If you have ever traveled with kids, you have surely noticed ‘that’ family’ that just seems to have it all together. Kids are calm and well-behaved and the parents don’t look COMPLETELY stressed out. And you probably wonder, as I did in the past, how are they doing that?
Well, there are a lot of factors that play into that, but I can promise you one of the factors are the gadgets/gear/supplies that they have on hand. To make your travels easier, here are some things that we can’t live without.
This premium ride-on suitcase turns an economy seat into a first class travel experience
- In five simple steps, a standard economy seat is turned into a first class seat for children
- A spacious carry-on dimensioned suitcase for children to ride on, be pulled along or pull themselves
- Swivel wheels in front, for unique manoeuvring
- Adjustable strap allow parents to carry over their shoulder
- Practical top-opening to prevent items from falling out
Kids’ version of their bestselling Stowaway Pack, it’s sized just right for your littlest travelers. Like the adult version, it’s amazingly light and features durable recycled polyester main body fabric.
- Perfect for kids ages 3 and up, the Kikki pack is made to look like a friendly little bear; Comes in fun, bright colors that kids will love and parents can easily spot across the playground
- AIRSTRIPES BACK SYSTEM: Deuter’s Airstripes System is secure and snug, while offering effective ventilation; 2 contoured, air-channeled foam profiles are encased in a breathable Wide AirMesh lining that reduces the contact surface and optimizes air circulation; A channel between the pads further increases ventilation even while keeping the load close to the body.
- SOFT AND COMFORTABLE: Padded shoulder straps are fully adjustable and feature a chest strap to help little ones carry loads more comfortably
Built-in parental volume controls provide kid-friendly sound levels in any setting, just slide the switch to create a custom sound experience. Fun designs and great fit for kids.
Do you want to make sure your children can listen to music, podcasts, and audiobooks on the go without getting tangled up in messy cords? LilGadgets Untangled Pro Wireless Kids Headphones are the perfect solution for kids in school or toddlers at home who need a safe way to listen to their favorite tunes while they play. Sized for kids 4+, made sure to be comfortable to use. These on-ear headphones are compatible with nearly all Bluetooth devices.
A full-feature tablet for kids, includes ready-to-go bundle. Fire 7 Kids (12th Gen) tablet includes a sturdy Kid-Proof Case with built-in stand, 1-year of Amazon Kids+, and a 2-year worry-free guarantee. Fire 7 Kids tablets offer a full-feature tablet experience, including up to 30% faster quad-core processor compared to previous generation, 16 or 32 GB internal storage, and up to 10 hours enjoying their favorite games, apps, videos, and more.
Something Fun to Do That Doesn’t Involve a Screen
Whether you are traveling or in need of stay at home kids activities; this reusable sticker and activity book does it all. Imagine playing with cute garden pals with no mess. Sunshine Garden Play Again Activity Book features a board game, match and learn, tic tac toe and a scene board to fill with cute garden stickers. This activity kit will encourage your child’s imagination with removable, easy peel stickers that can be used over again.
Nature is surely magical, but now you can see it come to colorful life with these hidden colors magic painting sheets! This kit features eight different designs along with a paint brush. All your little one needs to do is add some water and watch how the picture transforms into a colorful work of art!
GO SHARK GO! playing card deck for children and families. Easy to learn and fun to play adaptation of Go Fish! Rich and vivid original illustrations that are beautiful and educational. Shark names are included on the cards. A family friendly game.
Good Book – Just Because, by Matthew McConaughey
The debut picture book by Academy Award-winning actor and #1 New York Times bestselling author Matthew McConaughey. Filled with his trademark humor and wisdom, Academy Award–winning actor and #1 New York Times bestselling author Matthew McConaughey has crafted a soulful and irreverent collection of life lessons that empowers readers, big and small, to celebrate how we are all full of possibility.
Why? Just because.
Good Friend – Harry Potter Plush
Caring Friend: This plush toy is a comforting pal and perfect for get well wishes, birthdays and more! It is a huggable travel friend for kids on road trips & airplanes, or a cute bedroom decoration. The perfect size for little hands and big cuddles, this ultra soft stuffed toy is as cute as they are soft and warm. Featuring embroidered details and beans in his body to help him sit. Collect Harry and all his friends.
Absolutely adorable and oh so collectible! Their hand-knit baby animals are the perfect way to start or grow your cuddle+kind collection. Every heirloom-quality baby animal is lovingly handcrafted from natural Peruvian cotton yarn, with carefully considered details. At just a little bigger than your hand, they’re the softest, most lovable companions we could imagine. You and your little one will love collecting them all!
SLEEP SHEEP OTG: Inside this sweet, cuddly Sleep Sheep On The Go is a secret sleep solution – a sound machine that plays 4 soothing sounds and melodies! Auto Shut off and compact size make this perfect to throw in carry on or back pack!
PACK SNACKS! – Snack-Packing Tips
- Keep snacks in zippered bags. As much as we love reusable baggies, dealing with reusables during travel is a huge pain. Pack snacks in individual portions that are easy to get and hand to kids one at a time. Then hand the empty baggies to the flight attendant when he comes down the aisle. You are allowed to take yogurt tubes, fruit pouches and peanut butter packets less than 3.4 ounces through security.
- Pack your own water bottles and sippy cups. If your kids get thirsty and you have to wait for the drink cart, a tantrum might be on its way. Bring your water bottles empty, and then fill it up after you go through security.
- Bring wet-wipes. These are great for spills, sticky hands and just freshening up.
Always Bring Along a Mini First Aid Kit
- If your child is prone to an upset stomach – pepto bismol chewable kids tablets.
- If your child gets bit if there is a bug within a mile of you, Benadryl gel is essential or benadryl liquid for kids.
- I always travel with liquid bandage for bad cuts and a pack of band aids and a tube of Neosporin.
- And of course, a small liquid Tylenol or Motrin or both for those unexpected fevers/headaches!
- Extra vitamins and meds (if they are on any meds, I suggest packing in 2 separate locations, just in case one supply is lost.
ENJOY & BE SAFE!!