Essentials to Make Travel With Toddlers Easier


When little ones starts walking and talking, travel is both easier and a tad bit harder – infants sleep a lot, meaning it’s easier to grab a bite to eat without causing a scene. But travel with toddlers also feels more rewarding, as you get the joy of experiencing your child’s awe and wonder of seeing a new place. And luckily, these days, there are all sorts of products that make travel with toddlers easier by helping keep them safe and entertained on the road.

Baby Jogger City Tour ($199.99)

Weighing in at a mere 14 lbs. and fitting into a backpack style carry bag, the City Tour Baby Jogger is small enough to fit into overhead bins on airplanes, making it an ideal accessory for travel with young children. We can’t emphasis enough how cool the hands free backpack carry case is, however, as it leaves you with one less thing to juggle in a busy terminal.  The stroller’s small frame and set-to-swivel wheels also make it easier to navigate crowded airports and busy holiday streets.

Summer Infant Digital Color Video Monitor ($129.99)

For monitoring baby on the road, we also love the Wide View™ 2.0 Digital Color Video Monitor by the Summer Infant company. It has a wide angle lens with zoom, which means that parents can see 4x more of the room in the frame, and they can also zoom in for a closer look at baby while they sleep. And as your infant grows, this monitor grows with them, as the wide angle lens is also great for keeping an eye on fast moving toddlers scooting across a room. 

Beachmate System ($98.50)

If you’re heading to the beach with your toddler, consider Beachmate. It is an all-in-one stackable storage system that consolidates beach products into one easy to pack bag. There is a place for everything, giving you hands-free convenience — it comes complete with durable buckets, shovels and a soft cooler all in a tote bag with plenty of storage pockets.

Summer Infant Pop ‘n Play Portable Playard ($79.99)

The Summer Infant company makes a couple of great portable play areas for young children. The Pop ‘n Play Portable Playard allows you to easily create a safe portable play area for your child. The ultra-lightweight and compact fold playard can be set up and taken down in seconds, making it perfect for use at home, a day at the park, or a weekend at the beach. The water resistant floor helps keep baby dry even on damp grass. Airy mesh sides provide added visibility. A travel bag with shoulder strap is included for on-the-go convenience.


Lugabug ($69.99)

A compact child’s travel seat that secures to your luggage without taking up extra space, Lugabug makes traveling with children fun, safe and convenient and is perfect for minimalist travelers. Is lightweight, versatile, multi-functional, stylish, durable and comfortable. It’s even made in the USA.

Rio Brands: Total Sun Block® Beach Shelter (from $62.99)

Another awesome packable shade shelter for travel — whether out camping, on a beach vacay or at a music festival with friends — is the Total Sun Block Beach Shelter by Rio Brands. Fast and easy to set up, it has an 8.5 foot wide interior, which is large enough to fit two beach chairs. It features two inside mesh windows to keep air flowing, a floor for extra comfort and an open front. Lightweight and portable, it also packs down into a carry bag with a strap that weighs just 3.5 pounds. Also note, you can keep it stable and in place during windy weather with an included anchoring peg system.

Summer Infant Splash N’ Store Collapsible Tub ($49.99)

Bathing baby while traveling — especially on road-trips —is super easy thanks to the Summer Infant Splash N’ Store Collapsible Tub. A 3-stage foldable tub, we love its built in collapsible structure that folds completely flat for travel. It also has a super deep tub for bathing and newborn support slings that grow with your child. Best of all you can hang it to dry quickly after use and then easily pack it away. 

mifold Booster Seat ($49.99)

We love the mifold booster seat for travel because it’s a super compact and portable. More than 10x smaller than a normal booster seat, it is designed to keep children safely restrained in a seat with an innovative belt design that is also much less bulky than a traditional booster seat. The mifold, which launched in 2016, is designed for children weighing between 33lbs to 120lbs.

TravelWisePacking Cube System ($24.95)

We love the TravelWise five piece packing cube set from EatSmart Products for multi-day trip packing. The organizational cube allows clothes to stay folded and neat in their own separate drawers and makes it easy to plan out your child’s outfits for each day of the trip, rather than just throwing stuff into a bag, which in our case, always leads to over-packing! Made from lightweight, durable nylon, the cubes have open mesh-tops that make viewing easy and come in five color choices. Note, these cubes work great for packing adult clothes too, and each set includes one small, two medium and two large cubes to organize different sized items.

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