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The Ultimate Spring Break Packing List for Little Ones


(BPT) - Spring has sprung, which means spring break season is upon us. While a week off from school and work is always welcome, with it comes the ever-daunting task of packing … for the entire family. For babies, toddlers and kids, Carter’s, OshKosh, Little Planet and Skip Hop have parents covered with the ultimate spring break packing list so that essentials like shorts, tanks, swim, sandals, accessories and gear aren’t left behind!

Ready to get started? Check out these must-haves for a stress-free(ish) family vacation:

Keep It Simple

When it comes to packing for young children, "easy" and "versatile" are two words to keep top of mind. Carter’s best-selling multipack bodysuits give parents five instant outfits and take up minimal suitcase real estate. Trying to slip a bodysuit on or off a messy beach baby? Overlap shoulders mean you can pull it over their head or slide it from their legs. (Bonus: The snaps make for quick diaper changes, an essential while on the go!)

Trusted by parents for over 155 years, and voted the #1 brand for comfort*, Carter's is the perfect place to shop for baby beach styles. One easy (and adorable!) style is Carter’s terry cover-up, which can be thrown on before heading to the beach or pool, or when headed to a casual dinner out. Plus, it comes in baby, toddler and kid sizes for the sweetest sibling matching moments! For boys, pair Carter’s lightweight jersey tanks with swim trunks during the day and shorts at night for multiple easy outfits.


Baby 5-Pack Short-Sleeve Original Bodysuits Baby Striped Jersey Tank Baby Racer Back Swim Cover-Up

Make A Splash

It’s important for parents to feel good about the clothes they’re dressing their little ones in. Crafted in the softest and purest materials, Little Planet by Carter’s offers the perfect spring break styles for eco-conscious families. Little Planet is known for its thoughtful essentials crafted in organic fabrics and sustainable materials and is made with the highest global standard for textiles, pairing GOTS certified organic cotton with Carter’s signature quality and designs.

Made with recycled materials, Little Planet’s newly launched swimwear is made to give new life to plastics and the planet. With a variety of styles, from swim trunks to 2-piece sets to rashguards and more, find the perfect UPF 50+ swim for baby and toddler from our sustainable clothing brand.


Toddler Seashell Print Recycled Swim Trunks Baby Seashell Print Recycled Swimsuit Recycled 2-Piece Swim Set Baby Recycled Long Sleeve Rashguard

Stop by the Short Shop

OshKosh B’gosh, known by generations of parents for durable clothing designed for cool and stylish kids, is the ultimate one-stop shop for kids’ shorts. Choose from the endless list of iconic denim short styles, complete with adjustable waists, stretch, plus cool rip and repair details. Other top options include the go-to canvas trail shorts for boys, ready for any spring break adventure; and the sun short for girls, an easy style with endless colorways and patterns to pick from.


Kid Iconic Denim High-Rise Midi Shorts: Rip & Repair Remix Kid Canvas Trail Shorts Kid Striped Sun Shorts

Add Accessories

Of course, no vacay look is complete without accessories. Protect little eyes and faces from the sun with 100% UVA-UVB protected sunglasses, and an adorable bucket hat or fedora. (Parenting Pro Tip: Packing a fun surprise — a new swimsuit or outfit they haven’t seen — gets them pumped and adds to the excitement. New sunglasses for the car are a fun distraction, too!)

And don’t forget shoes! For toddlers, pair any outfit with Carter’s Every Step Hook & Loop Sandals, the perfect transitional shoe for vacation. And for kids, opt for the cork sandals, which are equally comfortable, practical and stylish.


Baby Flower Sunglasses Toddler Fashion Straw Hat Kid Fedora Baby Every Step Hook & Loop Sandals Kid Cork Sandals

Travel Gear to Live By

When it comes to traveling with kids, especially babies and toddlers, the right accessory can make a vacation. Skip Hop offers an array of diaper bags that are equally chic and practical, plus the new weekender bag — featuring a wide frame opening for easy packing, 14 pockets, a handy packing cube, and more innovative design details — and the 6-in-1 diaper backpack set — complete with an insulated bottle bag, cushioned changing pad, and wipe-clean fabric. These products make it easy to organize spring travel essentials, with the added bonus of having a place for everything on the packing list.


Endless Weekender Diaper Bag Suite By Skip Hop 6-In-1 Diaper Backpack Set

Snag your favorite styles on Carters.com and get ready to show off your new looks on your spring break adventure.

*Based on preferences selected in Carter's ongoing 2022 survey of 3,998 children's clothing buyers in the U.S.