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Carry On Packing Cheat Sheet | Warm Weather Edition

October 1, 2021

Unpopular opinion: I really like traveling with kids, especially my own little one.  I also relish in the process of getting ready for a new trip. I’ve narrowed down the carry-on packing to a bit of a science.  “Frictionless packing” is what I aim for, always!

Recently, I discovered a handful of new products that help with that when it comes to the kids.  Having access to these items quickly while on plane or upon arrival is key!

  • Dock & Bay Ponchos and Towels | this product is the clear winner for me.  They are incredibly compact, dry quickly, have adorable designs and manufactured with post-consumer plastic.  If you’re going somewhere warm, these are a must in your carry on.
  • Minnow Swim | classic colors and designs with color schemes that are easy on the eye.  If you’re in a rush, these pieces easily pair with other wardrobe staples for a more polished look (now in adult sizing too – win!)
  • JBL Kids Wireless Headphones | the moment your kid’s headphone cord rips from their device midway through Moana – yes, many of us have been there.  These help avoid that potential melt down, are very comfortable and help prevent kids from jamming out a little too loudly.
  • Little Biscuits Sketchpad (and/or a medium sized plain pad) | When the devices need a bit of break and there is no sleep to be had, I have found having ample doodling materials on the ready is immensely helpful.  I love packing the Little Biscuits pads because they spark creativity and are compact enough for the smaller bags.
  • Yeti Kids Rambler | The need for constant hydration is real.  And durability.  Yeti is the king of both.  I appreciate that this allows for kids to refill at the airports as needed and we can politely pass on every plastic cup offering while onboard.
A collage of all kid friendly carry-on items for your next warm weather trip including head phones, coloring pages, water bottle, swimsuit and towel.

A few other must-haves in my younger one’s carry-on bag include: Gummy Bears, Pipcorn Cheddar Crackers (these are best on a sensitive, traveling tummy), Dry Erase Mini BoardKid’s Dramamine (just in case). 

These suggestions are best for the 3-10 year old range.  

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