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One of the most challenging parts about traveling with kids is knowing what to bring. What is necessary? And what really helps makes your trip with kids easier? Check out my favorite items.

Cosco Convertible Car Seats– A relatively inexpensive, 12 LBS car seat good for babies and infants weighing 5 to 40 LBS

WAYB Pico Travel Car Seat– Only 8 LBS, foldable, and can fit in the overhead compartment of the airplane. Perfect for travelers 22-50 LBS.

CARES Child Airplane Harness– This 5-point, FAA Harness, gives your child the protection of a car seat without the bulkiness. This harness can easily fit in your diaper bag. For kids 22-44 LBS.

GB Pockit Stroller- You can literally roll on the airplane with the stroller and place it in the overhead compartment. Perfect for kiddos 6 months and older.

BabyZen YOYO2 Stroller– Lightweight and compact, also with the ability to fit overhead on the plane. This stroller is customizable with various features.

Baby Jogger, City Mini– This stroller is perfect for infants and toddlers. Plus it folds compactly with one hand.

Baby Jogger, City Select Stroller– parent of multiples? This stroller can quickly go from a singleton stroller to a double stroller. Plus, it’s compatible with a variety of car seats, perfect for traveling with infants.

Foldable Wagon– If a stroller doesn’t fit your “toddler’s” style, try a wagon. It’s perfect to fit multiple toddlers and/or their belongings. And if they need to burn energy, have them pull it.

JetKids BedBox– Perfect to not only transport your kiddo and his belongings through the airport but also turns their airplane seat into a bed (see picture above.)

Inflatable Travel Pillow– Another great way to easily turn your kiddo’s airplane seat into a bed.

JetKids CloudSleeper– A compact and portable inflatable bed with an integrated pump. Also great to use at home or for sleepovers.

Inflatable Travel Toddler Bed– Toddler bed with bumpers. The pump comes with the purchase.

Portable Blackout Curtains– Perfect for the kiddos who need a pitch black room to sleep.

Portable Sound Machine– This comes in handy for kiddos who are accustomed to falling asleep to white noise.

Window Clings– allow kids to use their imagination as they place the removable stickers on the back of the seat or window. Plus their inexpensive as you can find them a lot of times at the Dollar Store.

Felt Friends Craft Activity– Bring your little one’s creativity to life with these sticker felts that create beautiful designs.

Mess-Free Coloring– A great way to let your kids color, without the mess.

Small Toddler Puzzles– A great way to keep your little one’s brain working, while on the go.

Suction Toys– Bright, colorful toys that can stick on top of one another or on various items.

Magnetic Tiles– One of my kiddo’s favorites. The possibilities with these are endless. From creating different figures to practicing colors and shapes.

Foldable Headphones– Easy to transport headphones for kids 3 and older. It includes a 24-month hassle-free warranty.

Fire HD Tablet– Great for kiddos with the ability to download some of your favorite streaming apps. It includes a 24-month hassle-free warranty.

Portable Breastmilk Chiller– This breastmilk chiller can keep 34 ounces of breastmilk cold for up to 20 hours.

Add a Bag Luggage Strap– Trying to figure out how you’re going to transport you and your kiddo’s luggage. This strap works magic!

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