Summer break is finally here, and we are busy making our summer travel plans! We will be going camping a couple of times, taking weekend trips to visit family, and possibly taking a beach trip at the end of summer (if I determine we have the energy for it)! With now five kids that we have to pack for and keep busy during our trips, I had to up my packing game. I wanted to share my finds with you, so here are five of my favorite summer travel essentials for kids!
1. Snack in the Box
This snack container is neat because it holds two different snacks, separately. Which Luca thinks is the coolest thing. His current preference is Goldfish and Chocolate Cheerios. And he doesn’t like them touching, so this container is perfect! And it’s a great size for traveling too. They come in a bunch of different colors as well. You can purchase them here.
All four of the older kiddos have iPads/Tablets, which we couldn’t survive without during our road trips. This adorable PawdPet holds Luca’s iPad so that he can play games and watch movies hands-free. It can be laid on it’s back or side, and also has a pouch in the back to store the iPad or tablet when it isn’t in use. And as you can see, there is also a strap for carrying. So convenient! PawdPets are available in two sizes (mobile or tablet), and there are four different animal choices. Luca has Scout! You can order yours here. Free shipping on all orders!
3. Psi Bands
Our girl gets very car sick, so these bands are a life saver!! They are drug-free, adjustable, comfortable to wear, waterproof, and reusable! Psi Bands are also super affordable – under $15 for the pair. They come in a variety of patterns and colors for both boys and girls too. You can find a list of stores and retailers here to purchase yours!
4. e-cloth Hand and Face Cleaning Kit
Now that Sonny is eating baby food, messes are pretty frequent! We love our e-cloth hand and face cleaning kit, because it is chemical free, and safe to use on my little guy. You’re just cleaning with water! The kit comes with a carrying pouch, a spray bottle, ten reusable cloth wipes (which are super soft), and a laundry bag. It is the perfect size to throw in your diaper bag. e-cloth offers different pouch styles too! You can find your kit here.
5. mifold Grab-and-Go Car Booster Seat
So this product is absolutely amazing, and I’m so excited to share it with you! It’s the mifold Grab-and-Go Car Booster Seat, and it’s honestly a life-saver for traveling with kids, and really for everyday life! Especially when you have multiple kids in car seats! mifold is the most advanced, compact and portable booster seat in the world, and it’s more than ten times smaller than a regular booster. And most importantly – it’s just as safe.
It’s super simple to install too. You can do it in three easy steps. First, adjust mifold to fit the child: side arms width and shoulder strap length. Second, fasten seat belt and insert the lap belt into both mifold lap belt guides. Lastly, clip the mifold shoulder strap onto the chest seatbelt to hold it on the shoulder. That’s it! You can watch this video to see exactly how easy it is.
Luca loves his new seat, and we will definitely be getting mifold booster seats for Enzo and Sonny when they reach that stage. They come in a bunch of fun colors too. You can order yours here!
I hope you guys found this list helpful! Please let me know what your favorite summer travel essentials are in the comments below!