Today my cousin asked if I give my boys baths every day. I started laughing as my youngest was covered in avacado from eyelash to toe and my oldest had food, dirt, and I will just stop there because when a little boy is learning how to go potty on his own, it gets pretty dirty. So, needless to say, I feel that I have no choice but to bath both of my kids every night! Due to this fact, packing for vacation is quite an ordeal. I not only need to bring outfits for every day but backup outfits for all the crazy spills and unmentionable things that get on their clothes.
This summer I became quite the expert packer for my littles. Here’s how:
All I did was grab a ton of gallon ziplocks. I put their clothes into categories like PJs, Shirts, Underwear, Etc. and filled each bag with each type of clothing.
It was so easy to grab what I needed and find it quickly in our suitcases. It was so much better than hunting for a little shirt or pair of socks in the confines of a messy suitcase.
If you have older kids, I would put one outfit in each bag complete with underwear and socks. That way they can pull out a bag every day and have everything they need. I’ll take anything that makes it easier to keep my messy boys clean!
P.S. While we are potty training (and pretty much the whole year afterward) I keep a large ziplock with an extra pair of underwear and sweat shorts in it in my purse. It’s small and a perfect place to put any soiled undies. This has saved us many times!!!