Packing with a toddler is no easy feat. It takes patience, stealth and an uncanny ability to avert your little one from mortal danger each time your back is turned for longer than two seconds. There is so much to remember and so little time to concentrate on what to take that it can be quite overwhelming. Not to mention the fact that there is always, no matter how ruthless you are, SO MUCH STUFF! To make life easier for future ski holidays and other sleep-deprived, time-precious mamas out there, here is my comprehensive Baby Ski Holiday Packing List for a winter holiday away with your baby or toddler.
Our baby was 12 months old when I wrote this list.
Tickets & passports
See through plastic bag (pre-packed with calpols, baby milk & baby lunch & any other liquids under 250ml for the plane)
Camera & charger
Phone & charger
Smart dress (for special occasion)
Socks (normals & ski socks)
Fancy dress (if you’re that way inclined)
Ski gloves & Inners
Ski trousers & Jacket
Skis/Snowboard/Ski boots/Poles etc
Shampoo/shower gel/toothpaste/toothbrush/face wipes/deodorant/Painkillers/Make Up etc
Dummy (if used)
Food/Milk/Snacks – if baby on cows milk, take some ready in a bottle with a cap to stop it spilling – Easyjet have nothing more than those tiny milk sachet pods onboard. If you’re on formula then take pre-measured powder.
Baby cutlery, plates/bowls & tupperware
Medicine – Snuffle Babe, Calpol, baby Ibuprofen, Calpol diffuser & refills, teething sachets, Bonjela
Baby Suncream 50+
All-in-one snow suit
Tights (for a girl)
Long-sleeved vests x 10
Swimming costume & swim nappies
Muslins x 2
Baby Gro Bags (at least 2)
Baby sunglasses – useful if taking them up the mountain as it is BRIGHT. Get the Baby Banz wrap around kind so they can’t pull them off easily.
Baby Snow boots (Jojo Maman Bebe have small sizes if your bubba is walking/cruising)
Microwave sterilising bags (if necessary, can be used up to 5 times)
Car seat (optional, our baby sat on our lap on bus transfer & pre-booked taxis brought their own for a short journey)
Books, stickers, magazines, pens (the magic Crayola ones only colour on the book are great)
A collection of small, easily portable toys
iPad loaded with games, movies and CBeebies
*NB Check your luggage weight allowance & weigh bags beforehand so you’re not caught out with a hefty ‘Oversized baggage’ fine at the airport.
Have I missed anything out? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll happily add it to the list!