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Traveling with a Baby

In just a few days, I will be taking my baby on her first extended vacation. When traveling with a baby, there are so many little things to remember (and forget!) I have created a free printable baby packing list for our trip, including tips on figuring out how many Huggies Plus diapers to pack on our travels. When it comes to traveling with a baby, it’s easy to over pack. But when diapers are concerned, you never want to be stuck without! I’ll share how to figure out how many diapers to bring with you on the trip as well as what other essentials should be in your baby’s travel bag. Keep reading for the free baby packing list printable!

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Diapers are Number 1 on the List!

Huggies Plus is the only brand of diapers we purchase and I always buy them in bulk at Costco because the price is just right. My little gal isn’t moving around much yet at 5 months old, so we buy Huggies Little Snugglers Plus. When she starts crawling we’ll switch to Little Movers Plus. These diapers are well-designed and fit my princess snugly and perfectly. Huggies Little Snugglers Plus and Huggies Little Movers Plus are only available at Costco.

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With several trips planned where my baby is in tow, coming up with a great packing list is imperative! Two weeks ago I took my daughter for her first overnight hotel stay at Disneyland. We’ll be traveling by car for a family trip this week back to Disneyland and staying for three nights. Then later this month, I’ll be traveling cross-country with the baby all by myself! It will be her first flight and as we’re going to Walt Disney World, I need to pack everything I’ll need for her. I won’t be able to make any stops at the store if I forget something!

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How Many Diapers to Bring?

So, how can you figure out how many diapers to bring with you on a trip? In the week leading up to your vacation, take note of how many diapers you go through each day with your baby. I have a notepad and a pencil on the shelf above her changing table to make a tally. Average the number of diapers you’ve used over the week to figure out a daily amount and then multiply that by the number of days you’ll be away from home. Then put in about two extra diapers per day of your trip…just in case!

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What Else to Pack for Baby?

Besides what you usually bring for baby in the diaper bag, there are a few other helpful ideas when traveling with a baby.



If baby is too small to sit up or too big to fit in the bathroom sink for a wash, consider an Inflatable Bath Tub. This Inflatable Duck Tub will make bath time easier and it won’t take up any extra space in your luggage.

Moving around blindly in a dark hotel room when baby wakes at night is recipe for disaster. And you don’t want to turn on a light and risk waking everyone else up either. Plug in a nightlight like this Touch Control Night Light Lamp to help you see where you’re going and make midnight feedings and diaper changes easier without waking everyone else in the room.

Hotel rooms can get chilly with the air conditioner running. Bundle baby in a sleeper blanket like this Fleece Sleepsack to keep her cozy while she sleeps.

Pack a few baby books but make them lightweight and able to hold up to wear and tear, like the Indestructibles Baby Book. Pick up several and you can entertain baby with a story on the road (or she can just chew on the pages, whatever!)

I try my best to keep track of everything when traveling but inevitably something ends up missing. It’s usually the sippy cup that rolls under the car, falls out of the stroller or gets left at a restaurant. Skip the pricey sippers and buy a set of these Take & Toss Spill-Proof Sippy Cups. Then if one gets lost, you’ll have a few to spare.

Fortunately my little one loves being in a front carrier (my boys never did though). If you have a baby who likes her Baby Carrier, definitely bring it with you and it will make travel so much easier. I spent hours carrying my princess in her carrier at Disneyland last week and I was so comfortable and she was able to nap while we rode on rides. When I remember carrying my boys in my arms I was always so much more exhausted and my arms were aching by mid-day!

Traveling with Baby – Free Printable Packing List

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Where are YOU traveling with your baby? Share with me in the comments!


Disney Trip FREE Printable – Packing List for Kids

When traveling with kids, packing for any extended vacation takes advanced planning and organization. And for a Disney trip, packing all you need is essential since most (if not all of your time) will be spend on Resort property. You certainly don’t want to have to make a side trip if someone forgot to pack something essential. Keep reading for my Disney trip packing list for kids.

Disney Trip Packing List for Kids

I’m a HUGE list maker! I honestly make lists for everything. It helps me stay organized leading up to a trip, when planning, packing and yes, even when putting everything back into the suitcase to come home. Don’t want to leave anything behind!

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Disney Trip FREE Printable - Packing List for Kids

Even with the best laid plans, sometimes things go awry! On one Disneyland road trip, my husband put our toddler in the car without his shoes on and it wasn’t until we were a block from the Disneyland Resort did we realize that he didn’t have any shoes!

