Esra is almost 2, no I can't believe it either.
We are going on holiday soon and I wanted to share with you what I'm packing for Esra for the flight. Entertaining toddlers is a full time job.
Yes, it looks like I overpacked, and you are probably right...
I went for the 'Harley' ladybug Trunki & Cath Kidston large backpack.
Here's what's inside the rucksack...
- Colouring books
- Story books
- Ipad + headphones & stand
- Mini sports balls
- Snacks (I got some organic sweets for her to help with the air pressure)
- Extra comfortable clothes
- Water bottle
- Red floral zip bag = Quick nappy change kit
- Soft Toy (Manhattan toys - pea in a pod) I'm not taking her favourite soft toys as I'm scared she might lose them, she is familiar with this toy so should help her feel secure, I might swap it for a teddy from her bed though, not sure.
Busy Bags Include:
- Building blocks
- Lacing Cards
- Spiral drawing toy
- Arts & Crafts kit (pipe cleaners, clothes pins, feathers, sequins etc)
- Colour matching with lollipop sticks & pegs
- Threading game made with pipe cleaners, straws & felt.
All of this weighs 4kg. Oops!
I gathered most of the busy bag items from the pound shop, I haven't showed them to her and I know that she will be interested in them. I also wont mind if they go missing as they are as cheap as chips. The girl loves anything circular, she loves balloons and balls so I have stocked up on those. However, I did invest in the 'Eric Carle' lacing cards which looked fun, but I'm only taking half the pack. I did tons of research on Pinterest and feel happy that I'm prepared, obviously she wont use all of these on the flight, it's only 4 hours and it's a night flight, so hopefully she will be asleep. But, I can use these on the beach, waiting for food and on the way back.
I have placed twistable Crayola crayons in a fabric roll I made AGES ago that was designed to be a brush roll. Gotta love multi use items!
I also got the matching 'Cath Kidston' purse as little madam is obsessed with organising and rearranging just like her mama :) I have placed stickers, cards and odd little bits for her to play around with. I can just bring this out the bag and we will have calm! :) Well, that's the plan anyway.
The Trunki is hand luggage that's full of nappies & wipes!
Beep beep, ladybug coming through! Esra has had plenty of fun riding this around the house, so hopefully should be a hit if our flight is delayed at the airport.
I have also added a blanket as flights can be cold, theres a bottle and lots of nappies as pictured along with swimming nappies. FYI: This weighs 5.1kg exactly.
and that's all folks.
Her clothes are in my suitcase and I have packaged all of her evening outfits individually with matching accessories in ziploc bags. Her day clothes are just folded and randomly placed inside, I ironed everything so that I can take it easier on holiday, her swim suits, pool stuff and beach toys are going to be in Daddy's suitcase. I think I'm doing well.....
What do you think? Any tips on travelling with a toddler?