Over the Easter weekend we took a trip to Utrecht with our toddler in tow to celebrate my sister’s birthday. I thought I’d share with you all what five things helped me have peace of mind. Joining in with Amy and Aby: The List and Amy's Five on Friday.
If you are planning to get away this year I would make sure that everyone in the family has an up to date passport well in advance of your holiday. My daughter’s seemed to take ages and took over a month to arrive. Thankfully we didn't book our holiday until last minute as we waited for it to arrive.
First Aid Kit
As soon as the passport arrived I hit the shops to find an appropriate age related first aid kit for our daughter. Holiday time is a great time to make sure you have all your kit in date and together. I've heard it’s not always easy to get things abroad and for peace of mind it’s always great to have it to hand.
Keeping healthy also extends to making sure all your things are sterile. We invested in a Milton steriliser which works just as well in the microwave than just with cold water. It also fits most bottles and keeps them clean for a long time.
Although it’s possible to pick up your favourite baby foods abroad; we spotted both Aptamil and Ella’s Kitchen products in the local supermarket. It’s always great to be prepared and stock up before you go away with your children’s favourites. I took several pouches which are great for the car (no smashed glass) and a few nibbles eg. breadsticks, fruit and biscuits.
Last but not least are comforts such as toys, clothes, toiletries, nappies, wet wipes and so on. Of course this list will differ depending on the age of your child and the type of travelling you will be doing.