10 Essentials to Pack for Travelling with Young Children in Winter
Winters are here and I really look forward to holidays/vacation time. I love travelling to new places. Being a working woman, these vacations give me reason to take a break from work and give all my time to my little one.
With travel comes the responsibility of packing stuff which is going to help have a peaceful and enjoyable time while travel and during the vacation. I have learnt a lot of things and thus thought to share how/what I pack when we are going to a cold (weather wise off course ☺) place for vacation.
I have stopped carrying that double/triple load of things I used to carry when my kid was a little baby. However, I still have to keep a lots of toys/activities that she is happily comfortable and engaged.
Here's a checklist of things I packed for our winter vacation in no order of preference:
Clothes and Shoes
I mostly packed dark colors so that the stains and dirt can hide well. I also carry clothes for layering up to stay prepared for the extreme cold. I don’t prefer frocks and frills in this weather hence Jeans, warm lowers with tops/shirts/sweaters.
One thing I have learnt about the count of the diapers, estimate your child’s diaper usage per day and when you have the final number add 2 extra diapers to the count. Somehow or the other, those extra ones are saviors most of the time.
These can come handy in cleaning, wiping hands and face on the go.
I used to carry 3-4 earlier but this now that my child understands the need of wearing warm clothes, I carry only 2 to get her some comfort and warmth if it gets really cold.
Alwayd pack these for keeping the spoiled clothes, shoes and off course disposing off the soiled diapers.
- Hand Sanitizer
- Travel size bottles of body wash, shampoo and body lotion
- Toddler toothbrush and toothpaste.
Toys and Books
Always carry your child's favorite toys and books to keep himengaged. My daughter loves drawing so I pack some colors and blank sheets as well.
Sippy cups and water bottles
My daughter enjoys drinking in her sipper and she is always hydrated, even when travelling. Besides, the bottles act as a source of water for all of us.
Lightweight plastic feeding set with utensils
I used to carry 2-3 sets of utensils earlier. From this time it will be only 1 set.
Kept some biscuits packets, cup noodles for midnight snacking. I am also going to take homemade paranthas, so that when she is hungry she can have those small bites.
By now, we know what medicine help her during her illness. So I have a first-aid box ready with us always which has medicine for mild fever, cough, cold, vomiting, stomach upset. For minor injuries, I keep pain reliever and aids for treating them.
Do leave your comment/feedback on how helpful the list is for you or if you have anything to share about your packing list.
Happy Holidays everyone!!
Also Read: Travelling With A Toddler Made Easy
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