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42 Products Every Travel Savvy Parent Should Invest In

Whether you're flying or driving, here are some useful things to make holiday travel with the kiddos as stress-free as possible ✈️ 🏝.

We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

1. A car seat travel bag designed to help protect your valuable car seat while you travel. Plus, it comes with padded back straps to make navigating crowded airports a little less painful.

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It's universally sized to fit standard infant, convertible, and booster car seats.

Promising review: "This thing was a lifesaver. Only one flight so far but still looks brand new. Would definitely recommend this bag. *Update* After five more flights, the bag still looks good as new, no rips or tears and the car seat is still spotless. I couldn’t have navigated the airports I did without this bag. Highly recommend it!" —Alaskan Mommy

Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

2. A Montessori busy board for keeping ~busy little bees~ occupied figuring out the mechanics of zippers, buttons, laces and buckles. It also folds up conveniently with handles — making it easy to carry on the go.

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Promising review: "This busy board is hands-down our most favorite for our 1-year-old toddler! Whether we keep it at home or bring it in the car with us, it keeps our little toddler busy by playing with the various buckles and zippers for long periods of time. The busy board is a good size and fits most diaper bags. It is designed with materials soft to the touch and is accessible and easy to use for any ages! Also it is a great alternative to using a tablet or smartphone, especially in public places because it’s very quiet to play with. Overall we’re very pleased with this product and the quality of it. We definitely recommend it to any parent!!"—Vianne Bratsis/Angelo Bratsis

Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

3. A pack of toilet seat covers to have on hand if it feels like an impossible-seeming task to keep your child's hands off those gross public restroom seats.

Reviewer's photo showing the seat cover on a toilet
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Promising review: "LOVEEEEE THESE. I bought these for my recent Disney trip. They are huge, they cover the entire seat with a little extra, so there’s zero worrying over touching the seat. And best of all, they’re a good paper material. It’s thick, unlike the paper-thin one’s you’d find in the stalls at Disney. An absolute must for moms since kids don’t fit on the seat all that great; or like mine who puts her hands on the seat. Even with no kids, and you hate public restrooms like I do, just put like two or three in your bag for the day and you’re golden." —Stephanie Toledo

Get a pack of 24 covers at Amazon for $9.99.

4. An LCD writing tablet that'll keep future Einsteins busy practicing their numbers and letters whether they're in a car or plane. They might even consider trading their iPad for this cool gadget.

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Promising review: "We bought this pad to take on a long car trip with our 4-year- old granddaughter. She is usually traveling with her nose stuck to an iPad, I was looking for something to get her out of watching iPad all trip. This did the trick! She drew all kinds of things, practiced her numbers and letters, and played games with me. It was great to have something that didn’t need to be charged." —Trudie Paschetag

Get it from Amazon for $23.99.

5. A leather passport case with a protective side sleeve for your vaccine card, to ensure your important cards don't go missing while juggling kids and luggage!

black, blue, red, and white passport cases
Henney's Boutique

Henney's Boutique is a California-based Etsy shop that specializes in passport holders. 

Promising review: "Glad I got these for myself and my family." —Donna chiz 

Get it from Henney's Boutique on Etsy for $10

6. A back seat car organizer boasting eight large pockets that'll keep tablets at eye level but out of your little one's lap *and* declutter all their snacks, toys drinks, and random stuff piled up in your backseat so it can spark joy again.

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Promising review: "This was so useful for vacation! The straps will for a variety of seats, material is very sturdy (the kids really put it to the test!), and it holds so much! My only complaint is that the pockets were too narrow for a water bottle, but they were perfect for holding markers, crayons, small snacks, and coloring books. We were able to remove it from the seat with all materials still in it and hang it on a chair in the hotel room for kids to have their supplies there, too." —LeaM

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

7. And a kids' travel table complete with a tablet viewing stand, a cup holder, a dry-erase board that doubles as an eating tray, and storage pockets for pens and toys — literally everything your kids need to prevent the inevitable cries of "Are we there yet?"

A model watching the tablet and coloring on the table in a car
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Promising review: "Literal must-have for traveling with kids. We use this on long car trips or vacations. It’s a great place to color and keep markers and pencils close and it's also great for eating in the car. Many vacations we grab fast food to eat while we are driving and it’s so much easier for the kids to eat with this tray that keeps all their snacks and food close to them. I honestly don’t know how we traveled without this!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

8. An inflatable toddler travel bed perfect for ensuring that kiddos who have outgrown the pack 'n' play won't roll out of bed (thanks to the bumpers) — and so grownups can have the hotel bed all to themselves. Win-win.

