The idea of traveling with a toddler sounds daunting, but the reality is that as parents we just have to roll up our sleeves and get on with it. Luckily there are plenty of amazing travel accessories available to make this process (just slightly) easier on us.
Traveling with a baby for any length of time is exhausting and stressful, especially when you’re trying to keep them entertained at the same time. You want to pack light but keeping your little one occupied can be difficult when you’re packing so little. So what do you need? What tips can help?…

best toddler travel bed for plane

The idea of traveling with a toddler sounds daunting, but the reality is that as parents we just have to roll up our sleeves and get on with it. Luckily there are plenty of amazing travel accessories available to make this process (just slightly) easier on us. Traveling with a baby for any length of time is exhausting and stressful, especially when you’re trying to keep them entertained at the same time. You want to pack light but keeping your little one occupied can be difficult when you’re packing so little. So what do you need? What tips can help?…

what do you need?

This is the first question you have to ask yourself. You have to plan your journey, destination and activities so you know what you need. Some of the items you might need are: Baby carrier – There are many different types of baby carriers you can use when traveling. Some of the most popular carriers include: Sling – A sling can be used with children of all ages and is perfect for breastfeeding. Wraps – A wrap is like a sling but it’s much more supportive. You can use wraps with a newborn or a toddler. Stroller – You might want to consider bringing a travel stroller with you. This will mean you can easily walk around with your baby. Car seat – If you’re flying with a baby or a toddler, you will need to bring a car seat with you. Most airlines will insist you use this. Stroller board – If you’re taking a car seat on the plane, a stroller board is a great way of traveling with your car seat. Jogger – If you’re traveling with a baby or a toddler, you might want to consider bringing a jogger. This will keep them occupied and is easy to push. Airplane seat – If you’re traveling with a toddler, you might want to consider getting them their own airplane seat. This will give them more space to move around in.

Our Top 10 Best Pick Products

1. JetKids BedBox Ride On & Toddler Bed for Plane

The JetKids BedBox is the mother of all kids’ suitcases and our absolute favorite accessory to take with us on our travels. The BedBox is a genius multifunctional ride-on suitcase that converts into a toddler airplane bed. Its 3-in-1 functionality allows for it to be used as a ride-on suitcase, toy storage, and toddler bed for plane travel. This makes it easier to overcome jet lag with your baby or toddler seeing as little rascals will be well.

JetKids BedBox Ride

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2. Fly Tot Inflatable Airplane Cushion

The Fly Tot inflatable airplane cushion is a super light and more economical option when compared to the JetKids Bed Box. It deflates in seconds and fits snugly inside carry-on luggage.
In flight, it converts your lucky little kiddo’s economy seat into a business class recliner, making it the perfect toddler bed for plane travel.
The handy foot pump that comes with the set makes inflation super quick easy and, safe to say, no risk of going.

Inflatable Airplane Cushion

3. Cheap Inflatable Leg Rest

This super affordable inflatable toddler flight bed is the most economic option when compared to all other leg rests. Of course, there’s a downside to the cheap price. You’ll need to inflate the cushion using your mouth, so if your oxygen capacity is close to non-existent (like mine), you might just pass out. But, that’s what husbands are for, right? Still, an inflatable leg rest is still the best form of toddler bed for plane.

Inflatable Leg Rest

4. MuuHoo Ride On Suitcase

The MuuHoo Ride On Suitcase is a cute little suitcase that packs a lot of punch. It features 20 litres storage capacity and holds up to 130lbs in weight. Designed for kids aged 3-8, it folds out into a toddler airplane bed, allowing kids to lie flat and fall into a slumber. This suitcase is great for storing clothes or toys while travelling or simply as the perfect place to rest your head at night.

