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Family vacation and need help packing!!!!

My family is going on a trip to wild river country I have a 2 and a half year old and a 9 month old what all should i bring? ( i havent been to a waterpark since i was little just wanna know what all i should pack AND what kind of sunscreen to use!!!! :)

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Asked by raeyliNlilysmom at 9:30 PM on Jul. 6, 2011 in Travel

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  • Sunscreen needs to be reapplied lots. Even if it says waterproof, reapply every hour.

    Answer by tootoobusy at 9:37 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • a good waterproof sweat prrof sunscreen that is full spectrum
    bathing suits
    baby needs- swimmers- diapers- formula- nursing blanket
    towels- including some extras for diaper changes and what not
    tylenol- just always good t have IME
    snacks and drinks if allowed (caprisun frozen makes perfect ice packs!)
    sun glasses
    change for lockers for things like keys and cash.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 9:37 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • Pack a grandma to watch the little ones so you can enjoy the major water slides.

    Answer by tootoobusy at 9:38 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • 1) DON"T use spray on sunscreen. The wind carries much of it away, and you still burn. Use the highest SPF sunscreen on your babies. You can use lower on yourself. No sunscreen seems to really prevent sunburn, if you are out in the sun all day. Keep an eye on yourself and your babies, and after an hour or so, reapply sunscreen AND put on shirts!
    2) BRING a babysitter! It's your vacation, too. Find a young teen who would LOVE the waterpark vacation, if all she has to do is a couple of hours of babysitting a day. Then you and your DH can have a break, too.
    3) Bring two swim suits each. No one wants to put on a wet one, least of all a baby.
    4) You may need to pack some toys for the little ones, your own portacrib or playpen, and whatever they need to go to sleep. While hotels have cribs, they never have enough, and charge a lot for them.
    5) Pack some wine or fun stuff for you and your DH (neglige, chocolate, etc!)

    Answer by LoreleiSieja at 9:39 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

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    Answer by sherribeare at 12:11 AM on Jul. 7, 2011

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