Scooting out of town for the weekend? I wish you get several weeks of R&R exclusively with the little people you love so much instead! If you’re flying, you know it’s bound to be a challenging trip with a baby (or more!) in tow. So, we rounded up the best gadgets for flights to help you and your baby stay cool, comfy, and entertained.
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|Image||Brand||Product Dimensions||Product Weight||Details|
|Omnicharge||4.33 x 3.31 x 0.98 inches||9.5 ounces||Check price|
|Fitssage||8.66 x 4.72 x 3.15 inches||7.05 ounces||Check price|
|Everlasting Comfort||10.6 x 5.44 x 3.35 inches||8.96 Ounces||Check price|
|Sennheiser Consumer Audio||6.1 x 2.6 x 7.6 inches||8.4 ounces||Check price|
|IPenny||Not specified||Not specified||Check price|
|Perilogics||3.6 x 1.45 x 1.38 inches||4 ounces||Check price|
|TabletHookz||6.69 x 1.18 x 0.98 inches||2.82 ounces||Check price|
|BCOZZY||8.27 x 9.06 x 2.76 inches||4.2 ounces||Check price|
|EverSnug||14.88 x 11.81 x 4.33 inches||21.12 ounces||Check price|
|PacSafe||12.2 x 15.8 x 5.1 inches||38.88 ounces||Check price|
1. Omni Mobile 12800 Power Bank for Multiple Devices
I’m assuming you’ll have your full suite of mobile devices in tow? What happens when your electronic device runs out of battery? With this power bank, there’s no need to worry. You can charge various gadgets for flights with it.
We found it so powerful. I’m personally amazed at how it could easily charge up my Mac. I was able to upload some of the posts I’ve written on this blog while on airport stopover, waiting for our connecting flight.
2. FITSSAGE Smart Eye Massager with Multi Mood Settings
Some might argue this product shouldn’t be on this list of the best gadgets for flights. I say, well, you’re on vacation but you’re never off-duty as a mom or dad so this is one way you might cheat a little, relax a bit more, whenever you can – even while the kids are asleep in flight.
3. Everlasting Comfort Ergonomic Footrest for Air Travel
This quickly became a personal favorite between the two of us. The first time we used it, we had to time each other’s use. After that, we never traveled without bringing one each. It’s such a big help – say goodbye to cramped legs and sore knees!
4. Sennheiser HD 350BT Wireless Headphones – Best BlueTooth Headphones
Looking for great in-flight entertainment? Look no further. Enjoy every minute of your movie or music with this wrapped around your ears. Watch out! Your tweens will soon find out and snatch it for themselves!
5. IPENNY Earmuffs Ear Protection and Warmers for Toddlers – Best Earmuffs for Protecting Baby’s Sensitive Ears
Get ready for cuteness overload! More importantly, these earmuffs help cancel out ambient noise that helps keep babies and toddlers calm. Putting it around their ears when asleep also keeps them from disturbance caused by engine and cabin noise.
6. Perilogics Universal In-Flight Phone Mount – Best Phone Mount for In-Flight Entertainment
Try not to hurt your hands, finders, neck, eyes, and shoulders while taking in in-flight entertainment. Use this mount instead. You’ll see why. You can thank me later.
7. TabletHookz Universal In-Flight Backseat Tablet Holder – Best Tablet Mount for In-Flight Entertainment
Taking long flights, we’ve learned to look forward to binging on our favorite movies and playing games on the sides with the little ones. We’ve been doing so much better than dreading the long haul. I didn’t think it could get any better until we found this tablet holder. It seriously changed how we consumed entertainment high up in the air!
8. BCOZZY Kids Washable Travel Pillow with Chin Support – Best Travel Pillow for Baby
Infants, you can carry on your lap or even lay down on the seat next to you when they’re asleep. But, toddlers and bigger kids will fall asleep sitting just like you. A pillow like this can help them sleep better.
9. EverSnug 2-in-1 Travel Pillow/Blanket – Best Travel Pillow/Blanket for You
How can you not love travel accessories that can serve a dual purpose? This pillow and blanket in one serves a great purpose yet packs neatly in your carry on. Well, I personally love how snug it is!
10. PacSafe Men’s Anti-Theft Briefcase with Laptop & Tablet Sleeve – Best Anti-Theft Travel
Never take security of your personal belongings for granted when you’re traveling. Frankly, I use this bag and its amazing security features as an excuse to get the man of the house to put on a bag and carry some of the things we can’t do without in flight.