MuuHoo Ride On Suitcase

5. Toddler Carrier or Sling

Toddler carriers are a godsend when you need to restrain an overtired toddler throwing an epic tantrum. They’re a godsend when your baby doesn’t take to the bassinet. They’re a godsend to keep little ones calm during take-off and landing (provided the airline allows it). We’ve only ever owned Tulas because of their front-and-back carrying abilities, plus, the toddler size holds up to 27 kg (60 lbs.

Carrier or Sling

6. Travel Neck Pillow for Kids

The BCOZZY travel neck pillow was specially designed with your little ones in mind. The two arms overlap, cradling the head and preventing little chins from dropping forward. It’s unique shape and secure feel provide your kids with an overwhelming sense of comfort. Say goodbye to wild, flailing toddler heads on family road trips or flights . . . because this pillow will keep them nice and cozy!

Travel Neck Pillow for Kids

7. Plush Toddler Pillow

The Dreamtown Toddler Pillow is perfect in size and easily fits into any suitcase. With a 100% hypoallergenic, mould-resistant pillow that is also machine washable, this toddler travel pillow will keep your little one comfortable wherever they need to sleep. Sometimes kids just need a slightly larger pillow than the ones provided in-flight to get more sound sleep. Plus, it’s great for use in cars, Airbnbs and hotels when you have ahem trust issues.

Plush Toddler Pillow

8. CozyPhones Headphones for Kids

Tired of repeatedly readjusting loose headphones onto little toddler heads? I know the feeling. I’ve been there. It’s almost made me bang my head repeatedly against the emergency exit door on airplanes from mounted frustration .it will save your sanity. This genius headband invention features built-in speakers that actually stay on your kid’s head. 

Compatible with most devices, the built-in speakers are volume-limiting to protect little ears, comfortable and foldable so you can take them on adventures near and far.

CozyPhones Headphones

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9. Baby Banz Earmuffs

If your little intrepid traveller has sensitive hearing and gets easily spooked by loud noises, then a set of Baby Banz Earmuffs might just do the trick.These soft and comfortable earmuffs are specially made for infants and toddlers to protect little ears from loud noises – be it at the airport, on a daytime flight or when you’re travelling to bustling cities with non-stop traffic noise.Alternatively, you can also take disposable earplugs for kids if you don’t need one for the long run.

Baby Banz Earmuffs

10. Saline Nose Drops

As the air in airplane cabins become drier, so do our noses. Saline nose spray is an easy way to moisturize and clear out a stuffy nose. Our kids tend to get congested during long plane trips, which is why we always make sure to pack a few bottles of saline nose spray. It helps moisten their nasal passages and flush out gunk in order to help them sleep better. Pair it up with a NoseFrida Snotsucker for the ultimate combo.

Saline Nose Drops

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Buyer guide

There are so many different travel accessories available to make traveling easier with your baby. We’ve listed some of the most common here but you may want to read up on others that are specific to your journey.

Baby carrier – There are many different types of baby carriers you can use when traveling. Some of the most popular carriers include: Sling – A sling can be used with children of all ages and is perfect for breastfeeding.

Wraps – A wrap is like a sling but it’s much more supportive. You can use wraps with a newborn or a toddler.

Stroller – You might want to consider bringing a travel stroller with you. This will mean you can easily walk around with your baby.

Car seat – If you’re flying with a baby or a toddler, you will need to bring a car seat with you. Most airlines will insist you use this.

Stroller board – If you’re taking a car seat on the plane, a stroller board is a great way of traveling with your car seat.

Jogger – If you’re traveling with a baby or a toddler, you might want to consider bringing a jogger. This will keep them occupied and is easy to push.

Airplane seat – If you’re traveling with a toddler, you might want to consider getting them their own airplane seat. This will give them more space to move around in.

Conclusion

When traveling with a toddler, you can’t just throw some clothes into a bag and head out. You have to carefully think about what you’re bringing, and you need to pack light. You want to pack light but keeping your little one occupied can be difficult when you’re packing so little. These travel accessories will make things easier when traveling with a toddler.