Family trips are resuming this year. Families are slowly getting back to traveling by air, rail, sea, and road for summer vacations or family visits (or both!). Usually, we moms are tasked with packing duty – voluntarily or not – and boy, what a big task it is! So we’ve decided to compile some must-haves for traveling with kids, including some neat items that we’ve come across sover the pandemic, all to make your family’s life on the go easier!
Here are some family travel essentials to bring along:
- Smelly Proof Reusable Storage Bags
- The Keke Bag
- Jooki Portable Music Player for Kids
- Jeep Wrangler Stroller Wagon
- Andar Travel-Friendly Wallets
- LectroFan micro2
- Anne Cate Emergency Care Kit
- Solight Design Solar Lantern
- NOMATIC Packing Cubes
- NEATsheets Disposable Bibs
- PURGGO Car Air Freshener
- The Travel Photography Book
- EyeVue Smart Binoculars
- MOBI Smart Health Tools
- Tiny Traveler Car Monitor
- Recently Photo Magazine App
- SafeRide4Kids Travel Vest
1. Smelly Proof Reusable Storage Bags
Conceal and contain even the most pungent smells while you’re on the road. Leak-proof, tear, and puncture-resistant, these hardy bags are our go-to for travel, camping, and hiking. If you’re cooking on the go, these can also be used for freezing, boiling, and sous vide cooking.
2. The Keke Bag
Our son’s favorite grab-and-go bag is filled with four pouches with different activities. A solution to decrease screen time, Keke offers entertaining and educational activities while on the go – whether on a plane, during a long car ride, at a restaurant… or if you just need a little quiet time.
3. Jooki Portable Music Player for Kids
Jooki is a winner of numerous awards, including the 2022 CES Innovation Award, 2021 Mom’s Choice Award, and finalist of the Cool Tool EdTech award. Based on Montessori educational principles, Jooki is the only high-quality speaker that gives kids safe, screen-free access to streaming audio content. Parents create playlists from Spotify (or their own MP3) and associate them with a Jooki figurine in a few clicks. Next, kids just place that figurine or token on Jooki to start the playlist or lift it to pause, stop or change.
4. Jeep Wrangler Stroller Wagon
The Jeep wrangler stroller wagon by Delta Children is all the wagon you will need as you tackle outdoor adventures with the kids. With so many ways to ride, it’s ideal for families with kids of varying ages – you can even attach an infant car seat with the included adapter!
5. Andar Travel-Friendly Wallets
Save space in your pockets with signature full-grain leather wallets by Andar, crafted to be travel-friendly and help organize what they carry every day. We love the Ranger as an everyday wallet and the Pilot for travel.
6. LectroFan micro2
Sleep well on the road with LectroFan! This little sound machine is a multitasker, just like parents. They’ll want to take this all-in-one sleep sound machine and portable Bluetooth speaker with them everywhere they go. Pair it with a smartphone for streaming audio and making calls with the built-in microphone, or select sleep sound mode and enjoy your choice of five digital fan sounds, four variations of white, pink and brown noise, and two ocean surf sounds.
7. Anne Cate Emergency Care Kit (for Her)
This chic mini clutch wallet has got all the essentials at mom’s fingertips, filled with everything from earring backs to pain relief medicine.
8. Solight Design Solar Lantern
The perfect combination of solar light and power bank, the Solar QWNN is one of the products designed by Alice Chun – MIT, Columbia, Yale professor, female founder, inventor of Solight Designs, author, and TedX speaker – with elegance and made with durability in mind. It even includes a USB charging port and power bank function!
9. NOMATIC Packing Cubes
Pack more than you think is possible with the Packing Compression Cubes from NOMATIC. Each packing cube uses a zippered compression system to condense your clothes and maximize your space by 50 percent. Made with strong, water-resistant, lightweight rip-stop nylon.
10. NEATsheets Disposable Bibs
Before you go on the road, bring these wearable napkins with you! They easily adhere to clothing to protect from spills and drips while eating, driving, snacking, and pit stops. The front absorbs spills while the back repels liquids, providing protection for clothes and easy clean-up. Pair the NEATsheets with NEATwipes to cover all bases. Spills happen. Stains shouldn’t.
11. PURGGO Car Air Freshener
The world’s longest-lasting car air eco-purifier & freshener, PURGGO car air eco-purifier & freshener is made with pure and sustainable natural bamboo charcoal, which absorbs & eliminates odor instead of masking it. Fragrance- & allergen-free, the PURGGO is all-natural, non-toxic, and 100% asthma and allergy friendly.
12. The Travel Photography Book
Whether you’re on a dedicated photo trip or a family vacation, you want to come home with a collection of great photos to show your friends, share online, and even make a large print for your home. Capturing great travel photographs can be tricky… but not if you know the secrets that Scott Kelby is here to share with you!
13. EyeVue Smart Binoculars
World’s first immersive smart binoculars, compatible with the latest smartphones. The eyeVue is Bluetooth enabled with a rechargeable battery, customized, integrated touchpad, and advanced optics for an immersive viewing experience on your family adventures.
14. MOBI Smart Health Tools
Keep you and your family safe and healthy with MOBI’s easy-to-use smart tech tools so you can focus more on being together during family adventures than chasing away a cold. MOBI’s Smart Wireless Wi-Fi Otoscope simply and gently allows you to see inside your inner ear, nose, or throat then record, track and share HD images with healthcare professionals so you can take the right steps for a speedier recovery. MOBI’s Smart DualScan Ear + Forehead Bluetooth Thermometer is also a game changer. Get a read on their fever with the push of a button–no struggling, bribing, or crying required! Equip your elderly relatives with a smart emergency alert button to provide peace of mind, knowing that your loved ones are always just a button click away from help.
15. Tiny Traveler Car Monitor
Tiny Traveler’s mission is to make driving with your baby safer and with their wireless, high-definition camera and monitor, you will never have to take your eyes off the road or off your little one. The monitor is designed to provide you with the best view in your vehicle by mounting onto your dashboard or front windshield with automatic HD night vision, split-screen use for two tiny traveling passengers, and the ability to record videos and snap pictures so you won’t miss a precious moment on-the-go.
15. Recently Photo Magazine App
Add some functional character into your home post-adventure with these sleek customizable magazines from Recently. Recently is a mobile-to-magazine app that publishes a personal photo magazine, straight from an iPhone. A true time-saver, in mere seconds Recently creates a collection-worthy magazine printed on luxurious archival Mohawk paper. The only app that automates the arduous task of organizing & laying out photos on a phone, Recently preselects the best photos from a camera roll, so the user doesn’t have to.
15. SafeRide4Kids Travel Vest
The RideSafer Delight Travel Vest by SafeRide4Kids car seat alternative is a total game changer… I haven’t been this excited about a material object since my husband gave me an engagement ring. This vest has given us freedom of mobility that we didn’t expect to have for many more years, and that’s an incredible feeling. If your lifestyle is similar to ours, then this is a must-have item.
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