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Practical Tips for Managing Baby Food While Traveling

Your baby is ready to start eating solid foods and you have a trip planned. While preparing for your trip you might be wondering what the best way to manage baby food when traveling abroad is.

The easiest way to feed baby solids on your holiday is by following the principles of baby led weaning. Even if this isn’t the route your family has chosen for introducing solids to your baby, with the right equipment and a little preparation, feeding your baby solids on the go is still quite manageable while traveling.

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When to Introduce Solids to Your Baby

The most common age to introduce solids to a baby is around 6 months. Some babies might be ready or interested in food earlier or later than this, but this is a pretty typical age to start.

Breastfeeding or formula will still be the main source of food for your baby even once you start solids. It remains an important part of your baby’s diet right through to 12 months old (and further, if you choose to breastfeed for longer).

When traveling with a baby eating solids, you’ll want to ensure your baby is staying hydrated and continue to offer formula and breast milk on demand.

Also be prepared to see less as your baby is learning to eat solid foods. When you are feeding your baby solids on the go, you’ll be giving your baby food a couple times of day, so it will take up a larger portion of your sightseeing time.

How to Plan Travel Food for Babies

Planning baby food when traveling abroad will really depend on how you choose to introduce solids to your baby. For some, baby led weaning is the right choice and this means far less preparation. You can feed your baby finger foods right off your plate.

This works especially well for travel food for toddlers who are used to eating different foods.

For babies who are brand new to eating solids and just figuring out how to eat, it will take a little more preparation. When you start your baby on solids, you often will introduce one food at a time to rule out any allergies.

If you are still in this stage, you can plan to stick to those foods or cereals that your baby is already eating. You can easily prepare warm cereal using one of these baby travel food warmers.

If you aren’t doing baby led weaning, have a list of the foods your baby eats at home. For easy solid foods like bananas, avocados and bread, you can easily purchase those at your destination. For other traveling food for baby, like cereals or ready-made pouches, you can pack those in your luggage or your diaper bag backpack.

While you might want to prepare all homemade baby food for your baby, keep in mind that ready-made food is easier to travel with than homemade food and it will last longer.

If your baby isn’t quite into eating finger foods, you can keep making baby food while traveling by traveling with a hand crank food mill to grind up food for your baby.

This baby food timeline is a great reference of what your baby can eat at different ages.

6 Baby Travel Food Ideas

In our experience, our babies ate less solids when we were traveling. Perhaps due to the unfamiliar environment, the change in routine or less familiar foods. We still offered solid foods at each meal, but let our baby choose how much to eat.

You might also find that your baby is drinking breast milk more or drinking more formula. This is a great way to ensure your baby stays hydrated while traveling.

As for creating travel baby food, here are some of our favorite foods to feed baby while traveling:

  1. Without question, some of our favorite baby travel food are easy to mash foods that don’t require cooking like bananas, mangoes, avocado, berries.
  2. Renting an Airbnb with a baby is a great way to get access to a kitchen. If you have access to a kitchen, you can cook soft vegetables (peas, carrots, sweet potatoes).
  3. Depending on your access to other foods, other great options for cooking baby food while traveling are scrambled eggs, tiny bits of chicken, shredded cheese, cooked pasta, toast strips.
  4. For traveling with a baby that is very new to eating solids, you can bring single-grain cereals usually fortified with iron and mix it with formula, breast milk or water. We find mashing up a banana in these cereals is a fun and yummy baby food while traveling.
  5. If your baby is eating dairy, Greek yogurt is also another easy, nutritious and filling option for baby food while traveling.
  6. You’ll also want to have a plan for picky toddlers. We love these toddler breakfast ideas; the ‘no recipe’ ideas are perfect for traveling with a picky toddler.

In addition to having ideas for good baby food while traveling, do some research into your destination to determine if baby food is easily accessible. By way of example, this post on finding baby food in Japan discusses where to find baby food in a foreign country. If there’s any doubt, you can pack ready-made pouches as a back-up option to feed your baby while traveling.

For shorter trips or road trips with a baby, you can travel with homemade baby food by packing a cooler with frozen purees to feed your baby on your trip.

