If you are looking to equip yourself with the best gear around for traveling with a baby – here is the perfect list from experienced baby travelers. Here are the gadgets you will want in your travel bag to make your trip smooth.

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Traveling with baby just got much easier…

Genius Gadgets To Make Traveling With Babies A Breeze

Traveling with a baby sounds scary… especially if you are going to be on an airplane or in a car for a long period of time.

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There is some great advice out there about how to keep them happy and calm during your trip, but today I want to talk about the stuff.

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1. Portable Baby Activity Station

Go Pod travel activity center for baby - baby in a go-pod with dog on the floor in kitchen
A kid go-pod can keep baby safe even when traveling.

Go Pod – This lightweight, fold and go activity station is perfect for babies inside and outdoors. It features tiny velcro loops where you can secure toys for them to play.

2. Portable Baby Hammock for the Flight

Flye Baby air plane hammock for baby to sleep shown in airplane on mom's lap
Baby rests easy in this travel hammock for an airplane.

Flye Baby – This baby hammock perfect for air travel attaches to the tray table in front of you and around your waist.

3. Share Your Plane Seat with Sleeping Baby

Sky Baby - shown with baby on lap of adult asleep shown on airplane
Sleep baby, sleep! This travel sleep mat is perfect for airplanes.

Sky Baby – Since your baby will likely share a seat with you, this padded mattress fits right on your lap so they can fly comfy the whole ride AND be seat belted in.

4. Travel with Your Own Drying Rack and Bottle Washer Set

travel drying rack with bottle washer set shown in a diaper bag
Cleaning bottles is easy on the go!

Travel Drying Rack and Bottle Washer – This entire baby bottle washing station folds up and fits in your diaper bag.

5. Portable High Chair for Baby

Portable High Chair shown on dining room chair with baby inside
Travel with your own foldable portable high chair.

Portable High Chair – This comfy, portable high chair folds up super small so you can always keep it with you. Perfect for a trip to Grandma’s house so you don’t have to pack the whole high chair!

6. Car Bottle Warmer is Plain Genius

Munchkin Travel Car Baby Bottle Warmer shown in the cup holder of a car during travel
Car bottle warmer…need I say more?

Car Bottle Warmer – When your baby wants a bottle, it wants it NOW. Don’t worry about finding somewhere to warm it up, just keep this car warmer in your diaper bag.

7. Baby Ear Plugs for Planes, Trains…and More

Ear Planes protection for flight ear discomfort box
Protect kids ears while flying.

Children’s Ear Plugs – The earPlanes are a hypoallergenic silicone earplug for kids 1-10 that help relieve clogging and ear discomfort by regulating air pressure.

8. Travel Baby Laundry Packets

Dreft travel size package to hand wash in the sink
Hand wash in the sink during travel.

Dreft Sink Packets – Add this to a sink of water and hand wash baby clothes anywhere.

9. Baby Grew Up & Needs a Nap in the Car

cushion for seat belt shown with sleeping child head against the seatbelt cushion
This strap cushion for a seat belt is genius.

Strap Cushion – Once they get old enough to be out of a harness seat, add this to their seatbelt so they’re able to nap in the car comfortably.

10. Must Have for Potty Training while Travling

Emergency Urinal for travel made for children with elephant theme shown in use
When you gotta go…

Emergency Urinal – If you are taking a long road trip with kids that have to use the potty every few minutes, this is crucial! They have both a boy and girl version.

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  1. Leigh-Ann Draheim I know you probably will not see this but you do realise that majority of the world and airlines especially in Europe YOU CAN NOT take a car seat/travel seat on the plane with you! That’s what this gadget is for, I know on some American airlines you can but I think you will find that its ONLY in America, so I’m guessing you have never travelled outside to or from another country, so you know for nearly all airlines in Europe you dont even get a seat for children under 2 they have to sit on a parents lap throughout the whole journey! If you think about it logically though if your plane is going down and is going to crash the last thing on your mind would be that your child is about to be your airbag but instead that those are the last moments that you will ever be holding your child while alive because more than likely everyone on the plane will die in a crash, we are not talking about a car crash where your chances of survival are more than likely! Your comment was very unrealistic to say the least.

    1. As a flight operations manager, you are 100% incorrect. MOST injuries to children occur during take off, landing, and turbulence. Meaning the plane will not crash and you will likely be fine but your infant will become a projectile (it is literally impossible to hold onto them in a forceful situation). As someone who is well traveled and knows and works with people who travel all over the world, carseats are allowed in Europe, you just have to buy a seat, just like in the U.S. We have done it plenty of times. You’re trying to be cheap and your child will pay for it.

  2. Ear plugs don’t work for me or my kiddo….we both have very narrow ear canals and they just don’t stay put. However, both of our ears also HURT on the take-off and landing. He cried and I had a few tears leak out. It’s worse if I’m having allergies or a cold (which, inevitably, I will have on the return trip from anywhere.) But my ears crackle-pop just going to the 2nd or 3rd floor of a building (and again going back down!). I chew on very chewy candy like caramels or taffy, and fake yawn.

  3. You’re going to have more issues in a plane crash than just having your baby act as an air bag. When in a crash the flier in the seat back tells you what to do. Also some car seats are huge & not practical for travel. I still think it’s a pointless purchase but I don’t think the safety risk is that significant

  4. Traveling with babies are often very unsafe. We always have to look after them for their safety. Because the environment around them are not friendly to babies. But their safety can be ensured by some of these gadgets above. These gadgets are so useful that those has become so much popular among parents nowadays. So If you are thinking about traveling with your baby you must grab those gadgets.

  5. I just want to comment that the ear plugs are not pointless, no matter how properly pressurized the airplane is, some people are just very sensitive … I cannot handle the landing without earplanes (and sometimes takeoff isnt tolerable without them either) … i will be in so much pain that I’ll be in tears without them … the second time I flew this freaked my parents out a bit (this was barely 3 years ago). The first time I traveled and it was long long ago, when the plane landed I couldn’t hear anything for a while (i was not with my parents) … everyone ears are different.

  6. Flye Baby and Sky Baby are not safe.

    Flye baby puts baby into a position of being your personal air bag, AND tray tables hardly hold them selves up let alone a wiggly infant.
    Sky baby – not crash tested and again puts baby in the crush zone.

    Its only safe for babies to ride in their carseats on the plane!

    Ear plug things – pointless because airplanes are properly pressurized now, the ear issue is a thing of the past.

    Last one, the seatbelt cover – again not crash tested, not safe. It will compress in a crash leaving the seatbelt too loose. If the belt digs into the child’s neck, they are too small to be without a booster seat anyway.

    Most of the other products are just pointless.