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    46 Products Reviewers Swear By For Going On Vacation With Children

    So you can *actually relax* while traveling with the mini-mes.

    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 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.

    2. A pack of toilet seat covers to have on hand if your potty-trained toddler loves to get their hands ALL OVER 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 $9.49.

    3. A bug bite suction tool (invented by a mom) that's 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).

    4. 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!).

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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 $14.99.

    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 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).

    7. And 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 $19.99.

    8. 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.

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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).

    9. 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 $16.95+ (available in packs of two, four, or six and in seven colors/designs).

    10. 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 $25.99.

    11. 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 $6.79+ (available in 14 colors).

    12. And 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. It has thousands of 5-star reviews for a reason!

    A hand charging an iPhone using the black power bank
    Amazon

    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).

    13. 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
    Amazon

    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 $9.97.

    14. 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 $14.99 (available in eight colors). 

    15. A kids travel air mattress with bumpers perfect for ensuring that kiddos who have outgrown the pack 'n' play won't roll out of bed — and so grownups can have the hotel bed all to themselves. Win-win.

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    Recommended for ages 3–6 years old.

    Promising review: "Just buy it! This has been the best travel purchase for our family. Our 3-year-old slept so well, and so did we knowing he was secure in a cozy spot. No more getting kicked by toddler in the middle of the night! Parents can actually get some rest on vacations! We do have an electric inflation pump, which I would recommend. VERY happy with this toddler travel bed." —C. Callaway

    Get it from Amazon for $40.49.

    16. A chin support travel pillow ideal for any child (or adult) who struggles to sleep in a car or plane. This ingenious pillow wraps around the neck to prevent the head from falling forward — no more bobbleheads!

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    Promising review: "Love the chin support. I’m a chiropractor and know the importance of a child avoiding minor whiplash and micro-tears when they fall asleep. I bought for my own kids and love so far." —Breanna Wise

    Get it from Amazon: the kid version for $29.97 (available in 14 colors and sizes 3–12 years) and the adult version for $31.97 (available in 8 colors and three sizes).

    17. A kids travel table that comes 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
    Amazon

    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.

    18. A Montessori busy board to provide an alternative to screen time and to keep ~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 tote along.

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    Promising review: "Recently purchased for a long road trip, it was perfect! This 'busy briefcase' kept my toddler happy and occupied for extended periods of time in the car and at a restaurant. A quiet, screen-free activity for littles! The stitching on some of the items has come loose from a frustrated yank, but nothing you can’t repair easily. Highly recommend!" —Jes

    Promising review: "Got this for my 2-year-old for the car instead of screen time to keep her occupied. She LOVES it and it’s working on her fine motor skills at the same time so it’s a mom win. It’s well made and has lots of buckles and things to play with. And I like that it folds up and has carrying handles for her to carry. Super happy with it!" —Mackenzie Fulcher

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    19. 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
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    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 $54.99.

    20. An easy-to-apply SPF 70 suncreen stick because getting little ones to sit still while you slather is an *impossible feat*. This stuff is specifically formulated to apply easily to wet skin (no need to towel-dry before reapplying) during water play.

    Sunscreen stick
    Amazon

    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.

    21. And a 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.

    Reviewer's before and after photos showing a sunburn on the back and a back without the sunburn after using the lotion
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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 $7.69.

    22. 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 $3.78.

    23. A packing checklist so you can Marie Kondo the heck out of trip planning and ensure you don't arrive in a foreign country and panic buy a warm jacket that's two sizes too big for your 4-year-old after forgetting to pack one (maybe, that's just me?).

    packing checklist that says pack this
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    Promising review: "We travel frequently and have two children. As any parent knows, packing for yourself and your children can be overwhelming (especially for trip longer than a few days). I have found this list to be a lifesaver and I also give it as a gift for other traveling families. It is easy to plan, organize, and list out items that are easily forgotten. You can also list the quantity of each item needed. It has a variety of clothing options and space to add more. Overall, wonderful purchase and has likely saved me many forgotten items!" —Mike D.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.40.

    24. 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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    Amazon

    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.

    25. A portable lock box that'll strap around two beach chairs to secure keys, cash, and credit cards — so you can spend more time playing in the ocean with the kiddos and less time worrying or taking turns to guard your valuables.

    the green lockbox wrapped around a beach chair
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    You can also use this in your room to keep valuables protected.