13 Tips for Feeding Baby Solids While Traveling

Travel with baby food and the preparation of travel food for babies can feel overwhelming. It might not seem like it’s worth traveling with a baby at this stage of your baby’s development.

However, if you go into with the right expectations and a little preparation, we are certain you will find traveling with a baby eating solids to be just as enjoyable as any other time.

Here are our best tips for feeding your baby solids on vacation:

1. Bring a Travel High Chair

Be prepared with one of these best portable travel high chairs. Even if you are traveling in a country where high chairs are readily available, a travel high chair will be a life saver for feeding your baby in the hotel room or Airbnb apartment.

2. Prepare for the Mess

You’ll be astounded at how messy babies can be when eating solid foods. Most of the food will have one destination and that will be the floor. In a hotel room, you can put towels or a sheet around where your baby is eating.

We traveled with a plastic table cloth many times and enjoyed how quick and easy clean ups were. It was also useful travel gear for feeding our baby or toddler in a park while out.

When you eat at restaurants with a baby, don’t forget to tip your server a little extra for the inevitable mess you are going to leave behind.

3. Bring Baby Food Equipment

Bring any baby food preparation equipment that will make preparing baby food while traveling easier. Or for older babies, get them used to eating finger foods that you can serve off your plate. We also packed a reusable placemat that allowed us to put the finger foods down directly in front of our baby or toddler.

4. Bring Baby Food Containers for Travel

Bring along snack cups for travel or freezer bags so you aren’t constantly trying to find new food to feed your baby.

5. Know Baby Foods That Work

Prepare a list of baby travel foods that you know your baby will love and eat while you travel.

6. Manage Without a Kitchen

If you don’t have access to a kitchen, going to a buffet restaurant or deli-style counters are a great way to get some steamed vegetables that you can mash for your baby. Another idea to easily get healthy vegetables for your aby while traveling is to order steamed vegetables as a side dish in a restaurant, then mash them up and feed to your baby.

7. Start New Baby Foods at Home

To expand the list of baby foods you can use while traveling, it’s best to try new baby foods at home. Be sure to space the new foods a few days apart so you can rule out any allergies.

8. Bring Baby Food to the Restaurant

If you are unsure of what food your baby will eat at the restaurant, don’t be afraid to bring your own baby food to restaurants.

9. Keep Your Baby Hydrated

Most importantly, while traveling keep your baby hydrated by offering breast milk or formula. Even if your baby is eating less solid food than at home, you’ll know your baby is still getting the important nutrients they need.

10. Follow Baby Food Safety

Make sure you have access to a fridge for any leftover baby food. Feed your baby out of a separate container to avoid any germs contaminating your leftovers. Bring a small cooler if you plan to bring food out with you for the day.

11. Feed Solids on the Go with a Stroller

Once your baby or toddler has been eating solids for some time, you can save some time baby feeding solids on the go if you travel with a stroller. We would feed very small pieces of fruit using the stroller snack tray while we walked. Don’t worry, if your stroller doesn’t have a snack tray, you can find these stroller accessories to add to your stroller.

Take extra precautions to watch your toddler to make sure she isn’t putting too much in her mouth and avoid any foods that may be at risk of choking. Baby food pouches are a great option in this instance.

12. Keep it Simple Feeding Baby on Flights

For flying with baby food, we recommend keeping it simple. Pack some premade baby food for on the plane and don’t forget some snacks for your baby or toddler.

You’ll also want to breastfeed or have bottles ready to help with your baby’s ears when flying with a baby.

See also: Breastfeeding on a Plane

13. Buy Fresh Produce Upon Arrival

Countries typically have pretty strict rules about bringing food (especially produce) across international borders. You’ll have the easiest time by traveling with prepackaged food and make sure to declare it. If you are worried, then make sure to finish all your baby food on the plane.

What to Pack for Travel with a Baby Eating Solids

Wondering what to pack for preparing baby travel food? Here are our recommended products for feeding your baby solids on vacation. We’ve included travel baby food containers, baby food preparation equipment and even some ready made food and snacks to pack.


