We are all set for Mexico. Except, we have never traveled with toddlers anywhere far. Nor have we taken a flight with the girls. This will be interesting. We have only had an overnight to the Bay Area and a week in Graeagle (cabin camping). So I have been making a list of things to take for the girls. Some essentials. Please pipe in if I am forgetting something important.
The girls grew out of their cute Target bathing suits before summer ended last year, so we had to get new bathing suits. Other mommy bloggers told me a two piece (shirt and bottoms) with rash guard was the best. So we went with iPlay in pink (with pineapples) and light blue (with a birdie). They are going to be so cute in these. Plus they have a reusable diaper as bottoms.
We have a pool at our condo, so we needed to tackle floaties. I think the girls are still too young for the ones that go around their arms, so we went with a float. This one has a 35 pound weight limit, so it will be perfect for the girls. And it folds up nicely to put into our luggage and not take up much room.
We have a massive (and amazing) stroller for our girls, but we need something lighter and easy to travel with, so after some research, we went with an umbrella stroller for each girl. I looked at the really cheap ones (around $19) all the way to the more expensive ones ($150). We settled on the Kolcraft. It looks like it has taller handles (for my 5'9" and my husbands 6'2" heights), venting in the back with the hot Mexico weather, cup holder and large canopy.
Every time we go out to eat, we bring the girls disposable placemats and they are a life saver. Our girls will sometimes eat off a plate, but they also like to throw the plates, so we put down a placemat and put their food right on the mat. And when we are out, we are often asked about them. Once the girls finish eating, we take it off (it sticks to the table) and it allows for easy clean up and ability to hide their mess.
The girls are transitioning between using their bottles and sippy cups. We are experimenting with all sorts of sippy cups and so far only two they have taken too (here and the one above).
The girls needed some sandals and when I was at Babies R Us, I couldn't help but get them these cute flip flops. We have other shoes that we are bringing but these will be perfect by the pool and when they are in their strollers.
We still need to get hats for the girls and I have a few in mind. I like the one above because it has an easy closure to ensure the girls don't untie their hats. We also threw around using a baby baseball cap, but then they wouldn't cover their ears. So we are searching, but this one is at the top of our list so far.
And of course we need sand toys for the girls. These get amazing reviews and may be a part of the girls Easter baskets!
These are also on our packing list for the girls in Mexico:
Diapers (which we are thinking of having my in-laws buy a huge box once they arrive)
Snacks (snack mix that I will make using Gold Fish, Puffs, Yogurt Melts, Cheerios, Freeze Dried Fruit)
Travel Changing Pad
Am I forgetting anything that you can think of?
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