As the holidays draw near, many a mom becomes frantic with thoughts of how to transport her precious itty bitties from home to the next family festivity. We all know that road trips can be difficult, especially those lengthy ones, and the last thing Mom and Dad want to hear is "are we there yet?" Lucky for you, we've compiled a list of must-have items to keep your tiny tots entertained and make the time away from home as comfortable and simple as possible. Feast your eyes on our favorite fool-proof supplies for traveling with kids and infants this holiday season!
Top 10 Must-Have Travel Tools:
10. Snack bags/wet bags
Make your life a little easier, the car less smelly and the stops less frequent with these durable, reusable snack bags and wet bags. Perfect for toting tasty treats for the drive, the snack bags are just as stylish as they are practical, and can be reused easily thanks to their wipeable plastic construction.
Wet bags will hold all of your dirty diapers, preventing a mess during all of that quality drive time bonding.
9. Skip Hop Backpack
These cute, animal-inspired backpacks are ideal for toting all of the toys and books that your child will need for the drive to Grandma's house. There's plenty of room for everything they could possibly need, from snacks and beyond. The durable construction makes it perfect for their on-the-go times like these, and they'll have fun carrying their very own bag full of necessities!
8. Pacifier Clips
No more fussing for your kiddos! This cute pacifier clip will keep your child's paci close and clean thanks to its safety-tested clip design. They'll be soothed and calm for (most of) the ride, and you won't have to search high and low for the lost paci that escaped between or underneath the seats. In case the clip does get removed, the bright colors and fun patterns are super easy to spot!
7. Sippy Cups
Don't waste one more minute worry about spills in the backseat! These sippy cups work just as well in the car as they will at the grandparents' house. Easy to grip and featuring a spill-proof lid, your child's thirst will be quenched without any messes thanks to these plastic, stylish sippy cups.
6. Aden and Anais Dream Blanket
Keep them cozy with a little piece of home while you're on the road. The perfect plush blanket for all ages, these soft throws were created with the same desire for comfort as their swaddle blanket relative. Add a cuddly teddy bear and don't be surprised if you don't hear from them for most of the drive-- they'll be napping in no time!
5. Skip Hop Bento Kit
This 14-piece mealtime kit keeps all of your itty bitty's food needs organized on the go. The containers are perfect for prepping and storing baby food, finger foods, snacks and more. As if that weren't enough, the kit contains an insulated cooler bag and freezer pack so everything stays fresh between home and your final destination. So long, bulky ice chest!
4. Travel Games
Occupy and challenge their developing mind with our collection of fun travel games. From magnetic play sets to bring out the creativity in their imagination, to flip and play books and flash card sets, they'll learn while they play during the long car ride. An added perk - they'll be so occupied that they won't have to know how much longer the drive will last!
3. French Bull Everyday Tray
Make meal time on the go easy and convenient with this covered 3-compartment tray ideal for carrying your child's favorites. They will love the bright colors, fun patterns and matching spoon. Lightweight, yet constructed to withstand the extremities of heat, spills and the roughness of children. These are perfect for everyday use, indoors and out.
2. Kid Co Go Pod
Fighting to fit your bulky activity center into your car, or even worse, having to leave it at home is a thing of the past! This lightweight, portable seat offers a comfortable spot for your active little one, four seat height positions, drink and snack holders, 5 nylon hooks for their favorite toys and a floor pad to keep their delicate feet from undesirable surfaces. Simply fold and go!
1. 4moms Travel Bed
Don't call it a playpen or a pack and play-- this travel bed is a full-on crib to go! The comfort of your baby's bed is now transferable to any destination thanks to the easily collapsed design of the 4moms travel crib. Simply push a button and the crib will be set up, and do the same to take it down. Keeping your baby comfy away from home has never been easier!
Happy holiday traveling!
-The Girls at Itty Bitty Bella