Find all these and more in our convenient Feeding Baby Solids on Holiday shopping list on Amazon.

Frequently Asked Questions about Travel Food for Babies

How to prepare baby food while traveling?

If you have access to a kitchen, you can cook fresh steamed vegetables or fruits to mash up for your baby. Without a kitchen, cereals or foods that don’t require cooking will be easier to prepare for your baby.

How do you travel with baby puree?

The easiest way to travel with baby puree is by using ready-made puree in jars or pouches. Alternatively, you can travel with your own homemade baby puree. Keep your homemade baby food cool by bringing it in a cooler with a gel or ice packs.

What can I feed my 1 year old when traveling?

Finger foods are the easiest to feed a 1 year old when traveling. Get your toddler used to eating finger foods off your plate. We like using a reusable place mat to offer food to our toddler when traveling.

Can you take puree baby food on a plane?

Yes, you can bring baby food on a plane, including puree baby food. Whether it’s ready-made pouches or homemade food, just be prepared to present it to the security officer when going through airport security with your baby.

How much baby food can I carry on a plane?

If you are flying with a baby or toddler who is under two years of age, you can bring baby food, formula, milk, water and juice in reasonable quantities that you would need during the flight. Unfortunately, the “reasonable quantities” isn’t further defined, but it is exempt from the 3.4 oz or 100 milliliter restriction.

Additionally, you may bring gel or ice packs to keep your baby food cool on your flight.

Here’s more info on taking baby food on the plane:
Baby Food & Airport Security – Canada
TSA & Baby Food

Can you take water on a plane for baby?

You can take water on a plane for baby, in reasonable amounts that you would need during your flights with your baby. Make sure you present it to the screening officer at inspection.

Can you pack baby food in checked luggage?

Yes, you can pack baby food in your checked luggage. Prepackaged baby food is the easiest to travel with, just make sure it’s well protected in your luggage and you declare it as required at customs.

Can you take baby snacks through airport security?

Yes, you can take food for your baby through airport security. All baby food, drinks, water, milk and formula need to be presented to the security officer.

Here’s more info on taking solid baby food through airport security in Canada.

What’s the best way to handle baby food and airport security?

When going through TSA with baby food, always present all liquids and baby food to the screening officer. The TSA will want to inspect baby food pouches and any other food or liquids you are bringing on the plane for your baby.

Here’s more information on the TSA & Baby food.

Can you take baby food on international flights?

You can take baby food on international flights. For any fresh produce or other foods that you shouldn’t be crossing international borders with, make sure to finish it before you get off the plane.

Can you take baby food through customs?

You should declare ALL food that you are bringing through customs, as required by the country that you are entering. This includes any homemade or ready-made baby travel food in your carry-on or checked luggage.

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Worried about what you might feed your baby while away from home? This post from Top Reveal has an excellent list of 21 Best Easy as 1-2-3 DIY Baby Food Recipes. I especially like the Avocado and Banana Mix since this can easily be done with just a fork!

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Travel Food Ideas for Babies and Toddlers

Gone are the days when parents used to wait till their kids were grown up to travel. Nowadays, little babies travel everywhere, exploring the great big world with their inquisitive eyes. Of course, modern conveniences have definitely made life easier for Mom and Dad!! But in spite of everything, one point of worry for parents is what to feed their children while travelling.

34 Easy Homemade Travel Food Ideas for Babies and Toddlers



Instant Porridge

Main Meals – Lunch


Tips for Feeding your Baby at a Restaurant

If your baby has recently started on solids, you might also want to check out our detailed post – High Chair Vs Booster Seat: Your Ultimate Guide to Buying a Feeding Chair. Some of the feeding chairs recommended in this article are travel friendly too!

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With all the scare about packaged food and unhygienic food preparation in restaurants, parents would rather carry their own food with them. Needless to say, this requires quite a bit of planning, but we’re here to help!! Here is a list of convenient and healthy travel foods for babies and toddlers.


If you are breastfeeding your baby then he won’t need any other milk supplement at least for the duration of your journey. If he has already been weaned, you can try these substitutes for milk:

  1. Formula
  2. Milk powder (commercially available)

All you need to do here is to add hot water, which you can carry in a thermos flask.


