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One of the most challenging parts about traveling with kids is knowing what to bring. What is necessary? And what really helps makes your trip with kids easier? Check out my favorite items.

Safe Ride 4 Kids Travel Vest– Skip the load of carrying a car seat by using a travel vest. Weighing in at only 2.4 LBS, this vest meets the same standards as traditional car seats. It’s recommended for kiddos 22- 110 LBS- as they offer 4 different sizes.

Cosco Convertible Car Seats– A relatively inexpensive, 12 LBS car seat good for babies and infants weighing 5 to 40 LBS

WAYB Pico Travel Car Seat– Only 8 LBS, foldable, and can fit in the overhead compartment of the airplane. Perfect for travelers 22-50 LBS.

CARES Child Airplane Harness– This 5-point, FAA Harness, gives your child the protection of a car seat without bulkiness. This harness can easily fit in your diaper bag. For kids 22-44 LBS.

GB Pockit Stroller- You can literally roll on the airplane with the stroller and place it in the overhead compartment. Perfect for kiddos 6 months and older.

BabyZen YOYO2 Stroller– Lightweight and compact, also with the ability to fit overhead on the plane. This stroller is customizable with various features.

Baby Jogger, City Mini– This stroller is perfect for infants and toddlers. Plus it folds compactly with one hand.

Baby Jogger, City Select Stroller– parent of multiples? This stroller can quickly go from a singleton stroller to a double stroller. Plus, it’s compatible with a variety of car seats, perfect for traveling with infants.

Foldable Wagon– If a stroller doesn’t fit your “toddler’s” style, try a wagon. It’s perfect to fit multiple toddlers and/or their belongings. And if they need to burn energy, have them pull it.

Wonderfold Wagon– A wagon specifically made for transporting kids- which includes 5-point harnesses, UV protection canopy, and is designed for multiple kids

Ergobaby Carrier Babywearing is the perfect option to keep your hands free while traveling with a little one. 

TwinGo Baby Carrier– Want to babywear but have twins in tow? This baby carrier is the ultimate solution.

JetKids BedBox– Perfect to not only transport your kiddo and his belongings through the airport but also turns their airplane seat into a bed (see picture above.)

Inflatable Travel Pillow– Another great way to easily turn your kiddo’s airplane seat into a bed.

JetKids CloudSleeper– A compact and portable inflatable bed with an integrated pump. Also great to use at home or for sleepovers.

Inflatable Travel Toddler Bed– Toddler bed with bumpers. The pump comes with the purchase.

Portable Blackout Curtains– Perfect for the kiddos who need a pitch-black room to sleep in.

Portable Sound Machine– This comes in handy for kiddos who are accustomed to falling asleep to white noise.

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Window Clings– allow kids to use their imagination as they place the removable stickers on the back of the seat or window. Plus their inexpensive as you can find them a lot of times at the Dollar Store.

Felt Friends Craft Activity– Bring your little one’s creativity to life with these sticker felts that create beautiful designs.

Mess-Free Coloring– A great way to let your kids color, without the mess.

Small Toddler Puzzles– A great way to keep your little one’s brain working, while on the go.

Suction Toys– Bright, colorful toys that can stick on top of one another or on various items.

Magnetic Tiles– One of my kiddo’s favorites. The possibilities with these are endless. From creating different figures to practicing colors and shapes.

Busy Board– The last thing we want to do on the plane is to continue to bend down to pick up all the things your baby has dropped. This keeps all of the baby’s activities contained

Small Construction Vehicles– Does your kiddo love construction vehicles, like mine? These small ones are perfect to throw a few in the diaper bag! Set of 12.

Fidget Set– With 40 pieces, you can make the entertainment for each trip different, simply grab a few for each trip. Such an easy way to add variety!

Kid’s Writing Tablet– A mess-free, fun way for kids to practice their handwriting and art skills. A pack of 2 (perfect for us twin parents 🙂

Kid’s Card Games– A small way to keep the entire family entertained. This particular one challenges your kiddo’s recognition skills. This is both fun and perfect for their brain development!

Kid’s Camera– Your kids will love creating real-life, HD videos with this camera. Plus it comes with 20 backgrounds which can bring their creativity to life.

Reusable Sticker Pads – If your kiddo loves stickers, these reusable sticker pads create the perfect place for them to create their own story.

Foldable Headphones– Easy to transport headphones for kids 3 and older. It includes a 24-month hassle-free warranty.

Fire HD Tablet– Great for kiddos with the ability to download some of your favorite streaming apps. It includes a 24-month hassle-free warranty.

Marvel Hard Back Luggage– A 4-wheel, kid-sized spinner luggage decorated with Marvel characters. Need I say more? 

Kid’s Backpack Luggage– This is the perfect first luggage for a toddler as it can either be used as roller luggage or a backpack. Plus it comes in various characters and animals. 

Kid’s matching spinner luggage and backpack set– Does your kid travel with both a carry-on and backpack, similar to mine? Why not have them match? So cute!

Add a Bag Luggage Strap– Trying to figure out how you’re going to transport both your and your kiddo’s luggage. This strap works magic!

Compression Packing Cubes– Not your average packing cubes. Compression packing cubes allow you to pack more without taking up more space.

Vacuum Storage Bags– Now this travel hack is EVERYTHING. Save space by removing all the air from the bag with the included portable vacuum.

Portable Breastmilk Chiller– This breastmilk chiller can keep 34 ounces of breastmilk cold for up to 20 hours.

Freezable Bag– This bag is perfect to keep your breastmilk frozen while traveling as the entire bag freezes.
Yeti, Jr. Cups– Keep your little one’s beverage at the perfect temperature. Plus it’s spill-proof. A must!

Portable High Chair– A cloth, 5-point safety harness that attaches to most chairs. It’s small enough to fit in a diaper bag with ease.

Snack Spinner– Does your kiddo loves a variety of snacks? This container has 5 compartments to bring all of your kid’s favorite snacks.

Portable Potty– Is your toddler particular about which potty they will use? This foldable potty can be used as a standalone both at home and on the road. Plus, there’s the option

Foldable Training Potty– Traveling with a potty-training toddler? This foldable potty seat comes with a travel bag as well.

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