11 Family Travel Products To Change Your Life
The family-friendly villa’s booked, travel insurance sorted, adventures are waiting… Now you’ve just got to survive the journey with the kids in tow. Deep breaths, it can be done. And dare we say it, travelling with little people alongside can even be fun! Here are 11 travel products to help along the way:
Keeping them entertained
Journey Play Prompts £12.00
We know how it goes: if the children are happy, the adults are happy! That’s why planning travel entertainment is crucial. If you’re not keen on plying them with digital devices and snacks for the whole journey (no judgment here), then look at these brilliant ‘Journey Play Prompts’ from Play Hooray.
Each pack contains 100 ideas on how to keep young children entertained whether travelling by train, plane boat or car. Recommended for ages 2 years up.
Keep Em Quiet Travel Packs from £9.99
Want a more hands-off approach to keeping them entertained? Keep Em Quiet packs are the way to go. These fun bundles contain everything you need to enjoy a bit of peace and quiet: toys, activities, crafts, books, educational items, games, and even healthy snacks. Choose a pack size to suit your journey length.
IFROGZ Little Rockerz Costume Headphones £17.99
When the iPad does come out on your next journey then keep the high-pitch tones of Bing out of other traveller’s ears with these brilliant kids headphones. IFROGZ Little Rockerz make wearing headphones extra fun with styles to choose from including: panda, princess, tiger, cat and robot.
Making them comfy
Jet Kids Bed Box £129.00
Kids love the sense of responsibility that comes with having their own case (even if we do end up pulling it about) and these wonder bags from Jet Kids provide luggage space and a nifty sleep solution. Weighing only 3kg, the Jet Kids Bed Box includes a washable mattress that will fit in a plane seat and allow your child a place to snuggle down.
Ensuring they’re safe
Little Hotdog Watson – Cub (Banana Split) £24.99
The excitement of foreign sun can lose it shine when you realise you need to keep your kids protected. Little Hotdog Watson sun hats are stylish, cool and feature smart technology to take the hard work of sun protection out for you. Not only do they offer UV50+ sun protection, they have an in-built bug repellent and adapting fabric to keep young explorers from overheating too.
Clownfish Child Id Bracelet £3.99
There’s nothing that will turn your stomach faster than the panic you’ve lost your child. The Clownfish Child Id Bracelet from LittleLife helps bring you a sense of reassurance knowing that should they lose track of you they have your details on hand (literally) for an adult to find and use.
Making travel easy
GoTravel XTRA Travel Bag £14.99
Stop the panic on return when you realise your suitcase has gone over the weight limit… This GoTravel Bag is an extra light foldaway holdall you can keep in your case for emergencies and use as a sturdy hand luggage if you need it. Compresses in seconds for easy storage.
Doona Travel System £329.99
Taking a baby on holiday for the first time can be overwhelming, and the added stress of taking a bulky pushchair apart for plane or train storage is not enviable. The Doona Car Seat Travel system is revolutionary. It’s a car seat with wheels and handle which can be extended to turn into a pushchair! A worthwhile investment if you plan to travel a lot in their first year.
Muddy Puddles Waterproof Rucksack £30.00
Another excellent kid’s luggage option for holidays in the rain or shine. This new rucksack design from Muddy Puddles is waterproof so means you don’t need to worry about the inevitable snack and drinks spillages which occur on a long journey.
Grown-up travel luxuries
Space Masks £15.00 for a box 5
If you haven’t heard of Space Masks yet we wonder if you’ve been living on another planet yourself? These little wonders are all over Instagram and the blogosphere, and we understand why. Maximise the relaxation factor and steal a few quiet minutes with a Space Mask when the toddler naps or the big kids are enjoying the sand. The warming sensation and a delicate jasmine fragrance quickly ease the tensions of travel.
KNOMO water-resistant tech organiser £59.00
When you’re juggling a toddler the last thing you want to do is search through different wallets and bags to find your passports, payment cards and smart tech. KNOMO London do organisation in grown-up style with a collection of elegant, water-resistant travel options. Our current favourite is the Mayfair 10.5” in Cherry. Big enough to pop your iPad and other travel essentials while still being easy to slip in a large hand luggage bag.
Which of these products do you think would most improve your child-friendly travels?