The Best Kids Travel Gear (2020 Guide)

All parents have been there – you’re traveling with your toddler or baby and they start fussing for something tucked away into the stroller or diaper bag. It’s crowded, hot, and noisy and you’re having the hardest time finding what you need to calm your child. Maybe you’re trying to put your exhausted toddler into their stroller for a quick nap, but the darn thing won’t unfold fast enough. Buckles are getting caught on things, the joints won’t loosen, and you’re breaking a sweat before noon.

When you don’t have the right equipment to make traveling with kids easier, then it’s hard to find the motivation to ever do it with your family. What’s the quickest, simplest way to make traveling with children easier?

It’s having the right products at-hand.

We’ve worked hard to create this guide which contains our recommendations on the best kids travel gear and accessories for infants, babies and toddlers. Our goal is to make it easier for you to find the best travel gear for your kids such as the best travel stroller for kids, best travel car seat for toddlers or the best airplane harness. We have several categories that we’ve broken down below.

Best Travel Stroller for Kids

Best Travel Car Seat for Infants and Toddlers

Best Airplane Harness

Best Backpacks

Best Travel Gifts For Kids

Best Travel Credit Cards

Best Travel Cellphone Providers


GB Pockit vs. Pockit Plus – Which to buy?

Going away on holiday with your family soon? Sounds like you’d have a great time. But you and everybody else knows that it’s an even better time if you’ve got the right stroller. The GB Pockit and GB Pockit Plus are among the best strollers you should consider for travel. Believe us. We have taken ours all around the world and intend on keeping the stroller until the wheels fall off. It might seem that the GB Pockit Plus is simply an upgrade from the GB Pockit, but they actually have a lot of differences between them. Do you want to know the main differences between both strollers and know which of the two is a better buy? Look no further. This post will tell you everything you need to know about the GB Pockit vs. Pockit Plus so you’re set and ready to go on your next adventure with the family.

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Parent-Approved: The 9 Best Travel Umbrella Strollers (2020 guide)

Read any of our blogs and you know we love to walk to get to know foreign cities. With a toddler, this requires a great travel stroller. Typical strollers can be big and bulky, which makes them difficult to manage when on the road — they have to be checked at the airport, they take up a lot of space in a trunk, a hotel room or a cruise cabin, and they are often too big to manage in crowded museums and attractions.

This is why a good travel stroller is necessary when taking a long trip, particularly umbrella strollers that are lightweight, compact and fold easily. The following collection of best travel strollers are low in weight and can travel well. Better yet, these strollers have high marks from parents who actually used them on trips.

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Parent-Approved: The 6 Best Travel Infant Car Seats (2020 Guide)

Traveling with infants requires a good car seat that can travel with you. Not only will you want and need a seat that keeps your baby secure when riding in taxis or on car-led private tours, the seats can also keep your infant safe in their own seat on an airplane.

We reviewed car seats that are lightweight, travel well, and are relatively easy to set up. These are for infants up to age 18 months. They all weigh less than 22 pounds and convert from a rear- to front-facing seat. If traveling with older children, you’ll want to review our list of parent-approved car seats and boosters for toddlers.

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The 6 best travel car seats for toddlers

Parent-Approved: The 6 Best Travel Car Seats and Boosters for Toddlers and Older Kids (2020 Guide)

We spent hours researching car seats for our children to make sure they are safe and secure in our cars, yet when we hit the road, we discover our enormous “tanks” of car seats are difficult to carry, hard to install and can get damaged during transit. So, how do we keep our children safe when we are taking taxis or tours and riding on a plane? Bring on the lightweight car seats that keep our kids secure but are lightweight and easy to install.

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Parent Approved: The 6 best travel bassinets from The 2 Idiots Travel Blog

Parent-Approved: The 6 Best Portable Beds And Travel Cribs for Toddlers (2020 Guide)

Traveling with a toddler for months on end meant we seriously researched portable beds and travel cribs to keep Aarav safe and sound as he slept in various hotels and Airbnbs. Our choice was the Lotus Guava, which you can read all about in our best travel crib recommendation, but there were some runner ups that may be the right fit for you. All of the following travel cribs are lightweight, pack up and travel well, and are relatively easy to set up. Most, however, are not made for babies under a year old; for that, you’ll want to review our list of best travel bassinets and baby beds.

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Parent Approved: The 6 best travel bassinets from The 2 Idiots Travel Blog

Parent-Approved: The 6 Best Travel Bassinets And Baby Travel Beds (2020 Guide)

Our favorite thing about traveling with an infant is we could go practically anywhere with our son and he’d sleep. Dining out? A piece of cake as he would fall asleep in his car seat en route and then could sleep through the noise of a restaurant with the greatest of ease. And, when it comes to staying in a hotel, there is no need for an extra bed. All you need is a travel bassinet.

Before companies catered to babies, older travelers, so we have been told, would remove a drawer from the hotel dresser, pad it with a blanket and use it as a bassinet. Today, we have lots of travel bassinets that are safe, comfortable, and easy to carry.

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Travel Crib Recommendation: Guava Family Lotus Travel Crib

When you are traveling around the world—or even just a few towns over or to a friend’s house, you never know exactly what the accommodations will be like where you are staying. Some hotels may have nice portable cribs, while others leave you wondering if your child would be better off sleeping on the floor. And even if you bring your own, we’ve found that some travel cribs are a nightmare to set up; there are so many pieces that must be put together in just the right way. Safety, ease of use, and portability are key.

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