In sticky situations, having the right gear can save the day when travelling with kids. Before hitting the road with the family, add these nine pieces of essential travel gear for kids to your packing list.
Mountain Buggy Nano for Baby and Toddler
Weighing less than 13 pounds, this lightweight, compact stroller makes travel by plane, train, or car a cinch. The Mountain Buggy Nano easily folds into a travel satchel with a custom carrying bag and works as carry-on luggage with some airlines.
As a major bonus, the stroller is car seat compatible and scores high on safety ratings. Arriving at your destination, parents will love the ease of use and maneuverability: just flick open with one hand to unfold and get rolling.
Skip Hop Zoo Kids Rolling Luggage
Here’s one way to coax the kiddies on board with travel: purchase their own wheeled suitcase to pack and pull around the airport. Sturdy and kid-sized, Skip Hop’s Zoo Kids Rolling Luggage is decorated with cute animals and has a front zip pocket for easily grabbing snacks and books. There’s also a removable shoulder strap, so parents can sling the bag over their shoulders when the youngsters grow weary of pulling the suitcase.
Sprouts Backseat Organizer
Does it look like a tornado hit the backseat of your car after a road trip? Get your stuff together with this handy 3 Sprouts Backseat Organizer. With six storage pockets, it straps onto the back of the front seat and keeps kiddie travel essentials (such as bottles, wipes, toys, books, and more) within reach and off the car floor. It also helps reduce backseat scuffing from your child’s dirty shoes.
Mountain Buggy Bagrider
Here’s an ingenious solution for hustling through busy airports with little stragglers: just strap your tired toddler into a detachable, cushioned throne mounted atop a wheeled suitcase!
The Mountain Buggy Bagrider is suitable for children from nine months old (or when your child can sit unaided) until three years of age (or 33 lbs). Don’t worry about your little one taking a spill during the ride: there’s a five-point safety harness with adjustable straps, keeping them snug in their seat. When it’s not functioning as a travelling seat, Bagrider quickly transforms back into a normal two-wheeled carry-on suitcase.
Baby Bjorn Travel Crib Light
With a flick of the wrist, parents can easily transform their hotel room into a baby-friendly zone with Baby Bjorn’s Travel Crib Light. Weighing only 13 pounds, this cozy, portable crib stands firmly on the floor and offers a soft, comfortable mattress suitable for newborns to toddlers (up to age three).
Parents will love the simplicity: just open the carrying bag, lift out the travel crib, and set it up in one easy movement. It’s also built with safety in mind: the sides of the travel crib are made from a soft, airy mesh that allows your child to breathe freely even if their face gets close to the side of the crib.
Other perks: there are no annoying loose parts to attach, the legs unfold automatically, and the crib fabrics are machine-washable.
Critter Piller Kids Neck Pillow
On long-haul journeys, send young-lings into a slumber with this fun Critter Piller Kids Neck Pillow. For kids three and up, it doubles as a soft, neck-supporting cushion and a furry friend that comes in the form of a lion, pig, panda, dog, cow, and other animals. After all, what kiddie wouldn’t love to fall asleep with a cute and fuzzy zebra wrapped around their neck?
Mountain Buggy Pod
Mealtimes can get messy with a youngster on the road, but luckily, Mountain Buggy has created a lightweight portable highchair. The Mountain Buggy Pod clamps onto most table-tops, including picnic benches, offering a simple solution for eating out at restaurants and cafes, campsites or cottages, or other places that aren’t ideally equipped for babies (even Grandma’s dining room table).
Sliding into a custom carrying bag, the pod packs flat into handbags, buggy gear trays, or small spaces for easy transporting. Suitable for children ages six months to three years old, weighing up to 33 pounds.
Fly LegsUp Hammock for Kids
For cranky kids on long-haul flights, this is every parent’s lifesaver invention: a hammock to support your child’s feet and legs on planes. Washable and weighing only 1 pound, the sling clamps onto the seat in front and can be adjusted into a flat platform for kids to sleep and play on – just like their bed at home. Those precious extra ZZZ’s will help prevent your little one from morphing into an in-flight monster.
Baby Bjorn Baby Carrier One Outdoors
For eco-loving families who hike, Baby Bjorn’s Baby Carrier One Outdoors is designed for you. Unlike other carriers, it can deal with all kinds of weather, thanks to the water-repellent and moisture-wicking materials. The whole baby carrier dries quickly after being rained on or washed, and there’s even a handy loop for your water bottle.
Aside from being a “hip-healthy baby carrier,” it’s also incredibly flexible: you can carry your child in four ergonomic ways, such as facing in at two different heights, facing out and on your back. Perfect for hitting the trails at home or abroad, or just tooling around town with newborns to toddlers up to 3 years of age.
Travelling with kids can be stressful but with this travel gear for kids, it doesn’t have to be. Make your trip a little bit easier by finding the perfect gear for your family travelling style.
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