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Over the years I've packed literally hundreds of suitcases. However, I do not have children and I'm a novice at packing for them. Jackie Preston has come to the rescue. 

Following are suggestions from Jackie's pediatrician for her 22-month old son's travel needs.

  • Benadryl  (seasickness or restlessness)
  • Pedia Care decongestant
  • Sun Block
  • Band Aids
  • Tylenol
  • Diaper rash ointment
  • Hat
  • Neosporin

Other things Jackie plans to bring:

  • water shoes
  • diapers
  • sipper cups
  • diaper wipes
  • hand/face wipes
  • q-tips
  • nail clippers
  • pool side robe
  • bathing suit
  • sun glasses
  • bottled water
  • juice boxes
  • favorite blanket/toy
  • pacifiers

For the flight, the pediatrician suggested giving Jackie's son his sipper cup during the airplane's take off and landing.

Kim Cornelius suggests bringing along an umbrella stroller for walks around the ship and in port with your baby. It also comes in handy at the airport. Wheel baby right to the departure gate—the stroller is gate checked and will be waiting for you at the arrival gate.

Stephanie Harrison notes that with limited/expensive laundry facilities on ships, it's convenient to bring along a pack of 'Bibsters' (disposable bibs for mealtimes, available at grocery stores, Target, etc). They keep baby's clothes cleaner and stain free, avoiding messy garments after meals. The last thing on Stephanie's mind while cruising is doing laundry!

Arlene Morgan adds a unique item to the baby list....blue painters tape. She says, "I know it's odd, but I have found it to be a source of amusement for the kids as well as practical. It can be used for fun and also safety, ie: taping over electrical outlets, tv buttons, taping up the days artwork. It is much less damaging than stronger silver tape."

I would like to extend a special THANK YOU to Jackie, Kim, Stephanie, and Arlene! 

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