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I have a baggage allowance problem...does anyone have the definitive toddler's list of clothing for one week, forecast dry (ahah hahah!)

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fothergill Tue 14-Aug-07 10:32:34

we are off to the channel islands for my first camping trip ever next week. I am really excited and fearful in equal parts. But we have to pack sparingly. The tent and the bedding/eating is covered, but if someone could tip me off about how best to pack minimally for a 19month old (um..and me come that) and which things should be considered essential - I would be indebted to you!

LittleB Tue 14-Aug-07 12:26:19

Try and get lightweight clothes that are also easy to dry so you can wash and dry them there, e.g. fleece hooded tops, leggings/combat type trousers, (jeans are haevy and take ages to dry) is yours dd or ds? Dd wears pinafore dresses as great on their own if hot, short sleeve T if fair and long T or jumper under when cooler, very flexible, again find the ones with quick drying material. Take at least 2 pairs of PJ or just sleep in T-shirts and bottoms as will need spare in case ill during the night(dd was sick her first night camping - due to eating/sleeping late and excitement!) Pack several t-shirts, sunhat and light waterproof jacket. Not sure what else, hope this helps.

Desiderata Tue 14-Aug-07 12:28:13

Those little all-in-one UV-protection suits are incredible. They can wear them all day, get wet, get dry, not get burned, etc.

They're £8.00 in Sainsbury's at the moment, they don't need ironing, and they're as light as a feather. Toddlers look so gorgeous in them!

UniSarah Tue 14-Aug-07 22:14:14

My own minimum kit list for toddler boy is - 3 short sleve vests, 2 long sleve Ts , 1 pair shorts, 1 pair light dungerees, 1 pair flease trews. 2 pair PJs. 3 pair socks. 1 pair shoes ( for beach hol I think I'd make that + beach shoes). I set full waterproofs. 1 hat, 1 pair sun glasses. 1 swim nappy + nappicover shorts. reins. bibs for meal times. SPF50.
buy nappies on holiday. take 1.5 days worth for travel. Wash kids clothes if they are dirty AND you can get them fairly dry, wear them again if not too bad, if unable to get things washed and dryed kid wears least dirty combo.
I can fit my clothes AND boys clothes in a bike pannier ( about 20 litre capasitity)

tori32 Tue 14-Aug-07 22:22:51

For 1 week if nice. Girl or boy work on daytime wash 1 wear 1 dry 1 so three shorts and T- shirts. 2 pairs long trousers 2 long sleeve tops 1 waterproofs 1 hat 4 vests for night and grobag 2 pairs socks pair doodles good for all shoe occasions! swim pants sun cream. I took lots of nite outfits for dining out. Ended up going in pjs so no messing when time for bed at late o clock.

tori32 Tue 14-Aug-07 22:24:14

also agree with desederata UV suits x 2 good for day and use shorts and ts at nite.

scienceteacher Tue 14-Aug-07 22:25:36

I think you have to assume that they will dirty any tee shirt each day. You might get a couple of days out of shorts.

Basically, I don't go anywhere without washing facilities, and at the most basic (eg campsite with coin-operated), I would plan to wash every three days.

fothergill Wed 15-Aug-07 13:38:27

thanks for the help - I think I can cover all suggestions so feel a bit less weak when I look at the bag. Just called the campsite to pay balance and it is pouring down.

slalomsuki Wed 15-Aug-07 13:47:26

Also try to go for dark colours so they don't show up the grubby marks too quickly

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