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Holiday Packing List

“Don’t forget to pack these holiday essentials for your under 5 year old. To ensure they are sun protected and ready for their holiday, just as much as you are”.

En Route

  • Sweets and snacks to stop ears popping on planes
  • Bottled water (dispose of before security)
  • Bottled milk/ feeding options
  • Motion-sickness medications: such as paracetamol, plasters and Calpol
  • Changing Bag with the essentials: wipes, nappies, nappy sacks, changing mat, muslins
  • Toys for the flight
  • A change of baby clothes and a change of top for you
  • Car Seat
  • Car window shade
  • Light-weight push chair and push chair shade
  • Blanket
  • Baby sling/ carrier

Important Documents

  • Tickets and hotel reservations
  • Hire car documents
  • Maps and directions
  • Passports for all the family
  • Emergency contact info
  • Inoculation documents
  • Address/phone book
  • Medical insurance card (EHIC)
  • Travel insurance
  • Wallet/Purse
  • Cash (both Sterling and destination currency)
  • Credit Cards/ Debit Card/ Travellers Cheques
  • Visas and other relating documents
  • Driving Licence (card and paper versions)

Food Essentials

  • Ready-made formula
  • Formula powder/ breast pump
  • Bottles/ teats
  • Bibs
  • Jars and tubs of baby food/ food pouches
  • Snacks e.g. raisins or fruit bars
  • Hand-held blender
  • Sterilising equipment
  • Child cutlery, bowls, cups and plates


  • Phone/tablet/ laptop/Kindle/ iPod/ camera
  • Memory cards
  • Batteries (if needed, these should be put in your suitcase not hand luggage)
  • Chargers
  • Headphones
  • Universal plug adapters
  • GPS and charger

Baby Essentials

  • Arm bands/ pool toys/ pool floats
  • Dummies
  • Toddler reins
  • Beach towels if your hotel doesn’t provide them
  • UVA protection pop up tent
  • Cot linen
  • Night light
  • Changing mat
  • Baby monitor
  • Travel Potty
  • Bath Toys and bath mat
  • Toys and books for bedtime

Toiletries Essentials

  • Pack of nappies, nappy rash cream, nappy bags, wipes, travel changing mat
  • Swimming nappies
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Sponge, baby wash, baby shampoo and lotion
  • Shower Gel
  • Hairbrush
  • moisturiser
  • Shaving Cream/ razors
  • Perfume
  • Makeup/ makeup remover
  • Tissues
  • Sun cream (both adults and baby)
  • After sun
  • Insect repellent/ after bite for insect bites
  • First aid kit including pain relief, Calpol etc.
  • Medicines including prescriptions, Piriton, contraceptives, vitamins etc


  • Handbags
  • Beach bags
  • Changing bag
  • Toddler backpacks


  • Cool clothes for baby during the day
  • Warm clothes for baby (think night time, chilly departure lounges etc.)
  • Socks
  • Blankets
  • Sleep suits
  • Sun hats
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Dressing gown
  • Shirts/ Tops
  • Jumpers
  • Trousers
  • Dresses
  • Skirts/ shorts
  • Jackets/coats
  • Swimsuits/ sun suits
  • Shoes (sandals, beach shoes, dress shoes, trainers etc.)
  • Belts
  • Jewellery