Quick stop at Target and all was good. But hopefully you can avoid extra stops and with these Disney trip printables from the Blogorail team, you’ll be organized and prepared!

Be sure to also check out my other printable packing lists –

Traveling With a Baby in Diapers – FREE Baby Packing List Printable!

Mom’s Disney Packing List – FREE Printable!

Expectant Mom’s Complete Disney Packing List of Important Needs

Disney Trip FREE Printable - Packing List for Kids that they can use to pack for themselves!

Let The Kids Pack

My goal is to have my older kids pack their own travel bags. I’ve created a list that is straightforward and that kids can check-mark off as they go. Nobody will forget their shoes if they follow this list!

Open and print a copy for each child and they’ll be prepared to pack up their own Disney vacation bag! Keep reading for the free printable.

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Helpful Packing Tips for Kids –

Keep it Small

Consider smaller sized travel items that will fit inside one zippered pouch. Don’t worry about shampoo & conditioner since the hotel will usually have those available. You can pick up small body wash bottles at Bath & Body Works. Choose toothbrushes that are on the shorter size that will fit inside the pouch. Use a compact hairbrush that folds up or pack a travel sized version to preserve space.

Bundle Up

Bundle outfits into a stack with everything they’ll need to wear for the day (socks, undies, shorts, tee, hair accessories, etc) and then slide the bundle into a large zip-close bag. Press the air out of the bag before sealing shut. At the end of the day, fold the dirty clothes back into the bag and zip it shut. This keeps the dirty clothes from getting mixed in with the clean clothes and it keeps your hotel room from stinking like a dirty gym sock. Am I right about that? Ewwww….

Disney Trip FREE Printable - Packing List for Kids that they can use to pack for themselves!

Use and reuse zip-close bags for travel

It’s also so much easier to pack when there are individual bags with the air squeezed out. I even go so far as to label the day of the week on each bag so they can pick it out and get dressed each morning without fuss. Reuse the bags for your next trip.

Disney Trip FREE Printable - Packing List for Kids

Neat and Tidy

Pack a small pop up mesh hamper for kids to toss their dirty clothes or shoes into when they return from the park. This will eliminate the “Where’s my left sandal?!” in the morning.

Have kids store their personal toiletries in individual travel toiletry bags. This keeps the bathroom counter neat and tidy and nobody is looking for their toothbrush when you all stagger back to the room late at night.

The Park Bag

Have a “Park bag”, aka: backpack for each child. I found one that my son uses for Disney trips on Etsy and it’s embroidered with his last name. Kids older than about 6 yrs old can use a backpack that holds their supplies for the day. Find something that your kids can easily take off by themselves when getting on rides.

Kids can keep track of their own snacks, souvenir money and maps. I know my son is always proud to carry his own Disney bag through the day (so long as it’s not overloaded and too heavy!)

Disney Trip FREE Printable - Packing List for Kids

Ready to let the kids pack their own Disney luggage and park bag?

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What packing tips do you have when taking kids on a Disney vacation? Please share in the comments!

Disney Trip FREE Printable - Packing List for Kids that they can use to pack for themselves!

Comfortable (But Still Cute) Clothes to Wear at Disney

Just because you’re going to be walking around in the hot sun and eating giant turkey legs, there isn’t any reason you still can’t look cute! But comfort is important so choose your outfits carefully, taking these key points in mind. There are Disney PhotoPass photographers at every bend to capture your Disney memories and you want to look good! You’ll be wanting to share your magical memories on social media and saving photos in an album so put a bit of thought into your ensemble. These are my suggestions for comfy but still cute clothes to wear at Disney!

1. Choose Breathable Fabrics

You’ll be happier and more comfortable when you choose breathable fabrics, like cotton. That’s why the souvenir Disney t-shirt is so popular! We’re all rockin’ the cotton Disney tee in this shot (except for my husband, who wears nothing but white t-shirts, ever!) Cotton tees dry quickly after a dunking on Splash Mountain too.

Cuteness Tip: Choose women’s styled shirts, which are a little more fitted and shaped, instead of boxy or shapeless tees. LuLaRoe is offering some cute Disney patterns in longer lengths to wear over leggings.

Comfortable (But Still Cute) Clothes to Wear at Disney

2. Consider the Weather

Southern California weather is pretty typical. It’s generally hot in the summer and cool in the winter…sometimes. And sometimes you’ll have a beautiful warm and sunny day in May and the following day it’s raining! And just because it’s December doesn’t mean you’re going to need a winter coat, it could possibly be a surprising 80 degrees! Make sure to check the 10-day forecast before packing.