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Promising review: "My 2-year-old son recently transitioned out of his crib and we were nervous about what to do when traveling over the holidays (no more travel crib). This was a perfect solution. The bed is easy to inflate and it only takes a few minutes. The little mattress is separate so it’s easy to put on a sheet (We used the same sheet from my son's toddler bed to try and make it more like 'home') and I love the bumpers on it. It's strong enough to handle my son diving around on it and both of us laying on it but even if he did pop a hole they include patches." —Sofia A

Get it from Amazon for $74.92.

9. A sleek touchless forehead thermometer compact and lightweight enough to toss into a purse or backpack. It has a built-in sensor that measures in seconds — letting you take your little one's temperature without disturbing them while they're sleeping.

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Promising review: "I purchased this to take on our recent vacation during the COVID-19 outbreak. I didn't want any surprises since we were flying both directions so I decided to take a thermometer with me. I wanted one that would be easy to use on four people and this was ideal. Just put in batteries and put the thermometer near a person's forehead and voilà! One of our kids did get a temperature while we were gone. This was due to too much sun. Fortunately, by having the thermometer we were able to assess and address the issue quickly and were able to get the temperature back in the normal range quickly. What a great tool." —Soup1958

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

10. A waterproof trash can ideal for road trips with messy little ones to contain all the trash that somehow always ends up on the car floor. *sigh*

lunch box-sized black car trash can with liner bags
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Promising review: "By far, this is the best trash can for a car I’ve had in my life! And yes, I have tried others! I have a small SUV, and this is large enough to collect the trash from receipts, napkins, and apple sauce pouches from my kid, and straps to the back of my console so it’s in easy reach! The snaps on the side keep a trash bag in place, but if there is a spill it’s very easy to clean! And the lid keeps everything inside if it happens to get kicked! I definitely recommend!" —Kristi

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (also available in a larger size with a lid).

11. And a pack of vomit bags with a twist-and-seal structure that'll come to the rescue when a tummy bug hits on the road.

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Promising review: "I purchased this item originally for my 4-year-old because he gets car sick a lot. This product has saved my and my husband’s car seats many times. I work in hospitals and I think the quality of these bags are more durable than the ones at the hospital. We have used them first hand in our family and there have never been any leaks or problems with them. I like about they are stackable and you can store them in small places. We keep some in our night stands, in our car arm rests and in our couch arm rests. You never know when you might need them. This is a great product and I will continue to purchase these for our family." —BoyMom💙

Get a pack of 45 from Amazon for $17.99.

12. An easy-to-apply SPF 70 suncreen stick because this stuff is specifically formulated to apply easily to wet skin (no need to towel-dry before reapplying) during water play.

Sunscreen stick
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Promising review: "We take this everywhere. Don't think I'll ever use another sunscreen! We spent a week in Cancun with our 10-month old and this stuff was great! He never got burned, didn't seem to be bothered by us putting this on, and it was SO convenient. Best part is the size. It's smaller than a deodorant stick, which is great. Fits super easily in a pocket/diaper bag/anything. So easy and convenient, seriously, buy this; you won't be disappointed.."—SJU82

Get it from Amazon for $7.97.

13. And a Burt's Bees sunburn soother if — despite your best efforts — the whole fam gets burned after a day in the sun. It's made with aloe vera and coconut oil to gently alleviate pain, redness, and swelling.

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Promising review: "Throw away your plain aloe and buy this immediately! I will never not have this on hand in the summer/on vacation. It works miraculously well, and by the next day you’re totally good. Approved by my kids too!" —KMR

Get it from Amazon for $4.41.

14. A game-changing Honest Company diaper rash spray to make diaper changes less of a hassle on the go — and ensure your fingernails aren't victimized by that greasy, sticky paste.

The bottle of diaper rash cream spray
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Promising review: "Very useful. It's perfect now with the covid19, to avoid touching a lot the baby when you are on the go or out of your house." —Amazon Customer

Promising review: "So easy when you need diaper cream on the go! No mess, no harsh chemicals, works like a charm."  —Rebecca Long

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

15. And a travel-sized antiseptic and pain relief spray that'll work fast to treat ouchies when you're out and about.

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Promising review: "This is the perfect travel item to throw in my diaper bag. With a rambunctious toddler, I can always use some Neosporin on the go!" —Kelsey Marciano

Get it from Amazon for $4.97+ (available in three sizes).

