Catherine's Picks: Traveling with Tots!
There's nothing better than hopping in the car and heading out on a family adventure...as long as you're prepared to travel with a toddler. Our co-founder Catherine Jaxon rounded up her favorite vacay must-haves for any "are we there yet?" trips on your calendar. Happy travels!
morepeas Snack Cup, Spoon Set, Roll & Snap Bib
Make sure your little one is ready anytime for snacks and meals, whether at home or on-the-go! This versatile snack cup is genius: it can steam and serve veggies, microwave 5-minute meals, and store leftovers all in one smart silicone, BPA-free snack holder. Durable, super easy to clean, and features an easy-grip, comfortable handle for little hands. Plus, you can never have too many colorful spoons or bibs :-)
Congrats, you've arrived to your final destination without a major meltdown! It's bedtime for your babe but the window shades at your beach rental don't quite cut it. Enter Slumber Pod: the genius solution that fits over their travel crib to create a blackout haven.
YOGASLEEP Hushh Portable White Noise Machine
Add this handy, powerful noise machine to your Slumber Pod setup and let your little one drift off into dreamland while you unpack, unwind, and tune into your favorite Bravo series with a glass of wine. Operate 6+ hours on a single charge, choose from three soothing sounds and an optional LED night light. Compact and portable, it's great for car trips and strollers, too!
With this Busy Mat lifesaver stowed in your diaper bag, you may feel brave enough to actually go out to a restaurant with your tot! The strong suction on this silicone placemat connect your child's favorite things while allowing plenty of range of motion, so babies and toddlers can play and explore. It stays firmly in place and also sticks to windows, around shopping carts, infant carrier handles or bathtubs so your baby can be entertained and content in a multitude of places. Available in standard and mini sizes; dishwasher-safe and BPA-free.
Road Trip Bingo
Before iPads and Nintendo Switches existed, we remember when Road Trip Bingo was THE gold standard in car ride entertainment —and it still holds up! Help your little one identify words and pictures as you cruise down the highway, and encourage development of fine motor skills as they slide the game board windows back and forth. This classic set is a blast from the past that's sure to bring you hours (okay, maybe 30 minutes) of easy distraction on your trip.
My Quiet Book
Help your babes work on their fine motor skills, while you listen to your favorite podcast. This quiet book teaches how to snap, button, tie and zipper all while being contained in a soft felt book, that is easy for them to carry on all of your adventures.
Radio Flyer Odyssey Stroll 'N Wagon
With beach-ready tires, this collapsible and easy-to-fold stroller is the perfect way to get your tot—and your bags, snacks and gear—wherever you need them. Whether you're cruisin' down the boardwalk, heading to a garden picnic or bringing in a load from the grocery store, this wagon has compartments for all your goodies (bonus: cup holders!) while keeping kiddos safe and strapped in.
Lusso Gear Kids Travel Tray
Keep all of their activities, snacks, and games contained, organized and easily accessible with this kids' travel tray. We love the dry erase table top, making it fun for your little to get artistic on the road without endless stacks of paper! With an adjustable strap that attaches around the carseat, this organizer stays in place without affecting safety.
Mission MightyMe Puffs
What's a road trip without snacks!? Our Proactive Peanut Puffs and Proactive Nut Butter Puffs check all the boxes: yummy, baby-friendly, and easy to eat on-the-go from our convenient, resealable standup bag. Toddler activity time: ask them to make a pattern of stars and hearts on their travel tray!
Once Upon a Farm Smoothies
These freezable pouches are perfect for your road trip snack bag. Pop them in the freezer the night before, so they thaw as your adventure unfolds. They'll be a welcomed treat during your first photo-op vista. Packed with fruit and veggies, these will hold your little over until the next meal-stop.
Welly Excursion First Aid Kit
Don't leave it up to chance! Always travel with your own first aid kit so you're prepared, whether in you your car, hotel room or rental house. We love this option from Welly, which mixes function and fashion. Complete with cute bandaids and tape, butterfly strips, antiseptic wipes and more, you'll be ready to fix any small scrapes, bumps or bruises that pop up during your adventures.
Native Water Shoes
Make sure you're prepared for any off-road excursions along the way with these easy to clean waterproof (and mud-proof!) shoes. Cute and as light as a feather, this slip-on style is ideal for kids on the go. Available in a rainbow of fun colors, Native is a crowd favorite brand that will keep their toes safe and their feet energized for nonstop play!