A day out with your toddler

When you plan a day out for you and your toddler, you need to make sure you have everything you need. And that in itself is a challenge – to make it easy, we’ve compiled a simple list of your go-to necessities, and with lots of the items on offer at the Dunnes Stores baby event, it’s the perfect time to stock up.


Snacks are a great way to keep your toddler occupied while travelling, preventing ‘hangry’ meltdowns and help keeping them quiet if needs be.

Having a wide range of snacks is a great way to make sure they don’t get bored and it’s always a good idea to have back-ups in case they’re not in the mood for a particular snack.

Dunnes Stores have great deals on a variety of foodie meals and snacks to keep your toddler well fed for the day. Kiddylicious Wriggles / Melts / Straws are currently on offer at 85c - 99c each which you can mix and match any 4 for €3, along with Kiddylicious Wafers & Melty Buttons at €2.99 - €3.29 each, which you can mix and match any 2 for €5.

Annabel Karmel 100g Pouches are reduced to just €1 and you can HiPP Dinner Jars / Meal Trays 160g – 230g for €1.39 - €3.69 each or mix and match any 3 for 2 (cheapest item free)

With these great offers on children’s snacks at Dunnes Stores, your toddler will have a huge variety of foods to keep them happy for your day out.

Bottles & soothers

Having additional bottles and soothers set aside for your days out is always a good idea. It means you don’t have to go searching, they just become part of your day out bag. If you’re short for bottles and soothers, Dunnes Stores have a great selection available on offer from NUK.

Changing Items

Make sure to pack a spare change of clothes for your toddler because anything could happen from spills to accidents and it’s best to be prepared instead of having to go back home to change.

Plenty of spare nappies, nappy bags, wipes and some nappy cream are a must to keep your toddler comfortable all day and having extras will make sure you’re never caught short.

Travel Tools

If your day out requires you to be in the car then you’ll want to make sure you have a few basics.

If your little one is ready for a booster seat in the car, now is a great time to pick one up in Dunnes Stores. They have the Nania Topo Booster Seat for just €14.99.

If you’re walking the Chicco Easyfit Carrier is really handy to have, and at just €24.99 at Dunnes Stores, it’s great value too.

Staying the night

If you’re planning a day out which may or may not turn into staying somewhere for a night or two, it’s best to be prepared for this just in case. You’re better off having what you don’t need packed instead of being annoyed you didn’t pack a few extra bits to make your time with your toddler more enjoyable.

If you want to set up a play area that is safe and secure for your toddler to play in while you’re out and about, there is Babylo Safe & Secure Playpen in Dunnes Stores for €64.99 and the Noma Easy Fit Gate at just €29.99 which is available in-store from 9th January.


Personal Items

Making sure your toddler is prepared for a big fun day out is important to make sure it runs smoothly but it won’t be able to happen if you’re not prepared!

Make sure to bring snacks and drinks for you to have throughout the day.

Check that your phone is charged and in your bag before you leave the house!

Pack a book or magazine for yourself for times that your toddler is occupied or taking a nap so you can relax peacefully.

To finish off our list, make sure you have money or bank cards with you and try to pack as much as you can in a bag or to fit under your stroller so all of you and your toddler’s belongings are organised and you can enjoy your fun day out together.

There are lots of great offers at the Dunnes Stores Baby Event – which is on from 3rd January and runs until 30th January