Thursday, May 18, 2006

Babies don't travel light, do they?

After couple of calls to House of Travel and a promised answer tomorrow (as to whether we can have our seaside bure), I realised that packing to go on holiday is never going to be the same again.

Here's a tentative packing list:

For the boy: digital camera, a couple of pairs of jeans, half a dozen t-shirts, sunscreen and a toothbrush.

For me: a couple of pairs of cropped pants, half a dozen t-shirts, moisturiser, shampoo and a toothbrush.

For Baby: approximately 150 disposable nappies, 42 jars of baby food, baby cutlery, her Ocean Aquarium cot mobile, half a dozen cloth nappies, every bodysuit and long-sleeved shirt she owns, 2 grobags (much-used, thnx Make Tea Not War), a dozen favourite toys and books, baby sunscreen, Pamol (in case of colds etc), ear thermometer, backpack, sunhat and jacket.

I hope our baggage allowance is generous enough.

In other news, my digestive system is still punishing me for something I ate earlier. I've gone a record two days without any food (unless you count ginger kisses and fruit finger biscuits); if this keeps up I'll be fashionably thin for the resort.


Juliabohemian said...

it was a proud day for me when I had finally consoldated my baby baggage down to one bag, containing their stuff and mine. With 2 in diapers at the same time, I was lugging around all kinds of stuff.

Jon said...

Kind of kinky how neither of you wear underwear on holiday ^_~

Violet said...

juliabohemian: I don't know how you managed that - I'd imagine us needing a full sized travel pack just for Baby's stuff, plus a daypack each for the boy and me.

jon: oh, we can just borrow some of Baby's nappies.

Make Tea Not War said...

Glad you got some use out of the grobags. Hope you have a great trip. I wish I was going on one too!!

Violet said...

mtnw: they're great. We make zipping her up in one part of her nap-time and bed-time routines. I keep going onto TradeMe to try and find some more, but they're so popular that you just can't get one for almost the price of a new one.