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It’s time to pack up the family and head to grandmas house for our yearly holiday celebrations. Whether you are traveling to another state or across town, you want to be prepared. There is nothing like getting somewhere and realizing you left something important behind or just didn’t think to bring it.
I have compiled a list of must haves you will need to have a successful family gathering, no matter what pops up!
I learned quite early that I loved carry on style bags, more so than diaper bags. I love the flexibility of a large compartment to toss everything into. Don’t skimp on the wipes! I use wipes for messy faces, sticky hands, stains and to wipe clean areas.
You can’t forget the diapers, so choose Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers with NEW SureFit Design perfect for 12 hours of protection. A couple of blankets are so multi-functional. Whether you need to swaddle, wipe drool or cover up a draft. Always pack an extra outfit for each child. Even the most potty trained, rarely messy child will surprise you at the most inopportune time.
I keep an empty bottle, sippy cup and clean pacifier on hand always. Throw it in the bottom of your bag, for that just in case we leave one behind or leave it sitting with old milk for hours moments. A bag of goldfish and organic lollipops can do wonders when you have cranky, hungry children and still aren’t prepared for meal time. Keep a few necessary items on hand. A fever reducer/pain reliever (just in case), an amber teething necklace and diaper rash cream can save the day without having to brave a store – especially during the holidays.
And last buy not least busy items are great for toddlers and older kids. Although I am not a fan of letting my kids spend too much time on the iPad or my phone we all know just how immersed they become in them. Headphones will help keep everyone happy. I am also a huge fan of busy books. Don’t forget the baby carrier, which is a lifesaver when you are getting from check-in to your gate with multiple children in tow.