Family Travel Essentials

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Travel Essentials for Babies and Kids

Family travel essentials for kids are exactly that: essential! Forget those key items that help keep the peace, mop up spills and allow for on-the-go toilet breaks and your trip could turn from a relatively (disclaimer alert!) relaxing success story to a blood pressure soaring fail. Apart from Calpol and Sudocrem (don’t forget those!) these are our favourite travel companions for a streamlined A to B.

You’ll never regret packing a large muslin! Great as a blanket, a sun shade, an impromptu towel or for making camps with.

Cotton muslin blanket, £19.99, H&M

If you’re on the road or camping, this disposable potty will be a lifesaver. Great for number ones and twos, on-the-go and no need to add to land fill with a plastic version.

Hippychick Tron Disposable Potty, £8 (for a pack of 3), Hippychick

Wipes on a journey with kids are definitely an essential! These biodegradable ones packed with soothing Aloe Vera are great.

Beaming Baby Baby Wipes 72 wipes


Keep them busy with their own themed activity pouches. You can buy them individually or as bundles for more family members and friends.

My Busy Bots Activity Pouches (3 packs), £26.99, My Busy Bots

This soft, flexible baby carrier takes up less room and is great for keeping your hands free on long walks. Suitable from birth and comes in a larger toddler size too.

Tula Linen Explore Baby Carrier Mesa,  £154.90, Tula

When you get to your destination a large roll of reusable bamboo fabric wipes is great idea. Soak with water or your favourite cleanser or cleansing water for a brilliant eco friendly wipe option.

The Cheeky Panda Multi Purpose Reusable Bamboo Dry Wipes Rolls, £3.99

Stickers are a great way of keeping kids calm and quiet in the back. We love this travel themed set from Usborne.

Travel Sticker Book, Usborne, £6.09

A cute metal tin containing magnetic figures and their suitcases who can be arranged on the friezes inside the box.

PETIT COLLAGE Little Travellers Magnetic Play Set, £12.00, A Little Find

Oil pastels are a fantastic, less mess high pigment way for kids to scribble and draw on a trip! Perfect for drawing on stones too. We’ve tried!

Oil Pastels Set of 48, £17.95, Liberty

Never underestimate how much room you’ll need for shampoos, sun cream and  calpol etc! This set of 4 wash bags in a handy carry case that can also be filled up are great!

Sunny Life Bloom Travel Bags – Set of 4, £35, Amara

Transform new rooms and tents into fun and friendly spaces with this cool projecting storybook torch!

Moulin Roty Storybook Torch, £13, Kidly

Give them their own suitcase for sense of independence and to create their own play zone wherever they go.

Olli Ella See-Ya Suitcase, £79.90, The Modern Nursery

A lovely set of baby travel toiletries that won’t take up too much room. The cleansing water is great for freshening up and using on dry wipes.

Shea Baby Travel Essentials, £18.50,  L’Occitane

A handy organiser to hang over the back of your car seat and keep everything the little ones need in easy reach. Brilliant!

Travel Car Organiser, £29.99, Zara

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