If you didn’t read my post on my traveling essentials you can CLICK HERE to view that post.
If you did read my traveling essentials post, you will remember I HIGHLY recommend this suitcase when it comes to packing for a baby/toddler, or even for a quick trip.
My family and I are planning a beach trip in November, in celebration and my husband and I’s 4th anniversary. Now, you might be thinking, the beach in November? But let me tell you, it’s perfect. You basically have the beach to yourself and where we go, pretty much the whole town. You don’t have to drive miles to find a spot not TOO close to someone else. I am not big about getting into the ocean to swim, but I love the sound, the view and the peace the beach brings, so November is perfect for us.
This will be my son’s first time going to the beach, but he has been on other trips with us. I used to go from majorly over packing, to still over packing, but not as bad. I have come up with a list of what I usually bring when I go on a trip with my son.
Now, this is a very obvious answer. But I pack based on how long I will be gone, the activities we will be doing, etc. When we go to the beach in November, will we will be gone a total of 3 days, 2 nights. I will be going based off of this and you can adjust how you pack based on the days you will be gone.
Since it will be November when we go, I’ll have 3 long sleeves packed along with a short sleeve shirt just in case there’s a day that isn’t very cold. I will also pack 1 light jacket to either go on top of the short sleeve in case it gets a little chilly, or in case it’s too cold for just the long sleeve. You can’t go wrong with bringing a light jacket anyways, going into stores and restaurants is a great example of places that tend to be a bit colder than necessary. Having a nice rash guard is essential when it comes to the beach, weather it be for being protected from the sun or washing the sand off.
When it comes to pants, it can be a bit tricky. There’s going to be sand, which can be a pain to get out of clothes and everywhere else. Jeans and sweat pants are a type of pants that a highly recommend staying away from at the beach. I would back 1 pair of jeans just for going out to eat and having something nice to wear. At the beach, wind breaker type pants or active pants would be the best bet to bring as the sand can slide off easier and they’re easier to just wash off if sand does get on them.
My Clothing List would go as followed:
- Long Sleeve Shirt (3)
- Rash Guard (1)
- Short Sleeve (1)
- Dress Shirt (1)
- Light Jacket (1)
- Active Pants (2)
- Jeans (1)
- Training Underwear (6)
- Swim Suit (2)
- Pajamas (2)
- Water Shoes (1)
- Tennis Shoes/Dress Shoes (1)
This list also allows me to have an extra outfit for anything that may come up. With little one’s you know either something gets dirty, they might REFUSE to wear a certain shirt or the occasion doesn’t fit for a certain outfit you originally planned. ALWAYS. BE. PREPARED. All of these items fit easily into the main suitcase, with room to add in diapers/water diapers/pull ups, whatever it is that you use.
In the smaller bag that comes with the suitcase set, I have found it to be the perfect size for fitting diapers and wipes, toiletry items and anything extra I don’t want to fit in with my clothes.
This bag would be filled as followed:
- Pull Up’s
- Sun Screen
- Tooth Brush
- Tooth Paste
- Body Wash
A great tip to use when packing toiletry items such as shampoo, condition, etc is to use the travel sized items and put them in a zipbloc bag. If you have a travel in baby items, a bag for breast milk storage has come in handy for making sure these items don’t spill or leak.
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