Toddlers come with stuff, lots of stuff. There is literally something for everything out there and weeding through the hoards of unitaskers and entertainment options can be overwhelming. After going through our fair share of toddler travel items there have been many we would never buy again. However, there have been a fair amount of great items that we love and have caught the eye of other parents as well. We put together a list of the most common toddler travel items we own that other parents have lusted after. This article contains affiliate links.
A Lightweight Stroller That You Can Carry Over Your Shoulder
Looking for the ideal umbrella stroller? We fell in love with the Summer Infant 3Dlite Convenience Stroller. Not only does it recline, have pockets, a cupholder and basket underneath but it folds up with a strap so you can carry it over your shoulder. Amazing Right?! How many times do you get stuck pushing an empty stroller or need it to be portable? The other great thing is that they are durable. It may be a little bit more money but you will likely only buy one of these compared to three or four of the cheaper ones that tend to rip easier.
The Portable Booster Chair
We bought this chair for two reasons. 1) We were staying at a condo and was the perfect way to avoid bringing a highchair. 2) We travel frequently to see our family so this ensured she would always have a seat wherever we go. The Munchkin Brica GoBoast Travel Booster Seat is lightweight and easy to install on practically any chair. It does have a buckle and wipes down easily. It even has a compartment underneath for a little extra storage.
A Collapsible Potty Seat
This is great for tiny hineys who get swallowed up in the big potty. Going through potty training it is inevitable that they always need to go when they are furthest away from a potty their size. We invested in this Collapsible Potty Seat on a whim and couldn’t be happier. It is collapsible and easily fits into a purse or diaper bag. Don’t worry, it has its own separate bag for clean storage. It comes in multiple colors and characters as well!
A Great Toddler Travel Item- A Portable Utensil Set
Stop watching scoop after scoop of food end up on the floor from your little one using a spoon that is way too big by investing in this little gem. I know you have had the struggle of prying a metal fork out of your tot’s hands after they almost stabbed an eye out or turned their plate into a cymbal. We happened to stumble upon our plastic utensil set at a souvenir shop in a zoo, but there are plenty of options out there. I personally like the ones with their own case and includes a reusable straw.
This Amazing Toddler Proof Nightlight
My sister stumbled upon this AWESOME mushroom nightlight for her daughter, that we immediately had to purchase. Not only is this little light portable, but it can also be thrown down the stairs, slammed against the wall and beat on in true toddler fashion. Regardless of the toddler trauma it ensues it still shines. In multiple colors as well! The soft bendy plastic makes it super portable and able to slide into any carryon.
These Awesome Travel Books Are Great Toddler Travel Items
Water Wow Books
I adore these reusable Water Wow watercolor books. They are simple to use, don’t take up a ton of space and my daughter loves them. The only thing is you will need to find water to put in your pen. We usually carry a bottle of water with us or tend to use these at restaurants.
Reusable Sticker Books
A new favorite in our household is these reusable sticker books. Once again it doesn’t take up a ton of space and tends to bring out the creativity in my little gal. Keep in mind that the stickers start to lose their stick once they are placed on items other than the designated sticker book.
No Mess Coloring Books
Whoever invented markers that only work on special paper should have won the noble prize. This is a brilliant way to let kids create without any mess. A variety of different no mess coloring books can be found from princesses to dinosaurs.
The World’s Best Sticky Mat
If your toddler is still in need of a placemat the Tidy Tykes one reigns supreme. Our daughter had difficulty getting the mats up and actually liked the simple designs more so than any character mat we purchased. Prior to her using a plate and utensils these were a staple for all our meals eating out.
These are just a few of our favorite items that we use while traveling. If you are looking for more advice on traveling with a toddler check out our road-tripping and hotel tips with a toddler in tow.
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