We all gotta go somewhere sometimes. Whether it's holiday traveling or hopping from one Uber to the next, we all have places to go and baby often has to go with us. All of the products listed below are designed to make that process just a little bit easier. Being a parent is hard enough by itself; let's eliminate some of those daily headaches to make it a little easier.
Traveling with a baby can be hectic, especially when they're sleepy. Fortunately, these items can make being on the go with your little one a lot more enjoyable than before. Check out the items below!
Folding Pack n Play Mattress
If you have to take your Graco Pack n Play with you when you take your baby, this is the perfect mattress to have for it. It's soft and folds up, so you won't take up as much space in your vehicle as you would with a normal mattress. It measures 25” wide and 38” long (but measure your pack n play first!).
Baby Delight Snuggle Nest Traveler
If you want something small and portable for your baby to sleep in when you're traveling, this fits the bill. It folds down into a backpack, so you can carry it with you anywhere. It includes 4 storage compartments, so it can hold a couple of bottles and other small items. Use up until your baby is 6 months old.
Bathing your little one on the go can be a bit tricky. Most of the time, you won't likely be too far from home with your baby, but in the event that you do have to go on the road for a few days or even be gone longer than that, an easy way to bathe your little one is appreciated. Here's a few.
Blooming Bath Lotus
If you want something that's really small when it's folded up, try the Blooming Bath Lotus. It's great for bathing babies in the sink. This is great if you're just visiting family, but if you spend a lot of time in motel rooms, this may not be a great solution because of the size of hotel bathroom sinks.
Feeding on the go usually means bottles and bottle-related accessories, but sometimes that's not quite enough. These items below are designed to easily fit in your diaper bag.
OXO Tot On-The-Go Feeding Spoon With Travel Case
This feeding spoon by OXO comes with its own travel case, so no more packing baby's spoon in a ziploc bag to keep it clean in the diaper bag. The tip is made of soft silicone and the spoon isn't too deep, so you always get just the right amount of food in their mouth.
Being safe with your baby in public is always something to be aware of, but it can be challenging sometimes due to some of the ridicule we get for “overdoing it”. But, hey, they're our kids, not everybody else's right? Check out these travel must haves below.
Toddler Walking Wrist Link
800,000 children are reported missing in the United States every single year. People make fun of parents who put their kids on leashes all the time, but you know what? Forget what other people say. Kids get lost or kidnapped from public areas all the time and it's worth the tiny bit of ridicule if it saves their life.
This wrist link will help make sure that your baby stays attached to you at all times; the simple fact that it's visibly attached will deter to-be kidnappers from even making an attempt at a snatch and grab.
The NaviGate for Babies
This baby gate is foldable, portable, collapsible, requires no tools to assemble, and you're going to love it. The wall connector part has a steel telescoping system, so it adapts easily to different widths at top and bottom. It includes its own carrying case and weighs only 5 pounds. So, if you need something that's portable and can be used in almost any doorway or walkway, this is for you.
High Chairs & Seating
Just seating in general for babies can be a hassle unless you want to leave them in their car seat all the time. Who wants to do that, though? They stay in those long enough. Check out these portable seating solutions below.
Primo Lap Baby
When you're out in public, sometimes you just want your baby in your lap. But, having to constantly hold them with one arm can get old quick. The Primo Lap Baby solves that problem by allowing your child to sit restrained in your lap while they entertain themselves with whatever toy you've attached to the toy strap. Whether you're in a restaurant or a waiting room, there's no more need to bring a car seat in when you have a lap baby.
Cozy Cover Easy Seat
No more bringing the car seat into the restaurant with this one, either, once baby can sit up on their own. This portable high chair should fit around any standard dining chair and make it easy to make your little one stay put. It's made of cloth and some padding, so it folds down pretty small for traveling. Perfect for diaper bags!
When your toddler's gotta go, they gotta go. There's no better place for them to do their business than in their own potty. These solutions below will help with everything from public toilets to roadside emergencies.
Portable Baby Child Potty
Almost every parent with a toddler has had the “I gotta pee” emergency while going down the road. What used to be a big deal that could turn into a big mess is now not so much of an issue. This portable baby potty works great for little boys that already know how to pee in a potty. A version is also made for little girls, as well.
OXO Tot 2-in-1 Go Potty for Travel
This is a travel potty that folds down and uses disposable liners, so you don't ever have to worry about cleaning a potty ever again. It can also be used as an adapter for public toilet seats, so no more worries about baby catching anything from unclean public restrooms.
Car seats were a fantastic invention, but since then, we've had so many accessories invented for them that the options can be overwhelming. Fortunately, there is at least one alternative to a booster seat for a toddler and car seat accessories that actually matter. Check them out below.
Safe Traffic System Travel Vest
We've never seen anything like this before, but this is intended to be a replacement for regular booster seats for toddlers from 30 to 60lbs. It's easier to travel with, especially if you have to switch vehicles often, such as when you're normally using taxis or Uber to get around town. The buckle takes some getting used to, but it's designed so kids can't take it off by themselves.
Having a safe place for your baby to play when you're traveling is important, especially if you'll be spending a lot of time outside. Portable playpens are great for keeping the little ones in one place if you're camping or at the beach. Check these out below!
Summer Infant Pop N' Play Portable Playard
This portable playpen by Summer has a whopping 14 square feet of play space for your baby. It's definitely big enough that you can fit more than one or two toddlers in it at the same time and all of their toys. Summer also makes both a half and a full canopy to put over the top to block the sun and you can purchase either separately.
Regalo My Play Portable Playard
This playpen is huge. It's 62 inches wide and 26 inches tall. It includes a simple folding design and it easy to both set up and take down; if you're an active person and like your baby to be involved in outdoor activities, you can't go wrong with this one. When you need to clean it, you can simply hand wash, wipe down, and dry before putting into storage.
Barbara Hyde is a stay at home parent of 3 children, Julia, Mark, and Mason. She enjoys shopping for clothes, home goods, and listening to Spotify.