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My wife and I love to travel. During the year and a half we dated before getting married, we traveled together to places like Florida, San Francisco, Peru, and Ireland. Although having kids in school has slowed down our traveling a bit, it hasn’t deterred us from taking at least a few trips every year.
Throughout the ten years we’ve been traveling with kids, we’ve come across a few items that have made traveling a little bit easier for us.
Up to a certain age, strollers are a must-have travel item. But many are bulky and cumbersome when traveling. The gb Pockit is the exception. It folds up so small that it can be easily stowed in the overhead luggage compartment of the plane. Stewardesses watch in disbelief as you transform your full size stroller down to a fraction of its original size.
Flying with car seats may be the worst. You’re nervous to check the car seat for fear of it being lost or damaged. You can bring it on the plane, but it’s big and makes it even more difficult to squeeze down the narrow aisle. The WAYB Pico is the best option we’ve found for older, front-facing kids. It folds up and fits into the included bag that can be worn as a backpack and fits in most overhead airplane compartments. It’s quite pricey, but it sure is convenient! For older kids, an inflatable booster seat is inexpensive and works well.
Anyone who has flown with kids knows you have to keep them occupied. Tablets and inflight entertainment are great options, but getting younger kids to wear normal headphones can be challenging. CozyPhones are both comfy and allow your kids become their favorite cartoon character or animal. And they double as a sleep mask!
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