Tips On Packing And Traveling with Kids! #BreakForSpring #OshKoshKids

*This post is sponsored by OshKosh B’Gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own

I can’t believe spring is upon us! What a long, wet and cold winter we had. What was the weather like for you? Was it snowy, cold and wet too?

Everything is chaotic at my house because we are moving to Idaho, we have been having to pack and move a lot of stuff. It has been SO crazy and unorganized around here! Moving is NO fun!!

 

Tips On Packing And Traveling with

 

So, right now, I am the QUEEN of packing and packing easy! After all, we have moved around about 4 times already. We just can’t seem to find a place we really like, until this move, I suppose.

We have been going back and forth between houses to pack up. It has been insane. The traveling alone wears us down so badly! This last time we went to our old home, I forgot some clothes for the kids! So, I went online and shopped a bit at OshKosh! What a life saver that is!

 

Tips On Packing And Traveling with Kids!

 

I ordered something for all the kids. Then I overnighted the clothes so they could have them while we are here. There are so many sales always going on at OshKosh and right now they are having another awesome sale for Spring and Easter time!

 

 

Tips On Packing And Traveling with Kids!

 

Packing Tips 

Now that I have some cute and stylish clothes from OshKosh B’ Gosh, I can now sit down and share with you, my packing tips and travel advice with you. I sure am experienced in this area!

 

Tips On Packing And Traveling with Kids

 

Choose versatile pieces of clothing that can be worn with other clothes, easily. Go with shirts that can layer easily that way you don’t need a big bulky coat to pack. This will leave you more room in your suitcase to pack other things.

 

Tips On Packing And Traveling with Kids

 

Pairs of shoes are a must! Bring one pair for walking around in and one pair that is nicer looking, for going out. That is all you need. Don’t over pack those shoes it is not necessary.

 

Tips On Packing And Traveling with Kids

 

When everything is laid out in front of you, I then roll up my clothes instead of folding them, so they fit better inside of my suitcase or bag. Makes it SO much easier to pack more things into that suitcase! Trust me, it works!

 

Tips On Packing And Traveling with Kids

 

Traveling With Kids

Traveling with kids is HARD. I have three kids and they are CONSTANTLY at each other’s throats in the car and I want to go INSANE. Unfortunately, I cannot just stop the car and turn a switch that makes them shut it. So, I have some advice for you that has worked for me, when I travel with my kids. Hopefully, it will help someone too.

 

Tips On Packing And Traveling with Kids

 

Make sure ALL electronics are FULLY charged and ready to go. This has been such a HUGE lifesaver for me!!!! Having my kids engaged in their tablet or phone has been absolutely sanity saving for ME. I know you shouldn’t allow your kids to be on electronics for lots of hours at a time, but when I am traveling in the car with them and it keeps them quiet so I can concentrate and drive, it is WORTH IT. Trust me..

 

Tips On Packing And Traveling

 

Make sure you bring a charging cord that works in the CAR, to recharge your kids tablets, phones, etc. I made a BIG mistake the first road trip out to our new home. We forgot the charging cords that charged my kids devices in the car and so when their devices ran out of battery power, so did my kids quietness.. they started fighting like cats and dogs and I wanted to rip out my hair 🙁 It was not a fun trip and I will NEVER forget those car charging cords again, EVER.

 

Tips On Packing And Traveling with Kids

 

Portable DVD Players. These are a MUST when traveling far. We travel about 13 hours each way, to our new home. We have made this trip two times now and will do it again this weekend :/ Having a portable DVD player keeps the kids VERY quiet and engaged. When the DVD players battery runs out, make sure you have that cord in the car to recharge it ASAP! Trust me on this!!!

 

Tips On Packing And Traveling with Kids

 

These are all of the things that have made moving and traveling SO much easier for me, with the kids in tow. These tips can be used for vacations and road trips too. All of these tips apply to anyone who travels or loves traveling (or who is moving… sigh).

