Holy crap who thought it was a good idea to take a 4 month old to Las Vegas, NV?! Matt is going to be at the Drobo stand at NAB. Instead of spending another week apart we decided it would be best for the baby and I to tag along! I had to wait almost 30 years to get to Las Vegas and my child will get there before she is even a year old! Blergh!
After an hour or so Matt and I packed everything we think we will need for our little miss into 3 bags. Our Ju Ju Be Be Hip diaper bag is acting as our carry-on luggage. By using the diaper bag as a carry on/my purse I do not have to worry about packing it in our suitcase! My Bug Out Bag from my days in the military is going to be the baby’s checked luggage. We were originally going to use a duffel bag for the baby’s things, but decided upon the Bug Out Bag because it is huge and is a back pack so we can carry it. If we were really trying to save money we could use the Bug Out Bag as a carry-on, but since this is our first time flying with the baby and we have to take Matt’s B1200i Drobo with us we thought it would be best to check the dang back pack! We decided against renting a car. Thus, the car seat is coming with us! We have our handy Britax carrying case for our Britax Chaperone car seat!
What Does One Pack for a 4 Month Old?
We are going to be in Las Vegas for 5 nights and 4 days, and here is what we packed!
1 – Car Seat
2 – two size small Halo Swaddlesacks
3 – Honest Company Diapers and 7th Generation Diapers (we didn’t have time to order more Honest Company). I am not handwashing cloth diapers in Las Vegas so we are using disposables for the week!
4 – four packs of Pampers Flushable Kandoo Wipes We loves these wipes for traveling because they are smaller than normal sized wipes so they fit better in our diaper bag.
5 – Babyhawk Mei Tai We are not bringing a stroller and enjoy babywearing options in case the baby spits up on one! I chose all of the carriers because they contain no metal for TSA and they are all lightweight and super breathable for the warmer Las Vegas climate.
6 – Bali Breeze Iris cotton gauze wrap. Again no stroller and my baby is the queen of spit and tends to have blow outs in disposables so I am coming prepared!
7 – numerous amounts of spit rags. One can seriously never have too many spit rags. I am going to try and make friends with the hotel cleaning people and see if I can get extra wash cloths to use as spit rags!
8 – super cute swimming suit for the baby! It is going to be 80! Heck yeah!
9 – super cute and some what matching plastic swim pants!
10 – assorted bucket hats because sunblock is not safe for infants skin. Instead of sun block the baby is going to be completely covered as much as possible and we will try and stay indoors as much as possible between 11am and 4pm when the sun’s rays are the strongest.
11 – assorted clothes. Again, our baby is the blow out in disposable and spit up queen so we planned for about 2 outfits a day with 2 evening dresses for a couple of nice dinners. I packed pants so as to block the sun.
12 – assorted socks. Again to block the sun while she is in the carriers. We planned for at least 2 a day because she sometimes will pee on them if I fail to change her diaper fast enough
13 – tolietries. Since the baby is much more prone to diaper rashes while in disposables we are bringing our Terra Naturali Baby Bum Bum Balm We also packed baby lotion and baby shampoo/body wash. We prefer Say Yes To Carrots!
All of these items fit conveniently in the Bug Out Bag minus the car seat!
Packing the Carry On!
The multi-tasking diaper bag! This week it will be my carry-on, diaper bag, and purse!
1 – 10 Honest Company Diapers. The baby goes between 10-12 diapers in a day and I am hoping that amount should get us through the half of a day we are going to spend in the air port.
2 – Ju Ju Be Be Hip Diaper Bag – I really enjoy the long strap on this diaper bag because I extend it out when I am wearing the baby and it will fit around both of us.
3 – assorted spit rags. To reiterate, one can never have too many spit rags! We frequently use them to cover a public bathroom changing table, and as napkins when one is not readily available!
4 – Kandoo flushable wipes
5 – Assorted toys. I strategically hid the baby’s favorite toys about a week ago. I have a toy for every hour of our journey so that she will be constantly occupied and amused by something “new”.
6 – extra clothes. My baby is a spitter and she loves to pee the instant her diaper comes off. To be prepared for this I brought extra clothes. I specifically chose these clothes because they do not have any metal snaps, buttons, or fasteners. This is because I do not want anything to set off the TSA metal detectors.
7 – nursing cover. I do fully support women being all boobies-to-the-wind and nursing without a cover. However, I am not comfortable with every Tom, Dick, and Harry watching in our my baby and my very special nursing time!
8 – Bitybean – As you can see this carrier is super compatible and is smaller than some of the babies toys! It has no metal parts and I plan on using it to carry the baby through airport security/TSA lines and on the airplane.
9 – plastic diaper bags. We are not always around a trash can when we need to change the baby. These bags are great to put dirty diaper and wipes in. They have handles to tie the bag off until we can find a trash can to dispose of the icky stuff!
Voila that is all we are packing for this trip to Las Vegas!
I will post tomorrow night to report how our airport and airplane experience went!