TRAVELLING WITH CHILDREN
CHECK LIST AND PACKING LIST

BEFORE YOUR TRIP

  • Leave the key to your home with someone
  • Leave your address on holiday with someone for emergencies
  • Organise for your post to be emptied or redirect post
  • Clarify who is looking after the pets and plants
  • Check the car (air pressure, oil level, wiper blades, windscreen washer, if applicable country sticker)

DOCUMENTS

  • Valid identification documents (personal ID/if applicable children’s passports/driver’s licence)
  • Backup duplicates of identification documents (keep them separately from the originals!)
  • Credit cards
  • Driver’s license
  • Plane/train tickets
  • Travel/booking documents
  • Insurance (health/travel/luggage)
  • Vaccination cards
  • Address book

BEFORE LEAVING YOUR APARTMENT OR HOUSE

  • Empty the fridge and rubbish
  • Close the windows and doors
  • Unplug electrical appliances and devices
  • Turn off the oven
  • Switch off the gas and water
  • Switch on the answering machine and timers for lights and radios (burglary protection)

FOR THE JOURNEY

  • Water, drinks, fruit and snacks
  • Baby: Bibs, small spoon & sample of baby food or little jar of fruit,
  • if applicable, hot water in a Thermos flask for baby milk
  • Radio plays, favourite music, colouring things, travel books (e.g. pixie books), cuddly toys
  • Tissues
  • Bin bags
  • Change of clothes for babies and children
  • Enough small change for motorway services toilets
  • Changing bag with nappies, wet wipes, change of bodysuit
  • Pen knife
  • Sun shades for the children’s windows
  • Ball and folding scooter for breaks

FIRST-AID KIT

  • First aid set for the journey with plasters, bandages etc.
  • Cooling gel for insect bites, if applicable insect repellent
  • Headache tablets
  • Remedy for upset stomachs, diarrhoea
  • Remedy for travel sickness
  • Thermometer, suppository or medicine for a fever
  • Tick tweezers
  • Cooling pad
  • Cooling balm for sunburn
  • Nose spray
  • Remedy for sore throats
  • Disinfectant spray
  • Remedy for teething (e.g. teething ring), if applicable
  • Globules, if applicable
  • Other medicine: ________________________________________

TOILETRY BAG

  • Tooth brush, toothpaste, tooth brushing clock
  • Children’s bath or shower gel, children’s shampoo
  • Nappy rash cream, oil
  • Moisturising cream, lotion
  • Sun protection (high sun protection factor for babies and toddlers), after sun lotion
  • Deodorant
  • Brush, hair clips and hair spray, if applicable, foam/gel
  • Shaving things
  • Make-up
  • Feminine care (panty liners, tampons, etc.)
  • Nail clippers, file etc.
  • Contact lens set, if applicable

BABY AND TODDLER PRODUCTS THAT ARE ALREADY AVAILABLE AT A FAMILOTEL:

  • Cots and children’s beds, suitable bed linen for children
  • At least a changing mat and nappy disposal bin, often also a changing table
  • Pram, buggies and back carriers
  • Children’s chairs and high chairs
  • Baby bath, potty, toilet seat and step stool
  • Bottle warmer and steriliser
  • Options for preparing food
  • Children protection devices for sockets
  • Baby bibs
  • Baby monitor
  • At least in all baby hotels but often in other Familotels too:
  • breastfeeding tea, baby milk and baby jars, baby monitor

OTHER BABY PRODUCTS THAT SHOULD BE PACKED INDEPENDENT OF YOUR CHOSEN HOTEL:

  • UV protective clothing, headgear
  • Nappies, swimming nappies, if applicable
  • Dummy and spare dummies, if applicable
  • Favourite cuddly animal and comforter

BABY AND TODDLER CLOTHING

  • _______ x bodysuits, underwear
  • _______ x long-sleeved tops
  • _______ x romper suits
  • _______ x trousers
  • _______ x t-shirts
  • _______ x shorts and/or skirts, dresses
  • _______ x sturdy shoes, sandals
  • _______ x rain wear, wellies
  • _______ x pyjamas
  • _______ x caps or hats
  • _______ x swimwear
  • _______ x water wings

OLDER CHILDREN, TEENAGER, ADULT CLOTHING:

  • _______ x underwear
  • _______ x trousers (belts, if applicable)
  • _______ x shorts
  • _______ x sweatshirts, pullovers
  • _______ x t-shirts
  • _______ x dresses, skirts
  • _______ x jackets
  • _______ x socks/stockings/tights
  • _______ x rain wear
  • _______ x pyjamas, night shirts
  • _______ x headgear
  • _______ x shoes, hiking boots, sandals, boots, evening shoes if applicable, pool sliders
  • _______ x swimming trunks/bikinis/swimming costumes

OTHER TRAVEL ACCESSORIES:

  • Travel alarm clock
  • Travel sewing kit
  • Tissues
  • Travel guide, maps
  • Spare glasses, sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Smartphone with charger
  • Books/magazines
  • Camera
  • Sports equipment (e.g. winter sports, horse riding)

Entertainment and games:

There is at least one playroom, playground and a
library where you can borrow board games in every
Familotel. As a result, it is sufficient to pack a few
things for your room and/or apartment, e.g. favourite
cuddly animal and dolly, books, a few toy cars, a
puzzle, colour book and pens.

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