A blog post that’s a little different to the others but I’ve had a few mums ask me on Instagram what to pack when you’re off on a staycation or a holiday abroad so here we go…
One way to calm down a child having a tantrum is food lol. I always make sure I have enough when travelling. Here are our favourites!
This is definitely one of my daughters favourites! It’s a natural and great for when you’re on the go which is what I’m forever looking for with snacks as we’re always out! They are available to buy from Sainsbury’s and online also. If you’d like to try you can use my special discount code: “Nat30p” to get 30% off a box of 12 😊
I’ve only just come across these recently and I’m in love! It can be super messy bringing fresh fruit out when we’re off on our adventures so I was super happy to find these baked fruits. My daughter really likes the strawberries! I’ve seen them in both Sainsbury’s and Asda!
Little miss loves the taste and they’re healthy! What more can you ask for?
My carry potty
If you follow me on Instagram then you’ve definitely seen me praise this great invention. Being able to carry a potty around and whip it out when needed is great. It makes potty training less stressful. You can buy quite cheaply from Argos and eBay!
Aldi wipes are the best I’ve used. Never leave the house without them. When you become a mum wipes are essentials lol kids are so messy!
Again Aldi pull ups are the best I’ve used. Little miss is potty trained but but we still use the pull ups for night timed. Very absorbent! I’m sure most mums would agree. It amazes me that people still buy pampers. They’re honestly the worst!!
Or any other tablet. Great for long journeys. You can download educational apps such as tiny tap and reading eggs or movies from Moviebox/showbox. If you have data then YouTube is always great!
First aid kit
I bought our first aid kit from Halfords for just £2.50. Kids are clumsy! It’s best to always have one on you!
Kids get sick unfortunately and there’s nothing worse than when it happen on holiday. I always make sure I bring cough medicine and paracetamol with me! You can get it free at some chemists when you actually need them (don’t expect Calpol lol they give you the cheaper brand that works exactly the same) I buy mine from Poundland. Works perfectly fine and helps the NHS I guess lol
Alpro Growing up Drink
I try to avoid dairy at all costs. It definitely makes my daughters eczema worse so I was happy when I found out about Alpro growing up milk. It’s a soya based milk for kids aged 1-3. I buy the little cartons as they’re super convenient to take away and they’re long life too! Top tip…if you’re going to put these in your suitcase, wrap them up in bubble wrap. We all know airlines don’t care about our luggage lol.
I always double clean lol if you’ve seen my blog post about our trip to Butlins Skegness then you’ll know why! You can never be too careful or too clean! I make sure I wipe the whole of my hotel bathroom/kitchen…there’s not much I can do about beds but pray lol. The anti-bacterial wipes in the photo are from Wilko and they’re super cheap, smell amazing and well…it does the job!
Tea tree/Peppermint oil
I’ve read online that most insects do not like these essentials oils so I dowse my room in it 🤣 I’m terrified of insects and so is the little one! I bought the tea tree oil in Poundworld before it sadly closed down and the Peppermint oil in Holland and Barrett.
Last year when we went to Portugal I was bitten non stop but luckily my daughter was fine! I actually didn’t bring any repellent with me so I made sure I bought some ‘this year for our holiday to Salou. I got the wipes and band from Poundland. Let’s hope they work 😀
You always need this when you’re going somewhere hot! I don’t have a specific brand I use as I’ll buy any as long as the SPF is high! It’s a good idea to buy some now to put down for next year as many shops have put them on sale!
Peppa Pig Car Organiser
I bought this from my local Halfords for £7 (half price) I can no longer see it online but I’ve still seen it in my local along with a Thomas one. It’s great as it has space for little miss’ toys and her kindle for long car journeys!
With the weather getting cold, it means little miss’ eczema will get worse so I’ll be really relying on the moisturisers to keep her skin hydrated! I’m glad I finally found a product that works after endless trips to the doctors for a new cream. I’m sure some of you guys can relate. We’re big fans of Childs Farm 😊🙌🏽
One of the best inventions I’ve come across! Soft headphones! She’s obsessed with unicorns so she was more than happy to wear it! I’ve bought her normal headphones in the past and she’s always taken them off. She didn’t want to take these ones off as they’re a comfy, warm fleece material. It’s also good to know that the volume on this is limited so you don’t have to worry about your little one accidentally cranking it all the way and damaging their hearing! You can buy these on Amazon and Argos!
Long journeys can be difficult with a toddler. It can be hard to entertain them with limited space! It’s super easy to just whip out the iPad but this is something I’m so against. Does little miss have an iPad? Yes she does but she has very limited access to it.
I’m always looking for ways to limit her access to it more and finally found the perfect solution.. Timeout bags! Timeout bags provide a bag full of fun activities for your little ones suitable for their age!
I was pleasantly surprised to see all the different activities that were in the bag. There were yummy healthy snacks, an activity where little miss could dress up her own Disney princesses (this was definitely her favourite) a book on phonics and so much more!
The contents of the bag kept her engaged throughout our journey to and from Birmingham which was just under 2 hours!
What’s great is that she didn’t use everything in the bag so this will help us ok our journey to Disneyland next month!
I would definitely recommend Timeout bags for kids! Anything that limits screen time in a fun and educational way gets a huge thumbs up from me!
You can purchase your own bag here
Fold it, roll it, scrunch it
Put up with bulky, hard plastic buckets that break and take up space no more, and say hello to Scrunch Buckets! Scrunch Buckets can be squished, squashed, bent, folded and rolled up without ever losing shape!
This awesome beach toy can be used for anything, anywhere, anytime and is great for carrying water, building sandcastles, picking fruit and vegetables, weeding, washing your car and countless other tasks.
Universal Polyester Safety Life Jacket Swim Cartoon Vest For Youth Children Kids
Super cute and of course very safe. You can buy your own here
Unicorn Long Hot Water Bottle
Little miss was kindly gifted with this super cute hot water bottle from Potswell! She is loving it because well it’s a unicorn! I mean who doesn’t love unicorns these days? Of course it keeps you nice and warm too. It’s a lovely new friend that she now brings to bed with her every night. We’re off to Finland in November so I know this will be the perfect item to bring along with us! It’s going to be a cold few days so this will keep her nice and toasty! It stays warm for 6-8 hours which is fab!