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Packing: Southeast Asia Packing Guide for Toddler

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In this post we share a toddler’s packing list for a three-week trip to Southeast Asia.

Trip Details

  • 18 hour-long haul flight (nonstop, direct to destination)
  • Four “commuter” flights (less than five hours) during the trip
  • Carry-on style travel (some of the smaller flights have low weight restrictions where this will not be possible)
  • Weather: high 80s, low 90s Fahrenheit (mid-20s-low 30s Celsius); high humidity, occasional rain showers
  • 1/2 of the trip will be exploring cities (Singapore, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City)
  • 1/4 of the trip will be outdoors (no intensive trekking or hiking)
  • 1/4 of the trip will be on the beach
  • Accommodation: hotels, villas (with access to laundry services)
  • Laundry done once mid-way through the trip


[Will be packing items inside of Mom’s gear]

  • Mom’s Kelty backpack will hold two packing cubes
  • A backpack will hold diapers and wipes
  • Travel stroller
  • Travel safety vest as a car seat replacement

Long Haul Flight Outfit

[Items noted below are all listed in the clothing section and are NOT in addition to what is packed in the backpack]

  • Joggers
  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Zip up jacket
  • Sneakers
  • Extra outfit in a ziplock bag – onesie, linen harem pants

Long Haul Flight Busy Bag

  • Activity & coloring book
  • Crayons
  • Blocks, Lego, Magna Tiles or other type of lightweight building materials
  • Mini lightweight tape measure
  • Play-Doh

Long Haul Flight Snacks

  • Baby carrots
  • Sliced cucumber
  • Halved grapes
  • Pita bread pockets & hummus
  • Fried rice






  • Dyper diapers (Non-toxic and are free of chlorine, latex, alcohol, perfumes, PVC, lotions, TBT, parabens, sulphates, & phthalates. They are unprinted, unscented, hypoallergenic, and cruelty-free).
  • France free baby wipes

Fragrance free diapers and wipes are difficult to find when traveling. We recommend bringing your own and sacrificing some packing room for the comfort of not worrying about where to find diapers that will not irritate your child’s skin.


  • 1 one long sleeve rash guard suit with snaps in underwear area
  • 1 rashguard
  • 1 swimsuit




  • Toothbrush + (mini) toothpaste (purchase full sized when you reach)r
  • Sunscreen
  • Hair elastics
  • Nail clippers

Mosquito bite prevention



Identity, Health, Banking & Insurance

  • Passport (with applicable visas and six months+ of time before expiration)
  • Global Entry card (second form of identification)
  • World Nomads travel insurance policy and contact information (used as a secondary insurance beyond coverage at home)

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