Packing Tips: What We Can’t Leave Home Without

With school wrapping up for the Summer and vacations just around the corner there have been a lot of posts on different travel blogs about what to pack when traveling with a family. With our upcoming trip to the Pacific NW I plan on posting what we are packing for a week away with two kids, but I can tell you now one thing that we can not leave at home or we will have two very sad children on our hands – their lovies.

F has a stuffed sheep, given to him shortly after he turned 1, aptly named White Baa. White baa is more of a dingy grey these days, but he is a well traveled sheep, and, as we learned on a trip to the beach this past February, F can not sleep without him. L has two pink bunnies, logically named bunnies, and they are never far from her hands when sleeping either.

Sleepy F and white baa in Belgium

Sleepy F and white baa in Belgium

Bunnies in Asheville

Bunnies in Asheville

Hanging with the cousins in Phoenix

Hanging with the cousins in Phoenix

Checking out Bush Gardens

Checking out Busch Gardens

White Baa's first trip to Disney

White Baa’s first trip to Disney

White Baa in Montana

White Baa in Montana

Checking out the beach with bunnies

Checking out the beach with bunnies

Bunnies on their way to Pittsburgh

Bunnies on their way to Pittsburgh

They have become so much a part of ‘us’ that it doesn’t matter if we forget anything, as long as it isn’t these things. And, as we found out on the aforementioned Florida trip, it is not cheap to overnight one to us (white baa took a pricey $60 overnight trip from Atlanta to Florida but the $60 made one 5 year old boy very, very happy)

Do your kids have a lovie? Does it travel with you?

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6 thoughts on “Packing Tips: What We Can’t Leave Home Without

  1. Ann

    My son has a chip and a dale and on most trips they both come with us(sometimes one stays home). We haven’t brought them on our daily outings while on vacation, they just relax in the hotel room – either taking baths or sleeping on the bed. That’s brave of you to take them out and about, though!

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    1. andrea

      They don’t come with us anymore, now F only sleeps with his, and L stopped bringing hers out when we got rid of the pacifier, but they both still sleep with them!

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  2. eileen at FamiliesGo!

    I’ve never let my daughter travel with her favorite animal/doll. We always take #2 or #3, so they’re loved, but losable if it comes to it. It works well and now we have a stuffed bear that is our travel bear.

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  3. Lisa Goodmurphy

    My older daughter had a stuffed dog called Pepper that traveled with us everywhere for years and my younger daughter has a pink bunny called Sweet Dreams but isn’t quite as attached to it. Once we left Pepper behind at Grandma’s house and didn’t realize it until we were about 45 minutes into our 4.5 hour drive home. We turned around and went back to retrieve him! ;)

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  4. easytravelmom

    OMG what is it with kids and their stuffed lovies! So true what you wrote! My daughter has her “doggy” that yes, is named “doggy.” He goes with us everywhere and sadly I think his head is going to fall off soon… no idea what we will do then but we’ll figure it out. For now, doggy is part of the family too!

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