Travel and Carry-On Essentials for Summer or Umrah Trip For Kids

Traveling with kids has always been a great challenge for parents.

It really does not matter if you are planning a 3 hour road trip or an eleven hour long haul flight, it always seems like we are packing a whole house for kids.

I have been traveling a lot lately. I have travelled with a 2 month old who is now a naughty toddler. Packing list is almost same for babies and toddlers.

I thought to share my packing list and the reason behind some of the particular things that I would recommend doing as they helped me a lot.

This list has some items specifically related to Umrah. It will be our first experience with a toddler. When we will come back I will post about our experience, dos and don’ts and challenges. It will give you even more insight to plan before your summer trip or Umrah trip in summer.

Things to pack for a toddler for a Summer/Umrah trip

  1. Comfortable summer outfits/sun dresses
  2. Full sleeve shirts and trousers if the weather gets cold /Modest outfits to visit religious places
  3. Extra body suits/ Pjs
  4. Extra pair of briefs
  5. Scarf or Ehram if kid is old enough to carry it
  6. Comfortable shoes
  7. Traveling Pouch
  • Wipes
  • Diapers
  • Changing sheet
  • Baby Cotton buds
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Bath get
  • Oil
  • Lotion
  • Sun block
  • Fragrance free sun block during Umrah

8. Small Diaper pouch to grab and go to rest room

  • 2 diapers
  • Butt paste
  • Wipes
  • Hand sanitizer

9. Sippy cup

10. Feeder

11. Extra Nipples

12. Pacifier

13. Spoon, fork, straws, etc

14. Bib and wash cloth

15. Dish washing Liquid

16. Bottle brush

17. Baby Vaseline

18. Thermometer

19. Tylenol or any medicines that your baby takes

20. Vicks

21. Band aids

22. Pain killer spray for Children recommended by Pediatrician 

23. Any good quality sip and mist bottle. It will keep all of you hydrated during summer or Umrah plus mist will keep baby from getting sun burns, mist will keep baby fresh.

24. Books, board games, stickers, crayons, notepads, etc

25. Tablet. Yes it is ok to give your baby tablet during a long haul flight to calm her down, if she is getting out of control and causing problem to other passengers. Use it as a last resort.

26. Favorite toys

27. Favorite Comforter

28. Baby food, formula or snacks. Whatever your baby eats.

29. Permanent Marker. To write your number on baby’s arm during Umrah or when going to a crowded place. DO NOT write baby’s name ANYWHERE because if a stranger will call them by their name, they will immediately think them as an acquaintance and that is dangerous.

30. Sling

31. Baby Leash. As absurd as is sounds but buy one specially during Umrah because you don’t want to loose sight of your baby

32. Stroller

Carry-on Must haves:

  1. 2-3 outfits of baby
  2. 1 outfit of mom and dad in case baby throws up on you or anything else happens
  3. Pair of socks and shoes
  4. Diapers
  5. Wipes
  6. Changing sheet
  7. Butt paste
  8. Vaseline
  9. Hand sanitizer for baby and you
  10. If you need any medicine keep one hidden in baby’s bag so they cannot find it. In my case it is my inhaler and reading glasses.
  11. Thermometer
  12. Band aid
  13. Tylenol
  14. Vicks
  15. Milk and Milk bottle
  16. Favorite Sippy cup, straw, spoon, bowl etc
  17. Pacifier
  18. Comforter
  19. Favorite toy, book, etc
  20. Tablet
  21. Snacks
  22. Bib
  23. Dish washing liquid if it is a long haul flight

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