What to pack for a baby going on holiday


We are very excitedly getting ready for our first family holiday abroad. Lucas will be just under 11 months when we go to Fuerteventura and I really want it to be as stress free as it possibly can be with a baby. I have put together a list so I don’t forget anything. Have I missed anything out?x


  • Money
  • Travel debit card
  • Passports
  • Travel documents (also on my email and my Mum has an email of them)
  • Travel insurance (also on my email and my Mum has an email of them)
  • Photocopies of passports (also on my email and my Mum has an email of them)
  • Photocopy of Lucas’ birth certificate (also on my email and my Mum has an email of it)
  • List of phone numbers at destination (British embassy, emergency services, local doctor, hotel)


  • Sunsafe swimwear/outfits
  • Shorts
  • T-shirts
  • Bodies
  • Sun hats
  • Pyjamas
  • Sleepsac
  • Nappies
  • Swim nappies
  • Nappy bags
  • Bum cream
  • Portable changing mat
  • Baby wipes
  • Sun cream
  • Baby moisturiser (to use instead of after sun)
  • Shampoo/body wash, I’m taking Childs Farm 3 in 1
  • Baby sponge
  • Teething gel
  • Calpol
  • Deet free insect repellent
  • Vitamin drops
  • Nail clippers
  • Hairbrush
  • Armbands
  • Swim float seat
  • Inflatable baby bath (to use as either bath or paddling pool in the shade or outside our bungalow)
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Sunglasses (probably won’t keep them on but worth a try and only cost £1 in the Mothercare sale, MyVoucherCodes have some great offers including up to 50% off at Mothercare).
  • UV pop up play shade (I bought a sunsense infant play shade in the summer Aldi special buys)
  • Pram (I bought one with a sun canopy in the summer Aldi special buys so we don’t need to take our bulkier pram)
  • Food pouches, baby cereal and snacks (just incase he doesn’t like the food)
  • Drinking cup
  • Baby spoons
  • Bibs
  • Dummys
  • Portable dummy steriliser and steriliser tablets
  • Comfort items/favourite toy
  • Poncho towels
  • Blanket
  • Red medical record book
  • Baby carrier

D and I


  • Paracetamol
  • Allergy tablets
  • Phones and chargers
  • Plug adaptor
  • CO alarm
  • Travel first aid kit
  • First aid spray
  • iPad and charger
  • Travel wash

Hand Luggage

  • Money/cards
  • Passports
  • Travel documents
  • Toys for Lucas
  • Spare outfit for Lucas
  • Plastic bag (incase of need to change Lucas’ outfit)
  • Nappies
  • Baby wipes
  • Nappy bags
  • Travel changing mat
  • Snacks for Lucas
  • Food pouch and spoon
  • Baby cup
  • Dummy and steriliser
  • Fully charged phone and iPad
  • Pen and notebook
  • Blanket
  • Hand sanitiser

Have a look at Tummy2Mummy too for her tips on travelling abroad with a baby


22 Comments on What To Pack For A Baby Going On Holiday

  1. Ooh exciting times! The only thing I’d take that isn’t on your list is a baby carrier but I don’t use a pram so I’m not sure if you’d need both. Have a fantastic time! Happy new year.x

  2. Agree a baby carrier is essential. Perfect for carrying baby around a city or beach trip (even if you’re walking from the car and need your hands free!). Also I always take a photo of the immunisations page in my little ones red health book. Not that we’ve ever needed it but good to have. You can always email yourself a photo of it. If baby is bottle fed or uses a sippy cup I also bring my own baby bottle brush. A little box of zip deal plastic good bags also comes in early handy for all kinds of things! We’ve just travelled to Melbourne via Singapore with a toddler and 7 month old!

  3. And this is why I’m avoiding holidays until the girls are older! What a list! Brilliant help for people travelling with children though.

  4. Wow! I thought the list of things I packed for myself was huge, but I would never have even thought of half of these for a baby, I just about remember the hubby x

  5. This is definitely a print out and keep post! I love that the Lucas has a much longer list than you guys 🙂 #justanotherlinky

  6. Sounds like you have everything. I absolutely hate having to pack to go away with little ones (& then sort it all out when get back). I always hated the packing & stress of going anywhere, but much worse trying to have everything you need for little ones without ending up with a ridiculous amount. On the plus side, it has meant my overpacking for me is finally under control – no time or space for 6 pairs of my shoes! Hope the holiday is good. #justanotherlinky

  7. A great list! We took our son away for the first time last year when he was just two. I was really nervous about how he would be on the plane and stuff but he ended up sleeping both ways which was pretty awesome 😀

    Have a great time x #justanotherlinky

  8. Great list – exciting times! We went abroad when my youngest was 8 months old and good planning made it run smoothly. Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx

  9. Great list! I always over pack when it comes to my baby. I never feel the stuff I put are enough. It’s good to start cutting the packing to a minimum, because there is no need of so many items.

  10. Very comprehensive list! I love lists. I always take ziplock bags too. I find they come in really handy whether it is for food/snacks, toiletries (leaky bottles) or the kids needed them (collect shells on the beach, bagging up lego etc.

  11. One thing that could be included is the European Health Card. When I went abroad I checked out someone’s fantastic Youtube video on it and was so pleased I did. #familytraveltips

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