Many of us remember to pack the essentials, clothes, shoes, deodorant (please) and of course, the kids.
But what about the unexpected? What happens when you forget the little things that could help your trip a little easier? I have put together a list of a few things that sometimes get left behind but turn out to be a necessity once you get to Disney.
Some of these items are available at the resort – for 2-3 times more than you would pay at home or available at the first aid station in the park. Here are a few things we never leave home without:
1. Tylenol PM
· Helps with those nights when you are a little to achy from walking too much.
· Helps you fall asleep faster when you have an early start planned.
· You never know when you are going to be exposed to something that you are allergic to. Nothing is worse than dealing with an itchy rash all night.
3. Baby powder
· This is a must. Everyone in the family seems to have a problem with chaffing after walking for days.
· A must have after wet rides!
· I cannot tell you how many kids I have seen burned and blistered.
· Wear sunblock every day even on overcast days
5. band-aids (band-aid even has a new blister block stick!)
· The best ones are the flexible fabric or waterproof ones.
6. blister pads
· Both Band-Aid and Dr Scholl’s make a healing pad. Great for the days when the unexpected blister pops up.
7. Immodium and Antacids
· Eating foods around the “world” can do bad things to your stomach
8. Chapstick or other lip treatment with sunscreen
· Lips burn too! Wear the Chapstick to prevent wind and sun burn
· Don’t forget your kids!!
9. Eyedrops (especially if you wear contacts)
Most of these things now come in travel sizes and are very convenient to bring. Bringing a Ziplock packed with a few of these items can mean the difference between a nice a day in the park or a miserable afternoon or evening in the room.
*A note from your pharmacist:
If you or your child has allergies that require and Epi-Pen ask your doctor for a 2 pack. Keep one in your back pack and one in the room.
If you are worried about nausea on rides ask your doctor for a prescription for a Transderm patch. You put it on and forget it is there. No motion sickness to worry about. You can also try Dramamine and many say Ginger works well too.