The time for holiday traveling is upon us, bringing with it both excitement and anxiety, especially for those traveling with children. Whether you’re traveling by plane or by car, the crowded streets and airports can be daunting. Holiday traveling with children can be unpredictable, and long periods of downtime in addition to the change in routine can make kids restless.
Time to start traveling with the kids
But of course, you’re not the only one braving the holiday travel scene with your little ones. Parents from all over have discovered many ways (and products) to make traveling with children easier and more enjoyable for everyone. We’ve put together a list of 4 helpful items for easing the stress of holiday traveling, as well as some comments from parents who recommend these items in their reviews.
Use this on-the-go chair to quickly transform just about any table into a high chair. Its twist-tight fastening system and three point harness make it secure and safe for your little one. The fabric seat is removable so it can be easily washed, and the whole thing folds down and stows away in the included carrying bag. This chair is perfect for use in a restaurant, hotel, or wherever you’re traveling to make mealtime easier and cleaner.
“My wife and I eat out regularly with our 10 month old boy, and we bring this everywhere. It’s our favorite baby-related purchase. It attaches to almost any table we’ve tried.”
This portable crib folds up to be the size of a carry on and can be worn as a backpack, making it more convenient for those doing their holiday traveling by plane. It is quick and simple to set up, and can be zipped up to function as a crib or unzipped to be used as a play area. It works well in hotels, airports, or in a friend’s or a family member’s house to keep your baby entertained, safe, and in sight while you take care of holiday travel plans or help with holiday meal prep.
“I absolutely love my lotus crib. Really, it’s been a lifesaver. My cousin had recommended it, saying that she was going to use it on the daily, so that when she traveled with her family, the kids would be familiar with it already. I copied her and it’s been a fabulous decision.”
Is your holiday traveling taking you somewhere cold this season? The Bundleme is an attachable blanket with zippers that fits most carseats, strollers and joggers. It is windproof and waterproof, and does not slip when your child moves. Its an excellent solution for keeping your baby safe, warm and happy.
“Love this! Had the infant version, but my daughter outgrew it, so we upgraded to toddler size. Keeps her so warm and I don’t have to worry about the blanket struggle of an active child. Highly recommend!”
A backseat car organizer is essential for long car trips when you’re traveling with children. You can keep your kid’s toys, activity books, diapers, snacks, and all those kiddo extras in one easy-to-reach place. This one includes a detachable pocket for things like diapers and wipes that need to be taken out at pit stops. It’s easy to install, and durable enough to withstand being stuffed with all the items you need for holiday traveling with your kids.
“This organizer is fantastic. I love the durable fabric and deep/wide pockets. The kids drinks, diapers, wipes, emergency change of clothes, and more all fit in there easily. We travel a lot and this has been a lifesaver. No more digging through a pile of EVERYTHING in the back of my truck.”
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