 2 crib sheets (just in case)
  • 1 bottle of water
  • 1 vat of baby sunscreen
  • 1 travel-size bottle of baby shampoo
  • 1 travel-size bottle of baby lotion
  • 1 bottle of baby vitamins
  • 1 bottle of baby Tylenol (just in case)
  • Baby comb and brush
  • Stroller

We also packed as much patience as we could fit into 2 duffel bags, one rollerboard suitcase and a gigantic beach bag.  Which, truthfully, wasn’t much.  Fortunately we had enough love and sense of humor to make up the difference.