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Whether you’re traveling for the first time with your first child or for the 25th with your five kids, it’s always a daunting feat. Which is why we’ve crowd-sourced 12 parent-approved baby travel items to make it a little bit easier on you—from one mom to another.

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1. Wet/Dry Bag

So that all odors—no matter what kind—stay locked in.

Buy It ($22)

2. Backpack

Tip for toddlers: Take them to the drugstore and help them assemble a Dopp kit of sorts. Fill it with the necessities (mini earplugs, tissues, disposable toothbrush) and also a few surprises. Not only will this help you to feel organized, but it also gives them something to look forward to.

Buy It ($20)

3. Play and Learn Soft Book

About those mid-flight surprises: Books always ensure, at the very least, a solid ten minutes of silence.

Buy It ($13)

4. Unspillable Snack Containers

Every experienced mom knows you never travel without snacks. Lots of snacks. 

Buy It ($6)

5. Travel Busy Board

This sensory toy features a ton of fidget-friendly activities and can easily be slipped into a backpack.

Buy It ($49) 

6. No-Mess Painting Books

Activated by water, the genius paint only shows up on the designated paper. Plus, once the water dries, the paint disappears and your kid has a brand-new canvas.

Buy It ($12) 

7. Baby Carrier

Hands-free and eliminates the need for overhead stroller storage.

Buy It ($140)

8. Bunny Soothing Blanket

After all, you don’t really know where those airplane blankets have been...

Buy It ($20)

9. Lollipops

A kid-friendly way to cure plugged ears.

Buy It at Amazon ($8)

10. Calendula Body Cream

This gentle, natural body lotion will soothe any irritated skin and prevent eczema or dryness. (Free from synthetic preservatives, fragrances, and colorants.) 

Buy It ($13)

11. iPad with Pre-Downloaded Shows

In case of emergency.

Buy It ($399)

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12. A Change of Clothes

You can never be too prepared.

Buy It ($21)

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