Checklist for Traveling with Kids

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Checklist for traveling with kids

From our plethora of travel, I’ve become a sort of an expert on traveling with kids.  I thought I’d share my knowledge with you in a post, especially with the holidays coming up and all the traveling that entails.  Here is my 

Checklist for Traveling with Kids


You will need:

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Aquaphor- its great as a chapstick, healing ointment, and lotion 
  • Snacks on snacks on snacks- don’t let your team get hungry or there will be hell to pay. 
  • Bottled Water/Gatorade- mom trick: Gatorade helps your kids poop.  So if you’re worried about them getting constipated stock up on this!
  • Coloring and Activity Books
  • DVDs and Apps loaded on your iPhone 
  • Small Toys- I make sure to have enough coloring books and toys to gift to the kids each hour.  This keeps them busy and me sane.  I HIGHLY recommend buying your littles a “travel backpack” and filling it with their new treats for the trip each time.  Both my kids LOVE theirs and can’t wait to open it up when we get on the plane.
  • Children’s Tylenol 
  • Extra Batteries for toys
  • Hand Sanitizer 
  • Multi-vitamins 
  • Wipes 
  • Diapers 
  • Diaper Rash Cream 
  • Extra Pacifiers 
  • Formula 
  • Bottles 
  • Garbage bags (if it’s a car trip)

Travel Checklist with CVS

More often than not, someone will forget to pack one of those items.  Or one of these items will be lost.  On our last trip to Orlando, Henley thought it would be funny to THROW her pacifiers off the rides.  Both of them.  It was a stressful hour of looking, until I realized I could run to CVS and buy more.  

Thank goodness for CVS, am I right?  Any time I’ve traveled and forgotten or lost something, I run to my nearest CVS and replace that item.  And we all know about those infamously long CVS receipts.  But now you can sign up for their digital receipts.  So instead of getting a mile long receipt, it will be emailed to you.  This also means coupons and special rewards through the CVS ExtraCare Rewards program will be emailed right to you.  This has drastically helped in our traveling as I have all of my coupons and digital receipts saved in my email instead of digging through my wallet or coupon book.  What I really appreciate about this rewards program is that the coupons and rewards are tailored to me, based on my past shopping trips.  So I mainly receive dollars off of formula or diapers, which is always appreciated.  Especially when we’re on the road!  If you haven’t signed up for the ExtraCare program, make sure to here.

Checklist for traveling with kids

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  1. Pacifiers, don’t leave home without at least 3!

  2. Amy Smith says:

    Packing is so time consuming let alone packing for kids too. Great ideas and products. Thanks.

  3. Snacks and activities are a must for my girls to survive in the car!

  4. These are such good tips!!! And yes I think we probably hold stock at this point in CVS haha

  5. Perfect list! I love that they receipts are digital now. Saves so much trash from ending up in my purse or diaper bag. 😛 The ExtraCare program saves me so much money too!

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