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Vacation Necessities…What to Pack

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June 7, 2012

Now that I am a semi-professional packer when it comes to getting everything you could possibly ever need for a vacation of any kind with a baby, I wanted to publish a little list to help those of you out there who need help… let’s be honest, when you’re a mom, your mind is a tad bit loopy with all sorts of other things to remember, so I thought this may be helpful for some of you with upcoming travel plans this summer!
FYI: This is only my list for the little ones, but please, don’t forget to pack things for you, too!

The Necessities

  • diapers and wipes (way more than you think you could posssibly need)–however, if you’ll have easy access to a grocery store/Target/etc, just bring a few and stock up upon arrival to save space
  • bottles/formula/gas drops/pacifiers/A&D ointment/baby powder/wet wipes
  • bibs/burp cloths
  • onesies (for sleep time)
  • daytime outfits (1-2 per day; hello spit up happens!)
  • jacket/sweater
  • swimsuits/cover-ups
  • blankets (lightweight and thicker varities for nighttime)
  • bath products (shampoo/all over body wash/lotion)
  • bassinet/pack n play/extra sheets
  • bouncy seat (this was awesome to have on hand, plus it didn’t take up a lot of room)
  • playmat
  • toys (we brought our Lamaze toys, blocks, and books)
  • accessories: hats, hairbows, socks, shoes, etc
  • sunscreen (we used Aveeno Baby and it works really well! perfect for sensitive baby skin)
  • stroller/car seat
  • diaper bag with all your go-to items
  • white noise machine or Sleep Sheep (cannot leave home without it!)

The Extras

  • camera/video camera/chargers
  • sunbrella/pop up baby tent (we have both; the bigger sunbrella is great for the beach; the pop up tent is wonderful for the pool)
  • baby carrier (we didn’t bring our Ergo to the beach and I was really bummed out because there were plenty of opportunities where it would’ve been great to have)
  • wagon (we got the old school Radio Flyer just like I had when I was little)

Happy travels my friends!!

  1. Meredith says:

    Haha love this!!! I copied your packing list for the hospital too, you had some great things I hadn't even thought of putting on there down. So thanks, have to be all set for little miss .

  2. This is great! I need to bookmark for when we travel this fall…we have 4 weddings within 6 weeks! Eek!

  3. preppylove says:

    I've been really wanting some steamer trunks like those in the picture!

    xoxo

  4. Nicole Marie says:

    oh yeah definitely the ergo would have been great. walking on the beach with it is so much easier than just carrying the baby

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