Travelling with a child can be a terrifying concept for any parent. There are so many baby travel essentials to consider. Whether it’s a long flight or a road trip, things won’t quite ever be the same. Your packing list will now consist of new travel essentials such as travel toys and gadgets to keep them occupied, booster seats and whatever you do, don’t forget the changing bag!
Travelling with your baby
For all the active, travel junky parents out there – going away with your baby doesn’t have to be difficult and that’s where Graco comes in.
Partnering with leading brands, LittleLife, Bloomsbury Mill, Aqua Wipes and online favourite Dadsnet, Graco’s microsite is packed with tips on the best products to rely on for a fuss-free break. Whether you’re planning a staycation or are heading to sunnier climes with your little one this summer, Graco has got parents covered with a microsite full of parent-to-parent tips and baby travel essentials and recommendations to help relieve some of the difficulties you might face away from home, so you can sit back in the sunshine and relax… to some extent, at least!
Best age to travel overseas with a baby
Graco turned to its 18,800 followers to gain an insight into what parents worry about when travelling with their baby. They discovered that the majority of parents wait until their baby is at least 3 months before they travel. 55% of parents report taking their own equipment to ensure a ‘home away from home’ experience for their little one.
Partnering with leading brands, LittleLife, Bloomsbury Mill, and Aqua Wipes, Graco’s microsite is packed with tips on the best products to rely on for a fuss-free break.
Travel Cot: Graco’s FoldLite
As far as baby travel essentials go, a travel cot is up there in our top slot of baby gear to invest in. Graco’s newest and most lightweight travel cot makes packing and using it away from home a doddle with its 2-way fold and super space-saving qualities.
As light as a feather
Finally, a travel cot on the market that provides all the solutions to your problems. This cot is guaranteed to make your holiday run that little bit more smoothly and take the weight off your shoulders, quite literally.
Travelling with kids can feel like a circus, but living up to its name, the cot weighs just 6.78kg and halves in size when packed down so it’s perfect for the out-and-about parents that need a helping hand on their busy ventures.
No matter how far or long you are choosing to travel the FoldLite Travel Cot is durable, practical and reliable and takes no more than 60 seconds out of your day or night to assemble. And when it’s not needed, it simply packs it away in your suitcase or comfortably stores it in the boot of your car.
Don’t be fooled by its lightweight and simplicity, it is also strong and robust and once in place guarantees your child a safe and peaceful sleep. Last but certainly not least, the cot offers outstanding value for money by doubling as an indoor play tent. With travelling often comes a lot of waiting around and having a play tent on hand can offer a great distraction for your kids.
Highchair, Graco’s Snack N’ Stow™ Highchair
A highchair is an essential item for trips away. If you’re going abroad, ensure wherever you’re staying has one on hand. If you’re travelling to your destination by car, Graco has the ideal solution to take with you.
The Snack N’ Stow highchair benefits from a simple lightweight design, offering total peace of mind when it comes to feeding your baba when you’re away from home. The highchair’s roomy seat and wipe-clean large tray provide the perfect space for your baby to eat their meals, or chill out while you see to chores.
Its simple fold makes storage a doddle, and weighing only 5.4kg, the Snack N’ Stow highchair is light and fabulously compact, so it’s great for bunging in the boot of the car for trips away.
Graco’s TraveLite™ Lightweight Stroller
With a little one in tow, it’s essential to invest in a decent compact, lightweight pushchair suitable for travel. So many parents make the rookie error of leaving the buggy at home – only to sorely regret it. We get that it’s not always feasible to pack your main stroller, so having a second lightweight option for trips away is a must. Whether you’re navigating airports, exploring unfamiliar streets or eating dinner al fresco while your baby naps next to you, a comfy, compact pushchair will make life so much easier. Believe us.
The TraveLite is a lightweight stroller with compact proportions that will fit neatly into the car boot but feels reassuringly sturdy to push, protecting little one on every adventure.
Weighing only 7kg, the TraveLite offers an easy, compact fold, with an automatic folding lock to keep your buggy packed neatly away when stowed.
With a built-in carry handle, you can pick it up and take it anywhere. There’s a large, easy-access storage basket so you can pack all the essentials you’ll need.
Graco’s award-winning 360° degrees rotating car seat is an essential purchase for easy transfer in and out of the car for stress-free days out and staycations this year.
The Turn2Me offers a five-position recline in both rearward and forward-facing modes and improved neck and back support for ultimate relaxation, so your baby can journey in complete comfort, no matter how far the destination.
An Isofix car seat, Graco’s Turn2Me will see your little one through this summer and beyond, growing with your baby into early childhood. The Turn2Me offers extended rearward facing from 0-18kg (birth to approx. 4 years) and forward-facing from 9-18kg (1 to approx. 4 years).
Other baby travel essentials
When it comes to your family travel checklist, don’t forget to pack the wet wipes! Aqua Wipes are plastic-free, biodegradable baby wipes, super soft for sensitive baby and toddler skin. They’re one of the most eco-friendly wet wipes for peace of mind on messy days indoors and out.
For little ones on the move, keep them safe with one of LittleLife’s super-fun toddler backpacks. Choose from a range of themed bags complete with reins so you can keep hold of your precious cargo at all times!
LittleLife also has some fabulous options when it comes to babywearing and we love the Acorn Baby Carrier, their first front-and-back carrier. What’s special about this product is that it has been innovatively designed to ensure comfort and longevity. Suitable from birth to three years, the carrier has four front and back carrying positions that enable easy carrying as your child grows bigger.
For baby gear in fun and vibrant designs, Graco recommends Bloomsbury Mill for sleep and baby essentials to keep your little safe and snug both home and away. Bloomsbury Mill’s 100% organic cotton muslin sleeping bags are a great choice for your baby, and their muslins and swaddles are worth packing on every trip. With multiple uses, you never know what they might come in handy for!
To help you enjoy the best of life’s adventures, check out My Baba’s complete family travel checklist.