Fresh fruits are one of the best travel foods, being convenient and and hygienic. For toddlers, you can just cut up the fruit and feed them. For babies, you can mash and puree fruits like papaya, muskmelon, banana or chikoo. When ripe enough, they can be easily mashed with just a fork.

Instant Porridge


Here is a list of 15 instant porridge powder recipes, all of which require only hot water to be added.

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Main Meals – Lunch

Main meals like lunch and dinner are a little more difficult to handle while travelling as it isn’t easy to prepare a filling rice meal on the go. However, you can still work your way around this problem with a few tips:

1. If you have a rice cooker then all you need to do is plug it in to  make a simple khichdi with carrots or potatoes. You can carry carrots and potatoes as they last for more than 2 to 3 days without refrigeration.

2. If you don’t own a rice cooker, dry roast rice and dal well and make grind to a powder. You can carry this powder in an air tight container and cook it with hot water from your flask. You can also add grated carrot, which doesn’t take long to cook.

If you don’t have time to dry roast rice and dal, you can easily order homemade Instant Khichdi mixes here.

3. If you want to give lunch from a restaurant, ask for steamed hot rice with dal. Mash it with sanitized fingers or spoons and feed your baby.


When it comes to snacks, most parents reach out for packaged foods like biscuits. But you can go healthy here too, especially since toddlers snack a lot and you don’t want so much junk going into their bodies! Try these homemade snack recipes that don’t require refrigeration.

  • Laddus
  • Cookies
  • Roasted chickpeas
  • Energy bars – Groundnut Bars, Maple Oat Cluster Bars , Chocolate trail Mix
Tips for Feeding your Baby at a Restaurant

Sometimes, you find yourself with no option but to feed your baby from a restaurant. In such cases, there’s no need to panic; just keep these few tips in mind:

1. Never give raw foods like salads to chutneys to babies

2. Along with raw foods, you should also avoid dishes with raw ingredients like mayonnaise, souffle, sushi etc.

3. Always try to go for steamed foods – steamed rice, steamed idlis and cooked vegetables.

4. Use your own cutlery.

5. Ensure there are no choking hazards in baby’s food.

6. Avoid trying new foods as your baby may be allergic to it.

7. Stick to boiled/bottled water and don’t give baby juices or milkshakes.

8. Stay away from anything with artificial coloring or flavoring.

Feeding your baby or toddler during travel needn’t be a huge source of stress! With just a little effort on your part, you can ensure that you and your child enjoy your journey, without any worries about food!!

If your baby has recently started on solids, you might also want to check out our detailed post – High Chair Vs Booster Seat: Your Ultimate Guide to Buying a Feeding Chair.  Some of the feeding chairs recommended in this article are travel friendly too!

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How and what to feed your baby while traveling

Traveling with a baby is a challenge. And the nutrition of a child on a trip is even more so. Should I give my child local fruits and vegetables? And take a supply of complementary foods with you? They tell in the FrutoNyanya blog.

The answers to these questions depend on a number of factors. Therefore, when going on vacation, it is important to take into account the age of the child, his daily diet, as well as the place where the family goes on a trip.

Infant food on the road

If the child is under six months old and is breastfed, then there should be no problems with nutrition during the trip. All he needs is his mother by his side. For convenience, you can stock up on various accessories for feeding in public places. For example, clothes with cutouts or nursing secrets, aprons or a muslin cape. Today, almost all airports in major cities and many shopping centers have mother and baby rooms where you can feed your baby.

It will be more difficult for parents of children on artificial and mixed feeding. It is important to understand whether it will be possible to replenish the supply of the mixture at the place of rest, so as not to take a large supply with you. If yes, you need to take with you the amount required for 24-hour feeding on the road, plus an additional 3-5 days of travel. This is necessary in case of delays and cancellations of flights or other transport delays.

