I’m going to admit I’m an ‘over-packer’. I love to be ‘prepared’ for all occasions however we’ve just spent the past 7 weeks living out of 3 suitcases so I decided we were reducing to 1 backpack for our 6 night break in Nashville. The great thing about Nashville at this time of year is it’s hot, so I’ve managed to cut down on clothing just by having summer gear only.
Here’s whats in my bag for this trip;
Medicine bag: can’t leave home without this! From allergy tablets for my husband, to Imodium, the handy Advil and Tylenol for the kids and adults, I’m basically a walking pharmacy.
Toiletries: I got a great bag from Nordstrom which zips open and has pockets to put things in. This is a real space saver when you’ve got 4 people to pack for. Even has a pocket for makeup 😉 I generally have shampoo/ conditioner, toothpaste, makeup, floss, toothbrushes, jimmies electric shaver, razors, tampons, deodorant etc. In addition to the bag I have a tone of diapers and wipes in the front pocket of the pack.
Clothing: I’ve packed a few extra sets of clothes for the kids but jimmie and I have exactly 6 sets each. I rolled all the clothes up in batches within the pack, this way it saves space and is easier to pack. Best thing about a pack is there are compartments. I have the shoes in the bottom which is separated from the clothes. Toiletries and medicine bag up top and diapers in the front.
Sheet: for the pack and play
High chair: we have a material high chair that rolls up and loops over most chairs. Great for inside your hotel room when you need to feed your baby/ toddler.
Stroller: Can’t go wrong with a stroller when you’re in a hot busy place like Nashville. Generally we’d take an umbrella stroller however we have been traveling the past 7 weeks so didn’t have access to it. The baby jogger X3 is really handy however as our 4 year old can sit on the foot piece. 2 for 1 stroller right here!
Pack and play: just because we like to have consistency for Augustine when he’s traveling; same bed each night.
Car seats: both kids car seats come on our trips.You can get away without them in certain places but we know we will be using Uber a little during this trip and will need them for the reason.
That’s my bag. Not a lot but still has the essentials!