Friday 8 September 2017

Toddler Holiday Essentials- What's in Isla's suitcase

I know that summer is basically over, but because of the cost increases in the school holidays we usually go on our holiday after the children go back at the start of September. This does mean unless we get a rare hot September, our holiday is cooler (and as we holiday within the UK it's often wet), but the resorts are always much quieter which is great if you've got toddlers or very young children.

We're off on holiday in the next months, so I'm sharing my essentials you should pack for a toddler, and what's in Isla's suitcase.


We are going away for a week in Autumn so we will be taking outfits where layers can easily be added and taken away for the changing temperatures. I always pack for the possibility of an outfit change a day (potty training toddlers are unpredictable) but don't over pack more than this- if she were to need more, there are always shops around.

Just in case it is sunny, we're taking sun hats for good measure to keep her protected!

  • Huggies Swim Nappies. Isla is potty trained in awake times but all that exercise and time in the pool.. I'd rather play it safe and I love the Huggies swim nappies- we've never to this day had a leak with them.
  • Swim ring & Armbands. Previous years, Isla has had one of those inflatable seats or been limited to our arms but we find that with a ring and arm bands she can swim freely without being held. The armbands stop her slipping through the ring so with supervision we are confident she is safe.
  • Beach Ball. Even in an indoor pool, it isn't a proper holiday without one!
  • Swimming Costume (and a spare just in case!)
  • Mess free colouring (so she doesn't stain anything where we stay or in the car)
  • Snacks
  • Spill free cup (Nuby and Munchkin have some trustworthy options that wont flood your car or aeroplane seat)
  • Travel Potty, for the inevitable stop
  • Travel Potty Seat. Isla is dry in the day so we will need this for in the caravan and about the town.
  • Sun cream. Even on cloudy days she will need protecting as we are outside most of the day.
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Shampoo
  • Shower Gel
  • Night nappies
  • Talc (Throw it at them after being on the beach and the wet sand dries up and drops off!)
Do you think there's anything we've forgotten? We will of course be taking a few toys but will 
probably be too busy to stop and play!

Let me know what else you'd take in the comments!


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