How to Travel With A Baby By Train – Essentials and Checklist


I had been to Kerala for two weeks for my brother’s wedding. The mode of journey taken was train. As I was  travelling with a toddler , for a journey about   24 hours , I had to make sure I had preparations in advance. In this post I will be sharing the essentials for train travel with a baby.


In a bag ,

  • Half sleeved cotton tops with tracks ( I changed her dress post every main meal. So changed around 5 dresses)
  • Diapers – a pack of 20 were taken
  • Baby wipes – A pack of  Mee Mee wet wipes
  • Soft baby towel – for  her hands and mouth
  • 2 Bibs , though she was not in a mood to use it
  • A plastic cover to keep her used dresses
  • 1 favorite toy of hers , she hardly played with it
  • First aid kit with her medicines
  • Her blanket and pillow
In a separate bag for her I packed,
  • 2 apples
  • Cerelac in a plastic bottle
  • 2 small spoons
  • A glass
  • A bottle of milk
  • A Tupperware bowl with lid for mixing cerelac
  • A flask
  • Kerala bananas steamed ( used as lunch for her)
  • Mixed  vegetable soup ( used as and when we boarded the train )
  • A box with banana chips and sweets
Anshika cried a lot when her father came to see her off , so eventually became mood out . As the train started  moving, she became happy . Stood by the window seat and saw the trees and plants passing by and yelled something or the other at them.

I had bought magazines to read , but it was mainly read by her and in the end almost tore it into pieces 🙁


It was so easy for me to feed he showing the trees, electric posts, plants and what not. When she refused eating , I made her stand by the window, so her attention was diverted.


My daughter  sleeps on her tummy with her bum up. So when we slept at night , she wanted a whole berth seat for her , she didn’t want to share her seat with me :P. The cradle like motion of the train helped her to sleep well through out the night.

Overall it was a nice experience of travelling with my daughter in train , though my  sleep at night was disturbed .

Have you travelled with your LO in a train ? Do share your experience with us.


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Sangeetha loves balancing her personal and professional life. These days, the major chunk of her time is spent on listening to 'how to beat the Piggy from robloks'; thanks to her 8 year old daughter.


  1. Useful post. We are planning to travel by car with our 7 month old baby tomorrow. Can you suggest me with the baby purees which works best for travel.mostly we will be in car hence we dont have access to kitchen/ warm the food.Awaiting your reply..

  2. My biggest problem while travelling by train is the hygiene problem. Trains can be really, really dirty, with practically every surface a hot spot of germs. So a sanitizer is a must :-). And I agree, the to and fro motion of a train is really soothing to little children 🙂

  3. On her tummy with her bum up..I love that phase. Train travels are certainly much easier and way better than 24 hour flights! Glad you had a good trip.

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