4. Health: Ask your doctor for a list of medications.
Your doctor is the best possible person to tell you which medicines, lotions, or insect repellents to pack for you and your children depending on your chosen destination. Make an appointment with a doctor for a health check and get a list of essential medication. They may take up a bit of space in your luggage, but it always better to be safe than sorry.
5. Which toys should you bring?
Just as with packing your bags, it's better to focus on keeping things light. Don't worry, two or three toys will suffice, especially since all the new sights and sounds of your chosen destination are sure to keep them entertained! If long trips are necessary during your time away, try where possible to organise overnight trips so that it's less boring for them (and for you). For very long flights, opt for airlines that offer on-board entertainment.
6. Always have two essentials in your bag: Wipes and antibacterial gel.
When you're travelling, it's not always possible to wash your children's hands. Having an antibacterial gel for hand washing in your bag will make for a quick and easy alternative. Wipes are always useful, wherever you are in the world!