5/16/2018

Holiday Packing For A One Year Old | Just Add Ginger

May marks the month that Ryan, Eric and I head off on our very first family holiday. We have taken trips before, but that has always been to stay with family. This is the first little break we're having as just a threesome and I could not be more excited. 

In an attempt to offset the potential stress that comes with travelling with a toddler I decided to make a head start on packing a couple of days before we were due to leave. Whenever Ryan and I have been  on holiday pre-baby we have been perfectly content to pack minimally and live in the same clothes for a week, but for Eric, things needed a little more planning. 

gym bag with baby clothes spilling out

Now I of course am no expert when it comes to packing for a one year old (I am a first time mum after all) but I did however want to share what we took away with us for Eric - hopefully if there are any of you out there travelling with your tot for the first time it will be useful, give you ideas, and act as a sort of checklist for when you're packing up your baby bags and suitcases. Before we get stuck in I should point out that we are off on a UK holiday - if you are off on your jollies to another country then your list may differ slightly. 

CLOTHES - We are away for five days (including two travelling) and for ease I'm packing by outfit. Break these down and I've packed. 

Everyday Wear 
7 x vests 
4 x t shirts 
2 x jumpers
3 x shorts 
3 x trousers 
2 x sleeveless rompers
7 x bibs
7 x socks 
3 x pyjamas 

Outerwear 
1 x waterproof jacket 
1 x puddlesuit 
1 x light pram suit 
2 x sun hats
1 x winter hat
1 x set of reins

Active Wear
1 x swimming costume 
1 x swim hat (one of those peaked ones with fabric at the back)
1 x pack of swimming nappies 

Shoes 
1 x sandals 
1 x trainers 
1 x wellies

ENTERTAINMENT - We're planning our whole trip around 'Eric-friendly' activities but for the times when we aren't out and about we'll have - 

Electronic
1 x iPad 
1 x audio book 

Books
4 x board books 
2 x bedtime books 

Toys 
3 x pushchair toys (these can also be attached to highchairs)
3 x car toys 
4 x larger toys (with parts that cannot be lost). 
2 x comfort teddies for cot

EQUIPMENT - larger baby items 

Car seat & Isofix 
Pushchair 
Travel cot
Cot mattress (and 2 x cot sheets)
Portable highchair and booster seat
Baby monitor

TOILETRIES & MEDICINES

Baby toothbrush & toothpaste
Baby vitamins 
First aid kit 
Calpol 
Ashton & Parsons teething powder
Baby bubble bath (this is our favourite one)
Suncream (factor 50)
Barrier & nappy rash cream

FOOD & DRINK 

1 x water bottle 
5 x Tomme Tippee bottles 
5 x UHT whole milk 
Ella's Kitchen baby food pouches
Bananas
Cake bars 
Crisps 
1 x plastic bib
Baby spoons 
Feeding bowls

MISC ITEMS 

1 x towel 
2 x muslin cloths
2 x sleeping bags
3 x blankets (pram & cellular)
Red Book
Dummies & dummy clips
Portable changing mat 
Nappies 
Wipes 
Nappy sacks 
Sterilising wipes
Eric's baby bag 

Having never been on holiday with a baby before this is going to be a total learning curve! I'm hoping there's nothing I'm forgetting, but if you think there is, do let me know in the comments, along with any advice you have for travelling with a little one.

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