If you’re heading out of town for the holidays, here are some great products to make your trip a little easier! Check out our recommendations, then enter to win!
Wildkin Kids Luggage
Wildkin has just the bag for your kids, no matter how many days you’ll be gone. The Rolling Duffle is perfect for longer trips, especially if you’ll be wheeling your luggage through an airport. There’s also a Traveller Duffle that is a similar size but with straps that allow it to be carried on your back (as well as handle straps and a shoulder straps).
For shorter trips, the Weekender is a good choice. It has a padded shoulder strap for comfortable carrying, and a little exterior zippered pocket. If your kid is really into pockets, the Weekender Duffel has an even bigger front pocket, and a zippered pocket on each end.
What we love most about the Wildkin Luggage is that there are so many colorful and fun prints available in each style. That means you can pick out something that uniquely fits your child’s taste.
Wildkin Sleeping Bag
If you’re kids are going to be sleeping over with relatives during the holidays, they just might need a fun sleeping bag just for them. Wildkin Sleeping Bags are warm and cozy, and come in as many colors as their luggage. They are temperature rated at 30 degrees Fahrenheit, but aren’t too warm for sleeping indoors. Made with water-resistant coated polyester, they have a 2-way zipper and come in a matching stuff sack.
The contoured hood can be drawn tight for extra warmth, but the best feature, according to my daughter, is the little velcro pocket inside.
timi & leslie Diaper Bag
Don’t let your kids have all the fun, especially if you’re toting around a diaper bag already! timi & leslie has a wide variety of classy diaper bags that don’t look like diaper bags. So much so that you’ll want to keep using it as a handbag long after the diaper days are behind you.
The bags are made from vegan faux leather are very durable and well made. Many styles come with six accessories: a changing pad with a mesh pocket to store diapers and wipes; a zippered bag to hold soiled diapers or clothes; an insulated bottle tote to keep bottles warm or cool; a matching clutch purse; matching stroller straps to hang your bag from your stroller; and an adjustable cross body, detachable strap.
The interior is lined with a water-resistant, light colored lining and plenty of pockets, zippered and otherwise. It has an inside key fob, and exterior pockets that range in number depending on the style. Some of the timi & leslie styles look more like traditional diaper bags, but most just look like handbags. The sizes vary, depending on the model, so you can choose one that fits your look.
Kidz Gear Headphones
Not everyone wants to listen to the soundtrack to Frozen for an 8 hour road trip, so headphones are a must. Kidz Gear Headphones are especially designed for little heads, but with high quality components like in standard adult headphones. Each set comes with a Volume Limit Cable to protect young ears from noise damage.
If you’re kids are planning to video chat with friends back home, or relatives far away, try out the Kidz Gear Headphones with Boom Mic. The mic folds up when not in use.
If both your kids want to watch the same movie on the airplane, don’t forget to pick up a Splitter Cable from Kidz Gear. It also has a volume limit feature that works with any standard headset or earbuds.
These Snoopy Earbuds are more compact than the headphones, but lack a microphone. They boast high performance sound, so if your limited on space these are a good choice. They come with different sizes of ear cushions for a customized fit, and a little travel pouch with the Charlie Brown and Snoopy on it.
Boogie Wipes and Nasal Spray
Sniffles are a given during the winter, and nothing ingratiates your kids to their airplane companions and relatives than a snot-free face. So don’t forget to pack a Boogie Wipe or 50. If you’re kids are allergy prone or you want to help them avoid catching whatever colds are running the gambit, bring along some Boogie Mist Nasal Spray as well.
Now you can choose between unscented, grape scent or fresh sent for these cotton fiber, saline nose wipes. They’re soothing and moisturizing and gently dissolve mucus while being paraben free.
Happy Tot Cookies
As much as you might try and avoid bribes of the food variety, sometimes a cookie or two is just what you need to distract a tired, cranky or hungry child. Happy Tot Cookies are gluten-free and made with whole grains, and are USDA Organic with only 2g of sugar per serving.
Matador Pocket Blanket
Especially if you are flying someplace warm over the holidays, you’ll want to have a blanket for everyone to relax on. At the same time, filling your checked bag with non-essentials can end up costing extra in luggage fees. So forget the picnic or beach blanket and toss a Matador Pocket Blanket in your bag instead!
It’s small enough to fit neatly into your pocket but unfolds to 55″ X 44″, which is big enough space for two people to lie down or four to sit. Matador Pocket Blankets are water repellent and puncture resistant with weighted corners for breezy days. They even have as “easy pack pattern” that makes it easy to get it back into the storage pouch.
EquiptBaby Portable Bassinet
If you’re bringing a baby along for the ride, a travel bassinet is a must. EquiptBaby has a collapsible, portable travel bassinet. All you have to do is release strap and the bassinet pops into into shape.
For extra comfort, it comes with a pad you insert into the bassinet. If you are at the park or in another outside setting, like a tropical beach, the sun shade on the portable bassinet provides SPF 50 protection. The structure is made with a see-through mesh netting that can be pulled down and clipped to sides of bassinet to keep dirt, sand and bugs off your baby.
refresH2Go Water Bottles
Staying hydrated while on the road is essential to staying healthy and happy. So make sure to bring along a reusable water bottle for each member of the family! We like refresH2Go water bottles because they include their own filter and you never know what the water will taste like at your destination. Parents get piece of mind that the family isn’t drinking water full of arsenic or chlorine and kids won’t avoid drinking the local water because “it tastes yucky”.
The replaceable filters are tested and certified by the Water Quality Association, and use natural, coconut shell activated carbon technology to filter the water. Each filter treats up to 40 gallons of water, and can be purchased in packs of 3. They also have personal drinking straws with the filter built right in!
The water bottles come in several difference styles and colors, including a slim 22oz bottle, medium 26 oz bottle, large 34 oz bottle, and a 12 oz junior bottle. All bottles are BPA-free water, top-rack dishwasher safe and have an easy flip and sip leak-proof design.
We’re excited to be giving away FOUR great prizes! You have eleven chances to win a one of these must haves for holiday travel. The giveaway is open to US Residents only, and will run through Monday, November 30st at 12AM PST.
WILDKIN: A third winner will receive their choice of either a Wildkin Sleeping Bag or a Duffel in style and print of their choosing. There are several sleeping bag styles and also a variety of duffels, so look closely!