Packing List when Travel with Kids
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[Printable] Easy Packing List when Travel with Kids

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November 22, 2015

Since we do a lot of traveling with Lala, we write down the Easy Packing List when Travel with Kids. You will be surprised that it is actually not as many as you think.

Assume that you’ll be staying at the hotel or at someone else’s house, so you can wash the clothes if you stay for long periode of time.

 

General (suitcase)

  1. Baby bath 2-in-1 or top-to-toe (1)
  2. Hair lotion / baby oil (1/1)
  3. Toothbrush & toothpaste (1)
  4. Towel (1)
  5. Sleeping jumpsuit (2)
  6. T-shirts (4)
  7. Pants (3)
  8. Trousers (3)
  9. Small hand towel / Washlap (2)
  10. Socks / shoes (3/1)
  11. Thermometer (1)
  12. Paracetamol (1)
  13. Bottle & (powder) milk (3/1)
  14. Bottle washing liquid & brush (1/1)
  15. Disposable diapers (5-6 per day)

To the Beach or Swimming

  1. Sunblock (1)
  2. Swimsuit (1)
  3. Cloth Diaper (1-2)
  4. Sand toys (3)
  5. Sarong Bali (1)

 

General (daypack)

  1. Disposable diapers (3)
  2. Some plastic bags (for dirty diapers)
  3. Wet tissue (1 big/1 small)
  4. Tissue (1)
  5. Drinking bottle (1)
  6. Snack — either biscuits / cheese (1 pack)
  7. Book / toys (1)
  8. Changing cloth (1 set)
  9. Jacket / sweater (1)
  10. Swaddle cloth (1) — Trust me, it’s very useful for emergency: as nursing cover, as blanket, or as towel
  11. Hat (1)
  12. Sock (1)
  13. Hand sanitizer (1)
  14. Anti-mosquite stickers (1 per day)

 

0-6 months

If you’re breastfeeding:

  1. Breast pump (1)
  2. Bottle warmer (1)
  3. Bottle / sealable bag to store breastmilk (4)
  4. Breastpads (1-2 pairs per day)
  5. Nursing clothes (3)

What you think you need, but in fact you don’t (because you’re just going on vacation, not moving the entire house):

  • Ice pack / cooler bag (pump and warm only at home/hotel, store in the fridge. Nurse when you’re on the way. Please, make it simple)

 

6-7 months (Puree)

At this time, babies usually still eat puree.

  1. Boon Squirt Dispensing Spoon (2) — works as magic for me
  2. Bibs (2-3)
  3. Drinking water bottle with spout (1)

What you think you need, but in fact you don’t (because you’re just going on vacation, not moving the entire house):

  • Blender (borrow, or order the puree from the restaurant)
  • Just for vacation, I usually don’t make homemade puree. I use instant one which only needs boiled water. So you won’t need any stove & pan, but if you’re at someone else’s home, you can cook.

 

8-9 months (Poridge-texture)

Each baby development is different. This point is when your baby has already had poridge-texture food, regardless of the age.

  1. Microwave safe food containers (2-3)
  2. Spoon & fork (2 sets)
  3. Drinking water bottle with spout (1)
  4. Slow cooker (optional)

What you think you need, but in fact you don’t (because you’re just going on vacation, not moving the entire house):

  • If you’re staying at hotel, boil some food (such as sweet potato, potato, etc), chop/smash it, add some milk, then voila! Ready to serve for your baby.
  • Order some poridge from the restaurant (without MSG), separate the meat (if any), place it in 2 different food containers, then voila! You can use it for lunch and dinner.

 

10-11 months (finger food)

Each baby development is different. This point is when your baby has already had bit-sized or finger food, regardless of the age.

Steam Glassware

Small microwave/oven-safe glassware for steaming

 

  1. Microwave safe food containers (2-3)
  2. Spoon & fork (2 sets)
  3. Water bottle with straw (1)
  4. Small microwave/oven-safe glassware for steaming (2)

What you think you need, but in fact you don’t (because you’re just going on vacation, not moving the entire house):

  • Tips: mix in the glassware for egg, minced meat, chopped vegetables (carrot, broccoli, etc) with some sesame oil, steam it, then voila! You have lunch and dinner!
  • Steamer (borrow, or ask the hotel to steam the mixture for you).

 

11+ months (table food)

Each baby development is different. This point is when your baby has already had table food, regardless of the age.

  1. Microwave safe food containers (2-3)
  2. Spoon & fork (2 sets)
  3. Water bottle with straw (1)

This stage is supposed to be easy, she can join you to eat food from the restaurant (with no MSG) or eat the homemade food.

 

Baby Food when Traveling

Click here for Baby Food Inspiration when Traveling

 

Resource

Some other resources from BabyCenter.com:

 

Summary Easy Packing List when Travel with Kids

After our first trip, we found out that we brought to many things we didn’t use. So, try to minimize the packing list by thinking about the things you really can’t replace or borrow from the place you’re staying.

How is it? Traveling with kids is not as difficult as you think, isn’t it? 🙂

 

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XO, Diana
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