12 Baby Travel Essentials to Help You Survive Flying with Kids
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.
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.
3. Play and Learn Soft Book
About those mid-flight surprises: Books always ensure, at the very least, a solid ten minutes of silence.
4. Unspillable Snack Containers
Every experienced mom knows you never travel without snacks. Lots of snacks.
5. Travel Busy Board
This sensory toy features a ton of fidget-friendly activities and can easily be slipped into a backpack.
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.
7. Baby Carrier
Hands-free and eliminates the need for overhead stroller storage.
8. Bunny Soothing Blanket
After all, you don’t really know where those airplane blankets have been...
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.)
11. iPad with Pre-Downloaded Shows
In case of emergency.