Our dream has always been to do round the world travel. So when we got the chance to do it with our toddler in tow we jumped at it. From our experience traveling round the world with a toddler we have come up with the ultimate round the world travel essentials for the whole family!
So no matter who you are traveling with and what type of traveller we are we have some great recommendations for you!
Round the World Travel Essentials for the Savvy Packer
I hadn’t used them until last year but now wouldn’t live without them. I find packing all our clothes into color coded packs useful when scouring for things and the sizes help pack different types of clothes together.
KAMELEON ROSE TRAVEL DRESS
When traveling round the world you are definitely limited on packing space. The Kameleon Rose ultimate travel dress is 20 outfits in one and is perfect for the Round the World Travel Fashionista!
Full Review Forthcoming!
Round the World Travel Essentials for the Organizer
TRIP IT APP
This is the essential app for anyone planning a big trip. There are two versions of Trip It a free and professional level. We opted for the professional level and it proved invaluable. It kept all of our bookings, flights, cars, visas all in one place. We loved the fact that if a flight was delayed it gave you plenty of notice and even gave gate information.
AIR VISUAL APP
If you are going to somewhere where you are worried about pollution, like we were in Beijing, then this app is an essential
Round the World Travel Essentials for the Travelers with Baby or Toddlers
TODDLER TRAVEL ESSENTIAL: FAMILIDOO AIR STROLLER
Without doubt one of our top pieces of kit for toddler travel in 2017 was our Familidoo Air Stroller. I love the fact that this stroller can be put into an airline overhead locker which is a godsend when you have a layover and eliminates the worry about your stroller getting damaged in the hold. We put this stroller through some serious tests when we travelled through Japan and it took everything we through at it! If you plan on doing a family gap year with a toddler this is an absolute must.
TODDLER TRAVEL ESSENTIAL – ANNIE BABY MONITOR
We love traveling with our little one and like to travel in a variety of accommodations. Our favorites this year have had more than one room as it makes life so much easy when you have a sleeping little one. But this brings up challenges of traveling with a baby monitor. We have loved the Baby Annie App as it works on iPhones and iPads over wifi. Working on these gadgets means that you are not adding any extra luggage as if you are like us you will be traveling with these items anyway.
We also think a great toddler travel essential is a good toddler bed!
BABY TRAVEL ESSENTIALS – SKYBABY
If you are traveling with a baby and are worried about not getting a bassinet there is one solution for you the Sky Baby travel mattress. The Sky baby travel mattress will make traveling more comfortable for parent and baby and is essential for any traveling parent.
Where to Buy SkyBaby:
Skybaby is available for purchase via Amazon
For more ideas on keeping kids entertained on flights check out this post!
TODDLER TRAVEL ESSENTIAL – SPLASHABOUT TODDLER SWIMWEAR
The one thing my little one loves when we are traveling is having access to swimming pools and the sea. There is nothing more she loves than having a good splash about! The toddler splash about swimwear range has definitely helped make this easier for parents. The range includes UV suits, swim nappies, and swimming costumes with inbuilt swim nappies meaning your toddler will have the best swim wardrobe on the beach!
TODDLER TRAVEL ESSENTIAL –TODDLEPAK REINS
Now our little one is up and moving we have found her Toddlepak reins invaluable. I know reins are really polarizing, some people hate the idea of them but the truth is in crowded places or near rivers and open water we have found them to be a lifesaver. Giving us control while letting our little one have freedom. I love the designs they come in too which have proved a hit with our little one.
TODDLER TRAVEL ESSENTIAL -TRAVEL CAR SEAT
One of my biggest worries when traveling with my little one is car safety. This year we have travelled with our Sit and Stroll travel car seat. It works refacing and front facing and doubles up as a stroller aswel which is useful at the airport if your toddler falls asleep in the car.
TODDLER TRAVEL ESSENTIAL – BABY CARRIER
Parents often have a favorite when it comes to stroller or carrier when traveling. We are personally stroller people, but there are certain places where carriers are needed. If you are looking for a toddler friendly traveller I found this review by our friends at Tinbox Travellers very useful.
TODDLER TRAVEL ESSENTIAL – BABY DAN BABY BACKPACK
When going on long hikes, we have found the Baby Dan Baby Backpack to be a lifesaver. The straps are so much more robust and comfortable compared to other types of backpacks and have room for all your other hiking essentials. If you are planning some more adventurous travel then this is a definite must have.
TRAVEL ESSENTIAL – TODDLE BIKE 2
Admittedly we’ve used this one more on our UK travels but the Toddle Bike 2 has become an essential Road trip item for us. Our little one loves her Toddle Bike 2 and the fact that it is small, lightweight but durable means that is perfect for traveling families
Full Review Forthcoming!
TODDLER TRAVEL ESSENTIAL – TOTSEAT
One thing we have noticed when we travel is that not every restaurant will come equipped with a high chair. That being said we have found our TotSeat is an essential. The totseat fits over any seat and finds a portable high chair. Washable and compact, it is a really useful addition for any parent traveling with a toddler.
You can read our full review here!
TODDLER TRAVEL ESSENTIAL – TODDLER HEADPHONES
We are at that stage now where Frozen is a cure for everything. Plane journeys are easier with frozen on so a pair of toddler headphones are essential. Most come up a little large but the best we have tested are these. The bunny ear design also help with children keeping them on.
Have you done long term travel? What are your round the world travel essentials?