Deciding on What Gadgets to Pack: Buying Guide
When you’re a mom or a dad, you’re constantly struggling to make decisions not just for one person but for your entire family – most especially when you’re traveling by air and there are limits to what you can bring. So how do you determine what to bring? We rounded up some of our top tips to help you to pick and pack only the best gadgets for flights.
Before anything else, you have to closely consider what you need – how large of a suitcase do you have already. That’s because most of the in-flight gadgets that are probably on top of your mind right now are mostly wants. Taking the Omni Mobile 12800 Power Bank for Multiple Devices with you should definitely be a must!
When we’re space challenged for a flight, we tend to prioritize our comfort next to our needs. Sure opting to leave the Everlasting Comfort Ergonomic Footrest for Air Travel at home will free up more space in your carry on but, if you’re taking a long haul, might as well do it with your feet up.
Product Size and Dimension
That’s why we summed up these two features in the product table because these are the only two features that all of these gadgets on this list can ever have in common. However, we suggest you pay close attention to those features because they taking along a gadget that considerably adds to your burden.
In the end, we suggest you reach a decision by weighing how much of a comfort a gadget would bring you versus how much it’s going to weigh on you.
Comfort and Entertainment
Do those gadgets bring you ultimate travel pleasure? If it does, I say, go for it! Don’t leave anything you think you’ll be longing for behind.
You might allow your toddler or your husband to lord over your Sennheiser HD 350BT Wireless Headphones for as long as you can keep the FITSSAGE Smart Eye Massager with Multi Mood Settings all to yourself. I say take all the time you can find in-flight and in-between changing flights to relax, recharge, and stay beautiful! You deserve it.
Flights can be one of the most enjoyable and yet unhealthy moments for your mind, body, and spirit. There’s plenty of things you can do to make it less of a stress and more of an adventure. Choosing gadgets that come with ergonomic designs is one of them.
Speaking of ergonomic, when did in-flight entertainment ever treated your back, neck, and eyes well? Never – unless you travel business class maybe. But, for the rest of us who have to make do with what little leg and elbow room you could find in a flight, you just try to make do with little comforts like the Perilogics Universal In-Flight Phone Mount and TabletHookz Universal In-Flight Backseat Tablet Holder.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Are all electronics gadgets allowed on board a plane?
Most “consumer personal electronic devices” are allowed, that is, according to the FAA. That includes laptops, tablets, and mobile phones. The FAA recommends these devices to be brought as carry-on baggage. Otherwise, you’d have to switch them off completely if you prefer to keep any of them in your check-in luggage (which is such a bad idea!).
If you’re planning to take anything other than your personal devices in flight with you, we recommend you check with your manufacturer or with your carrier prior to your flight date.
Q: How can I make my airplane seat more comfortable?
Sitting in flight for hours is one of the most inconvenient moments people have to deal with when traveling. Save yourself from the burden of aching joints and migraine. Here’s what we recommend:
- Choose a seat beforehand. Most airlines now make it easy for passengers to reserve their seats online – you should do that! We’ll tell you more about the best seats below.
- Tilt back your seat a little. Keeping your back upright hurts because there’s a natural arch to your spine. Be mindful of the person seated behind you though.
- Get back support. For most of us, a small pillow placed between the backrest and your lower back is good enough. But, if you have more serious back problems or suffered an injury, you should get an ergonomic back cushion.
- Maintain good posture. I know! So easy to say and a baby in your arms makes it even more complicated! But you’ve got to try anyway.
- Induce good rest and sleep. That’s where pillows, blankets, footrest, and eye mask can all help. When baby is asleep, you should get a well-deserved rest too.
Q: What are the best seats on a plane when traveling with kids?
When you have older kids, the best seats are the aisle seats – just because everyone, including you, would need to use the washroom every so often.
Babies and toddlers, however, will be much more comfortable seated at the bulkhead. Where is that? These are the seats next to the back walls of the plane. Other than that, you’ll also disturb less people and your babies will feel less disturbed as there isn’t anybody behind you that could be talking a lot or moving around a lot. You know how babies can be uber sensitive with the slightest disturbance.
Well, I sure hope you’ll get to enjoy more of your travels and have a little less trouble with some calming comforts here and there for you and for the little one. Keep in mind that the best gadgets for flights are the ones that answer your needs – and some wants too! Have a safe trip!