Take Advantage of Your Friends and Family
She was able to pack her entire family into one carry on suitcase and a diaper bag for a 10-day trip out to Seattle because she could borrow so much from me. If for some reason I didn’t have it, I had friends I could borrow from.
Parents can be incredibly generous when they hear of other parents coming to town. We all know what it’s like to schlep gear across the country. The more we can help each other the better our travels will be.
If you don’t have a sibling with kids ask friends in the area or other family members to see what their friends have available. My pack n’ play has traveled all over the city as I help other travelers in need of baby gear.
Tip: Don’t be afraid to ask to borrow any baby stuff you need when you travel.
Bonus tip: To save a little more room in your suitcase just ask if you can do a load of laundry while you are staying with or near friends and family. Or head to the local laundry mat. You will pack half as much but still not have to turn your undies inside out.