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Packing list for a holiday with a toddler

By May 31, 2017Families

When you thought packing for a baby was difficult – toddlers and older children who need feeding and entertaining seem to need even more stuff! To help you out and make sure you don’t forget anything essential, use our holiday packing list – just print it off and tick as you go.

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Start collecting together your packing a few days before you travel, and tick things off as you pack them. Some things, such as their favourite toy, will need to be left to the very last minute – so just highlight them to remember to bundle them in at the end.

One large bag per toddler, plus an extra small bag for toys which they can carry themselves, should be enough to fit everything in. A day bag for travelling would also be useful – full of snacks, water bottles and a change of clothes. Pack medicines and toiletries in re-sealable plastic bags to prevent any leakages.

You can borrow a number of the more bulky bits of toddler equipment from us, so that there a few less things for you to pack, just let us know when booking so we can reserve them for you. Equipment available to hire is already ticked in the lists below.

Clothes*
 Pyjamas (one for each night, just in case)
 Short sleeved vests (one for each night +2)
 Tops (one for each night +2)
 Trousers/leggings (one for each night +2)
 Jumpers (2)
 Dresses
 Socks and shoes
 Swimsuit and swim nappies (they will love the toddler pool at Bedruthan, and the sea if it is warm enough!)*We’d recommend an outfit for each day, plus two spares, depending on how messy your toddler tends to be, but we do have coin operated washing machines and a laundry on site if you require them.Warm weather
 Sun hat
 Sun cream (at least factor 30)Cold weather
 Warm hat
 Mittens
 CoatWet weather (Always expect wet weather for a UK holiday!)
 Waterproof coat
 Wellies
 All-in-one waterproof suit

Food/drinks
Plastic feeding utensils
Highchair
Snack food (especially for the journey – rice cakes, fruit, cereal bars, raisins are all firm favourites).
 Sippy cups or water bottles
 Washable bibs
 Bottles and formula

Bathing and medicines
 Flannel
 Towels
 Shampoo and body wash/soap
 Dummies
 Baby wipes
 Nappies (6 per day)
 Nappy bags
 Plastic bags
 Changing mat
 Step ups
 Potty
 Toddler toilet seat
 Disinfectant hand gel
 Toddler toothbrush and toothpaste
 Medicine bag: first aid kit, calpol, teething gels/salts, thermometer, nappy cream

Entertainment
 Favourite toys and books (only bring entertainment for the journey and their favourite toys, as we have some much to do here at Bedruthan, you just won’t use them)

Sleeping
 Blanket
 Sleeping bag
 Monitor and chargers (we offer a baby listening service)
 Any comforters/anything they need to sleep (white noise makers, night lights, sleepyheads, etc.)
 Travel cot

Carrying
 Car seat
 Buggy
 Sling/carrier
 Baby backpack
 Highchair

 

Top Tips!
Keep a copy of your personal packing list saved somewhere for the next time you’re packing to save time.

Whilst you’re on holiday if there are things you wished you brought – just add them to the list for next time.

If in doubt, don’t bring it – here at Bedruthan we are really experienced with babies, and staff will be sure to provide necessary equipment. At reception you can also purchase various essentials like calpol, toothpaste and swim nappies, or there is a really well stocked shop in Mawgan Porth village.