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The Top 10 Must-Have Products for Holidaying Families in 2023

Traveling as a family is a treasured time of exploration and bonding. However, it can be a challenging task, especially when you have little ones in tow. From ensuring your child’s comfort during a long flight to making your way through crowded airports, the right gear can make all the difference in creating a smooth and enjoyable journey. Here, we’ve compiled the top 10 must-have products for holidaying families, with a fun twist to keep your travels exciting and worry-free.

  1. BabyBjorn Travel Cot Light

No family holiday is complete without a safe and comfortable place for your little one to rest. The BabyBjorn Travel Cot Light, weighing just 6kgs, is your ideal travel companion. It’s a compact and lightweight baby bed designed for newborns up to approximately 3 years old. This travel cot from the renowned Swedish baby products company BabyBj√∂rn offers an easy-to-use, single-movement setup, ensuring a hassle-free experience.

The cot’s fabric is machine washable, and it comes with easy-to-grip handles and a practical carry bag for effortless transportation. Plus, with its airy design, you can always keep an eye on your baby, providing a safe, snug sleeping environment wherever your family adventure takes you.

2. Maxi-Cosi Mico Plus Infant Carrier

Providing optimal comfort and safety for your little one during travel, the Maxi-Cosi Mico Plus Infant Carrier is a must-have for holidaying families. Designed to accommodate newborns through to 12 months, this top-rated infant carrier features superior side impact protection, an extendable, reflective sun canopy, and a convenient airplane compliance certification for families on the go. Its lightweight design and compatibility with most strollers make transitions from car to stroller effortless. Comfortably padded and featuring a 5-point safety harness, the Maxi-Cosi Mico Plus ensures a secure and comfy ride for your baby, making your family travel experience smoother and more enjoyable.

  1. Babyzen YoYo2 Stroller

Navigating through airports, city streets, and public transport is a breeze with the Babyzen YoYo2 stroller. Suitable for children aged 6 months up to 22 kg (approximately 4 years old), this lightweight, compact stroller folds and unfolds with just one hand, making it easy to manage while holding your baby.

The four-wheel suspension ensures a smooth ride on various terrains, while the UPF 50+ sun protection canopy shields your little one from harmful rays. The spacious under-seat storage basket is perfect for storing all your essentials, and the 5-point safety harness ensures your baby’s security during your journeys.

  1. Stokke BedBox by JetKids

Long flights can be a breeze with the Stokke BedBox. This ride-on suitcase is not just a fun airport transit companion for your child; it also easily transforms into a leg rest or in-flight bed. Suitable for children aged 2-7 years old, the BedBox is lightweight and comes with a 20-litre storage capacity for your child’s toys, snacks, and essentials.

The BedBox is approved by numerous airlines and is suitable for trains and ferries. Plus, it’s equipped with shock-absorbing front swivel wheels for excellent manoeuvring, and a multi-purpose adjustable strap for carrying or pulling the BedBox.

  1. Ergobaby Omni 360 Baby Carrier

A baby carrier is a must-have for active, on-the-go families, and the Ergobaby Omni 360 is a crowd favourite. This all-in-one, newborn-ready carrier grows with your child, providing four comfortable and ergonomic positions (front-inward, front-outward, hip, and back carry). Its innovative design adjusts to your growing baby, accommodating newborns starting at 7lbs. without the need for an infant insert. It’s breathable, lightweight, and designed for all genders with its adjustable padded shoulder straps and lumbar support for extra comfort.

  1. Skip Hop Portable Baby Changing Mat

A lightweight, compact changing mat is an essential tool for families traveling with a baby. The Skip Hop Portable Baby Changing Mat is a stylish and practical choice that can be unfolded with just one hand. It features a cushioned changing pad and a transparent wipes case, all while fitting snugly into any bag or purse. Its built-in pillow and large mesh pockets make diaper changes quick and comfortable, wherever you are.

  1. Nuby Travel Booster Seat

Eating on the go is a breeze with the Nuby Travel Booster Seat. This lightweight, portable seat attaches securely to standard dining chairs, making it perfect for use at restaurants or visiting family and friends. It features a 3-point safety harness, adjustable straps, and a secure, locking mechanism for extra safety. Plus, its built-in storage compartment is great for keeping feeding essentials close at hand.

  1. Milton Mini Portable Soother Steriliser

Keep your baby’s pacifiers germ-free while on the move with the Milton Mini Portable Soother Steriliser. This innovative steriliser cleans and sterilises soothers on the go in just 15 minutes, killing bacteria and viruses without the need for heat, steam, or electricity. It’s compact and easy to use, making it an excellent addition to your travel gear.

  1. BabyMoov Anti-UV Tent

Protect your little one from the sun’s harmful rays with the BabyMoov Anti-UV Tent. This pop-up tent provides UPF 50+ protection and is great for use at the beach or park. It’s lightweight, easy to set up, and comes with a carry bag for convenient transportation. Plus, its large mesh windows allow for good ventilation and visibility, giving your child a comfortable, protected space to play or rest.

  1. Trunki Ride-On Suitcase

Last but not least, make travel fun for your little one with the Trunki Ride-On Suitcase. This innovative suitcase doubles as a ride-on toy, keeping kids entertained during long airport waits. It’s durable, lightweight, and comes with a secure lock and soft rubber trim to protect little fingers. Plus, it’s cabin-friendly and comes in a range of exciting designs to suit every child’s personality.

Conclusion

Traveling with kids doesn’t have to be daunting. With the right products, you can ensure a smooth, enjoyable journey for the whole family. From smart sleep solutions to fun and practical travel gear, these must-have items can turn any family holiday into an unforgettable adventure. So why wait? Start planning your next family vacation today!

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