16. A Road Trip Box with 60 activity ideas and fun discussion questions to grab at a moment's notice when you run out of ideas for entertaining the kiddos.

Wooden coins in a box
The Idea Box Kids / Etsy

The Idea Box Kids is a small biz based in Wilsonville, Oregon, that specializes in kid-powered, secretly educational activities.

Recommended for ages 3+.

Get it from The Idea Box Kids on Etsy for $24.99.

17. Or a set of games for the road that'll cut down on screentime while traveling and prevent nonstop cries of "are we there yet?"

the car game
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Promising review: "For a quick and convenient game that can literally be taken anywhere, this game is perfect! The cost was great and the games are fun, quick, and can be played by kids and adults of all ages. I would love to see families pulling these cards out while waiting for dinner at a restaurant or while sitting in the subway together rather than everyone pulling out their iPhones! These fun interactive games will get the whole family talking and playing together. Love it! I did notice that on a couple of the cards my daughter, who’s 8 years old, had to read the card a couple of times or hand it to me to explain to her, but once I read the directions she was good to go. Overall a great purchase!" —Julie

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

18. A pack of Melissa & Doug Reusable Water-Reveal Activity Pads aka a *godsend* in a car, plane, or restaurant. Just fill the pen with water and watch the kiddos color ~over and over~. Who knew you could enjoy a glass of wine without fearing a crayon explosion?

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Promising review: "My family and I went on a 27-hour road trip for the Christmas holiday. Needless to say I was a bit anxious over the idea of traveling with a 4-, 2-, and 1-year-old. These things were a lifesaver! I had bought quite a few other activities for them to do but they kept returning to these. I love that there is no cleanup and they are reusable. I also thought the pen storage was a really nifty idea. The pages are a thick chipboard-like material so that there is no water leakage between pages. We still use these. Sometimes I pull them out while I'm getting dinner ready and it keeps them occupied. All in all, a great buy, and Amazon had the best deal on them." —Dina

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $17.76.

19. And a pack of Melissa & Doug Take-Along Magnetic Jigsaw Puzzles that'll have Paw Patrol-obsessed kids squealing with delight. It's designed like a book that unfolds and has a carrying handle, making it perfect for travel.

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Each book includes two magnetic jigsaw puzzles, 15 pieces each, featuring friends and scenes from Paw Patrol.

Promising review: "I bought this for our 4-year-old grandson who loves Paw Patrol. It's heavy and looks well made. Hopefully it will keep him entertained for a while on long rides to visit us." —Tracy Crump

Get it from Amazon for $6.88.

20. A set of compression cubes if your family is unfamiliar with the concept of packing light and is prone to taking an *absurd* amount of stuff on vacation.

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Promising review: "I took my family of five to Disney in September and bought these packing/compression cubes. They were LIFESAVING for us. Well, maybe not literally but...trying to pack stuff for five people for nine days into two bags was a challenge. These packing cubes made it possible with a little room to spare for those precious souvenirs! We bought two of the three-packs rather than the larger pack because we didn't need the toiletry bag or the shoe bag. It worked out perfectly." —Tiffany H.

Get them from Amazon for $17.95+ (available in packs of two, four, or six and in seven colors/designs).

21. Or a set of packing cubes perfect for keeping everyone's clothes separate, organized, and wrinkle free. Say ~bon voyage~ to jumbled suitcases.

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Promising review: "We have three little kids so packing is always a nightmare. These cubes are a must! I can’t believe I did not find these sooner. Each kid gets their own cube, which makes it easier to find their clothes in the suitcase and store it throughout the trip. And on the way back I use it to separate clean vs. dirty clothes, making it a lot easier to unpack, too. They are pretty sturdy and the zipper works pretty well, looks like they will last a while" —Diana B.

Get a pack of five with a laundry bag from Amazon for $21.99.

22. A super-compact stroller that easily folds into a small handbag, weighs under 12 pounds, and can fit in an overhead bin or under a seat — making travel in a plane, bus, or car feel a lot less cumbersome.

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The stroller is supposed to fit kids from 6 months up to 55 pounds (approx. 5 years).

