The Summer holidays are so close! But any parents will tell you, packing for holidays with children can be a complete nightmare!! What do you take? What do you leave behind? Holiday Gems have written a post on packing children’s hand luggage, and asked me to share my tips for packing too.
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This sounds so simple, but if you’re packing for more than one child this will save your sanity!
Always pack the essentials first! We pack a change of clothes, favourite toy, toothbrush, suncream and wet wipes into my hand luggage. Why? Luggage gets lost, or you may need it while you can’t access it. Remember even if you’re travelling by ferry, you can’t access the car mid journey!
Pack light, but right!
In our main luggage, I pack an outfit for each day we are away. Shoes, we pack two pairs – a pair for the pool, and either sandals or trainers. Pack a lightweight raincoat, you can get some which fold up really small! There’s nothing worse than trying to buy waterproofs while on holiday, or worse getting super wet! Swim stuff, remember to pack the armbands and swim nappies if needed too. I prefer to roll clothes rather than fold them too, as it avoids creasing. Packing into outfits keeps things simple when you unpack – especially if your children are big enough to get themselves dressed!
Pack the first aid kit!
This is for parents luggage, but essential for the family. Remember to include calpol in your kit, and a good bite ease cream.
Remember the Entertainment
Sticker books and colouring books are a great investment to keep younger children busy either on the journey or in the evenings. For older children, consider getting them to write a journal of their holiday adventures!
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