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When travelling abroad with kids it often feels like you are packing up the whole house, kitchen sink included, and very often even then, you arrive at your destination and realise that you have forgotten something. There are so many things to consider when travelling abroad, but here's a starter for ten on a few things you can consider when packing:

1. Food for your baby. Is your baby bottle fed, breast fed and/or on solids? What provisions will you need to take with you? You'll likely require bottles, formula (if not breast feeding), cleaning or sterilising instruments and if your baby is on solids you will likely need some bowls, spoons and for some countries you might want to take your own baby food with you.

2. Nappies. When I've travelled abroad with my children, I've generally packed enough nappies for a few days, and then I have brought nappies locally. This way I don't have to take up an entire suitcase with nappies. Obviously, if your child wears cloth nappies, a whole suitcase wouldn't be warranted. Just consider what nappy needs you might have and plan ahead. Always take more nappies than you think you'll need for the airplane journey, in the event of delays.

3. Toys or Entertainment. If your child has a favourite toy or sleep aid that they enjoy playing with or being comforted by, it's a good idea not to leave this at home. Having a couple of familar items that the baby recognises will assist in their sense of security in otherwise unfamiliar surroundings. If you are staying in a hotel or resort, ask ahead and find out if there are any toys on site. Some hotels come complete with play rooms and some hotel creches will allow you to borrow toys during your stay .

4. Medicines. Whilst you are away, will your child need any medicines? It's a good idea to pack with you a pain relief in the event of illness striking whilst you are away, even if everyone is in good health upon departure. Dependant upon the age of your children, other useful items can be a bite cream, basic first aid kit, teething gels (or similar), nappy creams, and a childrens rehydration treatment. Additionally, and this depends on where you are going, but a suitable insect repellant can be useful.

5. Equipment. What do you really need to take with you? Does your child need a travel cot, pram or bath support? Call ahead and speak to your hotel and find out what is supplied in your room already. Look at your local area and find out if there are any baby equipment hire companies near you. These services are fantastic, in that you typically order online and whatever equipment you have booked, is then delivered to you. This can include strollers, prams, high chairs, cots and even car seats. This will save you vital kg in your luggage allowance.

Finally, remember that kids are very adaptive and they don't need all their creature comforts with them as they travel. When you get to your holiday abode, seek out plastic cups as make shift bath toys, and other such items that will become their playthings whilst away. And if you have forgotten something, remember that worst things have happened, and that this is what shops are for.

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