Navigating the streets of New York during a global pandemic seemed like a daunting task – especially with a baby. But I’m here to say we conquered. Here are some items that made our trip to New York, fun, warm & efficient.
Making sure you and your babe are warm & comfortable will make a huge difference in your travels.
I am here to say 100% the 7am Enfant stroller insert is the warmest thing I’ve ever felt. (We purchased the Tundra insert)
The inside is fleece lined and has removable vegan fur on the outside trim (which acts as a wind/snow/rain blocker), the exterior shell is also waterproof and has a little exterior pocket to hold your phone for easy access.
Amalia slept instantly and for hours on end while bundled up inside her little stroller insert. I also purchased the gloves that attach onto the stroller handlebar. They keep your hands nice and toasty, and easily accessible to check in on babe, check your phone, or sip your bevy.
Many infant car seats these days don’t require the base. You’re able to snap your babe in and out of vehicles, safely, without the base.
So while venturing through NYC, we had two adaptors on our Uppababy Vista.
An upper, where Amalia sat nice and high in her large seat, snug in her 7 am insert. And below is where we stored her carseat, thanks to a lower adaptor which allowed us to snap the carseat into place, and out of the way of the storage basket below.
When we needed to go across town or were tired, we’d call an Uber & snap Amalia into her carseat for safe travels.
This made life so much easier as we didn’t feel stranded and were able to pick up and go wherever we pleased.
I can’t recommend hauling your carseat along on a bottom adaptor enough.
I say BAG in capitals because we had just an average backpack for a good while, and I don’t recommend lol.
A bag specifically created for diaper-ing is key when travelling.
Knowing where everything is, easy access & having it readily available makes life so easy. This diaper bag is affordable & perfect. Little handles specifically designed to attach to your handle bars makes life easypeasy.
If you’re still breastfeeding, carry a manual pump with you so you don’t have to worry about outlets to power your pump. We were able to walk around for hours as I’d just pump when needed, and had numerous bottles handy (incase one fell on the floor. Which happened numerous times *woops*)
We carry this toiletry bag in Amalia’s diaper bag at all times. It has a bunch of items never touched and an item we can’t live without.
It is equipped with:
mini medicine dispenser
and a 3 in 1 thermometer.
(I also included baby liquid Tylenol in ours)
Of all the items included in the toiletry bag, the noise sucker is the one item we can’t live without.
It’s used almost every time we are out, and was used at least twice a day while in NYC.
Your babe can’t blow their nose, think of the dander, dust and more that circulates the air.
Add on a general runny nose when in a cool climate – no fun. So keep a nose sucker on hand to help your babe out!
This diaper bag has a lot of items you probably won’t need to use, but I love having all those little things for peace of mind, in case those “just incase moments” ever pop up.
These were in our diaper-bag by chance, and it was a godsend that they were. We took a ferry from Brooklyn to see The Statue of Liberty and it was amazing! There was a bar on board stocked with any and every drink, music, a tour guide & even a Santa on board for photos once the tour was done.
This was amazing & Amalia is a great sleeper but the headphones allowed her to sleep throughout the entire tour.
Travelling is stressful as it is, add on another precious human and the stressors begin! But having a system in place and items that help you throughout your travels will make all the difference.
I really hope some of these items help you in your travels.
Can’t wait to hear where you’re headed!