Dress in layers if the mornings are chilly and the days are warm. Rent a locker to store the jackets and extra layers when you don’t need them.

Cuteness Tip: Choose fun accessories like the knitted Minnie-inspired hat (shown in image below) when the weather is cold and you’re wearing a coat over your Disney outfit.

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3. Head to Toe

A hat is a must in my opinion and it’s fun to purchase them at the Disney Parks. I love to choose a hat (that doubles as a souvenir) on the first day of my trip so I can wear it every day.

Cuteness Tip: Make sure to try the hat on in the shop. Be sure to check that it’s sized correctly and isn’t going to be uncomfortable.

Comfortable (But Still Cute) Clothes to Wear at Disney

For the love of all things, leave the heels at home! Comfortable shoes are a necessity but you don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort. There are lots of adorable and comfortable Disney-styled kicks. Read my post, Best Shoes for the Disney Parks and find out why I love open-toed sandals.

Cuteness Tip: Crocs clogs are a popular choice in the Disney parks and for good reason. They are comfortable and easy to wear in the summer because they dry quickly on water rides. However I think the smaller Crocs clogs are the cuter they are (ie: leave the Crocs clogs to the kids!)

4. Disney Bound

Use items from your closet arranged in a way to resemble your favorite character (I wrote more about it in my post What is Disney Bound?) Images from

Comfortable (But Still Cute) Clothes to Wear at Disney Comfortable (But Still Cute) Clothes to Wear at Disney

Cuteness Tip: Channel your Inner Minnie with something polka dotted. In my opinion, at Disney you can never go wrong with polka dots!

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 5. Accessorize in Style

I totally bought a “fanny pack” on my recent trip to Walt Disney World…yes, I did and I’m not embarrassed about it one bit! I loved having my hands free and my neck was hurting from carrying a purse on my shoulder through the Parks.

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Choose either a waist pack or a crossbody style in a Disney pattern to use specifically for your trip. It’s so helpful to have the individual pockets on a crossbody bag and having your hands free is invaluable. You can fit a surprising amount inside these bags! If you need more room for snacks or kid stuff, choose a Disney-themed backpack to store it all.

Cuteness Tip: Jewelry accessories should be dainty to avoid damage or injury during the rides (can you imagine how your chin would feel after riding a loopy roller coaster with a statement bib necklace hitting you in the face?!) (Mary Poppins necklace from KK and Whimsy on Etsy)

Image from Etsy

6. Kid’s Couture

I love making my kids coordinating outfits when we take Disney trips. Yeah, they’ll probably hate me for it later, but they do look adorable! If you’re not a seamstress yourself, Etsy is a go-to place for clever and unique Disney wear for your family. I love to find unique outfits for my kids to wear at the Parks.

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7. Your First Day Outfit 

Live and learn lesson from our recent trip to Walt Disney World. Our checked bag didn’t arrive until the following day. Fortunately I’d packed a second outfit in my checked bag for me and my son (though my contact lenses, make-up bag and hairbrush were in the checked bag). My mom and brother had absolutely no clothes and had to wear the same outfit on day two. Pack your first day outfit in your carry-on bag.

Fortunately something my mom said rang true, “After ten minutes walking around and riding the rides in the Park, we’ll look hot and sweaty like everyone else.” And that was the truth!

Comfortable (But Still Cute) Clothes to Wear at Disney

What are your top “cute but comfy” tips for outfits at Disney Parks? I’d love to hear your comments!

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What should you wear on your Disney trip? These comfortable but cute clothes are perfect for both Disneyland and Walt Disney World vacations!


A Day at the Amusement Park -What to bring With You (And What to Leave at Home)

Do you know what to bring to Disneyland…and what you should leave at home? These are the the “must-haves” for an enjoyable day at Disneyland! You can always buy some of these things in the park if you forget them, but it will be at a premium price, so it’s best to remember to pack them on your own. And don’t make a mistake and bring any of these banned items!

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What to Bring to Disneyland?

What do you bring with you to Disneyland?

1. Tickets

Always pre-purchase your tickets on the web first so you can skip the long lines outside the parks and go straight in! I recommend Get Away Today for Disney Park tickets. You’ll save a few dollars and save time standing in line at the gate. They are even offering my readers a vacation discount!

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2. Jacket or Hoodie

Even if it’s warm in the daytime, the night can get chilly. Check the temps online before your trip to know what to expect.

