We have traveled with toddlers around the world and along the way we’ve learned a little something about traveling with toddlers. We’ve tried a lot of toddler travel gear while traveling with children and are happy to recommend these 10 toddler travel essentials to you..
We got our first inflatable airplane bed for toddlers way back in 2016 and have been using that original Fly Tot inflatable airplane seat cushion plus a couple of others ever since. We always find a way to bring them on our long haul flights with toddlers and kids.
As parents, there’s nothing quite as bad as being stuck in a cramped space and trying to manage an overactive toddler. Though the flight is just a small part of the trip, we all still want it to go well, but there are no guarantees when flying with a toddler. There is one thing that can help improve a flight with a toddler immensely and that’s getting a toddler to sleep on the airplane. If only there were airplane beds for toddlers?😉
Once you’ve paid for your flights, hotel and budgeted for all your activities there might not be much left over for extra toddler travel gear.
Raise your hand if you’ve ever spent an evening sitting on your hotel bed in the dark afraid to move for fear of waking your baby sleeping nearby. Or maybe you heard your baby moving early in the morning and if she sees you, it’s all over. Everyone is up for the day.
Let’s be honest, if you are traveling with a baby or toddler primarily in the United States or Canada then you do not need a portable high chair. Almost every restaurant will have a high chair available for you to use. As you begin to travel internationally with a baby, you will find that this is not always the case, even if a restaurant is family-friendly.
Making the right buying decision when looking at the best travel strollers can be overwhelming. There are so many options for travel strollers and it’s especially difficult to find a single stroller to meet all our needs.
When we first wrote this post, we only included our top 8 baby travel essentials. We always tried to bring as few baby travel items with us as possible because we wanted to travel lightly (well, as much as you can travel lightly with a baby).
There’s a lot to think about when traveling with a baby, but if there’s one thing I know for certain it’s that parents are an extremely resourceful bunch!
Let’s be honest, we don’t have much choice in those early days, as we do most things with a small child screaming in our ear or a baby on the hip. There’s almost always some type of meltdown or poop explosion, right when we don’t need it. Some days it’s just about survival and the same goes for traveling with an infant, baby or toddler, which is why some of the best travel hacks come from parents who are traveling with babies and toddlers.