Traveling abroad with kids can be an exciting and enriching experience for the whole family. However, it's no secret that it comes with its own set of challenges. From keeping little ones entertained to ensuring they have a comfortable sleep environment, planning ahead is key to a hassle-free adventure.
In this blog post, we've teamed up with three fantastic brands, MiaMily, PlanePal, and Keep Em Quiet, to bring you the ultimate guide for traveling with kids. And of course, we'll be talking you through our Bundle Beds as the perfect travel bed solution that will make your journey even more enjoyable.
ENSURING THAT THE KIDS SLEEP
When it comes to traveling with kids, having a comfortable and convenient sleep solution is essential. Bundle Beds are your ultimate travel companion. Designed with convenience in mind, they include a self-inflating mattress, cosy duvet, soft pillow, and comfortable cotton sheets—all packed into one compact bundle. With Bundle Beds, your little ones can enjoy a good night's sleep anywhere, whether on a plane, in a hotel, or at a relative's house. What's more, Bundle Beds are approved for travel by major airlines, so you can take them on board for free!* (Read more about that on our Bundle Beds Fly for Free blog)
RIDE ON LUGGAGE AT THE AIRPORT
Make traveling even more enjoyable for you and your children with the MiaMily Carry On Luggage collection.
Available in 3 sizes, 18” & 20” Carry Ons and a 24” Check In, this innovative piece of luggage not only provides ample storage space for all the essentials but also doubles as a ride-on suitcase.
Easily keep your little ones entertained while you scoot them throughout the airport. It was a complete game changer for me on a recent night time flight, solo travelling with two tired kids - no meltdowns and a very happy little sleeping child got scooted from airport to car!
KEEPING KIDS COMFY ON FLIGHTS
For longer flights, or when a flights falls over nap time, consider using PlanePal. This inflatable cushion transforms the child's seat into a comfortable flatbed, allowing them to stretch out and have a restful sleep. Plane Pal also creates a safe play space. No more crayons, bottles and even kids rolling off the seat or tray table!
ENTERTAINMENT ON THE GO
To keep your little adventurers entertained throughout the trip, don't forget to pack KeepEmQuiet Packs. These specially curated entertainment packs are filled with age-appropriate toys, activities, and games, keeping boredom at bay. Whether it's coloring books, puzzles, or small toys, these packs are sure to provide hours of entertainment.
And a few of our essential tips for traveling with kids
- Create a checklist: Make a comprehensive checklist of all the essentials you'll need for your trip, including travel documents, snacks, and extra clothing.
- Pack smart: Opt for lightweight, compact items that are easy to carry and store.
- Bring comfort items: Pack familiar comfort items, such as favourite toys or blankets, to help children feel secure in new environments. Bundle Beds really help with this as their provide their own bed away from home.
- Plan for downtime: Incorporate downtime in your itinerary to allow children to rest and recharge.
- Embrace flexibility: Keep in mind that traveling with kids may require adjustments to your schedule. Embrace flexibility and be prepared for unexpected changes.
Traveling abroad with kids can be an amazing adventure, and with the right preparations and products, you can ensure a hassle-free experience. From the comfort of Bundle Beds to the ride-on fun of MiaMily Carry On Luggage, the convenience of PlanePal, and the entertainment of KeepEmQuiet Packs, we've got you covered. So, pack your bags, embark on an unforgettable journey, and create memories that will last a lifetime!
Remember, traveling with kids can be an incredible opportunity for growth and bonding as a family. With the right mindset and the help of a few travel brands, your adventure awaits!
*We’ve done our homework and taken flights with these companies to check that the theory works in practice but if in doubt, make sure you check directly with your airline too.
if you have a long drive to the airport, then take a look at our blog on Games to Play with Kids on a Long Car Journey. And maybe take a look at our Top Tips on Sleep whilst on the Go with Kids to ensure that adventures don't go pear-shaped due to over-tired children!!