A tip if you are traveling with toddlers or younger
Some of the items on our list may not pertain to your particular family/child situation or the type of vacation you are taking. For example, you are flying or taking a cruise and don’t plan to bring beach chairs, coolers, etc. Also, this list is for Summer vacations – assuming you are going somewhere warm and not skiing. Just cross the items off the list that don’t pertain to your situation. or all others, I’ve included as many items that I could possibly think of that we have needed or used on our past vacations, including trips where one (or everyone) was sick!
Have you ever had a vacation with someone under-the-weather?
Ah, vacations where everyone is sick – don’t you love those? I included standard medicines on the packing list but if you are coming down with something right as you pack your things, you may want to include additional medicines to suit your needs.
Two years ago we took the kids to Disney World (they were 1 and 3 at the time) and the day before our vacation started, I came down with strep throat. I got antibiotics before we left but traveling with strep was probably not the best idea, but we spent a lot of $$ for that trip and I wasn’t going to cancel. Needless to say, my strep ended up getting worse and both kids came down with similar symptoms. We were all in and out of urgent care every day during our vacation. It. Was. Awful. Although, that was not the first time someone was sick while on vacation -it seems rare that no one gets sick on our family vacations so I like to be prepared. Use my list so you’re prepared too 🙂
Be prepared for your next family Summer vacation with our handy Summer Vacation Packing list. This list will give you the basics that you need with space to add your notes or other items. Have a great vacation!
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