How to Pack: Traveling with Kids

Traveling with children? Prevent meltdowns and tantrums over what to wear by learning how to pack a suitcase for a child with these easy tips from Domestic CEO. 

Amanda Thomas
5-minute read
Episode #70

If you've been following along with the Domestic CEO show, you know that the last few weeks I've been giving tips on how to pack a suitcase. From the packing list to actually getting things in the bag, how you pack a suitcase can make a big difference in how you enjoy your trip. If you find yourself struggling to find the clothes you want to wear each morning, or if you're going nuts over a pair of pants that have gone AWOL, your day is already going to start with a little chaos. Having a nicely organized suitcase where you can easily find all your belongings when you need them is a major factor in creating wonderful vacation memories.

But what if you're traveling with children? The last thing you need on a vacation is a meltdown from a 3-year-old who can’t find her favorite shirt to wear to Disneyland. So learning how to pack a child’s suitcase is an important step in travel bliss. Today I’ll be giving you a few tips on things you can do when packing a suitcase for a child that will help ensure you wake to happy mornings instead of temper tantrums.>

Packing Tip #1: Let the Child Help

Anytime you're trying to minimize meltdowns (and let's face it, that's pretty much all the time, right?), giving the child some choices will give her a sense of control over her situation. If you want to minimize your chances of your child losing it on the first morning of vacation because she doesn’t want to wear anything in her suitcase, it’s best to have her help pick what goes into this suitcase before the trip.