Holiday Packing Essentials for Your Little One

Holiday Packing Essentials for Your Little One

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If you are heading off on holiday with a baby or toddler in tow, packing can be an even more stressful event, especially if it is your first time doing so. It can be difficult to know what you will need to take with you to ensure that you all have a great time, and it’s really easy to miss out something important.

That is why I have put together a list of holiday packing essentials for little ones. Hopefully, it will help to take the stress out of your packing time and ensure you have a great holiday.

Travel accessories

If you are travelling with a toddler, there are a few accessories that will make your life easier, including:

Car seat

If you sr going to be renting a car, then taking your own car seat that you know how to handle is a good idea to keep your toddler safe.

A stroller

A lightweight collapsible stroller will make all of your lives easier when you are travelling to and from your holiday destination or going on trips and excursions while you are there, Toddlers are slow and they get cranky when they are tired so s a stroller is a must, but you may be able to rent one at your destination which is even easier, so check that out if possible.


Blankets are good because you can use them to shade your toddler when it is hot and keep them comfy and cosy so they are more likely to settle when travelling.

Clothes and accessories

Some of the clothing and accessories it would be a good idea to pack for your little one include:

Disposable nappies

If your kids are still in nappies, then even if they usually use cloth ones, having some disposable ones will make life easier for you when you are living out of a hotel room.

Multiple outfits for each day

Little kids tend to spill things, spit up and get dirty, especially when they are excited and having lots of fun on holiday, so it is sensible to pack at least two outfit changes for each day of your holiday more if your little one is particularly clumsy. That way, you do not have to worry about washing so often.


Little kids love playing at the beach and going in the water, and it is a great way to tire them out for the day, so you should definitely pack lots of swim nappies and some decent swimsuits like the ones from Santa Cruz – view more online here – as well as rubber rings, armbands and anything else they will need to safely spend time in the sea.

Sun hats and glasses

Your little ones need to be kept safe from the sun, which is why a sun hat and sunglasses are essential. Of course, little kids are very prone to losing small accessories like these, so packing multiple can be sensible, although you will be able to replace them on holiday if your packing allowance is getting a bit tight.

Food and drink

Trying to travel with a young child without packing lots of snacks is asking for trouble. Kids, as you will know, are very likely to get cranky and tantrum when they do not have enough to eat and they are feeling hungry.

So try to pack lots of safe snacks for them to eat on plane journeys, train journeys and excursions. That means packing enough bottles, sippy cups and beakers to allow them to safely eat and drink too.

Toys and games

Young children are also very likely to get upset and tantrum when they are bored, and travelling can get boring when you are stuck on a plane or at the airport for hours on end, so be sure to pack some of their favourite books and small toys to keep them busy with If they are allowed screen time, a small tablet loaded with Peppa Pig, Fireman Sam, and their other favourites, is likely to go down well too.

A first-aid kit

It’s likely that the airport, plane, and your hotel will have their own first aids kits on hand for any bumps and scrapes, but it’s always useful to pack your own so you can deal with any minor injuries quickly without having to find the right member of staff to help you out.

Now you know what you need to take with you for your little one, you’re sure to have an amazing holiday. Have fun!

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