We all love a holiday, but we can all agree the worst part is packing for it (and don't get us started on unpacking). It's stressful enough when packing without a little one in tow, but packing for a baby or toddler means there's a whole lot of things to remember, and unlike your partner, you can't blame your little one for forgetting their sun hat!
To help make the packing process a breeze ahead of your family holiday, we've put together a complete guide of all the baby holiday essentials to pack in their case, and we've thought of everything from their passport to their travel potty.
• Passport and any travel documents
• Car seat - if you're planning on taking taxis or renting a car
• Baby carrieror sling - these are great for airports or busy areas
• Changing bag - be sure to pack all the nappies, dummies, wipes, nappy sacks, rash cream, dummies, muslins a change of clothes that you'll need for the duration of the journey, that's even if you get a delay.
• Travel potty for toddlers
• Plenty of entertainment - Think activity books, crayons, portable DVD player for older babies
• Any medication
• Travel plugs
• A parasol or sunshade
•Travel cot - check if your accommodation can provide one before packing
Food and drink
• Milk - If you're breastfeeding, you might want to take a breast pumpor some formula if you're formula feeding as your baby's formula might not be available in the destination you're visiting
• Bottles and teats
• Sterilising equipment and bottle warmer - if not provided by your hotel
• Meals - such as jars, pouches or homemade food if you don't think there'll be much for your little one to eat where you eat
• Snacks - think things like raisins and rice cakes
Bath, bed and toiletries
• Baby wash
• Shampoo - if they have hair
• Baby lotions and creams
• Baby sponge - or flannels and their towel
• Sleep suits or pyjamas
• Theirnight light
• Hand sanitiser
• Talcum powder - it's great for getting sand off toes
• After sun
• Insect repellent and after bite
Try to plan your baby's outfits for each day so you don't end up packing a load of clothes they won't wear. Depending on how long you're away for and your plans, you might want to take a at least two outfits for each day in case there are any accidents or the weather takes a turn.
• Long-sleeved tops/dresses to keep the sun off your baby's skin
• Cardigans/clothes you can layer in case the temperatures drop at night
• Swimwear and swim nappies
• Cuddly toy
• Bedtime stories
Check out our list of the most brilliant toys to pack for your family holiday
Check out how mumfluencer Emily Norris packs for her three young kids when they go on holiday.
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