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FREE CHECKLIST for family holidays with a baby what to pack???? Yes we’ve all done it thought we’d have a nice little “family moon” whilst on maternity leave jetting off to somewhere sunny and exotic with our babies, we even book it with our head in the clouds thinking joe perfect it’s going to be. Yes it will be amazing but planning ahead is the key to success with this one. It’s imperative you don’t forget anything your baby will need for the entire week or two that your away otherwise it will become a nightmare. Don’t panic though! As your mind races round thinking of everything you need stop! Take a breath and print out this checklist of items. You can add on your own personalised items if you need to such as prescribed medication etc. This is just a rough guide of the essentials your going to need to take with you.
Ok so as far as packing goes it can be disastrous if you forget something and when you have a family to think about it can get quite hectic so I’ve devised a checklist you can print out and keep hold off to make sure your holiday runs smoothly.
As you can see babies need the most things and it’s so easy to forget things.
TOP TIP- babies only get 10kg allowance in their suitcase and obviously they need much more than this. So unfortunately this means our suitcases need to contain less and I always try to get one other case to 10kg.
To help with this I’d highly recommend buying whatever you can from Boots online and you have the option at the checkout to collect from the Boots store at the airport (just check before you do it but it’s definitely the case at Manchester Airport UK).
Top tip- always have a bottle ready made for take off and landing. This stops their little ears from hurting and is also a great soother for when they feel the change in pressure onboard.
Thinking of a holiday but unsure where to travel to? Take a look at my post about travelling to Playa Blanca with children here: