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Traveling with Baby – When It All Goes Wrong


Let me assure you, I do not find traveling with baby easy because I’m just so organized and together that I never forget anything. Early in motherhood, I had to have a sister-in-law sneak to the store for me to buy diapers without my mother finding out and judging, since I went to Franklin without bringing enough extra diapers. Mother’s have to stick together.
My mother saves special criticism for those who cannot properly pack a diaper bag. And indeed, except that time, my diaper bag is pretty much always packed with a dance of clothes, pj’s, a matching blanklet, diapers, wipes, and now a hat and food. It’s what makes it so easy to go places. I never have to pack the diaper bag first. We just have to put her in her seat and pick up the bag.
But all that organization isn’t worth a hill-of-beans, if you had your husband miscommunicate over text and you don’t even bring the packed diaper bag when you go away for the night. But it’s no big deal. I don’t think anything can really be a problem, unless you travel without a drivers license and a credit card (add a passport if it’s foreign travel).  We got to my brother and SIL’s without so much as a single diaper. I ran to Walmart to buy diapers, wipes, and pajamas. But the fun wasn’t quite over. My baby who never leaked, leaked all over those new PJ’s. So it was time to borrow from the clothes her cousin has long outgrown and keep going. 
The key to easy baby travel isn’t really being fully prepared. It’s rolling with the punches and not making a big deal out of nothing. And litterally, we had NOTHING.

About Camila

Based in Atlanta, but from the mountains of North Carolina. New widow of a man from Iran. Mother of one precious girl. Anti-human trafficking expert. Sister to 16 siblings (Yes, some of are adopted). Daughter of God.

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