Promising review: "This stroller is great! So cool looking, too. I constantly have moms coming up to me asking where I got this! So easy to fold, so light, and barely takes any space in my trunk. We took it on a flight and the flight attendants recognized the stroller and told me that I can just wheel the baby on and put the stroller in the overhead bin. I wish I had gotten this stroller with my oldest, but I was being cheap. This stroller is so worth the money. I regret not getting it sooner! But at least my youngest can enjoy it." —Nai Len

Get it from Amazon for $149.99+ (available in four styles).

23. An inexpensive portable white-noise machine to drown out noises, lulling your baby to sleep in unfamiliar places with calming, spa-like sounds. It has thousands of 5-star reviews for a reason (adults swear by it too!).

The portable white noise machine
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Promising review: "Perfect travel sound machine. We have a Marpac Dohm sound machine at home, and let me tell you, it is a BEAST to travel with. It's heavy and bulky and such a hassle with its long cord. The MyBaby Soundspa is SO MUCH BETTER. It's lightweight, has a great range of volume, options, and the 'white' noise is actually something much more soothing (might be brown noise?). Just what we needed for our frequent trips to grandma's! I recently brought this with me on a 13-hour road trip and used the included clip to attach the machine to my baby's infant car seat and it was PERFECT for getting him to sleep on the road. I also used it for his nighttime sleep for all five nights we were gone, and the batteries lasted without a problem. If you're considering getting a portable sound machine like I was, DO IT and GET THIS ONE. Love the price, too!!" —Madeline Thomas

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

24. An anti-blister balm that you'll pat yourself on the back for taking on vacation (aka chasing after the kiddos all day long).

Hiker putting balm on their heels
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Promising review: "My family goes to Disney World every year and even with rotating shoes every other day we still get blisters. I bought this before our trip two months ago and it was worth every penny. We rubbed it all over the top, bottom, sides of our feet and toes each morning and our feet did not blister! I highly recommend this product for long Disney days or any time you will be on your feet for a long period of time." —Cari Sanders

Get it from Amazon for $8.

25. And a plant-based anti-chafing balm because it works wonders to prevent your kids' thighs (or yours!) from enduring the *dreaded* burn.

A model applying the balm to her inner thigh
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Promising review: "This stuff saved our beach vacation. My son always gets nasty chafe and rub rash from playing in the water and then running around in his wet shorts. Usually halfway through the day he's ready to go because it stings so bad, then it's going home slathering the rash with Desitin while he sits on the couch. We put this on his inner thighs every day before we went to the beach and never even had pinkish skin, never mind a rash!! It's very dry, nongreasy, and goes on smooth and colorless, just like a deodorant, with no scent either. It's absolutely a lifesaver!!!" —C. Millin

Get it from Amazon for $8 (available in three sizes).

26. A stroller cover to keep your little one dry just in case you're caught in a rainstorm en route to Fantasyland at Disney.

Reviewer's photo showing the stroller cover at Disney
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Promising review: "We used this on our recent trip to Disney in Florida, and it was a lifesaver for the sudden rains. Kept our kiddo dry without stopping her from seeing the views. It fit our stroller just fine and packed away pretty easily when we were done with it. :) Definitely recommend!"—Patrice T.

Get it from Amazon for $17.80 (available in three colors).

27. A coconut and shea butter moisturizing detangler with 10,000 5-star reviews (!!!) that'll take up permanent residency in your travel toiletry bag. Just a few spritzes will combat vacation hair woes — from making knots vanish after a swim to taming frizz when humidity is *through the roof*.

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BTW, it's not just for kids; adults love it too and say it detangles and softens straight and curly (including 4a–4c) hair!

Promising review: "All I can say is WOW!!!!! This is by far the best conditioning spray I have purchased. I have spent a lot of money on the expensive 'miracle detanglers' and 'miracle brushes,' coconut oils, and hours combing out big knots in my daughters hair when this is all that’s needed! Her hair is a disaster full of knots after the beach. I sprayed this on before going to the beach and it made all the difference in the world. Goes to show that the expensive stuff is NOT always the best. PLEASE DON’T EVER STOP MAKING THIS!!!!!" —G

Get it from Amazon for $3.79.

28. A bug bite suction tool (invented by a mom) totally worth the Shark Tank hype. This ingenious device sucks out all kinds of bug bites, instantly relieving itching and swelling, so your kids aren't left scratching.

