You’re either two types of person: one who loves packing or one who hates it. After stressing out the day before for about half an hour, I’m generally ok and then I get into it. Although we have flown with Alice before to Ireland, I’m having to organise this one all by myself, so there’s a lot to do! I’d like to show you what’s in our travel bags as we head to Glasgow for the bank holiday weekend…
What’s in Alice’s bag
In Alice’s bag we have:
Mamia nappies and travel wipes from Aldi, we find these are the best value for money and the best quality too.
A few snack pouches for the journey just in case from Piccolo Foods and Aldi. Note that there are no restrictions on baby pouches in hand luggage even though they are technically a liquid, but airport security know that babies need the food!
A spare change of clothes, not that we have ever needed one but you can’t be too careful.
Sebamed diaper rash and baby cream, this stuff is the best in the business.
Nuby teether, as Alice’s top two teeth are now coming through. She bit my arm as I was packing!
Our baby bag is from Fact + Fiction. This bag is designed to look like a ladies handbag, but in fact is equipped with all the changing compartments and storage a baby bag needs. If you’re after a stylish way to travel with a baby, this is the one!
What’s in mummy’s bag
In my bag we have:
Sunglasses by Roberto Cavalli. These come with me on every trip and I don’t really use any other pair.
My trusty Tangle Teezer, as my hair constantly needs brushing and this size is a great one to travel with.
Sass and Belle notebook, in case I need to jot anything down quickly.
Nyx liquid lipstick in my favourite shade: satin ribbon.
Bag: Dune London. You may be thinking why take a white bag on such a journey, but this bag is seriously good quality. Any marks or dirt I get on it comes right off with a baby wipe, which I just so happen to always have on me! I picked this bag up from TK Maxx this Spring.
Living Proof dry shampoo, because lord knows by the end of the weekend I’ll be using it. This won’t be going in my hand luggage as it’s an aerosol but it will definitely be in our main suitcase.
Gluten free snacks, because I never leave home without something to nibble on. The hazelnut cholocate bars from Aldi are so handy and mess free.
Breast pads galore. For some reason I’ve gone back to spontaneously leaking and so to avoid any embarrassing moments, I’ve got a stash of them handy.
Mavala double lash treatment is also coming with me. A weekend trip is a great excuse to take some extra pampering tools along you wouldn’t normally use day to day. I’m giving my lashes a well-deserved treatment over the weekend.
Let’s not forget our Sky Baby, a clever travel mattress which can be used on flights and when travelling with babies. This is probably the last trip we will use it on as Alice approaches her first birthday in October. Look out for my insta uploads for the plane pics! See you on the other side ✈️
What’s on your travel bag essentials list? Let me know in the comments below!
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