Our first ever guest blogger is a London based mum and the writer of Princess and The Pram – a blog aimed at style-savvy parents that sets out to find cool things for little people. Having just returned from a fabulous holiday in Portugal with her 18 month old ‘Little A’ she shares her top tips for what to pack when travelling with a toddler…
Having just undergone my first holiday with my son (18mths) I thought I would share with you my Princess and the Pram top 5 essentials to pack.
Sunuva UV Swimwear
Aside from keeping Little A covered up in the sun, his skull and fishbones swimmers definitely made him the most fashionable toddler poolside. The rash vest made it far easier to keep a hold of him in the pool and I love the fact you can choose from so many cool designs. A refreshing addition to the children’s swimwear scene. Rash vest £36 and trunks £34.
Spray Suncream factor 50 Kids by Ambre solaire
Suncream application combined with toddlers usually amounts to a fair old mess but I found that by using the aerosol spray kind, not only was Little A excited by the noise and feel but it had great coverage and was very easy to apply. £15
Black out blinds by Gro company
We always pop these in our bag whenever we go away as you can never be sure of the blind/curtain set up and in our view anything that ensures a bit more shut eye is worth the money. £29.99
Pool float by Jo Jo Maman Bebe
Taking a toddler swimming can be exhausting especially if when you arrive at your villa/hotel to discover there is no shallow end for them to paddle in. This float is great for little ones as it gives you a bit of respite from constantly holding them up and Little A was more than happy to float around the pool with us. £15
Tozzle app available at itunes
A friend recommended this iphone and ipad app and I have to say it is definitely one of our better app purchases. Kept Little A entertained in the departure lounge, on the plane and when chilling out poolside in the shade. The app has lots of different puzzles for you to select and then there is a drag and drop feature which once your little one has the hang of it proves to be addictive.