Travelling With a Toddler in Tow


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.
Passport

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.

Steriliser

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.  
Food

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.

Comforts

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.




Mr and Mrs T Plus Three



Comments

  1. We have recently had to renew passports and it took 6 weeks, apparently there was a back log. So, a great tip to organize passports in time.

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    1. Hmm maybe it depends on when you apply eg. applying when the kids go back to school may be better. 6 weeks sounds about the same time ours took.

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  2. Good advice, also I'm a bit old fashioned and used cloth diapers at home and disposable when we traveled..

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    1. We bought a lot of cloth diapers to begin with but as our daughter was soo small we never got into the habbit of using the cloth ones.

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  3. Good advice for anyone travelling, especially if you are applying for a passport, they can take a while sometimes can't they. Hope that you had a good time on your visit!! Thank you for taking part in Five On Friday, I hope you have a great weekend! xx

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    1. They sure can. I imagine it all depends on when you apply.

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  4. Great advice. It's good to be prepared, especially when traveling with a little one.

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    1. Thanks Lorrie. I'm pleased I was over prepared.

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  5. Great tips, Thanks for linking up to #TheList x

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