Top Packing Tips for Summer Holidays with Kids

Packing for a family vacation can be a daunting task, especially when it involves kids. But worry not, Mimi & Lula have you covered with essential packing tips and must-have accessories to make your summer getaway a breeze!

1. Plan Ahead Start by making a checklist of everything you’ll need for the trip. Include clothing, toiletries, and accessories for each family member. This helps ensure nothing is forgotten - especially things like swim socks / water shoes for little ones - often overlooked but hotel pool tiles can be rough underfoot, tiles / concrete can be super hot and/or slippy and beaches more pebbly than you expect!

2. Pack Light and Smart Choose versatile clothing items that can be mixed and matched. This not only saves space but also makes outfit planning easier. For kids, pack lightweight, breathable fabrics that are comfortable for both day and night and use super cute accessories to update different outfit looks. Check out our top picks for summer getaways!

Always pack a travel washing line - this could be as simple as a piece of string and a handful of pegs, or invest in something purpose made like this one from Amazon and a small bottle of washing powder - that way you're sure to never run out of essential clothing for anybody - especially handy if little ones decide to have a 'favourite' costume for the whole week!

3. Use the Mimi & Lula Weekender Bag Our stylish and spacious weekender bag is perfect for short trips. With its roomy interior, you can easily organise your family’s belongings. The sturdy handles and detachable shoulder strap make it convenient to carry, whether you’re heading to the beach or off to stay with the grandparents for a few days. We also recommend taking a travel pillow - at least one! There is nothing worse than a tired toddler / small child - choose an inflatable option to save space or we've tried and tested this one which is great for little necks and has a handy clip to attach to the outside of a carry on bag too.

4. Essential Toiletries in the Mimi & Lula Wash Bag Keep all their bathroom essentials in one place with our pretty toiletry bag. You can fit in your little one's toiletries and hair accessories, and its waterproof lining ensures that any spills are contained. Plus, the cute design will add a touch of fun to your travel gear.

5. Pack Snacks and Entertainment Long journeys can be challenging for kids, so be sure to pack plenty of snacks and entertainment options. Healthy snacks, activity books, and small toys can keep them occupied and happy during travel. Save the best entertainment for the middle / end of the journey! Don't give up all the best toys / distractions as soon as you set off - always keep something new for when you need it the most!

6. Accessories to Style the Holiday Don’t forget to pack a few accessories to add some flair to their holiday outfits. These small additions can make a big difference in your holiday photos! And don't forget the practical essentials too, our summer pony pack or mini ponies are perfect for pool days and our summer themed mini clips or larger clic clacs are great for keeping hair off warm little faces!

 7. Keep Important Documents Handy Store passports, travel insurance, and other important documents in a separate, easily accessible pouch. This ensures you can quickly find them when needed and reduces the stress of searching through your luggage.

8. Plan for the Unexpected! Something we learnt the hard way when travelling with children is that things don't always go to plan! Pack a few essentials for every member of the family in each case (or hand luggage if you have the space!) - that way if one case goes missing, you'll all have a swimsuit / change of underwear etc for the first day or two while you wait for the delayed bag/s! And be sure to pack more favourite snacks / formula / nappies etc than you think you may need in your carry on bag, delays are more common than you think during the peak travel months!

With these packing tips and the perfect Mimi & Lula bags, you’re all set for a fun and stress-free summer holiday with your kids. Enjoy every moment and create wonderful memories with your family!

Happy travels from Mimi & Lula! 🌞✈️🌴

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.