If your child isn't sleeping well, kept entertained during meals or feeling comfortable on your fun summer outings, your vacation definitely won't feel like one. Do the whole fam a favor and get these baby summer travel essentials that make trips go more smoothly.
Read on for the best summer travel must-haves to make your time in the sun more fun.
- High Chair Toys Holder
Suction the apple-shaped Grapple toys holder to a high chair or table and attach any three toys, teethers or pacifiers for your child to play with while you eat. Everybody enjoys their meal and you don't have to keep picking up and cleaning items after they fall (or get hurled) to the ground.
- Travel Booster Seat
Wherever your adventures take you, the hiccapop booster seat keeps kids sitting pretty. Its sturdy legs work on grass, sand and dining chairs, and the seat folds up small to fit in your bag. The cover is machine-washable, and the dining tray can be cleaned in the dishwasher. A back pocket holds bibs, wipes and utensils.
- Compression Packing Cubes
Packing cubes are handy; LeanTravel compression packing cubes are a game-changer. Fill them with your kid's clothes, sunhats and stuffies and zip to watch them compress from 4 inches high down to 1. They also make unpacking at each location a breeze and help you keep track of all those tiny socks.
- Reusable Swim Diapers
Protect the environment and your baby's bum with Bambino Mio reusable swim diapers. These water-resistant diapers feature a cotton-terry lining that's soft against sensitive baby skin. An adjustable drawstring keeps them snug, and you'll love the sweet, summery prints they come in.
- Wet/Dry Bag
Perfect for wet swim gear, stained clothes and any other items you want to keep separate, the Skip Hop Grab & Go wet/dry bag is waterproof and zips closed to keep moisture and messes contained. Use the strap to attach to your stroller. Two separate compartments hold a day's supply of clothes and diapers.
- Blackout Shades
No list of baby summer travel essentials is complete without blackout shades. Be done with taping up garbage bags to block out the sun while kids are sleeping. These Amazon Basics blackout shades attach with suction cups, and Velcro tabs let you fold the shades to fit whichever window you're covering, so they're perfect for travel.
- White Noise Machine
With 20 soothing sounds and a nightlight, Yogasleep's Hushh+ travel sound machine helps your child rest on long car drives, in unfamiliar hotel rooms and on noisy strolls. The battery lasts 20 hours and can be charged wirelessly. Use the adjustable strap to attach to your carrier, car seat or travel crib.
- Warm-Weather Wearable Blanket
Snuggy Buddy wearable blankets are made with soft, breathable muslin fabric that keeps kids comfortable year-round, even on hot summer nights. Zippers down each side lets the wearable blanket open flat to get a sleepy baby in and out easily and make late-night diaper changes a snap.
Have a great trip!