    Promising review: "This worked exactly like I hoped it would. We go to Maui often and we always leave someone on the beach when we go into the water. This time it was just my son and myself, so I found this little gem. I would put both of our cellphones and my wallet in there, loop in through two beach chairs and his backpack (with a bazillion $ worth of quadcopter stuff in it) and in we went. This way we could swim and ride the waves without having to keep an extra eye on our stuff. Who could quietly sneak away two clunky fold up chairs hooked together with a heavy backpack without making a big ruckus? I even chose pink because it's so noticeable. The lock mechanism works great, and it even has a key on a wristband as a backup. I definitely recommend this item." —Annette

    Get it from Amazon for $49.95 (available in two colors).

    26. A plant-based anti-chafing balm to glide on with your clothes and save your and your kids' thighs from enduring the *dreaded* burn. No more ruined hikes.

    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).

    27. Or an anti-blister balm that'll totally be worth it after you log 10,000+ steps a day on your Fitbit on vacation (aka chasing after the kiddos).

    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.

    28. A mini freezable snack box with built-in cooling technology that you can clip onto your purse, stroller or backpack to keep snacks cold and fresh, no matter where you are.

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    Promising review: "This kept snacks cold in 95-degree weather for about eight hours. Kept our kids happy with healthy snacks at Disney!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.88 (available in 10 colors and prints).

    29. 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 $7.99.

    30. Or a pack of six disposable urinals that'll save the day when you're on on a road trip, camping, or hiking and there are no restrooms nearby (or, eww, they're too gross to use).

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    Promising review: "We just traveled across states and visited places with some gross porta-potties. This product worked great for my little girl who won't use them. She was even able to use them in the car. Such a great product!!!! I would give it 10 stars if I could. I am thankful for all the reviews as well, to make sure to put each one in a large Ziploc bag before traveling. That really helped us out to dispose of each one." —Dfam

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99.

    31. Electrolyte powder packets to stave off dehydration (and a wine headache or two) during outdoor adventures.

    The electrolyte powder packets
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    Promising review: "It was 109°F out when I sent my kids to camp for a week where they would be in tents outside on a river all day in the hot sun. Not one of them called me complaining of a migraine and wanted to be picked up, and not one had to be airlifted out due to dehydration, thus ruining the first post-kid romantic getaway my husband and I had planned. I put it down to drinking this stuff. That’s worth every penny!" —Shells

    Get a pack of 16 from Amazon for $18.99 (available in two sizes and four flavors).

    32. A pack of biodegradable hypoallergenic wipes so the whole squad can freshen up when you're off the grid and there isn't a shower in sight.

    model using one of the wipes on their arm
    Amazon

    These are made with natural tea tree oil, peppermint, ginseng, and oil and come individually wrapped.

    Promising review: "I took these on a four-day camping trip. No shower facilities. The wipes were great. They made me feel fresh and clean throughout the trip, no residue like baby wipes. My kids are getting older and in the past I haven’t liked to camp more than a day without a shower. This opens up some amazing and additional possibilities for camping for us in the next few years. Thankful to have found these!" —Homeschoolin’Momma

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $9.99.

    33. Or a solar shower bag to add to your camping arsenal that's capable of carrying up to 5 gallons of water and heats water to 113 degrees Fahrenheit in direct sunlight so you can finally ditch the cold water buckets for a spa-like experience your whole fam will be grateful for.

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    Reviewers say this shower bag also comes in handy for spraying off little sandy feet after a trip to the beach.

    Promising review: "We used this on our first camping trip this year and it was very helpful for rinsing off after swimming and cleaning up toddlers and dishes. Great addition to our camping gear. Water was plenty hot, but not quite uncomfortable for the kids. Good buy!"—Mike Laurent

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in eight colors).

    34. Mickey and Minnie hand sanitizers with holders to work some Disney magic and win over sanitizer-hating kiddos.

    Mickey and Minnie hand sanitizers with holders
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Got for our Disney trip to attach to stroller. It was a little pricey, but super-cute way to spruce up a boring hand sanitizer holder. You can replace with regular bottles, so you don’t need the Mickey and Minnie ones when you run out." —Kara & Bryan

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $12.95.

    35. 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 $16.99.

