For me packing with my OCD tendencies can be super hard to make sure I pack well without being too over the top, after all I have yet to find a flight that accepts 35Kgs without paying a small fortune.
Over the last few years we have been super lucky in general for the amount of travel we have done as a family and so now I know what I need to pack first and foremost in our luggage!
First on the list has to be the kids entertainment … For me I am not a fan of noisy electrical devices … don’t get me wrong they have a place but on take off keeping my little guy busy and focused another things can be a super help and so we look for some activities that can downloaded like the ones we used from the website at TransPennine Express.
Next on my list has to be a beautiful Kaftan and not just one from the High Street as after all there is nothing worse than standing at the pool bar next to someone in the same one so I tend to look for a them that can last for several years, making them good on the purse as well as the skin!
My favourites at the moment are the ones from Tortue de Mer which cater for not only adults but children and teens too! … They are truly beautiful!
Another of my essentials for the last 2 years have been the all in one Sunsuit Protection suits from Konfidence, we discovered their beach/pool sunsuits when we were an ambassador for their Brand last year, however their suits have come into their own again this year no only on holiday but also in the garden too .. no more burnt boy for us and it takes a massive amount of pressure of as a parent knowing my child is a safe as can be in the sunshine.
They have washed and worn so well they really have been a super piece of our summer kit for Joshua and I would have no doubt on buying some for next year.
I know for some the thought of rubber shoes is not appealing but we have found that Crocs are a definite must for us, with functionality and comfort they are totally in our suitcases year after year.
In fact I now have several pairs, although sticking to their flipflop designs and their canvas shoes, the clogs type are not my favourites but my husband and son love them! .. So much so they have several pairs and are used all holidays.
Great for making trips to the beach, pool and back again without damaging your feet or treading on the floor in the wet soggy pool toilets!
The last item on my list is something rather mundane but I count them as a super necessity with my OCDness.
Baby wipes are not just for babies and discovering this year that not have wipes in bag by the side of the pool is not only frustrating but also messy … I would be lost and have bene lost in the past without somewhere to wipe excess suntan lotion or stick lotioned fingers … or ice-cream faces! … Although we don’t have a baby on this holiday we will certainly be packing them in our case!
So there you have it my top 5 things to pack in my Summer suitcase … what do you take in yours that are essentials?
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