Do you remember when packing for Spring Break meant a few changes of clothes and a pair of flip flops? But those easy packing days are gone when you are packing for a spring break trip for your family. So, if you are headed out for a spring break trip with your little ones, try these packing tips to make getting to your destination a whole lot easier.
1. Bag it up
For each day of your trip, lay out your child’s entire outfit- include underwear, socks, and any accessories like hair clips or bows. Pack each outfit, in its entirety, in a plastic Ziploc bag. When you’re getting kids ready for day, take out everything out of the bag and go! This packing hack cuts down on packing too much, losing small pieces, and will help you keep your suitcases organized.
2. Create a toddler work space
If you’ll be traveling by car, give your kids a place to play, create, and snack all from their car seat. Create a toddler workspace out of a small, plastic serving tray (you can find these at the Dollar Store). As you are driving to your destination, your child can color, look at books, play with smaller toys, and eat snacks all on the tray. When the trip is done, you can easily store the tray under the seats
3. Take a doggie bag
Even if you don’t have your own pooch at home, grab a roll of dog poo bags for your trip. Trust me on this one! These small bags are the perfect size to wrap up wet bathing suits, make the perfect bag for kid friendly souvenirs like seashells, can handle a sunblock explosion, and can hold any sort of mess your toddler gets into.