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Our 6 Favorite Travel Essentials for Babies and Kids

Traveling with kids by plane, train, or automobile this spring break? Hit the brakes for a moment…we’re dishing on some of our favorite travel essentials for kids and babies to things to make your time away from a home feel a bit more like home. (These are also really great additions to the baby registry!)

Team Favorite for Sleep: SlumberPod 3.0 ($179.99)

The SlumberPod has made our top picks list before and it’s still here for a reason—it’s a must-have when on the road with little ones, especially when room sharing. The blackout canopy fits right over most portable baby beds like the Pack N Play, creating a breathable and yet private, dark sleep nook for your little one. There is also a pocket for a baby camera so you can keep an eye on your child. *For ages 4+ months and older.

Travel Essentials for Babies Slumber Pod
SlumberPod 3.0

Best Stroller for Travel and Theme Parks, and Ski Trips too!: BABYZEN YOYO²  (starts at $449- also available in double strollers)

We love this stroller because it’s lightweight at 13.6 pounds and yet still durable and super easy to fold and unfold—essential when you need to quickly board a plane or theme park tram. It also has awesome accessory options like the YoYo Board for older siblings to ride and even ski attachments for the front wheels for those of you going on a ski trip this spring break.

Traveling with Kids: Babyzen Yoyo2

Best Wagon for Multiples: WonderFold Wagons (4 seaters start at $495. Pictured, W4 Luxe Stroller Wagon $899)

WonderFold Wagons have been on our radar for a while, but we selected them for this list not only because we love wagons for kids in general, but also because the four-seater is a great option for families with more than two little kids. Keep in mind that stroller wagons are still not permitted at Walt Disney World parks, but they’re okay to use pretty much everywhere else.

Traveling Essentials for kids WonderFold Wagons

Favorite Baby Carrier: LÍLLÉbaby All Seasons Carrier ($122.40)

Baby carriers are a staff favorite. We’ve always loved the LÍLLÉbaby brand for our own kids, especially when on the go. The Complete™ 6-in-1 Carrier is a great option because it grows with your child well into their toddler years, has six different ergonomic seating options, and a zipper opening for even more breathability in warmer climates.

Traveling with Kids: LILLEbaby All Seasons Carrier

Best Backpack for Busy Moms: Petunia Pickle Bottom Provisions 2 in 1 Backpack ($179.99)

Petunia Pickle Bottom not only has the cutest designs for their bags (another staff favorite), but this new Provisions 2 in 1 Backpack caught our eye because of its insulated lower compartment which is great for storing a breast pump and coolers. You can even use it to tote your laptop, so once you’re beyond the baby years, it can easily transition into a great work bag.

Traveling with Kids: Petunia Pickle Bottom Provisions 2-in-1 Backpack

Best Travel Baby Bath: Stokke® Flexi Bath® ($45)

Baby needs a bath, even when you’re on the go. That’s why we love this portable bathtub that’s lightweight and easily folds flat to stow away. It grows with baby and can be used for children up to 4 years old.

Travel Baby Bath Stokke Flexi Bath

Best Travel Toddler Bed: JetKids™ by Stokke® CloudSleeper™ Inflatable Kids Bed ($129)

When you’re setting up after a long day traveling, the easier the better. This inflatable mattress with built-in bumpers from Stokke was so easy to figure out I was able to pump it up by hand within minutes, despite fumbling around inside a dark tent. Plus, it comes with a breathable mesh-cover fitted sheet, is it’s super light-weight and comes with a handy carrying bag. For children 3 years and above.


*Almost all products featured are also available for purchase on Amazon. Prices are subject to change.

Originally published in March 2023 of Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine.


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