Photo: Miljan Zivkovic / shutterstock / fotodom

Take a bottle and a travel sterilizer with you. It is most optimal to use the mixture in packages designed for one feeding; it is convenient to take such bags with you in your hand luggage. It is best to take on the road a new dry mix in a closed package. You can store and transport it at room temperature, it is important not to keep the package in the sun. nine0003

It is not recommended to take the prepared mixture with you, as it requires strict adherence to special storage rules:

  1. The container with the mixture must be sterilized;
  2. Preserve formula must not come into contact with the baby's saliva before. If part of the mixture remains after feeding, then it must be poured out. Such a product is not subject to storage;
  3. When storing the mixture, the temperature in the refrigerator should not exceed 5-7 °C.

Do not forget about clean bottled water in the amount necessary for the trip. Water "FrutoNyanya", designed specifically for children, is perfect for diluting infant formula. It does not require boiling, and bottles in 0.33 format are equipped with a special convenient spout that makes it easy to water a child on the road. At the resort, it is also better for formula-fed babies to dilute the formula with bottled water. It is important to ensure that the integrity of the cap and bottle is not broken, and that the bottle itself contains marks that the water is suitable for baby food. nine0003

Travel food for children aged 1+

Children under 1 year of age and older who have already started to introduce complementary foods into their diet should take a supply of familiar foods with them for the first time. It is undesirable to introduce a child to new products a few days before the trip and in the first days of the trip: this is fraught with indigestion or an allergic reaction.

The most convenient food option for children under 3 years of age while traveling is prepared baby food. Industrial food is the safest for feeding on the go: thanks to the sealed packaging, germs will definitely not get into it until the lid is opened. In addition, manufacturers of baby food are required to carefully control the quality of products from shelf to counter. Mom and dad do not need to spend time cooking, you can enjoy the happy moments of family vacation. nine0003 Photo: Anna Nahabed / shutterstock / fotodom

The gastronomic preferences of children abroad can differ significantly from those we are used to: in some foreign countries it is difficult to find zucchini puree, so popular for the first feeding in Russia. It is important to strictly follow the rules for introducing new products in relation to unfamiliar components of foreign purees or local exotic fruits and vegetables.

For the first time, take with you foods that are already familiar to your child and that you are sure are safe: these can be dry cereals, baby cookies, vegetable, meat and fruit purees, as well as your favorite juices and drinks, depending on the age and diet of the child. For a snack by the sea or a walk, you can take healthy snacks without added sugar - bread, corn sticks, fruit pieces and other goodies that are produced by children's brands. Baby food can also be bought on the spot, but it is important to remember that acquaintance and transition to new products must be carried out gradually, over 3-5-7, and sometimes 10-14 days, based on the individual characteristics of your child's health. nine0003

Do not take with you when traveling and on the road:

  • Dairy and sour-milk products that should be stored only in the refrigerator;
  • Perishable goods;
  • Products with expired or damaged packaging.

5 tips for parents who are thinking about how to organize their child's meals while traveling:

  1. Think through all the issues with feeding and feeding the child in advance. Try to plan your life in advance, study local forums, ask acquaintances and friends who have already been with a child in this place what to look for. nine0018
  2. Check the availability of stores and children's products in another city, country, make sure you can buy the necessary products.
  3. Take your usual baby food with you for the first few days to help your child adapt to the new environment. Don't forget to buy baby water for the trip.
  4. Buy and take with you products in convenient packaging, observe storage conditions and tightness.
  5. Observe the diet. When traveling, there is a great temptation to unscheduled snacks, changing the usual schedule and getting to know new food. It is important for parents to maintain the regimen and healthy eating habits of children while traveling and take care of a healthy and safe diet

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What to give your child on a trip from food - how to feed your baby on the street

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  • Necessary accessories nine0018
  • How to feed a child outside the home
  • Baby food on the go
  • nine0017 Away food
  • Child nutrition in transport
  • What to feed your baby while traveling nine0018
  • Feeding a child in a cafe

Undoubtedly, the most comfortable place for children's meals, whether it's the first baby food or a preschooler's dinner, is the native kitchen. The task of feeding the baby outside the home is perceived by parents as a spacewalk: it seems that it is too difficult and unsafe. In fact, you do not need to limit yourself to traveling with a child and eat exclusively at home. By following our recommendations, you will be able to feed the crumbs with tasty and healthy food in any conditions. nine0003

