Top 12 Must-Have Essentials when Traveling with Kids

The travel season is officially open. Most borders across the world have opened and eased their restrictions, and now is the best time for your 2-year overdue vacation. Solo travellers will just need their backpacks, and they are ready to go. However, for parents, travelling with kids is a different story. It can be quite an exciting experience, but it might not always be such a fun one for everyone, especially if you have a little one going through the phase of wanting to do everything independently. To make your life easier and ensure that you will have a memorable trip, below is the list of must-have essentials when travelling with kids.

Top 12 Must-Have Essentials when Traveling with Kids
Price Range$9.80
Features100% silicone material
BPA-free, odorless, non-toxic, antioxidant
High-temperature resistance and can be put into a disinfection cabinet
Where to buyGet it here

This multifunctional cup can be a straw cup and a snack cup. It comes with a molar straw that is safe for the baby’s teeth. The cover is soft silicone which can protect your little one’s skin when getting their hands inside the container. The cover is anti-spill so you don’t have to worry about the messy snack getting everywhere. The pieces can be detached for easy cleaning.

Price Range$15.00 – $16.00
FeaturesSack n Seat Foldable/portable Feeding Chair
Where to buyGet it here

Toddlers are messy eaters. While high chairs are frequently available in restaurants, it can be very beneficial to bring your own. The ideal solution for traveling, camping, or even just keeping in your car is this foldable baby chair. It is portable and easily folds up, so you can take it anywhere. For added security, the chair has an additional shoulder strap. It fits any type of chair, is made of a sturdy fabric, and is machine washable.

Price Range$269.00
FeaturesWeight only 3kg including mattress
Hand washable mattress
20-liter volume gives enough storage for favourite items
Universal for almost every airplane or train seats
Where to buyGet it here

Children up to the age of four can use the airplane bed from the Bed Box, and children up to the age of seven can use the ride-on suitcase once they are old enough to sit safely by themselves. The BedBox® can be converted into “bed-mode” with the help of its special lid and an included hand-washable mattress once the plane has taken off and the seatbelt sign has been turned off. BedBox can be used during the flight’s cruise phase and is conveniently stored away before landing. Getting your toddler to sleep on a plane is a huge part of a successful travel day so investing in an airplane bed will be worth it.

Price Range$12.90 – $15.00
FeaturesInflatable, easy to store
Where to buyGet it here

If you think the BedBox is too expensive, you can also purchase this alternative inflatable bed to give your little one extra comfort on board. They come in 3 different sizes depending on your need. It is easy to carry and can be stored easily when not in use. It serves the purpose without killing your pocket.

Price Range$10.99 – $13.99
FeaturesComes in different colors and length.
Where to buyget it here

Some people may like it, and some people may not, but we think it’s better to be safe than sorry. This Anti-Lost wrist strap is on the list. While you shouldn’t stop your active children from playing or moving around, you should be careful not to leave them unattended, especially in crowded areas.

Price Range$95 – $800 – depending on brand and style
FeaturesOne Click collapsable
Light Weight
Fits Airplane Overhead Compartment
Where to buyMama’s & Papa

Baby strollers are one purchase that is worthwhile because your children can use them for many years. The ideal option is a stroller that collapses easily and is compact enough to travel with you on a plane. Although Babyzen Yoyo was the first company to accomplish this, many others have since done the same. There are currently other brands that serve the same function like GB Pockit, Baby Jogger City Tour 2, and Joie.

For cheaper option, unbranded light stroller are also available in Shopee

Price Range$26.90
Featureswide opening and 15 compartments to easily store your items.
Where to buyget it here

A diaper bag is a must-have for any parent traveler. Not only does it help you to look like a pro, but it also makes you feel like one. A perfect bag will hold all your items and keep them organized, all while making sure that everything is accessible when you need it.

And when you are out and about with your kids, you will never have enough hands. Using a backpack diaper bag that hangs over both shoulders and is more secure always helps because it frees up your hands. Having a bag that stays put on your back rather than slipping off your shoulder is more comfortable.

Price Range$57.50
FeaturesLight Weight
Battery Operate
Where to buyGet it here

With the scare of Covid still around the corner, a UV pocket sterilizer will keep your mind sane from any signs of bacteria or viruses. It Eliminates up to 99.9% of harmful germs, bacteria, viruses, allergens and molds using UV-C light technology. Lab-tested, chemical free, and doctor-recommended. It is perfect for sanitizing mobile phones, gadgets, keyboards, door knobs, toys, pacifiers, high chairs, and countertops.

Price Range$1.69
FeaturesDisposable and comes in a packet of 10
Where to buyGet it here

When traveling with little girls, this one is for you, Disposable toilet cover. A public restroom is the last place you wanna be when traveling and using disposable seat covers are the most practical way to maintain hygiene whenever you’re out

Price RangeVaries on the product and brand
Contents of your First Aid Kit –
Non Medicinal
Nail Clippers & Tweezer
Petroleum Jelly
Saline spray/nasal aspirator
Disinfecting spray/wipes
Assorted bandages
Dropper/Oral Syringe
Contents of your First Aid Kit –
Antibiotic cream
Advil Pediatric Drops or Children’s Advil
Children’s Antihistamine (if child is over 2)

You can handle the majority of problems right away if you have a well-stocked first aid kit for your baby. Even if you do need to get more medical help, having the right supplies on hand will give you some breathing room to (hopefully) calmly find any additional goods or services you or your child may need.

Price Range$ 59.41++
FeaturesContains activities and small toys
Where to buyEtsy or Busy Books

Travelling on a long-haul flight is very difficult for your impatient little one. To keep them entertained and occupied, you will need this “Busy Kit” that includes different kinds of activities and toys. Every kit can be personalized based on your kid’s liking and interest.

Price Range$2 – $8
FeaturesHealthy chips or snack bars
Where to buyGrain Bars or Veggie Snacks

It is important to take snacks when traveling with children in order keep them occupied, especially during long-haul flights and stopovers. Snacks are also good to grab their attention (if they are misbehaving) with a big treat. Remember though they need the nutrients that come from the foods they nibble on (fruits, vegetables, nuts etc).

Price Range$15.90
Featurescan fit up to 5 passports
Where to buyget it here

When travelling with kids, it is important to have a document organizer that can hold everyone’s important documents, such as passports, birth certificates, and so on. It can be very stressful if you lose these papers while on vacation. And having a proper holder will make it easier to track down these papers when they are needed at the airport or port of entry.

This concludes our list of Singapore’s must-have essentials when travelling with kids. If you are going to travel with kids, being organized and prepared with the right items will take a lot of stress out of your vacation. You can have a great time as well! I hope this list helps you get started—and enjoy your next adventure!

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