05 Aug 10 THINGS I ALWAYS TRAVEL WITH WHEN TRAVELLING WITH KIDS
This post was created in collaboration with Micro Scooters
One question I get asked all the time is what items I pack when travelling with kids. Well, here they are; My 10 Travel Essentials When Travelling With Kids.
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This one seems like a no-brainer, but I’m surprised at how many people forget the power board! I plug all my chargers into mine so they are ready to go at my destination and we don’t forget or lose any. Having a power board makes it so much easier to charge all the devices in the one area and saves you trying to hunt down multiple power points in hotel rooms.
I have one dedicated to travelling overseas and I have one for travelling locally in Australia. My overseas medical kit includes all of our medication, as some of this simply can’t be purchased abroad and of course, everyday things like kids Panadol, gastro stop and essential first aid items.
I now have quite the collection of camera gear that comes along with us for each trip. I have a dedicated camera bag where I make sure I bring charged up batteries and my chargers. We want to capture every memory we can!
I’ve found my kids sleep better with a comfort item from home and for my children it’s their travel blankets. I have cheap bunny blankets from Kmart that fold up to a small compact size which makes them much easier to carry with us.
Is there anything a snack won’t fix? I always have a snack on hand for hungry kids. I find it helps any tummy grumblings in transit and is a lifesaver when we encounter any delays.
I won’t go anywhere without travel insurance. Even when travelling within Australia, I make sure the whole family is covered. Because we travel so frequently, I purchase yearly cover for the whole family, which was around $600 for a family of 6.
The kids have their own water bottle we keep just for travelling. We empty them if we need to take any flights and fill them with drinking water once we arrive at the destination. The kids have the Nike branded drink bottles and I’d have to say they are the best-branded bottles we have owned. They are leak-proof which make them perfect for younger kids to drink from too.
This one’s a no brainer! My kids ALWAYS travel with their IPads. I download movies and appropriate apps before each of our trips to keep the kids occupied and engaged when travelling.
Headphones are a must for myself and the kids! I purchased cheap $10,00 ones for the kids from Kmart 2 years ago and they are still going strong.
I would LOVE to hear the list of essentials you ALWAYS travel with?