The Best Travel Products for Your Baby

Fisher Price Apptivity Case

No one looks forward to the hassle of traveling with kids. But you can delete the blood pressure–jacking mental images of you juggling a Pack ‘n Play, car seat, stroller, and diaper bag through security. Instead, imagine yourself gliding through with only the sanity-saving basics. Your ease will relax your tot—and with these practical, magical products, you might just have some bonding travel fun.

1. It’s a Tote, It’s a Toy, It’s a Trunki Ride-On Suitcase!

trunki suitcase

Multi-tasking kids’ products are a mom’s best friend, especially when it comes to travel. Trunki’s spacious, lightweight case offers plenty of space for your child’s clothes and toys, and the hard-wearing plastic outer shell can take some tough love (plus it comes with a five-year-warranty, so you know they’re legit). Little ones can pull their Trunki along behind them, or hop on for a ride should they get tired on their way to the airport gate; parents can also quickly grab Trunki by the carry handles or toss the tow strap over a shoulder without losing any ground.

These cute cases are considered hand luggage on many airlines (so they’ll fit under the seat in front of you, no need to stash them in the overhead compartment). Of course they also make awesome overnight bags to use for road trips, sleepovers, or visits to grandma’s. Plus Trunkis are fun to use at home, as a trunk for toy storage, in place of a chair, or as a ride-on toy. The British-designed, award-winning suitcases are available in 12 adorable animal shapes, including the new brown bronco and purple , a yellow bumblebee, red ladybug, and black-and-white cow.

Visit Trunki.com to see all of their innovative kid-centric travel products. Happy travels!

2. Roll With It

Brica’s Roll ‘n Go

Lugging a car seat through an airport to the gate is part of the routine. You can make it more pleasurable with Brica’s Roll ‘n Go. It makes a game out of the journey, keeps your non-infant baby contained, and gets your seat to the gate with arm and mind intact.

Available at Amazon

3. Wear the Baby

Baby Björn

Whether it’s to keep the little one close and secure on the plane (though not during takeoff or landing) or to tote her easily around your destination, a Baby Björn is a fab hands-free alternative or companion to a stroller and packs easily for travel.

Available at Amazon.com

4. Stroll and Fold

 2-in-1 Chicco Liteway Plus

A ride that opens and shuts smoothly, is lightweight, reclines, plus has a bit of storage, equals an ideal travel stroller. Moms love the 2-in-1 Chicco Liteway Plus for its ability to deliver all this and more. Because it fits a KeyFit car seat—or can be used on its own for older infants or toddlers—it’s awfully convenient for schlepping around Toledo or Tuscany.

Available at Amazon.com

5. Play to Distraction

Fisher-Price Cuddle 'n Play Gym

You may be traveling to see the sights and to photograph your baby there, but nothing is more interesting to a young one than playtime on the floor or bed after a long day. The Fisher-Price Cuddle ‘n Play Gym folds compactly for easy packing and has several textures and features to capture a baby’s attention.

Available at Amazon.com

6. Secure the Seat

Jeep Car Seat Travel Bag

If you need to check your car seat, the Jeep Car Seat Travel Bag is a great investment. At a relatively low cost, you have the necessary protection to keep your seat safe in the plane’s underbelly. Unlike pricey, padded versions, this product has a good zipper and is sturdier than you would expect for the price. It also folds up compactly for storing during your trip. Covers any seat, including infant seats, if you follow instructions.

Available at Amazon.com

7. Get Diaper Insurance

 The Deluxe Piddle Pad from Summer Infant

The Deluxe Piddle Pad from Summer Infant is a great addition for any car seat (infant, convertible, 5-pt booster) when taking an extended trip. If your child sleeps for any portion of the trip it will protect your seat from even full-bladder accidents! Also great for babies to protect the infant seat lining from unfortunate diaper blow-outs, too.

Available at Amazon.com

8. Declutter the Dipes

Timi Leslie Tag Along Tote Diaper Bag

No trip would be complete without all the necessities at your fingertips. The most important feature of a diaper bag is organization. Easily accessing diapers, wipes, changes of clothes and changing pads will make travel with baby less stressful. One bag that has many of these features is the Timi Leslie Tag Along Tote Diaper Bag, but any well-organized bag will do!

Available at Amazon.com

9. Protect the Pad

Fisher Price Apptivity Case

When your child has your iPad or iPod, the last thing you want is for it to hit the ground. Most standard market cases are suitable for a drop or two, but the Fisher Price Apptivity Case will protect your iPad or iPod even if it is thrown to the ground. Which sometimes happens.

At Amazon.com, $35 for iPad case and $13 for iPod case.


10. Travel-size Dishwashing Liquid

dishwashing liquid

The best all-around product you can purchase when you arrive at your destination! You can hand wash any soiled baby item in a hotel sink and it will clean it quickly and keep you from having to toss a terribly stained pair of pants or onesie. Always great for cleaning out bottles and things when you don’t have a dishwasher as well. Just buy a full-size bottle of good eco stuff and get a travel squeeze bottle (under 3 ounces if you’ll be carrying it on).

Available at Amazon.com

katie quirk

Katie Quirk Dunyon lives and writes in Seattle, WA with her husband, son, daughter, and a hamster named Turbo.