3. Camera and/or Video camera

Capture those memories and bring in a camera (something besides your cell phone). This would also include batteries (or a charged up battery) and a second memory card.

20 things to bring with you on a Disneyland vacation (and the banned items you should leave at home!)

A Disneyland PhotoPass photographer took this shot with my own camera, for free!

Throughout the parks at Disneyland there are Disney photographers ready to take your picture in all the prime locations in the park (like at the entrance or in front of the castle). At the first stop, they will hand you a Photopass card, a scannable card that you will present to each Disney photographer you meet on your trip. Don’t lose the card! You will use this card to view, edit, share and purchase your photos online once you get home.

Disneyland photographers are always happy to take pictures for you with your own camera too! Check out my post on getting the best family photos at Disney.

4. Purse or Backpack

Make sure it’s a bag that you don’t mind carrying around all day. I have a Baggallini I can wear crossed over my chest. I slip my ticket right into the front pocket and it’s waterproof, lightweight and holds everything I’ll need. Anything else goes into a backpack that either one of the kids wears or it goes into a rented locker.

What to Bring to Disneyland (And What to Leave at Home)

A comfortable backpack is great for carrying necessities

5. Snacks

I have never had any issues taking outside food in at Disneyland. Obviously don’t be bringing in anything that will spoil without refrigeration but bringing your own simple sandwiches, beef jerky, fruit and pretzels can save you big money. There is a Picnic Area outside the parks at Disneyland if you want to purchase food at the Downtown Disney District and eat it before going into the parks.

6. Water Bottles

They can be new and sealed bottles full of water or empty bottles that you can fill with drinking fountain water.

7. A Change of Clothes For Each Person

Nothing like getting totally soaked on a ride and having to schlep around with soggy socks for the rest of the day! Also, those chocolate covered bananas can get pretty messy and tend to drop big chunks of chocolate all over the place (I bought my son a new shirt at the park before for this very reason!) If your hotel room is very close and you can run back there to change if you wish, you can probably opt out of bringing in a full outfit but I’d definitely bring at least a second shirt.

I also usually bring an extra pair of shoes. I tend to start off with tennis shoes and when my feet get achy or swell a little, I’ll move to sandals.

Bring extra clothes (and plastic bags to hold them) in case you get wet! {Saving up for Disney}

Bring extra clothes (and wet/dry bags to hold them) in case you get wet!

8. A few plastic bags or a Wet/Dry Bag

Perfect to hold wet or dirty clothes. Ziplocks are ideal, as they can be sealed up. Bumkins even has Disney print wet/dry bags.

9. Cell phone battery charger

On our last Disneyland day, both my husband & I had dead cell phones. We’d been texting each other when we were separated, snapping photos and posting to Facebook all day and our cell batteries were drained. I bought a cell phone battery charger for the next trip and it was fantastic to have a fully charged battery at the end of the night, why did I ever wait so long?

10. Sunscreen

Apply frequently. Vacations with sunburns are a big bummer! Bring a lip balm with SPF too.

Bring a stroller, nobody wants to hold a heavy sleeping baby in the parks {Saving up for Disney}

11. Stroller

There are strollers for rent in the Disneyland parks, but I have always liked having my own because that walk back to the car or hotel at the end of a long day can be awful when you’re trying to carry a sleeping child (and you are already tired yourself!).

If you’re going to Walt Disney World, I can highly recommend Amusement Park Rentals. We used them on our last visit and it was great to have the stroller at the parks and resort but not have to deal with it at the airport.

12. Sunglasses

The bright sun can make everyone a bit cranky…and squinty.

Sunglasses make hot days more bearable {Saving up for Disney}

13. Cash (In Addition to Your Credit/Debit cards)

The little kiosks scattered around the parks don’t always take debit or credit cards so if you want a Mickey shaped balloon, a rainbow glow stick or a bucket of popcorn be sure to have cash on hand. If you only have your credit or debit cards, you can still withdrawal cash at the ATMs around the park.

14. Hand Sanitizer

Great to use on a regular basis throughout the day (have you seen how many hands have touched the rails in the queues?!)

15. A Hat (Ears are optional!)

Choose a hat with a nice brim to protect your face from sun. However if you forget a hat, this makes a good souvenir to buy in the parks.

Don't forget your hat! {Saving up for Disney}

16. Handi wipes (or Baby Wipes)

Always nice to clean up before you eat that bucket of popcorn and then wipe your face down after gnawing on that giant turkey leg!

