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What do I need to to pack when travelling with children?

Forget the kitchen sink, by all means - but at your peril, forget these essentials bits and pieces

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What you can carry on a plane depends on the current security rules, but either way, here’s a quick list of essentials for hand or checked luggage, when travelling with children:

  • Nappies and wipes for two days
  • Cartons of drink/formula and snacks
  • Crayons and books
  • Small toys
  • Sunhats
  • Swim nappies
  • UV protection suits and fold-away UV tent
  • Insect repellent
  • Universal bath plug
  • Adaptor
  • Camera and spare batteries/memory cards
  • Baby alarm/monitor
  • Rubber door-stops
  • Rubber shoes for paddling
  • Folding booster seat
  • First aid kit – Calpol (infant paracetamol) in sachets so it doesn’t leak; homeopathic remedies, lavender oil (it’s multipurpose for healing and soothing)
  • Portable DVD player
  • iPod/iPad
  • Travel Wash
  • Sarongs and pashminas – both have multiple uses
  • The lightest possible buggy

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Folding booster seat? :)
Any idea?

Posted: 25/11/2010 at 21:20

The chats on this site are a bit frozen :).
Anyway last night I found the answer for my question if someone care :))).
I found fantastic high back booster seat which is inflatable! Looks really comfy so I ordered 1 last night and can't wait to get it!
You can find it on .

As I mentioned before I am mum of 3 and we do travel a lot so any folding things for daily use - I just love.
Any other idea? Folding chef, housekeeper..? :))) Sometimes I got really tired :).

Posted: 26/11/2010 at 12:51

Am I here only one from real mums? Admin should do something about it !
This forum is probably not for me .

Posted: 28/11/2010 at 15:56

Do any mums and dads have any more great tips on what to take when travelling with children?

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 10:35

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