Hi Friends! For those of you who have still been following along (I know I’ve taken a bit of an unplanned hiatus) I’ve spent the past month out in Montauk with the fam and have been soaking up my favorite season to its fullest with my two girls. Margaret made her inaugural trip to Montauk when she hit 4 weeks. (Rosie made her first trip even earlier, I think she was only 10 days old 🙂 In order to prep for the extended vacay, I needed to replenish my newborn/infant travel gear which bring’s me to today’s BLOG POST! I’ve partnered with Walmart to share with you mamas (brave enough to travel with an infant) my must have newborn/infant travel essentials (all of which can be found on Walmart.com)
- The Baby Carrier: I’ve been wanting some freedom from the stroller especially since Rosie no longer needs one so I knew I would need a carrier of some sort if I expected to be mobile with a newborn when we travelled to Montauk. My goal was to be able to bring Margaret down to the beach with us to watch the surfers early in the morning and for late evening dips with Rosie. I wanted something that was lightweight, compact as well as easy to snap on quickly on the go. I researched a few different options and settled on the Baby Bjorn Carrier. So far I’m really pleased with it. The price point was great for a quality carrier and it took my husband only one time of showing me how to work it and I got the hang of it. (Normally I’m asking him multiple times how to set something up when it comes to baby gadgets or any gadgets for that matter) It’s also super lightweight and perfect for those early months
- Portable Travel Bassinet: I love this portable travel bassinet. We use it at home in our living room so I don’t have to run up and down the stairs to the nursery and it served as the perfect compact yet sturdy bassinet to bring out to Montauk. I like that the sides are made up of breathable mesh and it takes less then a minute to take apart and set up. For storage, simply snap off the legs fold the mattress pad in half and pop into the travel bag.
- Infant Beach Tent: We have a bigger tent for when the little are moving around but I like to travel and pack light when I can. This $26 baby beach tent & bed was perfect for bringing Margaret to the beach in the evening. We wanted Rosie to still have fun at the beach and be together as a family so we found after 5:30 pm beach sessions were our thing. This specific tent is meant for newborns/ infants and it wards off both Sun & Bugs. It’s compact, lightweight and all you have to do is unzip the bag for easy setup. I will say my husband also set up our umbrella over the tent for additional protection but this is something we would be bringing to the beach anyways.
- Infant Sun Hat: every baby (boy or girl) should have this flap hat to protect against the sun & this Infant Rash Guard: another summer-time essential for sun protection (built in UPF 50)
- Newborn Lounger: another baby item that is easily packable, budget friendly and works great as a place to park your newborn for hands free play time 🙂 It also doesn’t take up a lot of space and has a convenient handle for easy travel purposes.
- Sleepsack Swaddle: I would not leave home without this specific swaddle. We used the standard Velco swaddles with Rosie but I have found this sleepsack swaddle more effective with Rosie. It’s the only 3-way adjustable swaddle that adjusts to your baby’s sleep style.
- Infant Bath-Tub Seat: Another compact budget friendly travel find. This bath-tub seat is only $12 so you won’t feel to bad if you have to leave it behind after your trip has commenced. It works great for newborns still in that sponge bath phase.
In addition to being a great source for Baby Travel Items Walmart will also be showing their support for National Breastfeeding Awareness Month with specific deals on nursing based products. Throughout the month of August Walmart will offer special deals on all feeding items: breast pumps, bottles, nipple covers etc. Check out their Feeding & Nursing Section: HERE for more info!
Thank you to Walmart for Sponsoring this Blog Post. As always, all opinions remain my own.