Spring break is upon us and many are soon to be on their way to fun and far off lands. We definitely didn’t plan anything that fun this year, but I am already fantasizing about future years. The last time we traveled was the first time we did so with two kids, and we forgot everything. I wrote down each item we wound up needing to buy and vowed to never ever leave home that unprepared again. So now, in my adorable home organization binder, I now have a printable packing list for babies and toddlers. It’s pretty amazing how much they need, and therefore, how much can be forgotten. I hope next time, Charlotte can have her own little wheely suitcase. Man, she’d go nuts for that. Anyway, here’s the pdf printable for you with a few travel tips I’ve picked up along the way. If you’d like to edit it, here is the word doc too! Have any items I overlooked??
This is what happens when the baby takes her time arriving, I start making printables. I do like how this came out and can’t wait to put it to use once she makes her grand appearance. We tracked these same things with Charlotte, but on an app that never synced and our phones seemed to never be charged. This time around, I will place a weeks worth of tracking sheets in our home organization binder (post coming) and anyone watching baby can add to it. If you or someone you know has a baby on the way, click on the image for a jpeg to print. Here is a PDF as well.
Place a #1 or #2 in diaper count boxes as the day progresses. It is important to know if you’re baby is going enough, but honestly, no one wants to know exactly what time every day these things occur.
Start time and end time. We all hope our kiddo will get onto some type of feeding schedule. This part of the sheet can help you see what time of day she seems hungry and if a pattern is emerging. I wouldn’t advise adding up how many hours are spent feeding. It’s sometimes resembles at least half the day. Best not to think about it!
Start time and end time. This will help a ton once you are trying to see if they are getting on any kind of schedule and how much sleep they’re getting. Feel free to approximate some, who can really remember exactly the time she was asleep in the wee hours of the night.
I think we can all get caught up in the tracking and forget how amazing it is to spend our lives with a new human. This box is to help remember the little things.