1 Car seat conundrum: If you plan to travel by car, you’ll need baby’s car seat anyway. Car seats are sometimes available for rent, which are not always safe. So buy your own seat.
2 Travelling by air: Most airlines let children under the age of two years ride in an adult’s lap. It is recommended that you buy baby a ticket and use a car seat on the airplane, no matter the age. Babies who aren't in car seats can be injured when a parent can't hold on during severe turbulence. You can check-in your child’s car seat with your other luggage, but wrap the seat in plastic or a bag for protection.
3 Carry-on bag: Have a carry-on bag that is a large backpack and that can be shared with the baby. A backpack is easy to carry when your arms are otherwise occupied, and easily holds diapers, snacks, airline tickets, identification and even a spare outfit for baby. Most importantly, a backpack holds plenty of baby gear and still meets the travel requirements.
4 Stroller is a must-have: Even the smallest babies feel heavy after a long time in your arms, and toddlers often decide they can’t walk any longer at the most inconvenient times. A stroller solves these problems. Most infant car seats snap onto a travel system stroller, making it simple to take both along for the trip. Or, a lightweight stroller with a carrying strap is easy to haul around, and might help you make a move if your toddler's legs give out.
(With inputs from Mittal, Kanatal Resorts and Spa, Uttarakhand)