Tips for The Average Joe
Packing for the little ones tends to be one of the most difficult tasks. While it tends to be bearable for the adults to lack some items, kids may not do without some necessary items. To make sure that you carry everything you need, you would need to make a list of items you need in the suitcase. You would also need to write the list early enough so that you keep checking whether there is anything you have forgotten with time. You would need to read on to know some of the suggested items you may need to pack for your kids.
When packing for clothing, you would need to pack shoes and socks, shirts, pants and shorts, swimsuits, and underwear. You would also need to note that kids can go multiple outfits in a day and hence the need to have enough outfit per day and a few extras. Due to the playful nature of kids, you should expect to change their clothes as a result of spills or even tear.
You may also need to pack enough toiletries. It is essential to remember that kids do not need too many toiletries but you would need to pack body wash, hairbrush, shampoo, toothbrush, and toothpaste. Since you never know what could happen, it tends to be essential to carry a first aid kit. You would need to have an antibiotic spray, tweezers, hand sanitizer, antiseptic wipes, bug bite sting reliever, blister kits, children’s Tylenol, and any necessary medication the kid may need while on vacation.
You would also need a multi-plug adapter or extension cord to allow charging of as many electronics as you take with you. Even while many hotel rooms tend to have a few electrical outlets, you would need to be ready enough. You would need to consider carrying a good power bank to ensure enough juice for your phones and other devices. You may also need to carry enough Lysol spray and sanitizing wipes. Bearing in mind that you never know how clean the hotel will be for your kids, you would need to ensure quick wipes on all the surfaces and spraying to reduce the number of germs in the room. In a case where you need to have a bush experience, you would need to ensure that your kids are protected from insects’ bites especially at night bearing in mind that most insects will be attracted by light to the camping site at night.
Snacks are something you would not need to miss when taking your kids for a vacation. You would need to carry enough snacks bearing in mind that kids tend to be easily bored any time they are not engaged. One way of engaging them is by making sure that there are always snacks to eat on their ways to various places. You would also need to carry a few toys to keep your kids busy any time they are in the hotel room. You would also need to carry a few kids’ magazines, small toys, books, drinks, and handheld video games.
When packing for clothes, an extra pair of shoes, warm socks, and a jacket is something you would not need to miss. There are instances when the weather is unpredictable and hence the need to carry jackets. When visiting warmer places, you may need to carry only a single pair of warm clothes just in case. You may also need to visit kid-friendly travel blogs to check on places that are more kids friendly to visit.