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5 Things you must have when travelling with kids

5 things you must have when travelling with kids|HarassedMomI know a lot of you are waiting for my post on the Shosholoza Meyl, I want to wait until after our return trip. I was a little tense going down, mainly because I didn’t really know what to expect so I didn’t fully take in the views so I want to wait until we are home and then I promise I will do a long post about it.

One thing that was definitely easier this trip was packing. Emma is out of nappies and is off formula and milk all together so we didn’t have to worry about any of that. She is also eating proper food now as well so I didn’t have to worry about packing special food for her.

There are still a few things that I do not leave the house without.

Wet wipes. you can never have too many wet wipes (ever). Even as they get older, they still need to wipe their hands or faces. So I always have wet wipes packed! (On the topic of wetwipes we use either Huggies or Cherubs and Cherubs have just done a re-brand. Its a much neater design now, what do you think?

A medicine bag. After our December holiday I never leave home on any sort of trip without a medicine bag. I have a small one but I make sure I have the items I know my kids are prone to suffer from like valoid suppositories, plasters, stopayne, smecta and allergex (or anthisan). Really, even if you are going on a short flight somewhere – pack a small bag! You will thank me.

A back pack with all the important things in. This trip was the first time I have used a back pack instead of a handbag and it worked so much better. I was able to put more stuff into it and I had all the important things I needed in one place and it was easy to carry.

A power bank. We received power banks at an event I attended a few months ago and it was honestly the best goody bag ever. Fortunately there was plugs on the train but if you are road tripping the power banks come in so handy!

A sense of humour. Travelling with kids is sort of like a game of Russian roulette, its all fun and games until someone unexpectedly vomits. You have to kind of keep your sense of humour about it all because otherwise and expect the unexpected. 

What are some of the things you are never without when you are travelling?

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7 Comments

  1. 4 July, 2016 / 10:05 am

    A backpack makes so much sense. And who on earth can get Smecta into their body? – I can not! I love to have waterless anti septic cleaner ready and yes, love a powerbank. I can not wait for the Shoshaloza post – our trp with them was cancelled last year due to a derailing so we never got to do it. Their communication on that was terrible though
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    • Laura-Kim
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      4 July, 2016 / 2:12 pm

      Mine all take it Cat! Not happily but with a syringe they do!

  2. 4 July, 2016 / 10:46 am

    Yay for easier traveling… I always pack water and one or two things to keep K occupied like a toy or book. And definitely a good sense f humor is essential.
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  3. 4 July, 2016 / 3:32 pm

    These are all great ideas! I would add favorite toys or blankets. We can’t go anywhere without our favorite blankets. The sense of humor thing is a must! Thanks for sharing!b

  4. 4 July, 2016 / 11:17 pm

    I definitely agree with taking a medicine bag with you – we’ve been caught out so many times!

  5. 29 November, 2016 / 12:15 pm

    I’m a travelling dad, so only ever travel with a backpack. Societal norms look down on a man carrying a hand bag for some reason. Anyway, I can fully endorse this suggestion. It’s really helpful.

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