As a military child, I traveld thousands of miles, by almost every mode of transportation. As a mother of three with an active duty spouse, I’ve traveled thousands of miles with one, two and three children of every age by plane and by car. I’ve learned what is truly critical to making your trip bearable and even enjoyable when you are traveling with kids.
This military mom has learned the hard way what is important to have when you are traveling with kids. Here is a list of must-haves for traveling with children.
Traveling with Kids – The Must-Haves Guide
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Animal Packers – Your “Little” can take his/her Animal Packer for a walk and let the “pet” gather treasures along the way. Animal Packers have a special pocket in their mouth to “feed” them keepsakes.
Your Little will feel all grown up by caring for their special pal! And not to worry… bathing THIS pet is easy. Each Animal Packer comes with a Care Bag. Simply wash with cold water and air dry. Voila! They’re good as new and ready to explore some more.
Littles will love keeping their special blanket and pillow inside when they visit the grandparents or go on a trip.
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EarPlanes Ear Plugs – A pressure regulating ear plugs for children to prevent the discomfort of ear pressure while flying. They help your child travel more comfortably and makes travel more pleasant for those sitting around you.
Free Printable Travel Checklist – Use this free printable travel checklist so that you don’t forget to pack a thing, whether you need a vacation packing list or a business trip packing list or a conference packing list, it’s all here in one checklist.
Free Printable What to Bring in Your Carry-On Checklist – Wondering what you should be packing in your carry-on? Use this carry-on checklist so you never forget what you really need and want to bring in a carry-on bag.
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BCOZZY Travel Pillow for Children – A soft and flexible travel pillow that supports your child’s head that allows restful sleep while sitting upright on a place or in a car. And we all know that a well-rested child is much more pleasant to travel with!
EzPacking Cubes – Packing cubes make packing and finding items during travel so-oooo much easier. EzPacking Cubes are well made from easy-to-clean plastic that is sturdy enough to hold up to many, many trips (and children). They hold their shape which means fewer wrinkles in clothing. They’re clear so you can easily spot the exact item your family members are looking for. Use code SUSAN15 to receive 15% off your order.
Why you want EzPacking Cubes for traveling with children:
- Easy to Organize Your Items by Family Member, Day, Event or Clothing Type
- Easy to Neatly Pack Your Suitcase
- Keeps Items Neat and Clean During Travel
- Easy to Remove and Relocate Items If Your Suitcase Is Too Heavy at the Airport
- Easy for TSA to Inspect Your Suitcase and Keep it Neat
- Easy to Unpack Place Items in Hotel
- Easy to find and grab what you need from your carry-on when you have a fussy child
Travel Games – Sure, technology is an easy way to keep kids quiet, but interaction and with other family members is a great way to distract kids on a trip. Be sure to balance screen time with interactive game time.
- Games for Younger Children
- Games for Older Children
Disinfecting Travel Wipes – Wipes that sanitize and safely clean face and hands. Kills 99% of illness causing germs. Perfect for wiping down meal trays, bathrooms and seats, as well.
Patience and a Positive Attitude – Let’s face it, traveling with kids is tough. It’s exhausting, both physically and emotionally. It’s stressful. It’s a balancing act between keeping your kids happy, keeping other travelers happy and trying to find some happiness for yourself. The only way to do it is with a lot of patience and by keeping a positive attitude. Think of it as a grand adventure and make the best of it. You’ll be surprised that when you change your outlook on the trip it suddenly becomes more fun and even exciting.
What is your favorite traveling with kids must-have items? Happy family travels!