The main question my mom asks in groups is “how do you adjust to traveling with kids?” I would say that. Let me tell you, spending the last year in a pandemic only increased my fears and anxiety about traveling with children. Luckily, there are some tips and tricks I’ve learned and implemented along the way. While you don’t need Any of these items, I just wanted to share the main products I’ve tried and tested, the real moms I know. Adding one or two of these to your closet can add a little comfort to your passenger and thankfully relieve some anxietyalso.
Before I dive in, here are the 10 tips and hackers I experience when it comes to traveling with kids:
- Give yourself plenty of time to pack your bags and pack outfits not just clothes.
- Make a checklist and save it to your computer for future use.
- If possible, send high-volume items beforehand; diapers and wipes take up a lot of space.
- Investigate the formula, breast milk, and guidelines for traveling with baby food on the TSA website.
- Car seats are checked free of charge and you can check cars at the door.
- Throw in an extra change of clothes for the baby and yourself.
- Don’t be afraid to ask for help, from a traveler or an assistant, etc.
- Feed on the way up and down to help with ear pressure.
- Sanitation wipes and baby wipes can get a lot!
- No stress; whatever you pay for. Try and enjoy the journey, give yourself grace and if everything falls apart, laughter is the best medicine.
Okay, now for the fun stuff. Children’s travel accessories and travel products have been lifesavers for me and my moms. Tried and true, no tricks!
Doona Car Seat Car
For me, this is the best invention for traveling back and forth with the little one. Plus, all the friends at Uber and outside of NYC swear by it combined car seat. The doona weighs only 16.5 pounds and can be used for babies weighing 35 pounds or less. This is also accessed through the airport bag scanner, making it perfect for traveling with kids.
Stick JetKids BedBox
When traveling with kids, red-eyed flights are your friend. I find it easier to fly with babies at night because they sleep most of the flight. You can also ask the flight attendant for help at night to help the child, as they are not so busy if you have to run to the toilet or something! Nora spends most of her time in my or my husband’s arms, but Liam is too heavy and long now. that’s why du BedBox® it is salvation. This essential trip will allow your child to rest comfortably or sleep on long-haul and short-haul flights. When the seat belt signal is off, transform from bed to suitcase in 5 simple steps. Liam can travel around the airport when I pull him over. I also keep all her special items inside, like her love, blankets, iPad and sippy cup. It also weighs just 7.2 pounds, so I think it’s worth it continue.
JL Childress Last Backpack Car Seat Travel Pocket
If you prefer to bring your child’s car seat this suitcase to transport. He has made five flights without being ripped off and you can’t beat the price. My husband just throws me on his back while he is wheeling the suitcase and I take the kids. They also have the option of wheels, as some of these car seats can be very heavy! Don’t forget that you check the car seats for free; so by placing it on the door in your travel bag, you will make your seat clean and safe.
Mine Bay London Weekender
This is the perfect bag for a new mom. It can be used as a hospital bag or as a weekend when your baby is also born. London Weekender it has all the space and organization you need so you don’t have to crawl into an endless pit. I think when you need hands free leather straps and crosses they also make the bag very functional. Bonus: A diaper bag is perfect for two moms or two moms under the age of two. I recommend that all bags be of high quality, functional and made in Los Angeles. Weight 4 pounds
Elvie breast laptop
Now I know that breast pumps are all the priority, but traveling with a giant pump is no doubt for me. That’s why I love it Elvie. It’s very portable, there’s no carry bag and it charges in two hours with a micro USB (I’m sure you’ll pack it anyway).
Uppa Baby G Link armchair
The Uppa Baby G Link armchair It’s 100% my next purchase to travel with kids. With both kids standing up, it’s a very good option. This beast would also be suitable for twin mothers or two children of close age. This double arm stroller has a quick and simple folding mechanism, which requires little effort and no footwork.
Banz Baby Ear Muffs
Finally, a solution to protect hearing for babies! Help your baby sleep through these noisy airports and airplanes The Banz Baby Earmuffs. The wide foam-cushions ensure that the set does not tighten uncomfortably and there is plenty of room for the ears inside the shells. They also have some really fun colors and illustrations.
JBL Junior Wireless Headphones
Sometimes the only thing you can do to keep your baby entertained and relaxed on a flight is with electronics. I recommend these JBL Junior Wireless Headphones. I use these headphones to travel with my children because they are designed to have a volume of less than 85 dB, to protect their hearing, and easy controls can operate without any support.
Mushie pacifier clip holder (string)
Avoid cleaning the pacifier and not having to clean it a pacifier clip. I also find that having this chain helps you position the pacifier faster when you’re not in your space. I try to keep the bag, stroller or car seat attached.
Yeti Hopper Flip 12 Soft Cooler
Traveling with kids and needing breast milk or baby food? The YETI Hopper Flip 12 it is chic and efficient. The wide-open opening allows you to easily load and access your food and drinks. Moreover, its compact and cubic body is the ultimate portability.
Goumi Coastal Lounge Wear
If I travel with kids at night, I always put them in their pajamas. I love Goumikids Organic Loungewear because the trip is comfortable and stylish for a long day.
Boulevard F portable sound machine
When we reach the finish line, the child may be overwhelmed by a new location. When traveling with kids, I always pack a sound machine to have in our hotel room or where we end up. I love this Baby Sound Machine from Walmart because external voices reach 75dB when it automatically provides sound and light.