Summer school holidays are fast approaching and given the long holiday break it’s the perfect time to head off on a family adventure. Book, pack and make memories that will last forever! Here is the ultimate packing guide to help you on your way, whether it be short or long haul we have you covered…
Packing the carry-on bag to keep little hands busy and grow little minds doesn’t need to be stressful or time consuming. Ensuring you have everything you need at your fingertips whilst in transit and on the plane will make travelling a fun family experience.
Special snacks – A range of healthy and special snacks you know your child likes that don’t require cooling, heating and are mess free. If you plan to keep any uneaten food be sure to check which foods you can keep on arrival at your destination.
Engaging toys and activities – When flying you encounter a lot of planned waiting, but then there is also the unforeseen long periods of waiting, like delayed flights. Plane Play specialise in toys and activities to keep your children engaged and off the screen from the moment you check in to arriving at your destination with pack and play items. Head to planeplay.com.au to see the full range from babies up to age 8.
Change of clothes – Accidents always happen when you least expect them, so best to be prepared with easy access to these items at all times. A change of clothes and pjs for your child as well as a spare top for yourself to freshen up on arrival.
The standard everyday leaving the house items – Nappies, a few more than usual and a change mat, a disposable one can come in handy for messy moments. Wipes and two extra plastic bags for wet/dirty clothes, food or bottles. Several dummies so you’re prepared with clean ones for when they drop on the floor or a dummy leash. Your child’s usual drink/milk bottle and formula if need be.
Cosy blanket – A familiar blanket from home for comfort on the plane and naps in transit. Babies have a knack for wanting to nap when it’s least convenient for you!
Communicating with your child – Talk to your child prior to leaving the house about what to expect, it will help them feel more comfortable throughout the journey and less stressful for everyone.
Baggage – Choose your carry-on bag wisely to maximise space, weight and to also free up your hands during transit. Check your carry-on luggage allowance so you can pack the bag strategically and ensure you aren’t over the limit before leaving the house.
By Brooke Gribble, Owner of Plane Play