Thursday, April 26

Packing


Two adults, Two kids, one week, one suitcase...the boys are packed (still have to do the diaper bag)...We are also bringing two car seats, snap n' go stroller, and the umbrella stroller...

My trick? Load the suitcase with diapers so you have room for new stuff on the way home. 


ps. we have a washing machine where we are going...so I am taking the BARE MINIMUM...and of course my diaper bag will be loaded with extra outfits, blankets, et cetera.


UPDATE:
I didn't need: sleepers for the baby, so many burp blankets (I had 8 blankets, I only really needed 4), Shampoo, soap, more than one change of clothing (we went shopping on the first day, so 3 days of clothing for myself and my husband was overkill)
I wish I had remembered:  Advil (for me), Baby cold medicine (Coryzalia),  Prescription hydro-cortisone cream
Couldn't live without: excema cream and oilatum...the carpet in the condo gave both kids a rash...
Next time: Larger carry on, since people with babies get on the plane FIRST, you can bring a decent sized carry on and not worry about overhead space...next time I will also pack snacks in baggies NOT TUPPERWARE (why I transported tupperware to Florida and back, I am not sure...I guess because I hardly ever use baggies) 
I learned: To put a burp blanket on my three year old when in the car to catch barf.  I learned this the hard way on the drive to Legoland.  Also, Legoland is closed on Tues and Wednesday (we showed up on a Tuesday, who knew?)




16 comments:

  1. Where oh where are you headed? Have fun!!!

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  2. Nataliya @ styleINGwCHildrenApril 26, 2012 at 10:32 PM

    have a safe trip!

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  3. You are amazing! We are going (2adults + 15 mos old) to Florida in June. No washing facilities and I'm sure I'll still end up packing more for my daughter than myself! Any more packing tips?? Have a great time!

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  4. bon voyage! enjoy every minute...

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  5. Wow - I thought I was an organized packer, but you put me to shame! Have a great trip, wherever you're headed!

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  6. Have a great trip! Hope this morning wasn't too rough :-)

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  7. This looked almost exactly like my packing last week, but you make it look so pretty and organized! I swear it took me two full days to get us packed just for the weekend! Happy travels, where the heck are you going??

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  8. Wow! That's an insane amount of stuff! Hope you have a wonderful trip (must remember you diaper trick)!

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  9. mhhh, shorts and suntan lotion...wonder where you went? Hope it was a great trip.

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  10. 1 bag?? that's crazy talk! I thought I was a light packer....wowzers! I'm impressed!

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  11. We needed laundry...my almost three year old is prone to barfing...so without a washing machine, I would need to double our load!

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  12. This took me 20 mins...longer to lay out on the board. I thought about it for about a month!

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  13. It was a lot of stuff! So many skin care products! All that stuff is for grooming purposes...we are strange mammals!

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  14. One bag on the way there was easy peasy...but a TIGHT squeeze on the way back! Let me tell you!

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