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10 Essentials for Traveling with Kids

I was so honored when Beso, a lifestyle-centric search engine, asked me to share my favorite travel essentials for kids. I’ve been traveling with my daughter since she was only a few months old.

When my husband moved to New York City when Harlan was just six weeks old, I knew that I was going to have to be traveling a lot to visit him. That meant that I needed to get over my fear of flying alone with a baby. It took a couple of times, but our flights together soon became part of a normal routine and I had everything down to a science.

It only got harder when Avery was born. Traveling with two little ones is tough, but I was up for the challenge. We’ve traveled so much in the past year that both girls know the airport  and airplane routine so well. I have a travel bag just for the girls that I fill with all of the essentials to get us through our trip. You can check out where to get all of these products over at Beso!

  • My Top 10 Traveling Essentials 1 of 11
    My Top 10 Traveling Essentials
    My go to list for things that you need while traveling with children.
  • Skip Hop Zoo Luggage 2 of 11
    Skip Hop Zoo Luggage
    I love to keep all of our travel essentials for the girls in one place. My three-year-old is very independent and likes to do things for herself. Letting her have her own suitcase with everything packed inside has been a lifesaver for us: Not only has she been able to pull it herself, but it keeps all of our must-have items for the kids stored and organized together.
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  • Melissa & Doug Travel Games 3 of 11
    Melissa & Doug Travel Games
    Keeping the girls busy and entertained on our trip is my ultimate goal. I love these travel games from Melissa & Doug because they offer fun for the entire family. They have memory games, travel bingo, and so much more. They provide for hours of fun and definitely make the trip go by much faster!
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  • Griffin Technology Crayola MyPhone Over-the-Ear Headphones 4 of 11
    Griffin Technology Crayola MyPhone Over-the-Ear Headphones
    My daughter loves to watch videos or play games on the iPad when we travel. I love these headphones because they let her keep the noise to herself without bothering others, plus the volume-limiting headphones are great for little ears.
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  • Pampers Baby Wipes 5 of 11
    Pampers Baby Wipes
    You don't have to have a baby to carry Pampers Baby Wipes with you. I use them constantly with both of my girls, especially when traveling. Sticky hands, runny noses, spilled drink, you name it — the Pampers Baby Wipes will help clean it up. I love Pampers wipes because they are especially durable and able to clean up a big mess. I think I'll be using these forever.
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  • Ergobaby Travel Collection Baby Carrier 6 of 11
    Ergobaby Travel Collection Baby Carrier
    I use my Ergobaby carrier every single time that I travel. It's great for the airport when you have so many other things to carry! I simply put my one-year-old in it and can pull our suitcase and hold my three-year-old's hand. I love that it gives me so much flexibility.
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  • GoGo squeeZ Pouches 7 of 11
    GoGo squeeZ Pouches
    I always bring snacks with me when we are traveling, but with a one-year-old and a three-year-old, I want to bring something that they both can eat. These pouches are amazing: They taste great, can easily be thrown in my bag, and make for easy clean up.
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  • Skip Hop Zoo Neck Rest 8 of 11
    Skip Hop Zoo Neck Rest
    My daughter always asks to bring her pillow on long trips with us, but her pillow is just too big and bulky to bring. These neck rests from Skip Hop give her the same comfort of her pillow, but are much more travel-friendly.
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  • Leap Frog Tag Reader 9 of 11
    Leap Frog Tag Reader
    My older daughter loves books, but doesn't quite know how to read yet. As much as I love reading to her, it's hard to when we are in a car or a plane. I love that the Tag Reader reads the books to her and also helps teach her to read. It also has a headphone output so that she can easily listen to her favorite book without the whole plane hearing it.
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  • Blooming Blossom Buddy Blanket 10 of 11
    Blooming Blossom Buddy Blanket
    Even though my girls are used to traveling, they still get homesick. I always make sure to bring them something that reminds them of home. They each have bunnies that they've had since birth that they love to cuddle when they are sad or upset. As soon as I notice them getting homesick or need some sort of comfort item, I hand them their bunnies and they are immediately calmed.
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  • Apple iPad Mini 11 of 11
    Apple iPad Mini
    Our iPad travels with us every single trip that we go on—I think my three year-old knows how to use it better than I do. This tablet can keep her entertained for hours, between the movies that I download before our trip, to the games that help her learn the alphabet.
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