12 Must-Have Items for Flying with Babies and Toddlers
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 items to make it a little bit easier on you—from one mom to another.
So that all odors—no matter what kind—stay locked in.
Planet Wise ($26)
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.
Skip Hop ($20)
Play and Learn Soft Book
About those mid-flight surprises: Books always ensure, at the very least, a solid ten minutes of silence.
Kids Preferred ($13)
Unspillable Snack Containers
Every experienced mom knows you never travel without snacks. Lots of snacks.
Oxo Tot ($6)
Travel Busy Board
This sensory toy features a ton of fidget-friendly activities and can easily be slipped into a backpack.
Fox Family Boutique ($49)
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.
Melissa & Doug ($13)
Hands-free and eliminates the need for overhead stroller storage.
Bunny Soothing Blanket
After all, you don’t really know where those airplane blankets have been...
Calendula Calming Cream
This gentle, all-natural body lotion will soothe any irritated skin and prevent eczema or dryness.
California Baby ($13)
iPad with Pre-Downloaded Shows
In case of emergency.