Traveling with small children is no easy task. If you do it right, your trip should go pretty smoothly. You’ll be prepared for any challenge that comes your way and you’ll triumph and overcome with a minimum amount of headache and tears. Do it wrong, however, and your trip can soon turn into a nightmare. These must-have accessories will help ensure your next trip with the little ones goes off without a hitch.
Babyzen Yoyo+ Stroller
If you’re taking a road trip with your baby, throwing a stroller in the trunk might seem like no big deal. But what if you’re flying? As a rule, strollers are big and bulky, leaving you with no option other than to check them when you fly. The Babyzen Yoyo+ Stroller solves that issue by packing down small and light enough to store in a plane’s overhead bin. It also comes with a convenient shoulder strap so it’s a piece of cake to haul it around when the baby isn’t riding in it. The wheels work well on any terrain, and if you’re heading to a destination prone to rainstorms, you’ll appreciate the waterproof cover.
KidCo PeaPod Travel Bed
Taking a playpen along on a trip isn’t a luxury we usually get. They’re too big to fly with unless you want to pay for checking it, and they’re usually too large to even throw in the trunk on a road trip. The PeaPod Travel Bed from KidCo isn’t a different story. This thing provides plenty of room for the baby to play in but when it packs down it’s about the same size as a grocery bag. Plus, the quilted bottom also makes it a great option for a travel crib.
Puro Sound Labs PuroQuiet Headphones
If you’re taking a trip with older kids, you probably know how invaluable electronic devices can be. Chances are, you’ve made the same mistake we have and purchased your kids cheap headphones to use with their phone or tablet. The problem with cheap headphones is that the only real way to block out the outside noise when using them is to crank the volume to levels that can cause harm to the ear. The solution is this set of headpho0nes from Puro Sound Labs. The PuroQuiet Headphones can only be raised to a volume of 85 decibels, so your kids won’t be able to harm their hearing. But, the noise-canceling technology will ensure that this level is more than enough to enjoy whatever they’re listening to.