Packing Checklist for Tweens

No longer just a kid but not quite a teen, your tween is old enough now to pack on their own -- though you might need to double-check that they haven't forgotten anything before you leave. Here's everything you need to prepare for your next trip.

Child's Carry-on Bag/Tote

Child sitting on suitcase

wallet/souvenir money

MP3 player and charger

deck of cards

homework/textbooks

journal/notebook and pen

washable markers

activity books

children's book/magazines

Gameboy or another handheld game

sweatshirt/hoodie/sweater

snacks

gum for takeoff and landing to relieve ear pressure

lip balm

glasses or contacts with case and solution

sunglasses

Your Carry-on/Tote

child's passport if traveling internationally

laptop or tablet computer or portable DVD player with favorite DVD

plastic bags (for storing clothes that get dirty, motion sickness emergencies, etc.)

pajamas

extra shirt for child

extra shirt for you

tissues

digital thermometer

children's nasal saline drops

children's acetaminophen

prescription medications

antibiotic ointment

bandages

Clothes

outfits (1 per day + 1 extra)

dressy outfit

socks (1 per day + 1 extra)

underwear (1 per day + 1 extra)

pajamas (2 pairs per week)

shoes/sandals

barrettes/pony tail holders

sweatshirt/sweater

jacket

hat

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