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    Hi all, can you please load me up with your ideas of what to pack for a 3 yr old and a 1 yr old for an overseas trip.

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    Where are u going? What temps will it likely to be? Will you have access to washing machines? Dryers?

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    When I travelled overseas with my 3yo I got her the colouring books with one pen and when you colour different colours appear (i have no idea what they are called)
    I packed a few snacks and new story books. Plus an ipad full of kids shows and head phones in case the planes didn't work.

    For clothes i packed mainly cotton shorts and shirts ones that are quick to dry. I found my dd started having alot of accidents so used the resorts laundry alot so pack lots of underware!
    Also spare hats incase one is lost

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    One of these amazing Maisy 360 pop up play books. It folds up as a book and folds out as a dollhouse. No good for a one year old but amazing for older kids, and perfect for traveling. There are other titles in the series too.

    http://www.booktopia.com.au/maisy-s-...XT7hoCHqDw_wcB

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    I also got dd a trunki that is a kids suitcase perfect for carry on and they can sit on it and you pull them along through the airport. It was a life saver for those long walks

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    Hi, I'm overseas with our 3 year old and 8 month old at the moment. We've been in really warm weather, so their suitcases were mostly cotton tees/tanks and shorts (especially boardies as they are quick to dry).
    For the plane, they both had their comforter toys for sleeping, the little one had his sleeping bag. Snacks and a drink for the big one, stickers and a notebook, a "colour with water" book, a magnetic play set. We chose not to get a Trunki, as we had a lot of travel by public transport, so it would have added another piece of luggage that we would have had to manage, and we didn't have a free hand to pull it along.

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    If you know you will have access to laundry facilities then resist the urge to pack too much as it becomes such a hassle to drag heavy luggage around and then sort through all the clothes. We were overseas for 3 weeks when DS was 15 months and I had his clothes organised by type into large ziplock bags (Pjs, shirts, shorts etc.) On the plane I packed individual outfits together with a nappy in a ziplock bag for easy changing. We also took alot of easy snacks like sultanas, cheerios, rice cakes for the plane and DS really enjoyed his mini board and pop up books.

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    The ziplock bag for each change of clothes is a great idea. I did that when we took DD on holiday. I'm beginning to think it would also be good for my outfits!


 

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