2. Pack an extra pair of everything
Some things are going to get lost. Parents can bet on that. To prepare for this inevitability, include an extra pair of everything, like socks, diapers, milk bottles, toys, and more. If it doesn't get lost, there's a chance it might get ruined by food spills, accidents, and more, sometimes caused by your child, sometimes now. So prepare for this by packing extra. Think of this as insurance
.3. Lighten your load
But just because you need to pack extra pairs of socks doesn't mean you should bring your entire wardrobe and household items on your holiday with you. Get only the necessities: clothes, stroller, bottles, etc. You don't need a car seat, giant toys, the diaper table, and all that stuff when you travel. It might be less convenient to not bring these along with you, but you'll be repaid with less hassle
when you start your travels. Check out our article on tips & tactics for packing and traveling light.4. Bring childproof essentials
If you've got a kid who is always curious and wants to touch everything, err on the side of caution and bring childproof essentials and a parenting safety kit
. Keep them safe by locking hotel fridges, cabinets, and more. Make sure any sharp edges in your hotel room are covered to prevent any accidents and injuries. Childproof wherever you're staying as much as you can with easy-to-pack safety essentials
you can include in your luggage.