As a parent, traveling with your little people can be a mission at times, but the memories are worth the hassle. That is why we wrote this article Essential Items When Traveling With Kids, so you can survive the journey.
When traveling with your kids, life can become a little stressful, not to mention uncomfortable. Thankfully, we live in the day and age where convenient inventions are as abundant as the number of human beings on planet earth.
Below, in the table, we have listed just a few essential travel items that would make life easier for parents, and comfortable for their babies. Let’s dive in!
|Pockit Stroller||Compact stroller||$$$|
|Baby Tula||Ergonomic and multiple adjustable positions||$$$|
|Harmony Breast Pump||Compact breast pump||$|
|Travel High Chair||Foldable high chair||$|
|Toddler Inflatable Bed||Inflatable bed for babies and toddlers||$$|
|Diaper Clutch||3-in-1 diaper clutch for changing diapers||$|
|Trunki Yondi Travel Pillow||Travel pillow designed for toddlers||$$|
|TrackR||A tracking device that you can use with your phone||$$|
|Road ID Bracelet||Identification bracelet||$|
|BubbleBum Booster Seat||An inflatable booster seat||$$|
Now that you’ve seen the overview, let’s take a deeper look into each of these products.
As babies grow, they tend to become a little heavy. Though it might not seem that way when you place them on a scale, your arms and back will tell a different story. So, it becomes increasingly tough to carry your baby around for extended periods of time.
Getting a good stroller isn’t that much of a challenge these days. On the other hand, getting a good travel stroller can prove to be challenging.
Enter the gp Pockit Stroller. This stroller has set the Guinness World Record for being the most compact stroller, making it a champion travel companion for parents. It has a sturdy frame which is strong enough to hold kids weighing up to 55 pounds.
If you’ve ever been to Europe, you’ll know that some of the hotels have rather small rooms. Taking a regular-sized stroller into one of those can be a downright mess, but not with the Pockit Stroller. This work of genius can just about fit into anywhere, including your overhead storage space on your flight.
2. Baby Tula
With all the baby carriers available, the Baby Tula certainly takes the cake. This magnificent baby product was actually conceived by a husband and wife who frequently took to the skies. In other words, they were jet-setters. This couple–like many others before them–couldn’t find anything to meet their needs, so instead, they decided to fill that void themselves.
The Baby Tula has 3 sizes on offer: free-to-grow, standard, and toddler. The Baby Tula is designed to allow you to carry your child both in front of you and on your back, like a baby backpack. Except, this backpack barfs, poops, and cries, but still, you love it with all your heart.
This product is one of those that add so much value to your life that you wonder why it took you so long to get one in the first place. Touring foreign soil and maze-like airports will be easier knowing that you’ve got your little one strapped snuggly against your person.
Nursing mothers tend to have a big ol’ breast pump when traveling, and let’s be honest, it becomes a pain to lug it around after a while. For nursing mothers, the Harmony Breast Pump by Medela is a lightweight and compact breast pump. Naturally, this pump takes a little more effort due to it being a manual breast pump.
Breast pumps are great items to have in your parenting arsenal. You could be nursing your baby on one breast and pump milk from the other. And yes, traveling with bottled breast milk is A-okay! Just be sure to take a cooler bag with you to keep it in along with some reusable ice pack to keep it fresh for longer.
The Travel High Chair by My Little Seat is a brilliant add-on for when taking overseas trips and not knowing what to expect from restaurants in unfamiliar territories.
It’s constructed using a soft fabric, which is ideal for babies with their delicate skin. It has a harness that wraps around almost any chair and buckles your child safely into place.
What’s nice about it is the size of it once you fold it down. When folded down, it’s only slightly larger than a diaper and only weighs half a pound.
How many times have you gone to a restaurant and they don’t have any high chairs for your baby? The Travel High Chair ensures that your baby always has a seat at the table.
The cribs provided at some hotels might not always suit the needs of your baby. This can cause stress, especially where size is a concern. And letting your baby sleep in the bed with you and your spouse isn’t the most ideal. Hence, the inflatable bed.
The Toddler Inflatable Bed is perfect for the traveling family. It includes an electric pump and sets up in a matter of minutes. This bed weighs less than 10 pounds and can easily be folded up into a compact size.
What’s also a plus on this blow-up mattress are the side walls that it has. We know that babies and toddlers can roll around quite a bit during their sleep, but with these barriers, the chance of your baby rolling off of their mattress and hitting the floor is reduced.
Diaper bags can be a headache when you’re traveling. They’re big and clunky and take up quite a bit of space.
The 3-in-1 Diaper Clutch solves this problem. This travel item certainly is an essential, and with good reason! A compact diaper clutch makes for a good travel companion due to the fact that it’s easy enough to carry around, holds a few diapers and wipes, and even has enough room to spare for an extra outfit.
Public changing tables vary in their state of cleanliness. By having a diaper clutch, you can always rest assured knowing that you won’t have to lay your baby down on an unclean tabletop to change their diaper.
When you travel, your kids end up sleeping in the weirdest and most awkward positions — who knows how they manage to do that.
This Yondi neck pillow, however, helps them by preventing that awful “nap neck”. You know, where they wake up and start crying because of a sore neck? Yeah, let’s not have that on a 10-hour flight.
When traveling abroad, it’s important that you know the whereabouts of your possessions. TrackR allows you to keep track of whatever it is you want to be tracked.
All you have to do is attach this TrackR to your luggage, your kids, or whatever else you want, and keep an eye on your phone. They provide a free mobile app that you use to see where your tracker is at. Pretty convenient, isn’t it?
An ID bracelet is key to keeping your kids safe. In the event that you do get separated from them, equipping them with an ID bracelet will change the outcome of the situation.
The bracelet should typically have you and your spouse’s contact details along with your names and your child’s name. A true lifesaver if I’ve ever seen one.
Booster seats can be a pain to travel with due to their lunky size. This inflatable booster makes all the difference. It’s compact and lightweight and can be inflated in less than 20 seconds.
It’s perfect for traveling and helping your kid look out the window on those long drives. Other than that, your kids might enjoy saying “BubbleBum.”
We get that having babies could possibly throw your travel plans off a little. You have this new little person in your life who becomes included in everything that you do. But that doesn’t mean that your travel plans should come to a halt.
Travel items, such as the above, are aimed at making traveling fun for the family with a little one. We know that the items above will have a positive impact on how you travel as well as the level of comfort that you travel at.