I might have gotten a bit carried away about the tips you see above, but just wanted to share them with you. At least, my kids will now be traveling in cute spring time clothes from OshKosh! Don’t forget to grab your coupon code and save money shopping those cute, stylish clothes from OshKosh B’ gosh!  You’re welcome 🙂

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OshKosh’s spring fashion is just too cute and you will want to check it out! The sales and promotions are amazing! The coupon code to use for online orders is: Spring16

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Comments

  1. Lily Kwan says:

    I don’t have any traveling tips to share.

  2. Richard Hicks says:

    If you take little ones, then make sure you take their fav movies and shows to occupy them in the car

  3. Vicki D. says:

    Do as much as you can ahead of time and pack what you can the night before.
    This will make your traveling day a lot more enjoyable.

  4. Amy Deeter says:

    Bring extra stuff to do on the way there to keep your self busy

  5. Sharonc says:

    Give yourself extra time and extra cash.

  6. Casey Everidge says:

    i like to organize everyones items in separate bags

  7. Definitely, make a list!

  8. My tip is if you are traveling by air to get to the airport as early as possible.

  9. Della Barker says:

    I pack drinks and snacks. I also make a busy bag for each child with games, crayons, color books, small toys, and things to keep them entertained.

  10. Cori Westphal says:

    I’m not great with traveling with kids! But I know that SNACKS, and lots of them, are the way to go!

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  11. We travel to visit family and let the kids have a say in where we are going to stop along the way.

  12. Kathy Pease says:

    We rarely travel but when we do I like to start packing my bags a week ahead because I am always afraid I will forget something.

  13. Stephanie Larison says:

    Bring lots of toys and treats to keep them quiet and busy haha.

  14. Tracie Cooper says:

    We love to have tons and snacks and small toys!

  15. My tip is to bring games and activities to keep kids from getting bored.

  16. I don’t have any traveling tips to share.

  17. Susan Hartman says:

    I roll my clothes in the luggage and it keeps them from getting wrinkled. Plus they seem to fit better.

  18. Goodie bags and things to do to keep the kiddos occupied.

  19. elizabeth miller says:

    I always take a dvd player, movies, and a travel potty seat. At least with movies I know the kids love, I can keep them occupied while in the car or if we get stuck in a hotel room.

  20. Karen Drake says:

    My tip is to take half as many clothes and twice as much money as you think you will need.

  21. If your children are young enough, and the trip otherwise can be time adjusted, it sometimes works to drive during the night–the kids will probably sleep through it. Of course, make certain the driver is rested!

  22. Linda G. says:

    My tip is to pack your own pillows!!

  23. Laura Schrillo says:

    Always make a list and check it twice. Things like power cords and flashlights can be easily forgotten

  24. Jessica M says:

    The tip that has served me well is to make lists. Every time I don’t make a list I forget to do/pack stuff and it always comes back to bite me!

  25. I pack a bag for everyone with their fave – toys, games, snacks, etc to keep them happy and busy.

  26. Melissa Williams says:

    Pack snacks in the car to save money and time!

  27. My tip is to bring enough water and snacks so we don’t need to stop to get those on the road.

  28. Cynthia R says:

    My traveling tip is to bring a variety of activities from books to music to games.

  29. raggammuffin says:

    i like to travel in the night…kids sleep more then and there’s less traffic

  30. Tanya White says:

    When traveling with kids always pack something for them to do while they are either on the plane or in the car. It makes the ride easier for everyone.

  31. Elisabeth says:

    My packing tip would be to stick with neutrals so that it’s easier to mix and match!

  32. We limit travel times while on the road,along with limiting the miles to 250 miles a day. Kids tolerate the shorter time spent in the car easier.

  33. Bring snacks and limit electronics to avoid headaches

  34. Denise B. says:

    Have plenty of snacks and drinks on hand!