How to form good eating habits

Natalia Kruglova

Nutritionist, nutritionist, pediatrician

Child nutrition

Eating Out

To organize takeaway food at any time, get useful accessories for storing it, as well as hygiene products. Here's what you'll need: nine0003

  • Antiseptic wipes or hand sanitizer;
  • Bib or plastic bib with pocket;
  • A change of clothes in case the baby gets dirty;
  • Dry wipes or disposable paper tissues;
  • Children's tableware - non-spill drinker, spoon and plate. It is important for kids to follow the rituals, so you should buy a travel set of cutlery and always take it with you. Children older than 2 - 3 years are not so picky, they can drink and eat from any clean dishes, including disposable ones; nine0018
  • Containers for storing prepared food. They must be hermetically sealed and have a special marking "For food products";
  • Cooler bag or cooler bag;
  • Portable bottle warmer or self-warming bottle;
  • Thermos for hot drinks;
  • Nibbler - a special mesh for fruit.

Wherever you have to feed your baby, make sure that the meal is comfortable. Choose a suitable place, preferably secluded, so that nothing distracts or frightens the child. If you do not have the opportunity to wash your hands with soap and water before eating, use antiseptic wet wipes or disinfectant gel. Do not insist if the baby is naughty and refuses the food offered: perhaps he is overexcited by the new environment, and it is worth delaying eating. The usual cutlery and accessories will help reduce stress: your favorite spoon and drinking bowl, a homemade bib. nine0003

The best option for "food on the road" for babies under 3 years old is ready-made baby food. Consider the main types that need to be selected depending on the desires of your child and the duration of the trip:

  • milk and dairy products;
  • mashed potatoes with meat, vegetables, fruits;
  • bread, fruit bars;
  • cottage cheese, kefir, yogurt

All perishable foods should be placed in a thermal bag. And there are several reasons for choosing baby food on the road. nine0003

  1. Convenience. No need to waste time on cooking, there is a measuring scale on the jar, which means that it is easy to calculate the volume required for feeding. Empty containers can simply be thrown into the trash, only the spoon remains to be washed.

  2. Safety Proven manufacturers such as Agusha carefully control raw materials and prepare food in sterile conditions. This cannot be done at home. nine0003

  3. Large selection of flavors Our range of ready-to-eat meals allows you to feed your baby with delicious and varied food in any situation.

  4. Transporting food To keep food fresh and at a comfortable temperature, it must be transported properly. So, baby porridge can be prepared in advance at home and poured into a thermos with a wide mouth. It is better to transport vegetable and meat puree in a thermal bag, and dairy products (curds, baby milk, kefir, yogurt) in a cooler bag. You will also need it to store open jars of baby food that you need to finish eating during the day. nine0003

Of course, in addition to general advice on feeding a child outside the home, parents need specific ones, depending on the situation. Here are the most common scenarios.

In the fresh air, children are happy to eat even those foods that they refuse at home. Do not forget that after active games, the child can get hungry very quickly! Always take a light snack with you, which will not kill your appetite before the main meal, but at the same time will help you quickly restore strength. A fermented milk drink, cottage cheese, fruit puree, cookies are well suited. Offer your child clean water, compote or juice so that he quenches his thirst and rests after playing. If you wish, you can take fresh fruits in a container for a walk, after washing them and cutting them into portions. The best choice is an apple, banana or pear, but you should not eat grapes, plums, watermelon and dried apricots on the street. These foods increase intestinal peristalsis and can cause sudden indigestion. nine0003

During a walk, a preschooler can be offered drying, a cheese sandwich, peeled and chopped carrots or celery sticks.

If you plan to spend the whole day in a park or by a pond, take care of a full meal for your child, focusing on his age.

