First, I want to thank all of YOU for making me insanely busy over the last few days. I’ve read all your emails and comments in relation to my North Carolina Festivals for Fall post, and I hope that I’ll get all the awesome festivals I’d forgotten into it over the next couple of days. I don’t want any of you to think I’ve forgotten. It’s just it was also time to celebrate a sweet New Year with my family. L’Shana Tova to all of you out there reading this little blurb. Plus, I am gearing up for my trip to Phoenix. I hope that all of this finds you well, and I look forward to more emails from ALL OF YOU! I seriously love it.
Okay guys, I know packing is hard. Packing is hard when I only have to pack for myself. I ALWAYS forget something. I’ll admit it’s usually something small like my toothbrush, but I’ve also gone on entire trips with the wrong type of clothing in general. Yeah, we won’t even go there right now. I thought it was important though as I prepare for Blended Conference to make sure that baby was packed for and packed well so I thought I’d share my tips with you.
3 Easy Steps for Packing for Baby When You’re Crazy Busy
1. Pack early
The truth is that this is something I haven’t always been great at in the last few months. I’m constantly forgetting things, because I’ve been rushing around at the last-minute trying to do it. I was determined for that not to happen this time. I lined up Sweet Baby J’s clothes and a few toys to survive the plane ride so that we are set to go. I packed enough clothes for 2 changes a day, 4 pairs of pajamas, olive oil to prevent diaper rash, disposable diapers, his favorite blanket, wipes, pacifiers, and a few toys. He doesn’t really need much at this stage since he has me as his food supply. I’ll be shipping milk from here for him to have while I’m at the conference. He’ll be seeing his grandparents on Sunday so I know he’ll have plenty of fun things to do then so I just tried to keep everything to a minimum. I am packing a few books that explain the Jewish high holidays and one more fun one for Grandpa to read.
2. Double Check Everything
This is something I’ll have my husband do when it’s closer to time to leave. It’s best to have someone else do this, because you honestly might forget something that is super important. Have you ever gone anywhere without your child’s lovey? You feel the pain then, right? I’ll feel more confident knowing that we’ve got everything lined up correctly if I’m not the one dealing with the double checking. It’s all about checks and balances.
3. Put Everything In One Place
Once you’ve packed the bag make sure to put it with your other luggage. You’d hate to get all the way to the airport and realize you’d left the whole thing at home. I think that these kinds of things could happen to me as I run through the house like a crazy woman nervous about my first conference. We’ve all been there, right?
I even let Sweet Baby J get involved in the process of packing for baby. He loves to pick out things. Every night he picks out his own pajamas. Yesterday, we talked about some of our favorite books, so we wanted to let him figure out which books we should be packing for baby. How do you go about packing for baby? How often do you travel with baby? Any tips for the plane ride? I look forward to packing for baby many more times as we travel around the world so hopefully I’ll remember this post as well.
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