What to Pack when Traveling with Children
We’re off on holiday soon, nowhere fancy, we’re just going to Somerset for a week. UK holidays are our best option with having 3 young children, there’s no way I could get on an airplane with these 3! Now I know how infuriating packing can be, and I am by no means an organised packer, but I thought I would show you some ideas of what to pack for the children during a holiday in the UK.
Now UK weather has been a bit hit and miss recently. It has been raining and cold one minute and hot the next, so I never know what to wear or what to pack. It’s only May so I’m not expecting sunshine every day (although I would love it not to rain), I am however packing for both weather conditions. My dad once told me to take my coat everywhere because you can always take it off but if you don’t have it, and you need it, you can’t put it on. Wise man he is.
Underwear and socks – enough for a week, plus a few spare.
Pyjamas – 3 sets each
7x tops each – mixture of t-shirts, long sleeve tops and jumpers
7x bottoms each – mixture of leggings, jeans, shorts and tracksuit bottoms
7x dresses for both girls (to wear on the night when we watch the entertainment)
2x hoodies/jackets each for Keira and Joshua
3x cardigans each for the girls
Swimwear for each
Sunhats and tights
I will state that as we’re staying on a Haven site, we have access to washing facilities that we, more than likely, will be using. So I’m not packing more than we need because there is the option of washing anything that needs it.
Toothbrushes and toothpaste
Nappies for Zara and Joshua
Baby wipes (lots of!)
Juice cups (2 each)
Nappy rash cream
Cutlery (because many restaurants don’t provide small cutlery for children)
Bibs and muslin squares
Hooded towels (2 each, one for baths one for swimming)
Shoes – mixture of trainers, shoes, sandals and wellies
So I think that just about covers it. In all honesty, I never know what to pack and some may think that this is a bit overboard but with the UK weather being so unpredictable, I would much rather pack more than I needed rather than pack too less and be without.
On top of all of this will be our Cosatto Supa Dupa double stroller and our Connecta baby carrier. Keira is happy to walk and we normally have Zara and Joshua in the double, but for the days when Keira may get a little tired it’ll help have the Connecta so we can baby wear Zara and Keira gets a rest in the pushchair!
Plus we have a 3 bedroom caravan to use an extra room as storage, just in case.
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