PACK IT RIGHT
The best part about baby and toddler clothes is that they’re small, which means you get to pack lots of them. They get dirty quickly too, so you’ll probably be doing some washing on your holiday anyway. Ideally, you should pack two changes of clothes for every day and a pair of pyjamas for every night – or every second night if you’re daring. Remember that the weather is totally unpredictable these days so pack some warm clothes for your summer holiday (especially if you’re going to be out in the early evenings).
Of course you’ll be packing your child’s favourite toy or comfort object too, but you don’t have to take along the whole toy box. There will be so much for your child to explore on holiday that you’ll only need a few favourite toys for downtime – you know which ones those are. The smaller the better, and remember you’ll have your activity bag from the aeroplane or car too. Alternatively, you could hire some toys if you really want to. Tambino’s (www. tambinos.co.za) specialises in offering toy hire for families visiting Cape Town on holiday and delivers an age appropriate toy box filled with a variety of good quality educational and fun toys with “the express aim of entertaining children during their holiday, in their accommodation, on the beach and in the bath”. We’re sure no one’s going to complain about that.