Travel Checklist for Kids

Travel Checklist for Kids

Travel Checklist for kids

When getting ready to travel, I always feel like I’m going to forget something. When I travel by myself, it’s one thing but when I’m trying to pack for 6, forgetting something is inevitable. I’m definitely a checklist kind of person. I love to be organized and have things that I can cross off. So when you travel with kids, try making a checklist. Here’s a Travel Checklist for kids that can get you started.

Travel Checklist for Infants

• Bottles
• Extra Bottle Nipples
• Pacifier
• Breast Pump and Corresponding Parts
• Baby Food and Cereal (if eating foods yet)
• Baby Spoons
• Baby Lotion
• Baby Wash and Shampoo
• Portable Changing Pad
• Portable Crib or playpen (if you’re staying at  hotels, you can call ahead to see if they have one to use)
• Diapers
• Wipes
• Two to Three Set of Clothes for Each Day
• Hat (if you will be in the sun much)
• Small Toys/Books
• Teething Supplies (Orajel, Teething Tablets, Children’s Motrin, etc.)

Travel Checklist for Toddlers

• Two Pairs of Clothing/Day
• Finger Food Snacks (Rice Puffs, Yogurt Drops, Crackers, etc.)
• Small Spoons/Forks
• Sippy Cups
• Diapers and/or Pull-Ups
• Small Bag of Toys, Coloring Books and Stickers
• Comfortable Shoes
• Jacket/Coat or sweatshirt
• Underwear
• Socks
• Bathing Suit
• Small Night Light
• Favorite Blanket/Toy
• Bibs
• Toothbrush and Toothpaste
• Pajamas

Travel Checklist for Older Kids

• Toothbrush and Toothpaste
• Clothing (One pair for each day plus two extra pairs)
• Jacket
• “Play” Shoes
• Sunscreen
• Bathing Suit
• Portable DVD Players/Video Game Console
• Movies and Video Games
• Body Wash
• Shampoo and Conditioner
• Makeup and Perfume (cologne for boys)
• Cell Phones
• DVDs and Video Games
• Chargers for all electronics


• Coloring Books and Crayons
• Mind Teaser Games
• Drinks and Snacks for the Vehicle
• Books
• Maps and Brochures of Destination Area
• Insect Repellent
• Tylenol/Motrin, Allergy Medicine and Daily Vitamins
• Sunscreen (for kids and adults)

Whew! What a list!!

My husband usually says anything that we forget we can usually pick up at a store. But if we remember the important stuff, that’s a lot of money we can save while traveling. The last thing we want to do is spend money on something that we have at home but just forgot.

Make sure you check out my Rules for Traveling with Kids on Blogging is a Trip.

Have fun on your travels!


Topic: Travel Checklist