    36. 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 $159.99+ (available in four styles).

    37. A travel bottle warmer that needs no electricity, holds wide and standard sized bottles, and keeps water boiling hot for HOURS. Perfect for when your wee one straight-up refuses cold bottles.

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    Promising review: "EXCELLENT travel bottle warmer!!!! We love this warmer and use it almost every single time we leave the house!!! The water stays hot for hours!! The longest we have done is about six to eight hours and each time, it is still piping hot and steaming when I pour it and it heats my daughter's bottle up easily in just a few minutes! I purchased this because we are going on vacation at the end of April and I had been trying to think of ways to heat her bottle at the airport without having to take it into the restroom (YUCK) to heat under a hot water faucet. After some research, I found this to be a great option since it's easy to go into a Starbucks or any restaurant in the airport and ask for boiling water for the thermos. This way, we can avoid cords that need to be plugged into the wall, bulky bottle warmers, and, like I said earlier, using the restroom sinks. I am extremely happy with this product and the price is great. It is much larger than I expected. However, I think this is a great feature because with any bottle I have put inside it, there is so much water around the bottle, which I think helps heat it up quicker. You don't need to fill it all the way up, just enough to submerge the bottle, so there is always plenty of water left for a second or third bottle (we use the 4-oz bottles right now). Definitely a product I never thought to even ask for until the need came about. Seriously 5 stars!"—ELMA16

    Get it from Amazon for $12.56.

    38. A tub of brightening, firming eye cream to banish dark circles and puffiness and help you look ~so well rested~ that you might (...might) forget you were up until 4 a.m dealing with a fussy toddler and jet lag.

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    Reviewers remarked that the eye cream is the perfect size for travel and does double duty as a face moisturizer on trips.

    Promising review: "I really like this, it is light and I use it as a whole face cream. I took it on a trip with me because it fit easily in my makeup bag and was surprised how radiant my skin looked with regular use!" —Mom to 3 boys

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    39. 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 in 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 $11.99 (available in packs of up to three).

    40. A hands-free portable neck fan that's USB rechargeable, comes with three speeds and also lights up, making it a majorly ~cool~ accessory that your kids will want to steal.

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    Promising review: "I absolutely love these! We did nine days at Disney and Universal in August. They were a lifesaver! Great battery life and easy to recharge at night. I can’t tell you how many people stopped to ask me about then! I highly highly recommend this!" —jmeegqa@aol.com

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in five colors).

    41. Or a stroller fan with bendable foam legs that'll wrap around a stroller, car seat, or pretty much anything to keep your little munchkin cool as a cucumber, even when you're melting in the heat.

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    Promising review: "This fan was so perfect for our trip to Disney World! Powerful little fan! The heat was pretty much unbearable but this fan kept our littlest one cooled off. The LED light was perfect at night for seeing where we were walking. Make sure you bring a power bank though for extended use. It really saved us."—Kimmy

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in three colors).

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

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    amazon.com

    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 $14.98 (available in three colors).

    43. A pack of cooling towels that'll feel like a *chilly slice of heaven* when you're dealing with overheated kiddos, dripping ice cream bars, and loooong lines at any theme park.

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    Just soak the towel in cold water, wring out, and give it a couple of snaps to feel instant relief.

    Promising review: "We could not have survived Disney World without these handy-dandy 'Chilly' towels! They helped keep us cool all day. We had them around our necks, my kids wore them as bandanas around their foreheads LOL, at some point I wrapped one around my thigh to relieve my hot legs!!! LOL I'm sure people thought I was crazy. They also served as a 'blanket' in cool seating areas inside the restaurants with high AC for my kids." —Sayra Lugo

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $17.99.

    44. 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 $3.99.

    45. A mini travel razor in the cutest carrying case that'll put disposable razors to shame — perfect for ~touch-ups~ when on vacation or camping with no cuts or razor burns in sight.

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    Amazon

    Promising review: "I cannot express how much my daughter and I love these razors! They are perfect for traveling and the little grip is much easier to hold than I expected. Now there is no need to take those awful disposable razors on vacation. We can use the same quality razor that we used at home." —Anitra W.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (clip the "$3 off" coupon on the product page for this price).

    46. 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 AmberandWoodCo on Etsy for $8 (available in 17 scents).

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