Managing children in transit doesn’t have to be a complete nightmare. If you’re considering braving your first holiday trip with your little ones, fear no more! With the right travel essentials and a positive mindset, you’ll be a family travel guru in no time. Check out our list of essential travel products to help make your holiday travel more relaxing than stressful.



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1.    Mountain Buggy Bagrider

The Mountain Buggy Bagrider is the perfect solution for those flying with little ones, but don’t want the fuss of dealing with a stroller. This innovative suitcase doubles as both a carry-on and travel seat for toddlers weighing up to 33 lbs. Not only does the Bagrider offer a simple solution for airport travel, but it’s sleek and safe to use. The cushioned seat liner includes a 3-point safety harness to keep your toddler strapped in for their ride.



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2.    Lotus Everywhere Travel Crib

Lugging around a crib while traveling can be exhausting, especially if set-up and break-down are difficult. If you are staying at a hotel or at a family member’s home, a traveling crib is essential to an easy trip. The Lotus Everywhere Travel Crib provides parents with a lightweight crib that is perfect for traveling. Key features of this crib include its backpack carrying case, a zipper side door for easy access, and a 15 second set up. The Lotus Everywhere Travel Crib is the only travel crib in the world that is Greenguard Gold certified, meaning it’s been tested for chemical emissions.



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3.    Traveling High Chair

Make sure that your baby has a place at the holiday dinner table by packing a portable high chair! This machine washable high chair features a 5 point harness that keeps your baby strapped in and safe at all times. Its zippered case and matching bag make it easy to tow away in your suitcase and perfect for storing at home.



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4.    UBOOLY

Arriving at your destination can be painful if your children have nothing to do. UBOOLY is a toy that will allow your kids to have an imaginative friend throughout your whole trip. The interactive toy can be programmed to know your child’s name, favorite color, age, and more. After that, it learns what their favorite activities are and takes them on an adventure that will keep them entertained for hours. It teaches them activities such as bedtime routines, languages, clean-up time, and more. Check out this YouTube video for a closer look at what UBOOLY does!


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5.    Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Case

Keeping your baby quiet and entertained on a plane can be the ultimate struggle when flying with babies. Fisher-Price’s Laugh and Learn Adaptivity Case allows for baby appropriate fun through your iPhone or iPod touch. By downloading free Laugh and Learn apps, your baby will be learning from a variety of interactive games designed for the development of children. Once you think your baby has had enough electronic engagement, the Laugh and Learn Case can be played with as a regular toy without the iPhone. Rattle beads and a mirror provides them with extra stimulation during playtime.



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6.    Headphone Jack Splitter

No more fighting over who gets to use mom and dad’s iPhone or tablet! A headphone jack splitter is perfect for families with multiple children. This allows multiple people to listen to the same thing at the same time. Create a music playlist or download their favorite movies and tv shows for them to enjoy together.

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