The ultimate baby and toddler packing list

We know that packing for a holiday can be a lot more complicated with a little one in tow. There’s suddenly a whole collection of other things to think about, from bits and pieces for the journey to everything you’ll need for a day on the beach.

To help you and your baby prepare for your upcoming cottage break, we’ve put together this list to help you make a start on packing. Of course, every family is different, so you’re bound to have some ideas of your own to make you stay special! Our selection of baby-friendly properties is also bound to have items included, such as travel cots or high chairs – make sure to check the individual descriptions for more details. Alternatively, if you’d like to discuss exactly what your chosen property has for younger guests, simply get in touch with our team.

So, let’s take a look at our baby and toddler packing list…

Car Seat
Car window shade
Pram and shade
Baby sling or carrier
Bottled Milk / Ready-made Formula
Sun hats (for you and baby!)
Changing bag with nappies, sacks, wipes, changing mat and muslins
A change of baby clothes for the journey
Plastic bags (just in case!)
Travel cot
Toys and books
Formula powder or breast pump
Bottles & teats
Bottle warmer
Baby food or food pouches
Baby-friendly snacks
Feeding equipment / cutlery (bibs, spoons, beakers)
Sterilising equipment
Handheld blender
Portable high chair
Fixed high chair
Armbands or pool floats
Pop-up tent (with UVA protection)
Cot and cot linen
Night light
Booster seat
Baby monitor
Bath toys and mat
Bed guard
Swim nappies
Baby toothbrush and toothpaste
Baby wash, shampoo and lotion
Beach bag
Beach towels
Universal bath plug
Talcum powder
Sun cream (baby and adult)
Insect repellent
After sun
First aid kit
Toddler rucksacks
Shawl or scarf
Cool clothes for baby
Warm clothes for baby
Swimming costumes or sun suits

Make sure to let us know about any other ideas in the comments below! Or, if you’re feeling inspired, make sure to take a look at our baby-friendly properties and book your next break today!

Alternatively, if you're still waiting for your little one to make an appearance, there's still time to book a babymoon in a Rural Retreats hideaway.


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