Checklist for travelling overseas with kids

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Does it seem like you always forget at least one or two things when you go on vacation? Most people feel the same way, especially if they have children. Kids tend to raise their parents’ stress levels in the weeks prior to a big vacation, which can result in forgetting something as they pack. Avoid this on your next trip; use this checklist for travelling overseas with kids to keep you on track when it’s time to get the kids all packed and ready to go!

Checklist for travelling overseas with kids

The fun stuff

• Board Games
• Coloring Books and Crayons
• Mind Teaser Games
• Drinks and Snacks for the travel time
• Books
• Maps and Brochures of Destination Area
Miscellaneous
• Tylenol/Motrin, Allergy Medicine and Daily Vitamin
• Sunscreen (for kids and adults)

Infants

Checklist for travelling overseas with infants 
• Bottles
• Pacifier
• Diapers
• Wipes
• Breast Pump
• Baby Lotion
• Small Toys/Books
• Teething Supplies
• Portable Changing Pad
• Baby Wash and Shampoo
• Baby Food and Cereal (if eating foods yet)
• Portable Crib (Pack-and-Plays work well)
• Hat (if you’ll be lucky to get a steady sun)
• Two to Three Set of Clothes for each day

Toddlers

Checklist for travelling overseas with toddlers
• Small Spoons/Forks
• Sippy Cups (at least two)
• Diapers and/or Pull-Ups
• Comfortable Shoes
• Bathing Suit
• Small Night Light
• Favorite Blanket/Toy
• Toothbrush and Toothpaste
• Two Pairs of Clothing for Each Day
• Jacket/Coat (depending on the time of year)
• Underwear (pack extras in case of an accident)
• Small Bag of Toys, Coloring Books and Stickers

Grade School

Checklist for travelling overseas with grade schoolers 
• Toothbrush and Toothpaste
• Clothing (One pair for each day plus two extra pairs)
• “Play” Shoes (so they can play without ruining their good shoes)
• Sunscreen
• Bathing Suit
• Portable DVD Players/Video Game Console
• Cell Phone (if he/she has one)

Junior High and High School

Checklist for travelling overseas with teenagers 
• Clothing
• Toothbrush, Toothpaste and Floss
• Hair Styling Products (if they have any)
• Makeup and Perfume (cologne for boys)
• Cell Phones
• Video Games, iPod and Game Systems (for hotel)
-Let them pack for themselves to build a sense of responsibility

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There is a lot to remember when travelling with kids. It really doesn’t matter how long of a trip you are preparing for, most of the time, you will need a game plan in order to stay on top of your packing needs. If you don’t have one, you will probably end up with a lot of things you don’t need, while missing the essential items that you do need. The checklist above will help you remember everything you need to take for the kids on your next trip.

Now that you’ve got the checklist for travelling overseas with kids you “just” need to make sure that you pack everything for yourself.

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