Most people that write these posts are going abroad, however we are not. We are actually not travelling far from home at all, which in a way is quite reasurring.
This will be our second ‘short break away’ as a family of 3, the first time Alyssia was only a few months old and spent most of the time sleeping however this time she is 15 months old, walking, talking and loves to explore so I really am quite excited to take her away for a week knowing that she will be able to enjoy it.
As always with a toddler you find yourself taking absolutely everything away with you and probably won’t need half of it so this time I have written a list and tried to take the essentials rather than everything I own and more.
Our holiday is a self catering holiday meaning that we need to provide our own food, I haven’t bought anything for ‘meal times’ as I figured we would be eating out most nights but I have packed some lunch time snacks for Alyssia.
I have packed:
- Kiddylicious blueberry wafers
- Little angels fruit pouches
- Ellas kitchen oaty fingers
- Soreen banana lunchbox loafs
- Peppa pig raisin boxes
- Capri suns
- Rice krispies (cereal)
- Goats milk
- BEAR fruit nibbles
On the morning of the holiday I expect we will probably go to Tesco and buy ourselves a meal deal for the car journey as well as anything else I think of last minute. (If you’re a parent, there will always be something you’ve forgotten)
What will I be taking from the kitchen?
- Alyssias snacks (as listed above)
- Coffee sachets for Rob – he’s a massive coffee lover at the minute.
- Lunchbox for Alyssia
- Cooler bag & 2 ice blocks
- Alyssias cutlery
- Baby bowls for Alyssias cereal
- Bottles for bedtime milk
- Beakers for water or juice
What will I be taking for the car journey?
If you are travelling a long way I would definitely reccomend that you stop a few times to have a rest. I hate driving long journeys as it really hurts my back and Alyssia gets so bored and irritated if shes not had a nap. Luckily we are not travelling a long way this time but toddlers get bored very easily and need to be kept occupied so I am packing a bag full of toys for the car journey. This will include books, her nuby teething keys, her lamaze dolly,
What else will we be taking?
Obviously I will be taking clothes, towels & toiletries for us all. If you live in the UK you will know how shocking the British weather can be so I am packing for all weathers, taking shorts & t-shirts, cardigans and jumpers for Alyssia along with long sleeved and short sleeved bodysuits. I will be taking extra nappies and wipes, Alyssias swimming costume, sunglasses, suncream, blankets & Alyssias duvet. Bigger items that we will be taking are the Travel cot & her stroller.
Is there anything that I have forgotten? Probably..
Thanks for reading,