The Best Travel Gear to Add to Your Baby Registry


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Source: Alaina Kaz and @hikarimurakami
Source: Alaina Kaz and @hikarimurakami

While creating your baby registry, you’re likely not thinking ahead to your little one’s first flight or road trip. But when that time does come, there are so many helpful baby gear items to have on-hand to make that trip an easy one. From a travel stroller and portable crib to a lightweight car seat to take on the go and a bottle warmer for easy feedings, travel gear is a whole different ballgame than the items you’re using all day everyday at home with a new addition. 

With that in mind, we rounded up 26 must-have items for traveling with a baby in the list below that we think you should consider adding to your registry. All would make great gifts either on their own or as a few small items grouped together and you’ll think of the gift giver every time you use one while on the go! 

Creating your baby registry can be overwhelming, but we’re here to help with editor- and expert-approved picks for everything you need for your new baby (and for you!) with our first ever Baby Registry Awards. Click here for our top picks for everything from bouncers to baby bottles. 


For Sleep

guava travel crib
Lotus Travel Crib

The Lotus Travel Crib is our pick for the overall best travel crib thanks to its light weight, easy setup, and portability—it converts into a backpack! Plus, its sturdy design means it can grow with baby well into toddlerhood.

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best baby travel registry items
Travel Crib Light

Another great travel crib, this BabyBjörn option is similarly-priced to the Lotus Travel Crib and known to be super easy to set up and lightweight to carry while on the go.

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Portable Sleep Nook

Recreating baby's sleep environment is key when traveling. The Sumberpod completely blacks out the sleep space for your baby with vents for airflow and a space for your monitor.

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Travel Window Blackout Curtain Shades

These curtains have suction cups to allow you to instantly black out baby's sleeping space for better sleep away from home.

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Amazon | Yogasleep
Rohm Portable White Noise Sound Machine

Drown out unfamiliar noises for baby with this popular and highly-rated portable sleep machine.

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travel baby monitor
Amazon | HelloBaby
Travel Baby Monitor

At just under $40, this affordable video and audio baby monitor is perfect for travel because it's easy to pack and doesn't require a WiFi connection to work.

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For Feeding

Amazon | Inglesina
Fast Table Chair

This portable chair makes going out to eat or eating while traveling so much easier. Plus, it's easy to clean—key for any gear connected to mealtimes.

more colors available

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best baby travel registry items
Amazon | hiccapop
OmniBoost Travel Booster Seat

This fold-up portable booster seat comes equipped with a travel bag and removable tray. The fabric pieces are machine washable and the tray is dishwasher safe for a super easy clean up.

more colors available

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willow breast pump
Wearable Breast Pump

This is the most shopped wearable breast pump by our readers and it's a wonderful option for travel for portable pumping.

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Babylist | Skip Hop
Grab & Go Double Bottle Bag

Whether packing bottles, breastmilk, or refrigerated snacks, this travel cooler—with a removable ice pack—ensures baby has what they need on the go.

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best baby travel registry items
Amazon | Tommee Tippee
Portable Travel Baby Bottle Warmer

This stainless steel travel warmer keeps water hot so it's ready at a moment's notice to warm a baby's bottles or food while away from home.

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silicone snack cups
Amazon | BraveJustice
Collapsible Silicone Snack Container

Once your little is old enough to eat solids, this soft, collapsible container is a must-have for travel days. Plus, its silicone flaps help avoid spills but still allows tiny hands to reach into the cup.

many colors available

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Strollers & Car Seats

Car Seat & Stroller

The famous Doona combines both a car seat and stroller in one, making it a super helpful option for traveling with a baby. Though it's a bit pricey at $550, moms rave about its functionality.

many colors available

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Nordstrom | Nuna
TRVL Lightweight Stroller

This stroller is lightweight, compact, and self-folds with the touch of a button for easy portability and storage on planes and in cars.

more colors available

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babyzen yoyo
Albee Baby | Babyzen
YOYO2 Ultra Compact Stroller

Another great travel stroller option, the Babyzen YOYO is, as its name suggests, ultra compact and folds and unfolds with just one hand. It weighs just over 13 pounds—but is still really sturdy—and includes a helpful shoulder strap.

many colors available

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Amazon | Summer Infant
Summer 3Dcore Convenience Stroller

When it comes to budget travel strollers, this is our go-to. Our editor-in-chief said she took this stroller everywhere because it was so easy and light to fold up or carry up and down the subway stairs.

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stroller bag
Target | J.L. Childress
Gate Check Bag for Single & Double Strollers

If you gate check your stroller while flying, be sure to protect it with this $23 bag that fits both single and double strollers.

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Cosco Scenera Convertible Car Seat

Priced at under $60, this budget-friendly convertible car seat is a favorite among moms for airplane travel because it's super lightweight and FAA-certified to be used in rear and forward-facing positions.

several colors and patterns available

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best baby travel registry items
Amazon | YOREPEK
Padded Car Seat Travel Backpack

This car seat travel backpack is great for carrying a carseat throughout the airport.

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Other Must-Haves

dagne dover diaper bag
Dagne Dover
Indi Diaper Backpack

Everymom readers and editors love the Dagne Dover diaper backpack for everyday use, but it's especially great for traveling. It comes with a mini changing mat, extra pouches to store essentials, a zippered wipe pocket, and a luggage sleeve.

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best baby travel registry items
Amazon | Munchkin
Diaper Bag Dispenser

Our editor-in-chief swears by this little gadget for traveling—or anytime, really—to easily dispose of dirty (and probably smelly) diapers while on the go. Just clip it onto your diaper bag and, trust us, you'll be glad you have it!

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wet bags
Amazon | Bumkins
Waterproof Wet Bags

You'll be so thankful you have these waterproof and reusable wet bags on hand while traveling. Not only can they store anything you need, but they're great for transporting wet swimsuits or dirty clothes like from a mid-flight diaper blowout.

many colors and patterns available

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Target | Ergobaby
Soft Structured Baby Carrier

A supportive and comfortable baby carrier is a must-have for any travel day, especially while flying as you can wear your little on the flight—except during takeoff and landing—and they'll, hopefully, fall asleep while in the air.

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hip seat baby carrier
Amazon | Tushbaby
Hip Seat Baby Carrier

Hear us out on this one. If your little one is too squirmy to be strapped into a traditional carrier, this hip seat carrier is a great alternative that's safe for baby and doesn't strain your back. Additionally, it doubles as a fanny pack diaper bag and can be used as a nursing pillow.

several colors available

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milk snob multipurpose cover
Milk Snob
Multi-Purpose Cover

We love the versatility of this reader-favorite item that can be used to cover the car seat or stroller or as a nursing cover for mom.

many colors and patterns available

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best travel toys
Melissa & Doug
PB&J Take-Along Toy

Babies don't need a lot of toys while traveling—plus, they're a lot to pack—but we recommend this six-piece PB&J infant toy because it can clip to strollers, diaper bags, and car seats. And its multi-textured pieces are slobber worthy and help develop sensory skills.

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soft baby book
Amazon | Melissa & Doug
Soft Activity Baby Book

If you pack one more toy for baby, let it be this soft Peekaboo book that littles can page through during plane or car rides. The best part? It's machine washable.

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