|In the Bag
This summer we are taking Fridays off to be with our kids. So every Friday for the next couple of months, you can look forward to one of our favorite articles which pertains to activities or tips to help you get through the summer.
"Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother's house...AAAGH! I forgot the wipes" Sound familiar? Use our Travel Checklist below to make sure you have everything you need when traveling this summer.
PARENT BAG (Use a backpack for hands free travel)
Copy of your phone book or important contact numbers
Extra Batteries for kids' electronic games
Extra memory card or film
Camera battery charger
Ziploc bags (varying sizes- small, medium and large)
Extra change of clothes for kids packed in Ziploc bag.
Extra T-shirt for parents packed in Ziploc bags
Ball Point pens
Plastic Ziploc bags - large size too for accidents
Wipes (good for hand cleaning as well as babies)
Travel Toilet Seat Cover (good to keep small tushies from falling in)
MEDICINE BAG - put in parent bag
(use small makeup bag or Ziploc)
Children's Benadryl (for food allergy or bee sting)
Kaoelectrolyte packets (add to water to protect from dehydration)
Children's/Infant & Adult Tylenol or Advil
Extra Medicine Cup
Pack of Tissues
Ziploc bags for diapers
2 changes of clothes
Extra Formula if needed
Ziploc of Cheerios
Bottle of water (for cleaning in case not available)
3 cloth diapers (for burp rags)
Toys and Games (see below)
Books and/or magazine
Deck of cards
Candy Treat (I like to pack Pez or candy necklaces)
No matter what your child's age, you need to assume you will be stuck on the runway or roadway for at least one meal plus snacks. For a baby this means adding 1-2 extra portions of baby food or formula.
Get individual packets of crackers and cookies - no fighting over who got more chips in their bag.
Always carry napkins, plastic spoons (for medicine) and straws (makes things go down easier when they are refusing to drink).
Bring extra sippy cups for toddler.
Example: (what I pack for two kids aged 5 and 8)
2 peanut butter sandwiches
2 bags of chips
2 bags of goldfish
2 bags of Oreos
2 drinkable yogurts
2 cheese sticks
2 granola bars
Don't forget to pack food for yourself!
BY CAR: (add these items to the above)
Portable Potty Seat (with extra Ziploc bags).
Books on tape
Games/Toys (see belowl)
Compact Rain Poncho
Maps (good diversion for kids too)
Ziploc Bags (large, medium and small)
First Aid Kit
See below for more extensive car list
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