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

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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

        Bath

        shampoo/conditioner

        soap

        toothbrush

        toothpaste

        comb/hairbrush

        deodorant

        sunscreen

          Sun/Pool/Beach

          two swimsuits

          earplugs

          beach towel

          bug spray

            Cold Weather/Snow

            mittens

            parka

            snow boots

            snow pants

            warm hat

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