What to Pack When You’re Traveling with a Toddler

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Traveling with a toddler can be a nightmare without sufficient preparation. With the correct things packed and ready to use you can make the experience a whole lot less stressful.

Stock your diaper bag with these:

24 hours’ supply of diapers.

Wipes for ‘accidents’ and sticky hands.

A couple of spare outfits (bearing pending weather conditions along your route and at your destination). Toddlers tend to require a change of clothes at least once daily.

Bottles or sippy cups and snacks to keep your toddler’s appetite satisfied.

Movies, books, or toys for entertainment. It may be wise to select a combination of the three. Make sure the batteries are working.

Medicine that you may need if your toddler takes ill.


Pack your toddler’s luggage with these:

  1. A fresh change of clothes for each day of the trip and another 2 for in case. Don’t forget shoes!
  2. Toiletries such as shampoo, soap, etc.
  3. Extra diapers, wipes, etc.
  4. Their blankie or other comfort toys that help them to sleep.


Don’t forget a sturdy collapsible stroller or else you’ll be carrying your toddler everywhere.