View Full Version : What couldn't you have lived without, or wish you'd taken?
We're embarking on our first family holiday in Feb, and wanted to ask all you experienced travellers -
Is there anything that you didn't take that you wish you had?
Is there anything that you couldn't have lived without?
We're going to Merimbula, NSW, and I just can't wait! :D
Any advice will be really great!
We went away with DD just before Xmas, and took everything barring the kitchen sink.. The one thing I didn't think of though was a travel mattress for the port-a-cot we used at the hotel. Not sure if you'll be taking your own or whatever, but we ended up having to pad it out with folded blankets and sheets, 'cos the base was waaaay to hard for her to sleep on.
Just remember to take things that the little guy is familiar with, ie his own sheets, some toys, light show if you normally use one.. that sorta thing. And a playmat if the place you're staying at has hard floors... again, we put blankets on the floor for her to play on as we didn't realise the whole apartment was tiled..
Containers for food. We spent a lot of time travelling around in hols and having enough little plastic boxes to put all the meals in (DS1 has milk and egg allergies - cannot rely on getting food out).
I agree about matress, we take a double bed doona and fold it up under fitted sheets for him.
Bottle brush if you are using a bottle - I ALWAYS have to buy a new one.
erm...plenty of CLOTHES!! I ended up having to buy extra as it rained and I could not dry the ones I had brought and washed...:rolleyes:
I am sure there is other stuff but i can't think of them now (or when I am packing!)
HAve a great holiday.
We have travelled a bit since Jess has been born. Twice to S'pore, once to NZ, twice to Geraldton (5 hour car ride each way), once down south about 4 hour drive. When we went everywhere we made sure we packed more clothes than necessary you can never be too sure. Also I agree about little containers as I used them for everything. Also extra nappies you never can be too sure
Ziplock bags can be good too instead of lots of bulky containers (if flying).
The things I couldn't live without when my daughter was younger was a port a cot, a decent stroller with good solid wheels that swivel and my snugli baby carrier. They made life so much easier.
Good for you, i love Merimbula. Haven't been there for a while even though it ain't that far away! Have a wonderful time :)
I've travelled to Perth, Melbourne and Brissy, and found i couldn't survive without my magazines and lollies! And i alway shad baby wipes available to wipe up sticky hands and spilt drinks etc!!
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