Travelling with kids can be fun. However, with how energetic that kids can be, it’s easy for them to grow bored and restless on the trip.
Therefore, it’s important to keep your kids entertained and well-prepped for your next trip – whether you drive to your destination, or you take a flight. With that said, here are 10 of the must-have products that will make traveling with kids easier on you and your sanity.
- Travel Pillow
Small children will grow tired during the trip, and want to take a nap. However, babies often lack sleep while travelling due to the environment changing around them.
So, if your child has difficulty sleeping while traveling in a car seat, why not invest in a good-quality travel pillow? Travel pillows allow children to get comfortable in the ride and fall asleep. Or, if they’d like, your child can use the pillow as a side table, or as a way to prop up their feet. Neck pillows like Yondi by Trunki may help your child feel content in the car ride or flight.
Sometimes, kids will get hungry on the trip. However, without being careful, they’ll create a messy situation, if they spill something in the car.
Fortunately, snack-traps helps prevent spills by storing snacks in an effective manner. Thus, kids can experience more careful eating as they enjoy the ride.
- Mini Mobile
Strangely enough, mobiles aren’t just for the nursery and kids’ rooms. In fact, mini mobiles can be used in the car, so that your baby is entertained on the road. Mini mobiles offer bright and shiny objects that babies can pay attention to. And, adults may take some enjoyment in looking at mini mobiles (just as long as you’re not the one driving a vehicle – on flights, enjoy).
- Travel Journal
Everyone loves a good story. In fact, children love to tell stories of what they’ve seen on trips and outings. So, for your little storyteller, why not give them a travel journal?
Travel journals allows people to write down memories and keep souvenirs, so that the memories are fresh every time they refer to them to tell a good story. Kids with journals can record where they went, what food they ate, and what kinds of souvenirs they’ve found.
- Sound Machines
Want a peaceful journey with your child? Then look for a sound machine – or similar toys – that they can enjoy, as you travel. This allows your child to not be disturbed while on the trip. And, with plenty of time, your child would soon fall asleep with the toy.
- Essential Backpacks
The good news is, travel backpacks aren’t just for adults. Kids can have essential backpacks too!
Essential backpacks for kids have all the “essentials” that would not only entertain them, but would also be useful to them (e.g. diapers, baby food, etc.) Just keep in mind: Make sure that your kids’ backpack has plenty of space for all the essentials.
- Travel Toiletries
Obviously, everyone needs to bring their toiletries when traveling; and babies and children are no exceptions. You have to pack the following toiletries for your children:
- Baby shampoo
- Baby lotion
- Baby powder
- Toilet paper (if applicable)
Normally, general stores would carry all-in-one toiletry kits, so that not only will you need the right things at jump, but also save you from buying all the products separately.
- Ride-On Carry-On
You can turn your own suitcase into a stroller with a ride-on carry-on. All you have to do is strap it on your luggage, and then strap your child on it.
- Sippy Cup And Water Bottle
Travel-friendly cups and water bottles allow your child to enjoy their drinks on the go. These cups and bottles can keep your baby’s milk warm for hours. And, they’re normally made of stainless steel to ensure that they don’t break, even if your child accidentally drops it.
- First Aid
No matter what: having a first aid kit is essential to any trip you take, especially with children. It’s all too common that kids can hurt themselves while playing. Therefore, have the following essentials:
- Band aids
- Gauze (for more severe situations – we hope that never happens)
- Any medicines that you’ll need
So, now that we’ve showed you the 10 must-haves for when traveling with kids, you’ll now have a clear idea on how to better prep your child for your next trip. Plus, these tips will help you ensure that you’re organized in your travels.
About the author:
Michael Dehoyos is a writer and editor at Academic Brits. As a marketer, he helps companies improve their marketing strategies and concepts.