Posted on May 23 2016
Going anywhere with children can be fairly stressful but going away on holiday has the potential to take pre-getaway worries to a whole new level. There are so many things you need to take and only so much time to pack them all. Naturally, your children will also have their own children’s luggage – use this check-list to be sure you've got everything you need before you jet off.
A Child’s Suitcase
Let your children choose their own kids suitcase that they love. From old favourites like Spider man to the latest Disney Princesses, choosing is part of the fun. If you’re about to fly somewhere, a ride along suitcase like the Trunkie or JetKids BedBox can make life much easier.
If you can't decide here is a handy guide to help you out.
Organisation is the key to good packing. In the rush not to forget passports and chargers, it’s easy to forget other essentials like adaptors and insect repellent. Make a list in the weeks before your trip and tick off as you go. If you’re really frazzled, do a quick Google search for a ready-made list and print off.
Sort out all the outfits your child will need for the entire holiday. When you have all these together, place each outfit into a resealable plastic bag with a tumble dryer sheet. Not only is this an excellent way to organise, it also keeps the clothes smelling fresh and minimised the risk of over packing.
Undoubtedly there will be some items that have to go into your luggage because they simply won’t fit in your child’s. Try and use your bag for the most essential of items such as toiletries, with medications and a change of clothes kept in your hand luggage in case suitcases are lost.
Use your bathroom scales to weigh your child’s suitcase as you pack it. If there are any heavy items like big shoes or toys, wear them on the day or carry them onto the plane in hand luggage.
When packing remember that you will probably come back with more than you went with. It is worth leaving a little extra space so any t-shirts or sweets that they buy themselves can be transported home.
Are you looking for the perfect suitcase for your children? Kids Travel 2 has a fantastic range of children’s suitcases including the JetKids BedBox which transforms into an in-flight bed.