How to Pack a Child's Bag for an Overnight Stay

Is your child going to a sleepover and does not like the packing part? Well here is how to pack for them (based on ages 4-10).


  1. 1
    Find a suitable case. If they're only staying for one night, you might be able to get away with packing their belongings in a backpack. If they are staying for longer or have more items to pack, a small suitcase is your best bet.
    • It is recommended the case is not too large and has wheels so it can be easily maneuvered.
  2. 2
    Gather their belongings. They will need basic items such as:
    • Pull-Ups
    • Pajamas
    • Blankets
    • Pillows
    • Clothes (T-shirts, trousers etc.)
    • Toiletries (Toothbrushes and toothpaste, shower gel etc.)
  3. 3
    Sort through their belongings. Things that are necessary, such as clothes, place in one pile. Things that are preferred but not necessary, such as your child's' books and laptop, should be placed somewhere separate.
  4. 4
    Pack the necessary items first. Keep all the different items of clothing in separate piles so your child can find their clothes easily. For example, pack the t-shirts on the bottom and jeans on the top rather than mixing them. This should keep the case fairly neat and leave space for the remaining items.
  5. 5
    Fit the rest in. If there is leftover space after packing the basic needs, fit the rest of the items in. If you run out of room, it is recommended that you remove some of the toys and games rather than the clothes and toiletries.

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