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Family Holiday Packing Checklist For Babys and Toddlers

Family Holiday Checklist


Have you ever noticed that it seems like you forget at least one or two things when you go on holiday? This is usually the case for most people, especially if they have children.

Kids tend to raise their parents’ stress levels in the weeks prior to a big vacation, which can cause them to forget something as they pack. To avoid this on your next trip, use this travel checklist for kids to keep you on track when it’s time to get the kids all packed and ready to go!


• Bottles
• Extra Bottle Nipples
• Dummies
• Breast Pump and Corresponding Parts
• Baby Food and Cereal (if eating foods yet)
• Baby Spoons
• Baby Lotion
• Baby Wash and Shampoo
• Portable Changing Mat
• Portable Cot (Pack-and-Plays work well)
• Nappies
• Wipes
• Calpol
• Bibs
• Two to Three Set of Clothes for Each Day
• Hat (if you will be in the sun much)
• Small Toys/Books
• Teething Supplies (Orajel, Teething Tablets, Children’s Motrin, etc.)


• Two Pairs of Clothing for Each Day
• Snacks (for the journey)
• Small Spoons/Forks
• Sippy Cups (at last two)
• Nappies or Pull-Ups
• Small Bag of Toys, Coloring Books and Stickers
• Comfortable Shoes
• Jacket/Coat (depending on the time of year)
• Underwear (pack extras in case of an accident)
• Socks
• Bathing Suit
• Small Night Light
• Favourite Blanket/Toy
• Bibs
• Toothbrush and Toothpaste
• Pajamas


• Toothbrush and Toothpaste
• Clothing (One pair for each day plus two extra pairs)
• Jacket
• Sandals/Flip flops (especially for stone covered beaches)
• Suncream
• Swimming Suit
• Movies and Games (phone or tablet)
• Body Wash
• Shampoo and Conditioner


• Clothing (Bring enough to last the entire trip. Bring both shorts and jeans so the kids have options).
• Toothbrush, Toothpaste and Floss
• Hair Styling Products (if they have any)
• Makeup and Perfume (cologne for boys)
• Tablet/Phone/iPod

Other Stuff

• Board Games
• Batteries and phone/tablet memory storage for your pictures
• Colouring Books and Crayons
• Mind Teaser Games
• Drinks and Snacks for the Journey
• Books
• Maps and Brochures of Area
• Insect Repellent
• Pain Relief and Daily Vitamins
• Sunscreen (for kids and adults)

There is a lot to remember when packing and travelling with your kids. It does not matter how long of a trip that you are preparing for, most of the time, you will need a game plan in order to organise your packing needs. If you do not have one, you will probably end up with a lot of things you do not need, while missing the essential items that you do need. I hope this checklist will help you remember everything you need to take for the kids on your next trip. Have a great time!

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