Whats in Jaspers Suitcase? – holiday packing for a newborn

SO in t-2 days Jasper is off on his first ever holiday! I would say that packing has been a nightmare but it’s actually been really easy … too easy perhaps? He’s breastfeeding so theres no formula, bottles or steriliser to take and he’s not old enough for proper toys so really he doesn’t need that much.

I did look at forums and ask around for advice but as my mum reminded me, we’re going to Lanzarote not the middle of nowhere … there will be shops if need be!

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Ok it looks like a lot but bear with me, things will be rolled up and this will be between the suitcase and hand luggage.

To keep him entertained:

Even though Jasper doesn’t ‘play’ just yet he does have a few little treats to keep him stimulated and happy.

*Monsieur monkey from River Island has been in his hand ever since we got him – his fave perhaps?

*Ziggy zebra’s stripes really catch his eyes and help him to focus – fab during nappy changes!

*Bug ring – He likess to grip hold of this and rattle it about

*Lamaze feet finders – I think I love these more than he does but I want him to discover those tootsies of his so I’m bringing them along!

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Pool essentials:

* Gorgeous little swim shorts from Tesco’s – £4

*I picked this fan up from Mothercare to go on his buggy and probably his cot at night time. I’m hoping he’ll like it as the bird face is kinda creepy!

*Hooded towel to make sure he’s warm straight from the pool

*My old scarf  from Thailand to act as a mosquito net, sun shade and wind breaker on his buggy!photo 3-70


The wardrobe:

Its pretty cool in Lanzarote at the moment but I don’t want him to get too hot so I’ve stuck to short slewed items.

* 3 t-shirts

* 3 pairs of shorts

* 2 rompers

* 1 pair of dungarees

* 5 vests

(I’ll do lots of #BBOTD’s  when we’re back 🙂 )




* Nappies

* Baby wipes

* Nappy bags

* Swim nappies

* Calpol

* 2 dummies

* Flannel

* Hairbrush (to get rid of his cradle cap)

* Earbuds

* Tiddlypoms nappy balm, body wash, massage oil and lotion

* Aquaint hand sanitiser

* Ointment for his dry skin

(Not toiletries but in picture)

* Sun hat

* 3 pairs of socks

* 1 pair of scratch mittens

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* Tigger

* Ewan the dream sheep

* Blanky

* Milestone card

* 3 muslins

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We will also have his Bugaboo, carrier and probably a few last minute bits that I’ll frantically throw in as we’re half way out the door!

Oh and not forgetting …. his passport!photo-57

Have I missed anything? What were your travel essentials for bambino?

Thanks for reading! xx


  • Dianne
    20th June 2014 at 4:19 pm Reply

    Dont forget you can also rinse out any of his clothes and they will dry in no time x

    • Jessica
      29th June 2014 at 1:40 pm Reply

      Yep – great idea! We luckily didn’t need to though 🙂

  • Rosie @Eco-Gites of Lenault
    23rd June 2014 at 6:13 am Reply

    Just hope you have managed to pack everything for yourselves as well! have fun x

    • Jessica
      29th June 2014 at 1:37 pm Reply

      We managed it 🙂 Didn’t need for anything and didn’t have too much left over – Perfect!

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