A BuzzFeed editor's arm with a bite on it, the editor holding the suction tool and an after photo of the swelling reduced on the editor's arm.
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Promising review: "I got this just in time for a family camping trip, as my child and I are both highly allergic to mosquitoes and the bites swell up very badly. We both used this on our bites and I am shocked at the results! The bites did not swell up like they normally do, and the itching was reduced to a minimum. I am absolutely sold and would recommend this product to anyone with bug bite issues!" —dzmom

Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in two colors).

29. A pack of collapsible pails because there's *never enough space* in your luggage. You'll thank me later when you don't need to shell out $$ on an overpriced set at the hotel gift shop.

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Promising review: "BEST BUCKETS EVER! I’ll be buying more! I love that they collapse! I bought them for the beach and I loved that they didn’t take up room during travel. And now they don’t take up room in our outdoor toy bin!" —KB

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $16.98.

30. And a collapsible water bottle you can roll up and take literally anywhere because it'll free up precious luggage space for your child's favorite lovey. Bonus: It's BPA-free and shatterproof.

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Promising review: "I bought this collapsible water bottle to use on our vacation in Iceland. IT IS FANTASTIC. I plan to use it very often now. It’s convenient, seals very well, and I love that it can be rolled up to save space. I have two toddlers and they can both drink from this bottle unassisted. I’m looking forward to using this bottle everywhere we go. I highly recommend it for everyone, and wish they made a smaller version for my toddlers!!" —Lisa L. Jordan

Get it from Amazon for $24.95 (available in eight colors).

31. An adorable hanging diffuser to fill your car with a heavenly aroma so your road trip doesn't smell like a funky mix of sweaty feet and fast food.

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AmberandWoodCo

Amber and Wood Co is a small business based in Valparaiso, Indiana, owned by a mama of three, who specializes in thoughtfully sourced aromatic goods.

Promising review: "The Blueberry Pancakes scent smells really good. Kids love it and it's in a cute bottle. Will order again." —Eveready7 

Get it from Amber and WoodCo on Etsy for $8 (available in 17 scents).

32. Waterproof Uno cards you can take to the lake, hot tub, pool, beach, park, or boat — letting you combine your love for water activities and family card games.

A pack of waterproof cards near a beach towel
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Promising review: "These are great to use at the pool, lakeside, or the beach. They can get wet!!!!! My kids love these! I actually want to buy a set for the house because the cards don't bend easily and they stay in mint condition. Would purchase again and again!" —LuluLoves

Get them from Amazon for $7.90.

33. A hands-free (rotating!) phone mount that'll become your travel BFF no matter which airline you're flying. Just mount it to the tray table or to the arm of a chair in the waiting area so your kid can stream Paw Patrol (and you can take a breather 🙏).

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Promising review: "Essential for traveling with young kids! This thing is clutch. Just traveled with my almost 3-year-old. We used the item for my iPhone so she could watch shows and movies on the flight. Very sturdy, holds its position well. Versatile positions. Highly recommend." —ellierae

Get it from Amazon for $12.97.

34. A handy scented bag dispenser you can clip on to your diaper bag to dispose of stinky diapers whether you're on a plane or a cruise. They're infused with baking soda and a light lavender scent to mask smelly odors.

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Promising review: "Just got back from vacation and these little bags were a lifesaver. They are big enough to hold a couple diapers and garbage if needed. Suggest it to any one with an infant of toddler. The dispenser fits perfectly in the diaper bag." —tntcvm

Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

35. A powerful portable power bank charger that'll come in handy when you reach for your phone only to discover that your munchkin drained the battery watching a Peppa marathon. Especially great for trips that involve long days spent away from the hotel room.

A hand charging an iPhone using the black power bank
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It has thousands of 5-star reviews for a reason!

Promising review: "I purchased two of these for my family prior to a vacation so that all five of us at anytime had access to charging a phone, tablet or camera. I fully charged both of them prior to the trip. While on vacation, we used them a few times and charge indicator lights never once changed below four (maximum charge). Fast-forward six months later, and both still had what seemed to be a full charge, i.e.: four lights. My wife and son took one with them to a baseball game. When they returned they told me they had recharged an Apple iPhone 6S three times; the charge indicator lights on the unit are at three out of four. Now I feel the need to buy several more." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in three colors).

36. A personal water filter to keep in your emergency kit for any situation that may arise where your family finds itself without fresh drinking water and needs to use the nearest river or puddle.

