Traveling with a baby needs a whole lot of preparation and can seem awfully hectic. However, if you know what to pack, what you need, and have food ideas for babies while traveling, the whole ordeal can be a lot easier.
Depending on how old your baby is, here are a few healthy food options for your child while traveling:
Food for babies while traveling:
If you’re breastfeeding, this should be enough food to give your baby while traveling. Especially if you’re in your own vehicle taking a road trip, it will be quite easy and comforting to breastfeed your child. However, if you’re traveling by plane or public transportation, it is best to pump milk in advance and store it in a cool area to feed your child on the road.
Whether you choose to buy jars of baby food or make your own homemade food while traveling, baby food is easy to carry, easy to store, and full of nutrients while traveling.
If your baby is above 6 months and you’ve already started introducing solids, you can make your own fruit purees for your trip. Just make sure you store it in a cool bag to avoid it going bad.
Foods for toddlers while traveling:
Fruits and vegetables
Bananas are always an easy option to give a child when traveling. However, consider other fruits such as apples, oranges, berries, or even grapes. Cucumbers, tomatoes, bell peppers, and carrots previously cut into small pieces can also be a great travel snack for toddlers.
Sometimes, when you’re on the road, you want non-perishable food that will not make a mess. Granola bars are absolutely perfect as they’re nutritious, easy to store, easy to eat, and can last long periods of time.
Toddlers absolutely love yogurt and it is packed with healthy nutrients making it an ideal travel snack for toddlers. If you want to make it even more nutritious, you can add pieces of fruits to sweeten it up a bit, too.
A healthy dessert that will keep your toddler full and satisfied while traveling is carrot cake. Its sweetness, texture, and healthy ingredients make it the best travel snack for toddlers. You can always choose alternative ingredients to sugar and flour to make it even healthier such as honey and whole wheat.
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