In this fast-paced world, we often spend our time in front of the computer – working, checking our social media websites, and so on. Such things can make our lives stressful, especially if they are done daily. We have to practice the “pause” and stay away from this kind of routine once in a while. If not, it can take a heavy toll on our health and wellness.

If you want to take a break, do it by exploring a place you have never been to before. Take your family with you, and if you will be traveling with kids, it requires more preparation. In addition, flying with them is quite intimidating as you do not know what can happen before, during and after your flight. However, do not fly off the handle. Just be ready. Here are some of the must-have items you have to bring when traveling with kids that can come in handy on your next vacation.


Anything can happen on the plane that is why you have to be prepared. Food and drinks can spill and your little one may need to go the bathroom because of an upset stomach. So, make sure that you have extra clothes in your carry-on bag. Do not forget to bring extra underwear, too.


Bring a messy mat that your little one can use at the hotel or any place where you will check in. It is designed to withstand any messy situation that your little one will possibly do. It is lightweight and handy – perfect for parents who are always on the go.

Insulated Water Bottle

Cabin crews do not come around too often to ask your needs or wants including the kids. For that reason, bring an insulated water bottle that can keep drinks hot or cold for hours. Be sure to bring a stainless-steel straw, too.

Travel Pillow

Carry a travel pillow for your little one so he or she can sleep comfortably especially on long-haul flights. Get one that is easy to blow up and fold flat.


Flight delays are common and your little one may have tantrums that can cause to spoil your vacation. That is why bring snacks for you and your little one. All the more you have to do it if you will be flying from one continent to another.


Travel headphones are one of the items that can keep your little one entertained while on the flight. He or she can use it to watch a movie on his or her smartphone or tablet. See to it that the headphone is child-friendly, though.

Activity Books

Kids get bored easily. If you do not want your little one to throw sudden outbursts, be sure to bring activity books that can make him or busy on the flight. It is a perfect alternative if you want to minimize screen time, too. Remember, kids love activity books, such as colouring books, word searches, and the likes.

First Aid Kit

A well-stocked first aid kit is something you should never forget to bring when traveling with kids. It has to include antiseptic wipes, antibiotic ointments, etc.

Make travel with your kids a pleasant one with these essentials.

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