17. Gum

You won’t find it for sale anywhere in the park so if you have to have it, bring it yourself.

18. Baby Stuff (If You Have a Baby)

Don’t rely on buying diapers & baby food in the park, bring your own with you. At Disneyland make sure you stop in the Baby Center as there are high-chairs, rocking chairs, quiet nursing areas and even teeny-tiny toilet stalls for toddlers that are potty training. Read my article “What Can Babies Do at Disneyland?” for more information about taking a baby to the Parks and What’s In my Disney parks Diaper Bag?

Disposable bibs are great for messy meals {Saving up for Disney}

Disposable bibs are great for messy meals.

19. Medication

I’ve visited Disneyland First Aid for Ibuprofen when I’ve felt pain coming on and I’ve forgotten my medication at home. Of course I get a headache just looking at the Mad Tea Party ride so I usually try to bring my own pain reliever! First Aid can even give you an ice pack or bandage up a wound. I can’t tell you how handy it is to have a few Tums stored in your bag when indigestion flares up after eating a diet of corn dogs and ice cream sandwiches all day.

Also, if anyone in your group suffers from motion sickness, consider getting a prescription for the medicated patch. I suffer from motion sickness myself and the patch is perfect for me (it’s a small medicated sticker that goes behind your ear for three days of coverage). Use caution in choosing motion sickness tablets as many of them will cause extreme sleepiness!

An anti-nausea patch is a must if these rides make you sick! {Saving up for Disney}

An anti-nausea patch is a must if these rides make you sick!

20. Umbrella or a Poncho

If there is a chance of rain, bring an umbrella that folds up very small when not in use or purchase a rain poncho (I’ve heard you can get decent ones at the 99 cent store). Southern Californians are more of the umbrella-type than poncho wearing-type.

What NOT to bring (from the Disneyland website):

  • Pets—which may be kept at the on-site kennel. (Separate fees apply and space is limited.) Service Animals are permitted
  • Wagons
  • Skateboards
  • Scooters (motorized and non-motorized)
  • Drones
  • Remote control toys
  • Inline skates
  • Shoes with built-in wheels
  • Bicycles
  • Motorcycles
  • Tricycles
  • Unicycles
  • Pogo sticks
  • 2-wheeled vehicles, including Segway™
  • Human Transporters
  • Strollers larger than 36″ x 52″
  • Suitcases, backpacks or similar bags with wheels
  • Suitcases, backpacks or similar bags larger than 18″ wide x 25″ high x 37″ deep (the size of our large rentable lockers)
  • Any trailer-like object that is pushed or towed by an ECV, wheelchair or stroller – Note: Guests are not permitted to pull items behind them. Any item that requires a Guest to pull it behind him or her, including a stroller, is not permitted into the theme parks.
  • Coolers larger than 6-pack sized are not permitted into the theme parks. – Note: Guest can store coolers up to 18″ wide x 25″ high x 37″ deep in rentable large lockers located outside the Disneyland Park Main Entrance. Lockers are not refrigerated and availability is limited. Guests who need to refrigerate medication may do so at First Aid. Exceptions may be made for special dietary or religious needs.
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Any illegal substances
  • Folding chairs, with the exception of cane-chair and seat-walker mobility aids
  • Glass containers, with the exception of baby food containers, medicine or small perfume bottles (under 4 oz)
  • Sporting goods or equipment (e.g., baseball bats, helmets, hockey sticks, golf clubs, bows and arrows, camping equipment, chairs, stools, tables and Frisbees)
  • Weapons of any kind or object that appear to be weapons (toy guns, toy blasters, squirt guns, etc.)
  • Self-defense equipment (e.g., pepper spray, mace, stun guns)Restraining devices (e.g., handcuffs, zip ties) or any suspicious items (e.g., box cutters, razor blades, duct tape, wire)Items that may be disruptive (e.g. laser pointers, slingshots, stink bombs, air horns)
  • Cremated remains (e.g., urns, vases, boxes)
  • Miscellaneous other items (tools, fire extinguishers, musical instruments, megaphones, pots and pans)
  • Wrapped gifts (all gifts must be able to be unwrapped for inspection)
  • Items with spikes (e.g. purses, bracelets, etc.)
  • Selfie sticks (hand-held extension poles for cameras and mobile devices)

What are your amusement park must-haves? Anything you’d like added the list? 20 things to bring with you on a Disneyland vacation (and the banned items you should leave at home!)