The Best Gear for Summer Travel with Your Toddler

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July 05, 2019
By: Amanda Mushro

Photo By: Nadezhda1906

Summertime Travel Essentials for Your Toddler

Remember when packing for summer vacation was simply tossing a few bathing suits and flip-flops into a suitcase? Now that you have a toddler, those days are long gone. But before you draft a mile-long packing list, here are some of the best gear to make traveling and vacationing with your toddler a breeze.

Toddler Luggage Seat

Give your toddler a ride with the Think King SitAlong Toddler Luggage Seat by pushing them on your carry-on luggage. The seat attaches to your rolling suitcase and folds up to fit in the overhead bin on the plane. Navigating airports with young kids can be stressful but this seat makes life a little easier for everyone.

BUY IT: Amazon, $50

Convertible Sarong

Stay hands-free at the beach or pool with this creative cover-up. The convertible sarong multitasks, just like you. Not only is it the perfect cover-up, but it also has a pocket to hold all essentials, including your phone, room key and cash. As an added bonus, it can also transform in a beach bag. Now you can keep up with your toddler, snap a few pictures on your phone and tote everything you’ll need for some fun in the sun.

BUY IT: Amazon, $45

Lightweight Stroller

Forget big and bulky strollers when you travel and get this awesome travel stroller. The Pockit Plus is the world’s most compact stroller, measuring just 12x7x14 inches when folded flat. It has a simple, two-step fold and can fit easily into overhead bins, under your seat or in your carry-on bag. It’s small but strong and is perfect for vacay with your babe. We love that the Pockit Plus reclines, so even if your little one needs a nap, you can keep moving.

BUY IT: Amazon, $180

White Noise Machine

Naptime can be tricky when you travel. Block out the extra noise with the Marpac Hushh Portable White Noise Machine. It’s perfect for noisy hotel rooms, comes with a nightlight, and even has a USB charger. No matter where your toddler needs to catch a few winks, this white noise machine will help your little vacationer drift off to dreamland.

BUY IT: Amazon, $30

CozyPhones Kids’ Headphones

Screen time helps to pass the travel time and these headphones are designed with little ones in mind. CozyPhones Kids Headphones come in tons of adorable animal and character prints that your kids will love. Plus, the headphones are volume limiting so it will protect your toddler’s precious ears, and they are super comfy. The stretchy headband will stay put, so you aren’t adjusting and readjusting the headphones, and CozyPhones are small enough to fit in your bag or purse.

BUY IT: Amazon, $17

Silicone Baby Bibs

Kids are messy eaters and you don’t want to wash bibs on vacations. So, before you leave, stock up on a few silicone bibs. These PandaEar silicone bibs are the perfect size for toddlers and can be quickly washed off after mealtime so you and your toddler can head off to your next vacation adventure.

BUY IT: Amazon, $10 for a set of 2

Portable and Stackable 4-Piece Storage Jars

You can never have enough snacks when you travel with a toddler. So, instead of packing tons of small bags, try the SELEWARE Portable and Stackable 4-Piece Twist Lock Snack Container. Pack a variety of snacks into the SELEWARE or use the containers as bowls for your toddlers when you are on-the-go. Everything is microwave, freezer and dishwasher safe, so it’s perfect for travel.

BUY IT: Amazon, $14

Toddler Travel Bed

No crib, no worries! Your toddler can sleep on this portable toddler air mattress. The Shrunks Toddler Travel Bed is the perfect size for your toddler, has guard rails to keep them safe at night, features a mattress that allows you to tuck the sheets, and comes with a pump and travel bag.

BUY IT: Amazon, $95

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