|One to two weeks
before the trip make a note of what will be needed
on the trip. As you gather these items, store them
in grocery bag or box.
Provide all family members with
their own case for toothpaste, toothbrush, comb,
shampoo and soap. Trial size babybath works well in
place of bars of soap.
Make a list of like items that
each family member will be responsible for packing.
Have them check off the items as they pack. (ex. 5
pairs sox, swim suit, jacket ...)
Allow each child to bring a small
bag or games, toys, stuffed animals or other
personal items to make them feel comfortable.
Several months before a trip, find
a few small toys that your child enjoys, but hasn't
played with in a while and pack them away. Bring
these toys with you on your trip for something 'new'
to play with. Small toys like the ones found in
happy meals work well with this idea.
You can reduce wrinkles by hanging
up 1 to 2 items inside a plastic dry cleaning bag
before hanging them in your garment bag.