As this is something we will need to deal with eventually, it’s on my radar. There isn’t just me and the hubby to pack for anymore. And as you all know, toddlers come along with a lot of baggage. A mixture of items they actually need and the treasured items they will have a meltdown over if we don’t take them along. If my little one had it her way, every teddy in the house would come along with us, to avoid missing out on a wonderful holiday. I mean, watching Toy Story doesn’t really help us when it comes to packing for a holiday!
I’ve got you covered with a list of essentials and some suggestions for items you can take with you.
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Let’s start from the top. You need a bag to store all of these beautiful toys and gadgets. We bought a Trunki a while ago, for our UK staycations and it was the best purchase we ever made. Cue the toddler being wheeled around the house on it. This is how I know it will serve us well at the airport. She is currently at the grandparents today, playing with it. Hours of fun. Well worth the money.Trunki
Colouring books and pens
I take these supplies if we visit a local cafe. I will therefore definitely be packing these items for a long flight, in a confined space, with a toddler.
In an effort to save space, I opt for the smaller colouring books. Small sticker books and some crayons. These don’t take up a lot of space but provide possibly hours of much-needed, creative entertainment.Colouring Book Pens
Our little one loves reading books, but we face the same challenge of weight limits and space. Therefore I will be taking her smaller books with us. This way, she can still read her favorite stories, but she also has room for her other treasured possessions.Gruffalo Book
I used to love these compact magnetic games when I was a child. So easy to play when traveling and doesn’t take up much space.
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We’ve just bought my little one a Paw Patrol digital camera. It’s totally childproof but does take actual photos. She has loads of fun with it. This will be coming along with us, so she can take some holiday snaps.Paw Patrol camera
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Food & Snacks
Just like going anywhere with a toddler, have snacks and drinks with you! You never know what’s on offer to eat and your toddler could be fussy. Better to have a backup of something they will eat until you can have a proper meal.
Since she was a tiny baby, my little one has loved cars and she’s very attached to her collection. We will be taking a small selection with us.Toy Car Pack
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We are at looking after babies and wrapping teddies in a blanket stage. Therefore, she will want to take some of her favorite characters and teddies with us. I better dig out some clothes for them to wear!
The novelty of a new toy
I will be purchasing a new toy for my little one. Something fresh, to keep her attention for longer because it’s new and shiny. It will be something small. Toddlers don’t expect much, and they are happy with the simplest of things.