A model drinking out of a river using the blue straw
Amazon

Promising review: "The Life Straw is AMAZING!! We took it with us to Yosemite and my kids and I drank from every river there. Honestly it was one of the best things we took camping with us. I will be taking them with us everywhere we go camping from now on and I am getting some for my emergency kit. Great product!" —STEVEN

Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in packs of up to three).

37. A waterproof pouch with nearly 60,000 5-star reviews because of its ability to keep your phone (and cash, keys, credit cards, etc.) "bone dry." Plus, you can still use the touchscreen with it to take approx. a million photos of your fave little humans swimming and snorkeling 🐠🐟🐡.

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The pouch fits any phone up to 3.9 inches x 6.7 inches.

Promising review: "This product is incredible. I purchased to use while in Key West for an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Galaxy S6 Edge and it fits perfectly for each phone being a little more snug with the iPhone 6 Plus. It is completely waterproof and takes great photos and video through the case, but you have to press 'record' prior to submerging the case underwater. My family went snorkeling and kept the case with phone inside submerged almost the entire time and had no issues with leakage. My family and I got stopped numerous times being asked where we purchased this product. Perfect even if just on the beach and you do not want to get sand or sunscreen on your phone and want to still take photos/text/browse internet while on the beach. I will be purchasing this for everyone in my family as it has become a travel must-have!" —Jennifer Roman

Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in 14 colors).

38. A 50-count set of handy laundry soap sheets that'll make it possible to hand-wash clothes right in the hotel sink — without worrying about spills in your luggage or desperately searching for a laundromat nearby.

Collection of shaving sheets, body wash sheets, and shampoo sheets
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Promising review: "Amazing. Took them on vacation so I could pack light. These worked great! My daughter was covered in mud one day and these took out all of it. Will be ordering them for future trips! Keep in mind you do not get a ton if suds but your clothes still come clean and smell good." —Maggie Dennis

Get a set of 50 from Amazon for $7.19 (available in four other styles, including hand soap and shampoo).

39. AirFly Pro, an ingenious device for anyone who's ever wished to enjoy in-flight entertainment using their wireless headphones. It can even pair with two sets of wireless headphones so both kids can watch SpongeBob without sharing headphones.

model with the small white box plugged into the screen on the seat back on a plane with wireless headphones in
Amazon

The AirFly Pro, AirFly Duo, and AirFly USB-C models all offer the ability to share audio between two headphones. However, the AirFly Pro is the only model that lets you send audio from your phone to AUX-IN in a car or speaker.

Promising review: "We bought this for our road trip so that both of our kids could watch a movie from the iPad with wireless headphones. Pairing both sets of headphones was very easy. A great buy!" —Anthony Saman

Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

40. A travel urinal that many reviewers were skeptical of initially but then become huge fans when their child had multiple pee emergencies at not-the-most-convenient times on road trips.

A blue and yellow urinal shaped like an elephant
Amazon

Promising review: "I purchased this for my son and our long car trips. How many times can we pull over to potty on a three-and-a-half-hour car trip? Ask my four year old. When I saw this, I couldn't resist. We brought it along and when he had to pee, no problem. It's only a little gross when you dump it later. Well designed, definitely recommend." —Evan

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

41. A luggage-mounted cup caddy because we can all agree, coffee is a requirement when traveling. This will hold your precious latte and free up your hands to wrangle the kids during the trek to the gate.

reviewer image of the cup holder attached to a suitcase with a Starbucks drink in it
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Promising review: "This cup holder is perfect! It helps me a lot! Last time I took a plane with a suitcase and a cup of coffee, I dropped and spilled my drink everywhere when it was my turn to check my passport and ticket. It was a nightmare! This time, I bought this cup holder to do me a favor! I don't have to worry about where my cup and phone are! I can free my hands to do other things. I love it so much! Hope you love it too." —Philip

Get it from Amazon for $13.59 (available in eight colors). 

42. A mask saver strap that'll ensure your kiddo's mask stays put no matter where they go. Plus, several reviewers remarked that they're the "perfect fit" on kids.

Sweet Nugget / Etsy

Sweet Nugget is a small biz, owned by a stay-at-home mom turned entrepreneur, that creates 100% handmade face masks and mask savers.

Promising review: "These mask saver straps are amazing! Good quality and do just what they're supposed to. Prevents masks from getting lost or dropped on the floor." —Danielle L

Get it from Sweet Nugget on Etsy for $5.99 (available in adult, kid, and toddler sizes and in 13 colors).

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