Packing For Two (Or Maybe 1.5)

Lucas Miles W. sizing up the pack
While packing for our current Southeast Asia trip, Kim and I once again had to figure out the best way to pack. I knew that I was bringing one of my backpacks, the questions was which one? Could I squeeze all of my things plus most of Lucas’ into a 60 liter pack like I did for our trip to Barbados? For a 2+ week trip that wasn’t going to happen.
Our trip would be over double the time compared to Barbados. I decided to bring (give or take) the same amount of things for myself but Lucas would need a lot more clothing, toys and other supplies.

I decided to bring my 75 liter North Face backpack. When I finished packing my things, there was a ton of space left. I figured after packing Lucas’ gear I would still have some space left over. This was not happening. I ended up stuffing diapers in just about any empty space so we could buy as little as possible during the trip. You can see how I packed quite a few into the side water bottle holder in the pic below.

After I was done packing Lucas had a lot of fun using my backpack as his jungle gym. I never knew that my bag could be so much fun!
How would you pack if you were traveling with an infant?

1 thought on “Packing For Two (Or Maybe 1.5)

  1. What a cute baby! Traveling with a baby is challenging, because we seem to have so much baby gear. We’ve tried a lot of baby carriers, and I like scootababy the best because it is lightweight, can hold a baby up to 37lbs., easy to get on and off. That way, we don’t necessarily have to bring a stroller, too. I always pack tiny A+D ointment tubes and travel wipes in our diaper bag. I was thinking of using those space bags to pack more diapers compactly.

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