A Complete Baby & Toddler Holiday Checklist


When booking your family holiday there are so many things to consider, the time of the flight, the transfer to the hotel, the best time of year to go, not to mention the holiday destination itself. All this before you have even thought about what you will need to pack. We have created a complete checklist to ensure you pack all the essential items for your baby and toddler on holiday ranging from car seats to baby monitors.

Whilst travelling you may need;

  • Car Seat
  • Window shade for the car
  • Sweets or snacks to stop ears popping on the aeroplane
  • Changing Bag with essentials (dummies, nappies, nappy rash cream, wipes, nappy sacks, travel changing mat, muslins, change of clothes)
  • Bottled milk/food
  • First aid kit with the basics (pain relief, plasters, tissues)
  • Medication (prescriptions, inhalers)
  • Reading books and toys
  • Activity books and crayons
  • Tablet/DVD player and children’s DVDs
  • Light-weight pushchair
  • Baby sling/carrier
  • Blanket
  • Favourite teddy/comforter

Other holiday essentials for your baby and toddler include;


  • Hand sanitiser
  • Shampoo
  • Sponge
  • Soap/body wash
  • Nappies
  • Wipes
  • Nappy rash creams
  • Hair brush
  • Hair bobbles/hair clips
  • A universal travel bath plug, for turning basins into baby baths
  • Swim nappies
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Talcum powder for getting rid of sand at the beach
A Complete Baby & Toddler Holiday Checklist

Sun & Safety

  • Pushchair shade
  • UVA protection pop up tent
  • Toddler reins
  • Sun hats
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun cream
  • After sun
  • Insect repellent/after bite
  • Arm bands/pool floats
  • UVA protection swim suits
  • Cool clothes for during the day
  • Warmer clothes when it may be cooler


  • Travel Cot
  • Sleep suits/nightwear
  • Night light (don’t forget plug adapters)
  • Baby monitor
  • Black out blinds
  • Night time nappies
  • Dummies
  • Cot bedding

Food provisions

  • Food pouches/Jars
  • Favourite Snacks
  • Ready-made formula
  • Formula powder
  • Bottles
  • Bottle warmer
  • Sterilising equipment
  • Breast pump
  • Hand-held blender
  • Bibs
  • Plastic spoons

 For ease, we’ve included a printable copy of our complete holiday checklist for baby + toddler :) 

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