Travelling with kids, especially the little ones, is not easy. In fact, holidaying with kids can sometimes leave you needing a holiday!
Every parent understands that travelling with kids can be unpredictable – there are good days and bad days, and younger children tire more easily, which can be a challenge on longer haul flights or trips that require lots of walking.
Thankfully, these products for parents from Taxi Baby Co. can make travelling with kids easier!
Products for parents to make travelling with kids easier
BedBox by JetKids ($269)
The ultimate travel gadget for children. BedBox by JetKids is your child's hand luggage, ride-on suitcase and bed/leg-rest, in the very same box.
It’s universal - fits most standard economy seats, easy-to-install and has a 20-litre volume that gives enough storage for your child’s favourite items.
Suitable for children up to 6-7 years of age.
The newly-launched mifold One ($69) portable booster seat
The first non-folding portable booster seat by Taxi Baby Co. and mifold.
Designed for children aged 4+, the mifold One is the most comfortable portable booster seat ever invented.
It's 10 times smaller than a traditional booster seat, yet just as safe. The mifold lowers the adult seat belt so that it's brought down from more delicate areas like your child's shoulder, face, neck and stomach and positioned on their shoulders, hipbones and across their lap.
Pram Pal ($55.90)
Save your prams from destruction with a premium waterproof nylon bag that is designed to shield prams from getting wet, dirty or damaged.
The Pram Pal comes with a writing space and handy pocket on the front so you can write your name or contact number and slide in a name card - never worry about losing your pram again!
Plane Pal ($99.95)
Enhance your travel experience with Plane Pal, an inflatable cushion made to improve the comfort of families travelling with children.
Plane Pal fills the space between your child’s seat and the seat in front, so that your child can stretch out and fall asleep or simply relax, without his legs dangling.
Made from high quality nylon, Plane Pal is lightweight, compact and comes with a pump for stress free, easy inflation after take-off. Plane Pal can also be used on trains and buses and for car travel.
Packing Pals ($35.90)
Packing Pals are premium quality packing cubes that help to ease the stress of packing for the family. Here is your chance to KonMari your suitcase!
Travel tips to make travelling with kids easier
Plan well in advance
This helps to get the best deals in booking flights and hotels.
Choose your holiday destination wisely
Look for places where the kids have something to do, like swimming, games, playgrounds, carnivals, fun parks and movies.
Try to buy the attractions tickets online. You usually end up saving more that way, plus it will save you a lot of time queuing up.
Also, do your research well. Is it going to be hot? Is it going to be cold? How safe is the place? Are there any precautions you need to take? What are the best places to visit?
Get travel insurance
So many things can go wrong during travel, from losing your baggage to falling sick. And getting medical attention in a foreign country can be super expensive.
Getting a travel insurance can help you feel fully relaxed while you’re travelling with kids.
Make sure to carry enough diapers, bottles and baby wipes if you are travelling with really young kids.
Don't over-cram your day
Plan more breaks and fewer activities, so you have more time to rest.
Kids get too hungry too often, so make sure to carry plenty of snacks with you
It also helps to have frequent stops for meals and drinks to keep everyone’s energy levels up.
Dont forget to pack these medical essentials:
- Paracetamol or ibuprofen (to relieve aches and pains)
- Antihistamine (for mild allergic reactions)
- Motion sickness medicine (if travelling with children, or by train, bus, car or boat)
- Plasters, bandages, gauze pads and tape (for minor wounds or abrasions)
- Antiseptic cream (to prevent infection)
- Rehydration sachets (for stomach bugs)
- Sanitiser (in case you are unable to wash your hands with soap and water)
- Mosquito repellent
This article was first published on The Asian Parent.
Don't leave home without covering yourself with travel insurance!
Need even more peace of mind? Make sure your travel adventures are well-protected with a Family Travel insurance plan. This is a convenient way to get coverage for all in the people in your party on the trip.
SingSaver compiles some of the best packages on the market here; all you need to do is just pick the one that suits your needs and price point. Refer to our Best Travel Insurance guide for 2019 on which provider best suits you and your family’s travel needs. Alternatively, compare and apply through our comparison table for great savings as well.
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