You know how people say that in order to bake a good cake you need quality ingredients? Well it’s kinda the same with those wishing to travel in style. You need quality equipment. I had the pleasure of travelling with our newborn to Sydney for fashion week recently. And these are the 5 things that made our lives so much easier.
1. Let’s start with the pram. Every good pram deserves a travel case. Without proper protection, Winston’s mode of bedding and transport may have carked it in transit. Imagine a missing wheel or a damaged connector…*shudder* I can’t think of anything worse/useless than having a broken pram. #firstworldproblem
Plus, did you know that having a pram case is like having free luggage? Well, within reason of course. I included an umbrella and a magazine in ours. I usually bring magazines in my carry-on bag but this time my hands were full with a baby…
Even after watching this Bugaboo travel case tutorial video I couldn’t figure out how to pack our Bugaboo Cameleon, so thank God that my husband is good with ‘origami’.2. A well-designed Nappy Bag. All these months I’ve been lacking a good looking nappy bag. I gave up on my quest for one until this Soon Maternity nappy bag came my way. It is so big I could have fitted Winston in it! Plus it has about 6 pockets for baby things and a detachable zipper pouch which doubles as a clutch, for my travel essentials. Not to mention a very handy matching padded change mat! To be honest, now I wish I got the black version instead. 3. A chic outfit: I chose this monochrome set from Feathers for 3 reasons. It’s ultra comfortable it’s like wearing pajamas. It’s breast-feeding friendly, a very important feature for the plane ride. Your baby (and the other passengers) will thank you for it. And thanks to its fabrication, this pant set is both drool-friendly and machine-washable. I can’t think of a better outfit to travel in style with a newborn in.
4. Comfy flats. Need I say more? You’ll be doing a lot of walking with a baby in tow, save the heels for a later date. Or better still, for a date.
5. And last but not least: a pair of sunglasses. No one can tell if you’re sleep-deprived when your eyes can rest behind a pair of handsome shades. Either that, or apply a generous slab of concealer…
These are a few of my favourite things to travel with a newborn. What about you? What are your stylish travel-essentials with a bub?
Where: in a well-watered park
Wear: Dolce & Gabbana Sunglasses / Feathers Shirt & Pants / Soon Maternity Nappy Bag / Salvatore Ferragamo Flats / Bugaboo Cameleon pram
Chinese Translation by Teresa Ruan (Click below to read)