Carly Glendinning rounds up everything you need to get away with little ones this summer…
Getting ready to go on holiday with little ones can be like a military operation. From lightweight baby carriers, to travel cot blackout canopies, here we round up our favourite must-pack items…
STOKKE SUMMER COLLECTION
Stokke’s summer collection has everything you’ll need to make travelling with little ones a breeze. From the JetKids™ by Stokke® BedBox for comfy plane travel, to the foldable Flexi Bath® Tub, quick assemble Clikk™ High Chair and easy-to-transport CloudSleeper™ JetKids™ by Stokke® Inflatable Kids’ Bed.
SHADES OF COOL LONDON DOHAR
A traditional Indian summer blanket, this dohar from Shades of Cool London is made from three layers of beautifully soft ‘Mul-Mul’ cotton. The layers trap cool air in the summer months, helping to regulate little ones’ temperature as they snooze.
OYOY LIVING DESIGN BEACH SET
This beach set from OYOY Living Design is made from silicone, so there’s no need to worry about it taking up too much space in your suitcase. We love the cute moulds it comes with, which are perfect for sandcastle building.
BABYBJÖRN TRAVEL COT
Super lightweight but sturdy, this travel cot from BabyBjörn couldn’t be easier to assemble. The comfy mattress makes it a cosy place to sleep wherever your family travels to.
LIEWOOD PONCHO TOWEL
Drying off at the beach or pool is much easier with this poncho towel from Liewood. Perfect for snuggling up after a long day of splashing and sandcastle making, or staying out of the sun.
MY CARRY POTTY
If your little one is at the potty training stage, a portable potty is a must-pack. Perfect for toilet training on-the-go, take this My Carry Potty on long car journeys and out and about in the buggy.
Packing a baby carrier is useful for getting through the airport hands free. It’s also great for sightseeing in places where you can’t take stroller, or walking on the beach! This carrier from Infantino is really lightweight and also breathable which is perfect for hot weather.
Let’s face it, travelling with little ones usually means increased screen time. A great alternative to a tablet, the tonies toniebox allows your little one to listen to stories and songs on-the-go. Pack a pair of tonies headphones so they can listen on the plane too.
Preparing a separate bag with new and favourite toys is a top tip to keep your little one entertained on long journeys. This colourful suitcase from Djeco is just the thing to pack everything into.
SNOOZESHADE FOR TRAVEL COTS
The Snoozeshade for travel cots is a genius blackout canopy that blocks out 94% of light. If your little one is used to sleeping with blackout blinds, this is a must pack for helping you to recreate their usual sleep routine – wherever you are.