WTF (What to Fill) Your Luggage When Travelling with Kids

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Kids nowadays are fortunate that there are numerous airline promos from time to time. At their young age, I feel blessed that my daughters already went to different Asian countries (thanks to their ever-generous grandparents).

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Recently, we had our trip to South Korea and upon checking the weather prior to our flight, I knew ahead that I need to bring more than what I usually do. More clothes, more extra clothes, and medicine for the kids (and adults) just in case.

weather forecast for our travel dates

I was in a rush to pack our bags that I forgot to take photos of what I packed for our week-long trip but I still have the checklist saved at MS Excel. Aside from clothes, which most parents already know how many should they pack, here are some of the things that I consider essential when travelling with kids.

Medicine

While I never forget to bring medicine and first aid kit wherever we go (we also have a small bag at the car), I'm actually surprised that other moms who have small kids are not prepared enough when travelling. The result, they have to rush outside to buy or hope that the hotel will have some medications for their sick kids. As for me, girlscout ata ako! So in case you want to consider bringing some for your next travel with your children, here's what I always include in our checklist.
  • Bonamine - para iwas byahilo :D
  • Erceflora vials - this was recommended to me by my friend who happens to be a doctor at La Salle Dasmarinas hospital. This is meant to relieve kids from stomach pain.
  • Biogesic Chewables - I didn't knew about this until we had our flight one time and asked the flight attendant if they have paracetamol (syrup) for my youngest. I still bring Biogesic or Calpol syrup too at our checked-in luggage. I bet you all know that this is for fever.
  • Kool Fever - speaking of fever, it really helps if you have a Kool Fever at your bag. They feel better faster and you can use it even if you are inside the plane.
  • Neozep syrup - my eldest often sneeze especially when there's a sudden change in weather. That's why I always bring this with me when we travel.
  • Anti-histamine syrup - in case of allergies, whether they're starting to sneeze so much or they ate something that would cause allergic reactions, this is the solution for them.
  • Various creams - I have anti-bacterial creams, Drapolene, Calamine, etc. You'll never know when you need them.
The list above is for my kids alone. I have a separate bag for the medications that adults can also use. We travel with the whole family including their grandparents so I always think that they might need it too.
  • Diatabs, Kremil S - my friend said that there's a difference between the two. The latter is meant for sinisikmura (anong English nito?) and you only take Diatabs if you think you're suffering from diarrhea. I used to think they serve the same purpose.
  • Biogesic, Neozep, and Alaxan
  • Anti-histamine capsules
  • Kool Fever for Adults
  • Pantyliners and Napkins even if you don't need one.
  • Band-aid
  • Extra ziplock
Miscellaneous Items
  • iPad/iPhone - this is actually for my youngest daughter. If the travel time would take more than 30 minutes, I really need something so she will not feel bored especially during the flight.
  • Book/s -  rather than giving her gadgets, I give her books instead if she's tired of sleeping on a long flight. Of course I don't let her read when we're inside the train or car. 
  • Sewing Kit
  • Alcohol and Cotton Buds
  • Extra plastic or Air Sickness Bags
  • Baby wipes
while waiting for the plane
We surely don't want to ruin a good vacation when somebody gets sick, right? When abroad, it can be difficult to buy the right medicine for them, not to mention that other products are more expensive there. We're going to have another family travel soon, so if there's something I missed please do let me know. I would appreciate if you can also list down your travel essentials as well especially if you have kids on board!

xoxo



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November 2, 2015 at 4:07 AM delete

This is great! I better keep these in mind when we travel. :) thanks for sharing. :)

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November 2, 2015 at 6:02 AM delete

This is cool! I think i need to note down Erceflora vials? Are they applicable to kids of any age for stomach pains of any cause? We'll be having our family trip next year and il be needing your list! Thanks for sharing!

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November 2, 2015 at 6:05 AM delete

i'm not sure though for kids below 1 year old. we only started using Erceflora vials when my youngest was almost 2. it can be used up to 10 years of age :)

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giL
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November 2, 2015 at 8:15 AM delete

Great list. =) I even buy medicines from Philippines and take them abroad. =)

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Team Poreber
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November 2, 2015 at 8:23 AM delete

Great tips! Whenever I travel with my kids our luggage is like 75% kids stuff and 25% mine haha. ~Pearliza Paguio

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Mommy Charm
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November 2, 2015 at 8:27 AM delete

I'll put these in mind when I finally have the courage to bring my son to an out-of-town, much more an out-of-the country trip ^-^

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November 2, 2015 at 3:45 PM delete

I literally need this on my list! Specially that I'm taking my son home in Davao in December..Thanks!

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November 2, 2015 at 6:30 PM delete

Thanks for sharing. Yup, it's better to be prepared.

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Lorly Omadto
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November 2, 2015 at 8:23 PM delete

Praying to go to south korea with kiddos too! Thanks for sharing

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Michi
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November 2, 2015 at 9:32 PM delete

I also bring medicine and vitamins whenever we travel but checking your list, you have more on your kit. I always bring bonamine, paracetamol, diatabs and vitamins.

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Neri Ann
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November 3, 2015 at 12:02 AM delete

We never have the chance to travel far with the twins yet. But I will make sure that I note the things listed here when we plan to travel.

