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Packing Checklist for Children

A basic packing checklist for children is below.

Carry-On Luggage

  • Tickets
  • Medical Insurance cards
  • State Issued Birth Certificate or Passport if needed
  • Gum or Suckers for plane
  • Card with parents names, address and contact phone numbers – both home and at destination
  • Pocket Itinerary
  • Snacks
  • Crayons, Colored pencils and Drawing Pad
  • Books
  • Small toys or travel games
  • Motion Sickness medication if used
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Bathing suit
  • Disposable camera
  • Medical kit: -Thermometer, Neosporin, Band Aids, Children’s Tylenol, any prescription medication
  • Toiletries: Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Brush, Shampoo, Hair De-Tangler

If traveling with infants/toddlers:

  • Reserve Car Seat
  • Stroller
  • Portable crib (or request from hotel)
  • Diapers/Baby Wipes
  • Bottles or Sippy Cups
  • Formula
  • Cheerios

Checked Luggage

  • Pajamas
  • Tennis shoes
  • Sandals
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Shorts or Long pants
  • Tops
  • Jacket or Winter Coat
  • Hat
  • Mittens
  • Snow Pants
  • Boots
  • Favorite blanket or stuffed animal (for bedtime)


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