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We have our first flight with Ava TOMORROW as we head off to London and the Cotswolds for a friend’s wedding. I have honestly been SO nervous to get on a flight with Ava, hence why it’s her first one at 17 months, but I realize I can only control so much.
When looking for packing lists for traveling with a toddler, the lists I found online were SO extensive. Some people pack TONS of items that I just did not find necessary. Now, we are traveling to a location with easy access to stores, so that does change my list a little, but I do recommend doing your research ahead of time to see how easy it is to purchase diapers and snacks once in your location. This might change your packing list a little.
Once we are back in the States I will update the list and mark what items we did not use and make note of any items that I wish we had brought.
We tried to pack a lot in our diaper bag because we will be traveling from 9am until 8am the next morning, so we need basically an entire day’s worth of items for our baby. This includes all of her sleep items because the flight from New York to London is overnight.
Please note that we will have our things in a rollaway carry on suitcase, so we can easily grab her snacks and a change of clothes as needed!
If I gathered one thing from reading all of these online blogs about traveling with a little one it is to research and prepare ahead of time. Here are some things I recommend looking up before you leave.