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November 3, 2015 at 1:03 AM delete

I also pack first aid kit in our luggage. I have to add erciflora on our next trip. Thanks for the tip!

Xoxo
MrsMartinez

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Elizabeth O.
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November 3, 2015 at 3:09 AM delete

These are all so important when travelling with little kids. Aside from that I make sure I bring a small bag of toys so they won't get bored during the trip.

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November 3, 2015 at 3:46 AM delete

my relatives from US do the same as well =)

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November 3, 2015 at 3:47 AM delete

yes, be prepared especially if the travel time will take a couple of hours =)

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November 3, 2015 at 5:13 AM delete

High Five! I am a girlscout too. Even short trip I bring these emergency kit but I was wondering about the Erceflora vials? Can I purchase it over the counter?

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Ruth Alarcon
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November 3, 2015 at 2:50 PM delete

Thank you Mommy for sharing these tips! When you travel with kids tlaga, it's like bringing your entire home inside your luggage noh? It's to be complete of all their needs! Girl Scout ftw! Lol

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November 3, 2015 at 3:58 PM delete

yes dear, you may. but while it works for my kids for the past 4 years, ask your pedia first ah :)

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November 3, 2015 at 3:59 PM delete

kung pwede nga lang ung buong bahay dalin hahaha!

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November 3, 2015 at 5:56 PM delete

Toiletries on mini kits are the basic essentials my kids needed when they travel with their dad. I like buying small bottle containers and plastic zip locks work great too.

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November 3, 2015 at 6:34 PM delete

relate these! I still remember everytime we have our vacation or kahit sa bagiuo lang kami, sabi ng husband ko halos lahat dadalhin muna. hahaha! Mas okay kasi pag kaylangan mo nanjan na agad, di kana maghahanap kong saan-saan. Specially if we have kids we should be always ready.

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November 3, 2015 at 10:15 PM delete

oh right! we have that at the car. usually we use the ones that we get from hotels =D =D

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November 3, 2015 at 11:15 PM delete

Lucky girls indeed! And thank you for this comprehensive list. We do travel from time to time so this is really useful.

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mommykach
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November 3, 2015 at 11:29 PM delete

Thanks for this! Bookmarking this post since we will be visiting relatives abroad with thekids next year. very helpful!

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November 4, 2015 at 12:38 AM delete

trooth sis. hindi kasi alam ng mga dads kung pano tayo kaaligaga kapag may kelangan ang mga bata kapag nagkasakit tapos walang mahanap agad

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November 4, 2015 at 12:40 AM delete

sad to say my kids are starting to outgrow their toys. my youngest just wants to have a small stuffed toy for sleeping =)

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November 4, 2015 at 12:40 AM delete

and thank you for dropping by =)

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Anna Plaida
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November 4, 2015 at 10:36 PM delete

Same here I always have first aid kit and medicines, hirap maghanap sa ibang lugar and for my kid a lo of extra clothes and some foods

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BA
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November 5, 2015 at 7:44 AM delete

great tips. :) Meds talaga dapat :) Thank you

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November 5, 2015 at 1:24 PM delete

Thanks for sharing your tips! Will bookmark this :)

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November 6, 2015 at 5:51 PM delete

OMG! So yung naka-prepare ko sa kids and for us ng husband much for travelling na sa malayo like abroad. :-) Panic mode lang ako or it's better talaga prepared in any events of life. Appear tayo mommy ♥

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Ayi
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November 8, 2015 at 1:09 AM delete

Great list :) Nako if I go somewhere with the kids, parang dala ko buong bahay sa dami ng dala :))

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November 8, 2015 at 6:33 PM delete

this is a great list, did a screen shot for future reference :)

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November 10, 2015 at 1:50 AM delete

true. mahirap maghanap lalo na if you're unfamiliar with the place =)

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November 10, 2015 at 4:31 AM delete

yep. clothes and food madaling makabili sa labas eh :)

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November 10, 2015 at 4:40 AM delete

thank you too for visiting :)

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November 10, 2015 at 4:41 AM delete

true mommy :) high-five to us! =D

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November 10, 2015 at 4:42 AM delete

nanay problems ata talaga yan sis :D

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November 16, 2015 at 6:06 AM delete

just in time for the vacation up ahead. :) thanks for sharing. I also bring extra canvass bag, para sa laundry/pasalubong/etc. ;)

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jared's mum
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November 18, 2015 at 7:41 PM delete

great list! it can really be quite tedious to pack when traveling with kiddos, that it really is a must to keep a checklist + yes, it would benefit mum a lot to pack books, as well as other stuff to keep the little ones entertained while on the road.

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Mommy Roxi
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November 26, 2015 at 4:17 AM delete

Oh I pack that way already! Minsan kulang na lang buong bahay dala ko. But given the luggage limitation, your list is spot on with the essentials. I'll be traveling with my son soon, hopefully we get approved! I can't wait to pack 'lightly'. Haha!

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Elaine P
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November 26, 2015 at 7:04 AM delete

This is a helpful list! I'll be traveling with my baby soon and will consider the items that fits newborn. Thank you for sharing! :) Erceflora vials - I suppose this is over the counter drug and doesn't need prescription?

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