Before visiting, if appropriate, discuss the planned menu with the hosts. This way you can understand whether there will be suitable food for the child on the table or if you have to cook it yourself. With children under 2 years old, it is better not to experiment - bring your usual food in jars with you. A preschooler can be fed with suitable dishes from the common table: fresh vegetables and fruits, boiled potatoes, steamed cutlets, stew or fish. nine0003

Nutritionists categorically do not recommend giving children salads with mayonnaise dressing, ketchup, fatty and fried foods, mushrooms and sausages. From drinks under the ban sweet soda. In order not to tempt your child with cakes and pastries, grab a tasty and healthy dessert from home - for example, Agusha fruit and milk puree.

! Always try unfamiliar food before giving it to your child.

If your child is motion sick, do not feed him tightly just before the trip - you need to maintain an interval of at least 30 minutes. When traveling for hours in a car, it is better to make stops for full meals. And as a "road" snack, use light and satisfying foods that do not crumble much, do not stain clothes and do not stimulate peristalsis. It can be kefir in a bottle, juice with a straw, fruit puree in a non-spill package. So it is more likely that the hands and clothes of the baby will remain clean. nine0003

If you need to warm up your formula, use a portable bottle warmer that plugs into your car's cigarette lighter and heats your drink to the right temperature. You can additionally put a special cooler bag in the car: it is also charged from the cigarette lighter and keeps food fresh throughout the trip.

On the train, you can take several types of instant porridge, several jars of vegetable, fruit or meat puree. Do not forget that food must be stored in a thermal bag: the air temperature in the car often exceeds the permissible 25 degrees. Do not take a lot of perishable products on the road. nine0003

On board the aircraft it is allowed to bring baby food and drinks necessary for the child. Calculate the number of jars so that they are enough for the entire period of the flight and waiting at the airport. Take special baby water and juices in closed packages: open bottles and containers with a volume of more than a liter are prohibited. To avoid complications during pre-flight inspection, try to find out in advance the baggage rules of a particular airline. You can also take on board various snacks for an older child: cookies, dried fruits, sugar-free corn sticks, dryers. nine0003

A supply of baby food will need to be checked in as luggage. It is more convenient to take fruit puree in tubes, and each glass jar with meat or vegetable puree should be placed in a separate plastic bag and wrapped with a napkin. Even if something breaks, the contents will not stain the rest of the things. If you plan to bring fermented milk products with you, place them in a cooler bag and check them in as fragile luggage, which you will need to collect separately upon arrival.

Going on a trip with a child, try to decide in advance how your life will be organized. Read the forums with reviews about the place of the planned vacation: you must be sure that you quickly organize the baby's usual diet. In any case, be sure to take a supply of your favorite baby food at least for the first days. Little gourmets are conservative in their taste preferences and may refuse local products. In addition, during the first week of rest, it is not recommended to offer the child new products that he did not have time to get to know at home. This can cause indigestion or an allergic reaction. Please note that in most European countries there are no special fermented milk products for children: if the supply of kefir and cottage cheese runs out, try offering your child natural yogurt without sugar and additives. nine0003

Make sure your child gets enough fluids. If possible, buy special baby water or just good quality bottled water.

If you plan to eat on your own, a slow cooker may be helpful. With its help, it is easy to cook porridge or soup for an older child and even sterilize bottles. In family hotels specializing in holidays with small children, as a rule, a children's menu is provided. The dining room should have high chairs, microwave ovens for heating baby food and hot water for preparing formula or porridge. nine0003

In most cafes and restaurants during the day you can comfortably spend time with children. For a baby under 3, take baby food, a bottle of formula, or cereal. It is not forbidden to bring fermented milk products, water and juice with you. If you want to cook porridge or mixture on the spot, it is better to take hot water in a thermos from home. Ask the waiter for a high chair: if there is one, the child can be seated separately and comfortably fed. Stock up on wet wipes and a wide bib so as not to stain your baby's clothes. nine0003

Many establishments offer a special children's menu: chicken noodle soup, mashed potatoes, steam cutlets, pancakes. A preschooler can choose a suitable "adult" dish, having previously studied its composition. When the food arrives, try it first.

Think about all the possible situations in which you have to be with a child outside the home. Keep suitable food and accessories handy. This way you will save both yourself and your baby from unnecessary stress.

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