With summer vacation in full swing for all the little kiddies, we start the season of sleepovers. A week at Grandma's, a couple of days at Aunt Becky's or an overnight stay at a friends house, we should always make sure that we send off our little ones prepared not only with pyjamas and their favourite stuffed animal for a good nights sleep but with the essentials they will need to start off their morning right and have a great day. A guest in someones home should always be as self-sufficient as possible, regardless of how old they are.
Toothpaste, their toothbrush, shampoo, and any specific items that are a part of their usual daily routine like allergy medicine, sunscreen or asthma medication. Don't leave your children in a position to have to borrow these items from their hosts, as that only sets an wrong example for them as to what is expected from a host and guest. These are the unspoken ways we teach our children good manners and proper social skills.
Keep a handy checklist of your family's travel essentials in your home journal or on your computer, ready to be printed off at any time the occasion arises and you will always be prepared to properly pack for each family member.