  35. We have never flown before but on the 8th of April we are flying form Little Rock, AR to Orlando FL, to go to Disney and we have a 8 year old son so I’m hoping that we will be able to fly without to many issues. I don’t really have much of a travel tip other than when traveling for hours in the car with kids (or grown ups that act like kids…my hubby *cough, *cough lol) take a backpack filled with small toys, electronics, DVD player and books to keep them occupied and make the trip go smoother and let them pack their own bag, I let my son pack his but I supervise to make sure his has the essentials but it makes him feel so big to pack himself and it helps with the preparation chaos!

  36. sheila k says:

    electronic battleship and scrabble keep kids busy on trips

  37. I always pack a few things to keep my kids busy and snacks too for long trips.

  38. I pack a backpack full of activities for the kids so they don’t get bored.

  39. Sarah Hayes says:

    pack as much ahead of time as you can so you can just grab and go before you leave

  40. jenny stratton says:

    snacks, movies and family games.

  41. Cynthia Mercado says:

    WE don’t travel that much. I am in to hear everyones awesome tips!

  42. Make a list to remind you what you really need to take

  43. pack double for your toddler! you never know what they are gonna mess up ! thanks! xoxo

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  44. I like to clean the house before we leave and spray fabric re freshener on everything. When we come back after a long day of travel, the house is clean & it smells amazing. One less stressful thing to worry about before getting back to everyday life.

  45. Valerie E. says:

    My 11 month old LOVES playing with the remote control, and normally she’s not allowed to have it. So we bought her a universal remote for her to play with in the car, with the batteries removed. It kept her busy FOREVER! 🙂

  46. Always write out a packing list so you don’t forget anything.

  47. Trisha Burgess says:

    My tip is pack baby medicine! It’s definitely not a thought to pack but when you’re in a strange place and baby gets a fever you’ll be glad you did!

  48. While traveling I always pack plenty of snacks and waters, an easily accessible change of clothing for everyone and a lot of fun activities.

  49. My tip is to always stay organized!!

  50. rajee pandi says:

    I pack daily little by little to keep stress out when I moved

  51. My tip is to pack packets of oatmeal and dried fruit for an easy morning breakfast at a hotel without having to go out to eat for breakfast.

  52. Cassandra Eastman says:

    I make sure there is a washer and dryer in our room so we can pack light! I bring a basket of toys to keep the kids entertained in the car and hotel room.

  53. Janice Cooper says:

    Make a list ahead of time of things you want to bring including medicine and first aid items.

  54. We make sure we have not too messy snacks and lots of books, activities, and toys to keep dd entertained!

  55. We have a few ideas about traveling that help make it easier! We like to plan ahead of time and pack car the night before. We also pack snacks.

  56. I like to bring some snacks for our trips. I’m not sure why, but traveling seems to increase my kids appetites! Single serving snacks like granola bars have saved the day more than once.

  57. I always put everything out the day before packing and then take a relook to see if I need to add anything.

  58. When we travel, I always make sure we have plenty of snacks and water.

  59. This sounds a lot like my son and daughter. They argue constantly, especially when we’re traveling! I’ve found that bringing things that they like (e.g. coloring books, educational books, stickers, etc.) helps keep my sanity in check. 🙂 – HilLesha

  60. I always create a detailed itinerary.

  61. when we moved ,I labeled everybox so I knew where it went,and I made a list of what I needed to do,call or cancel,so iwouldnt forget anything

  62. Cynthia C says:

    My tip is to mentally run through a day to make sure everything you need is in the suitcase.

  63. Tami Vollenweider says:

    Pack sandwiches for everybody,saves money and time of having to stop and eat!

  64. shelly peterson says:

    I don’t travel much but you definitely need to pack snacks and entertainment for the kids.

  65. My tip is to keep the kids entertained with activities or movies.

  66. steve weber says:

    I always roll my clothing.. you get a lot more in a suitcase that way.

  67. I like to save travel size products that my husband gets when he travels and bring them with me when I go on vacation.

  68. Wendy R. says:

    Travel as much as you can. Life is too short

  69. Janet W. says:

    My travel tips are to include non-messy activities for children to do in the car, like travel bingo, coloring pages with crayons, etc.

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