My wife and I pack light. We enjoy the freedom that packing light gives you, the ability to just adapt to anything or change your plans on the spot and go for a hike instead of going directly to a hotel for example.
Before the baby we would pack a carry on bag each with all we need and that would be it. It was light, simple and problem-free.
When the baby was born and we started travelling: to weddings, to visit family in Ohio, to visit friends in California, etc, things changed. We adapted a bit, we packed only one bag for both of us (still a carry-on) because we needed to accommodate for the baby stuff. Basically I became a Sherpa over night. My wife would carry the baby and I would carry:
- Our bag
- The baby’s stroller
- The baby’s car seat
- The baby’s bag, a big bag (bigger than ours) with clothing, toiletries, extra diapers, toys, extra wipes, etc, etc, etc
- The baby’s diaper bag (the size of a big carry-on)
How come a person so small required so much!?
Anyway, usually when I am alone with the baby and we go somewhere I tend to be very light, and as you know I also pack light for traveling and working, yet I still haven’t been able to figure this one out…
And another trip is coming soon… I’ll let you know how it went…