If you’re planning a last-minute trip abroad or a staycation closer to home, we’ve come up with the ultimate family holiday checklist so you can fully prepared for your holiday. We’ve also included our recommendations for the best products to invest in, so you can be sure your holiday goes off without a hitch!

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Holiday checklist – don’t forget:

For the suitcase:

  • Clothes – Don’t forget vests / socks / PJs / sleeping bag (if used)
  • Wash bag – Don’t forget toothbrush and toothpaste / bodywash / creams / sponge
  • Mini medi bag – Don’t forget Calpol and thermometer
  • Beakers / formula / dispenser
  • Muslins (including giant ones I love Aden & Anais, great to put over mattress or as sheet. Take one that smells of home so they feel settled) / bibs
  • Mini steriliser or I sometimes used Milton tablets / bottle brush / Detol wipes
  • iPod and speakers or travel mobile / batteries / adaptors / baby monitor
  • Toys / books / teddy / favourite snuggle (I only ever take a few)
  • Random bits – I often pop to JoJo Maman Bebe before a trip and always take portable bath spots that act as a bath mat / bath toys / mosquito net / mosquito patches

Other Essentials

  • Sunglasses – click for our recommended options for both you and your little ones
  • Camera
  • Chargers for your phone, watches, tablets and Toniebox
  • Travel documents – tickets and hotel reservations
  • Passports for all the family
  • Emergency contact info
  • Inoculation documents
  • Address/phone book
  • Maps and directions

  • Medical insurance card (EHIC)
  • Travel insurance
  • Cash (both Sterling and destination currency)
  • Credit Cards/ Debit Card/ Travellers Cheques
  • Driving Licence

Travel Products

Jet Kids BedBox, Stokke

First Aid Kit, Little Life

Car Seat

mifold, Amazon

Baby Carrier


Jet, Silver Cross

Ant, Bugaboo

For Baby

Deluxe+ Dock, DockATot

Baby Bonding Playmat, aden + anais

UV Dummy Steriliser, Nuby

Toddler Reins, Little Life

Bath Products

Flexi Bath, Stokke

Baby Bedtime Suitcase, Childs Farm

Pebbly, Shnuggle

Baby Bedtime


Liewood Muslin Cloths, AlexandAlexa

Pod Highchair, Mountain Buggy

Options bottle, Dr Brown’s


100% Natural Rubber Pacifier, that is easy to clean in hot water and highly hygienic due to its seamless design. The rattle is made from natural beech wood and silicone.

Teething Rattle, My Baba


Bramble Bear Teether, Matchstick Monkey


  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hairbrush

  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Insect repellent/ after bite for insect bites
  • Calpol
  • Makeup/ makeup remover

Nappies, Kit & Kin

Hanging Toiletry Pouch, Beaba

Wipes, Kit and Kin

Swim Nappy, Amazon


Travel Wash Bag, John Lewis

Changing Bags

DayPak Black, Micralite

Genève II, BÉABA

Changing Bag, Bugaboo

Beach bags/day bags

Canvas Beach Bag, The White Co.


Sun Protective Hat, Childrensalon


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