Sunday, 16 April 2017

The kids suitcases - What I've packed

I searched the internet high and low for lists with quantities of things to pack for children going abroad... I found a slight list on a forum but no official lists.





After writing list upon list, packing and unpacking numerous times and even taking photos of each item so I could view them all together and work out what I was missing. I had finally written my complete list for a fortnight away.


Baby girl (aged 9 months)

  • 10 Dresses/ rompers
  • 10 Evening outfits (thicker dresses)
  • 3 Pairs of tights (all cream, to accompany evening outfits if needed)
  • 1 Hooded towel 
  • 1 Wipedown rubber bib (Look here)
  • 4 Pairs of denim shorts
  • 8 T-shirts
  • 2 Cardigans
  • 3 Reusable swim nappies (We have these)
  • 6 Swimming costumes
  • 2 Sun hats
  • 14 Bodysuits (for sleeping)
  • 3 Sleep suits (for colder nights)
  • 1 Grobag travel sleeping bag (These are what we have
  • 1 Cellular blanket (Like this)
  • 2 Pairs of sandals 

Toddler girl (aged 21 months)
  • 8 Dresses
  • 8 Evening outfits (dresses, tops & leggings)
  • 3 Pairs of tights
  • 1 Hooded towel (These are cute)
  • 4 Pairs of denim shorts
  • 10 T-shirts
  • 2 Cardigans 
  • 3 Reusable swim nappies 
  • 4 Swimming costumes
  • 2 Sun hats
  • 7 Pairs of pyjamas with shorts
  • 2 Pairs pf long pyjama bottoms
  • 1 Wipedown rubber bib
  • 1 Grobag travel sleeping bag
  • 1 Cellular blanket
  • 2 Pairs of sandals
  • 1 Pair of Crocs (Like these)


Young Child girl (aged 4 years)
  • 8 Dresses
  • 8 Evening outfits (dresses, tops & leggings)
  • 3 Pairs of tights 
  • 1 Hooded towel 
  • 4 Pairs of denim shorts
  • 10 T-shirts
  • 2 Cardigans 
  • 4 Swimming costumes 
  • 2 Sun hats (Under neck ties are amazing!)
  • 7 Pairs of pyjamas with shorts
  • 2 Pairs pf long pyjama bottoms
  • 2 Pairs of sandals (I wish I has seen these earlier)
  • 1 Pair of Crocs 
It may seem like I'm bringing lots however I feel it's better to be safe than sorry.
For the baby, I am packing a day outfit and evening outfit per day with a couple of spares. The older they get, the less I will bring as I can reuse some items of clothing dependent on how clean they are.
Hooded towels are a godsend as they not only dry the child, they keep them covered from the sun while they're wandering around.
Arm bands and swim floats are also being packed.
I will also be bringing consumables such as nappies, wipes, sun cream and toiletries. 

Funnily enough, I will probably still add more to the lists although I know I have plenty!

Anyone else an over packer?

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