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Can I have a Sleepover ?

Pack up your little one's pyjamas, it’s time for their first ever sleepover!

Sleepovers are great fun for kids! It’s the chance for your little person to hang out with their friends, eat lots of sugary snacks, watch silly movies and stay up late. It’s also their big chance to try out independence, away from mum and dad! That’s a big big thing for any little boy or girl!

To make sure they has a good time, you should pack all the things they’ll need to becomfortable… but you don’t want to over pack! You certainly don’t want them to be "THAT KID", a laughing stock with way too much stuff his or her mum packed! So to help you nail the packing, we’ve compiled a list of what to pack for sleepovers. Have a read through and bookmark the page for future reference too!

The Essentials:

1. Pyjamas! Make sure your little person has a nice fresh pair of Four in the Bed PJ's. As they are sure to play about in their pyjamas before bed. And if your child is occasionally wetting the bed, it’s a good idea to pack an extra pair of pyjamas and some pull-ups, just in case.

2. Pack two pairs of clothes for the next day. It’s a good idea to pack clothes your child can layer up in case the house is colder or warmer than yours. A couple of T-shirts, long sleeved T-shirts or hoodies are a great ideal. Find out if you need to bring any clothes for specific activities eg swimming

3. Decide if your little one will be more comfortable in a sleeping bag or with a doona. And don’t forget a pillow and their special friend (if they still have one). Even if we're all grown up and big now, the first night away from mum and dad can be tough, a much loved companion goes a long way to being a big kid.

4. Pack a towel. A good idea is to pack theiir toothbrush, toothpaste, brush or comb in a resealable plastic bag. That way if they get squished in their bag the toothpaste won't end up all over everything!

5. Write a list of numbers to reach you in case of an emergency. You probably have exchanged phone numbers with the parents of the child having the sleepover before, but it won’t hurt to do it again.

6. Let the parents know if your child has any allergies or prescribed medication, and any specific instructions. Make sure you hand the medicine over when you arrive and your child knows where it is.