Bring a familiar night light along while traveling
Rachael's sage advice:
All the discussion on the contents of our diaper bags made me think of two staples we recently added:
We went to Costco and bought an 8-pack of these night lights (much cheaper at Costco). We keep one in our diaper bag for overnight trips - it's amazing how having the same color night light as we do at home really makes a difference when we're sleeping in a strange room.
Secondly, we carry a digital thermometer and baby Tylenol in our diaper bag, as well. All it takes is one episode of not having a thermometer at midnight with a baby you think might be sick to ensure that you never travel without one again.