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The things to pack for a beach holiday with a baby
At the first Holiday Baby excursion on the beaches we were totally packed ham. When I was a kid, I used to go to Spain with my mum and dad when we went by bus and took everything you could think of. Huge coolbox for a picnic on the shore? A supply of canned goods? Big umbrella on the shore? We' ve got our new beachside facility up and running.
Time may have shifted (and that's a good thing in many ways), but with our 50 kg baggage capacity for the three of us, we were sure that we could take with us everything we really needed. So much did we love the journey that we have already reserved our vacation at the seaside number two.
We' re gone for eleven whole day this year and I have the intention that our baggage will be even lighter because I have already learnt a lot about what I (should not) take with me. Obviously, no packlist is definite - you'll probably be adding to or subtracting from it, but here's what worked for me:
Baby-towels - No statement required, but apart from a package in your carry-on and a few in your case, keep in mind they will have them where you're going, so if you have no good reason not to be really choosy about what make you use, don't go mad and fill your case with them.
More than half of what I had grabbed came home. Towels and face cloths - One could say that baby cloths work very well, but I still adore them even though they taste a little better. anti-bacterial finish wipers - a guarantee for accidental, dirty pieces on high stools and desks.
Moskito fields - These labels of Mosquitano with lemonlla fragrance were a baby convenient way to push the creatures away. The Holiday Baby had a little teeth pierced when we left. Bags of Baby IBUPROOF and acetaminophen - Put some in your pocket and some in your cabin bag. Lidded baby seat - This means I could prepare the baby food (or something else), glue it on the cover and take it with me to the motel cafeteria.
The Holiday Baby had just begun settling, so the sideboard wasn't really his style). This may seem unwieldy, but I've filled it with stockings and other little things and sledges in the case. Diapers - Just enough to wrap for the trip and the first few nights. Baby's wherever you go, and your supermarket' is guaranteed to have what you need.
I' d already seen that the Dodot franchise in Spain is just as good as Pampers, so we got a package there. Vacation profit! I' d wrap swimming diapers, though. Though I could have purchased them on Menorca, they may not be as available as they are if you are not in a favourite seaside town.
Anti-septic creme - I packaged Sudocrem. Excellent for sunburns and abrasions, perfect for holidays. Babysun protection - use factor 50+, use again and then use again. Infant Nutrition and Milk- Take bag-style baby nutrition if you want to wrap your own. I' ve put a few flasks of ready-made formulas in my carry-on for the trip - I would say that sometimes guards make you try them, but that never happens to me or anyone else I saw in Manchester.
Well, I don't need much stuff. Waistcoats without sleeves - Don't take too many (I took one every night - he only used it in the evenings and in his bed because it was too hot for anything else), keep in mind that baby clothing is easy to clean in the washbasin and dries quickly in the hot suntan.
All-in-one cotton romper - I pack about five pieces for a whole weeks. Holiday Baby now grows into the 12 month plus assortment and the sweetest stuff doesn't always come in these heights. Holidays baby only wore these for a few lessons at supper.
Just packing a few couples. When it'?s warm, you don't need it anyway. It wasn't Holiday Baby, so I grabbed a few strappy shoes, but they weren't really necessary - just a stylish accessoire! There' s ultraviolet light blocking and a built-in net for insects, so I never cared about Mozzie and other crawling animals while Holiday Baby was nodding.
Baby-blanket - Everyone gets a little cool when he comes out of the swimmingpool. Hop-up sun tents - A great way to spend a few hours on the shore and put them in your suitcase. Don't worry about wasting your room by packaging pails and shovels - some inexpensive sand toy from a nearby store is okay.