Saturday, 31 July 2010

The Essential Day Trip Packing List for Mums!

So you're off on a day trip during these summer holidays. So what to pack?

For the children:

  • A snack box (raisins, goodie bars, mini chocolate bars, bananas, at least 2 juice drinks per child)
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (ideally cream them before you go out, but take some spare just in case!)
  • Rain coat, or if you can manage it a rain suit (they include legs, and this is England you know!)
  • Wellies
  • Nappies/wipes/nappy bags if applicable
  • Change of clothes for each child (including underwear - in case they get drenched, muddy, sandy... etc)
  • A mini high chair, or bumper cushion, for small children in case highchairs aren't available; OR,
  • A picnic blanket (regardless of if you've taken a picnic - these are really useful)
  • Tissues
  • Antibacterial hand gel
  • Mini first aid kit (single dose sachets of children's paracetamol and ibuprofen, plasters, antibacterial cream for cuts and scrapes)
  • A mini colouring book and pencils for each child (just in case)
  • A flask - a large one with a lid that converts to a cup (or two cups if you can manage it. Thermos, of course, do a good one) for that all important cuppa!
  • Spare socks for all (for some reason they always need socks)
  • A buggy - if only to carry that lot around in.
Having a picnic?
  • A selection of sandwiches
  • A selection of party food to your taste (scotch eggs, sausage rolls, mini sausages, cheesy dippers, couscous, pasta salad, cucumber sticks, grapes, etc etc)
  • Plastic plates for all (makes it much easier to track whether they've all actually eaten anything!)
  • More juice for all - ideally not requiring separate cups
  • A selection of deserts to your taste (mini jelly pots and spoons, mousse pots, cupcakes/fairy cakes, etc )
  • Milk for babies
  • At least one bib
  • Baby food, and spoons.
For yourself:
  • Your wellies
  • A change of socks
  • Sunhat or baseball cap
  • Your own suncream (don't forget those shoulders. See earlier post!)
  • Raincoat
  • Change of clothes - if only to keep in the car. I've had juice split all over me more than once, and those nappies aren't always foolproof; especially when they are sat on your knee!)
  • Adult paracetamol and ibuprofen
  • Money!
  • Any relevant tickets, annual passes etc
And of course, the all important kitchen sink.
Let me know if I missed anything....

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