Packing Prep with our Tiny Traveler

We have quite the tiny traveller on our hands over here. Mark has been to seven countries, on nine flights (including three transatlantic ones!), on a few train rides, and even a boat ride! He got his passport at 2 weeks old and even has Global Entry. We are currently heading on Mark’s fifth big trip! Needless to say, we’ve had some practice in prepping for trips with our little one. Brett and I take notes from each trip regarding what worked & what didn’t and it helps us better prep for our next adventure. Today I’m sharing some of our tips for how we prepare for traveling with our little one. 

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Favorite “First” Teething Toys

Oh the joys of a teething baby. Mark had his first teeth cut this week (his two bottom ones!) and boy has it been an experience.  Mark started displaying signs of teething about 8 weeks ago but it took many weeks before we could see anything under his gums & an additional week for those pearly whites to finally break through.

Needless to say, the past 6 weeks have been filled with Mark jamming everything in his mouth, occasional screaming, a little less sleep, a lot more coffee, and the cutest rosy cheeks. Thankfully, after this experience, I think we finally have a few tricks to help Mark deal with teething in the future. 

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Our Diaper Bag Essentials

Let’s talk diaper bag essentials. I remember the first time I left the house with Mark neurotically reviewing checklists I found online. Did I have everything? What if this happened? Or that? What if, what if, what if. It felt a bit daunting in the beginning and I was definitely WAY over packed. Months later,  I have narrowed our list down to the essentials (aka things we actually use) and am sharing our list with you.

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The Number One Thing I’ve Learned Since Becoming a Mom

When we welcomed our baby boy, Mark, it was hard to imagine how he would impact our lives. I was certain he would, but not sure in what ways. As I sit here looking at my almost five month old, I find myself reflecting on how much he has already taught me. Mark has brought us more love, joy, & happiness then we could have ever imagined. But the number one thing he has taught me is to appreciate the moment.

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