The bigger hotels in the Mayan Riviera may have the basics in hotel gift shop but if you are staying in Playa del Carmen or planning on heading in for shopping, you can pick up most things you will need. In the major supermarkets (Mega, Wal-mart, Soriana & Chedraui) you will be able to find diapers, wipes and food. Mexican Gerber Baby food is a popular brand here. You may not be able to find the same brands or organic options you are used to at home so if your child is fussy or if you are concerned then it is best to pack your formula and food. Almost all the baby food in Mexico has extra added sugar.

If you need to, you can rent baby equipment from Baja Baby Gear.

If you are taking a tour or planning explore the surrounding with excursions or tours, some are better for kids than other. The best excursion for kids is Xcaret and the stroller will definitely come in handy there (see ‘What to Do’).

Car seats are not mandatory for infants or children and will not be provided on airport transfers, although rental is normally available for a fee. Same goes for car rental, if you need child seats, bring your own, or arrange for rental in advance.