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Holidays with the kids: Your go-to holiday family packing list, as recommended by JoJo Maman Bébé

Holidays with the kids: Your go-to holiday family packing list, as recommended by JoJo Maman Bébé

Hip hip hooray, did somebody say holiday? The flights are booked, the hotel is secured, now all that’s left to do is pack everyone’s suitcases.

This year, say goodbye to last-minute packing and dashing. Now, we’re making lists, shopping ahead and making our happy holiday lives easier with a bit of holiday packing list preparation.


Before getting everything ready though, there’s two things you might want to consider:-

1. What clothes have the kids outgrown? Last year’s clothes might be too small, or it could even be their first time on holiday!

2. Where are you staying? Look into what your hotel does, and doesn’t supply so you’re not packing double or being left without. Do they already have a cot or a pram for the tiniest family member? Is entertainment and games provided or should you make space for their favourite toys?

JoJo Maman Bebe is here to help you break down the essentials you’ll need on your holiday packing checklist.

Car Journey Travel Essentials

Holiday packing list for travelling

- Water bottles
- Backpacks
- Tonies for entertainment
- Books
- Sticker books
- Activity toys
- Sickness tablets
- Muslin cloths
- Spare change of clothes

You’ve counted down the days, now it’s go time.There’s a few travel accessories that will help car journeys, flights and everything in between feel calmer.

Let’s talk hand luggage – make sure to pack snacks (plenty of them), water bottles, travel potty, muslin cloths, books, spare socks and pants – these all fit into a backpack.

For the journey preparation, consider car shades, baby carriers, or lunchbox essentials. Travelling in the car? Clip activity toys onto car seats to keep small minds ticking for miles.

Make road trips even more exciting with a game of bingo. Watch mini travellers shout everything they can see and tick off bingo cards with stickers in sticker books. All those ‘Are we there yet’s’ will quickly become ‘Let’s keep going!’ 

Top Tip: If you’re travelling late, keep kids in their pyjamas so when you finally arrive at your destination they can jump straight into bed - it’s a win-win for everyone.

Bedtime Travel Essentials 

Holiday packing list for bedtime

- Pyjamas
- Sleepsuits
- Multiple cuddly toys
- Baby swaddles
- Bedtime stories
- Sleeping bag with suitable TOG
- Nightlight
- Slippers

First things first, don’t forget the kids' pyjamas! From matching PJ sets and baby sleepsuits to baby sleeping bags to suit each climate, little ones will feel sleepy and snuggled with these home comforts.

Set the mood with a night light to tackle different time zones and ease anxiety towards unfamiliar places.

And whatever you do, remember the soft toys that they can’t sleep without. Our comforters offer saves you £5 when you buy two (and trust us, you’ll want two). For if they lose one or get theirs dirty, you’ll be grateful for having a clean spare at the click of your fingers.

Daytime clothes

Holiday packing list for daytime

- Swimwear
- Sun hats
- Sunglasses

- Suncream
- Casual comfy clothes
- Extra pairs of socks

- Multiple pairs of shoes
- Sweatshirt or hoodie

For holiday days full of adventure, sun and lots of fun, explorers will need the right outfits to get go-go-going. When packing suitcases, make a checklist for each child to sort out every outfit for those activities and plans.

If you’re heading to the beach or pool, make sure to pack colourful kids' swimwear, sun hats and beach towels so they can dive (quite literally) right into the action.

For climbing, lounging, racing and chasing moments, pack the comfy basics. With our 3 for 2 multibuy offer, you can shop t-shirts, leggings, joggers and dresses for versatile, easy-breezy holiday wardrobes. 

Multibuys are perfect for mixing and matching, having spares, sharing and of course making plenty of mischief and mess.

Make space in the case for practical shoes, including trainers, sandals and swim shoes. Heading on a mini staycation? Don’t forget to pack the kids' wellies and raincoats for the unexpected drizzle.

*Full blog:- Family Holiday Packing List | JoJo Maman Bébé ( 

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