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Must Have Items When Travelling With Kids

by TGB
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The Easter holidays are almost upon us and whether you are going away then, or in the summer, you may already be considering what to pack. Travelling with kids can make this decision a little harder due to factoring in keeping little people occupied on the journey to your destination.

Must have items to stock up on when travelling with kids…

One of my favourite tricks is to buy lots of stationery bits from Home Bargains, wrap these up and gift them on the plane. It takes time to open up each item and it’s exciting for children and keeps them engaged. I’ve already started stocking up for our holidays with this super cute notebook that I know Liv will love as a new holiday journal!

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Wondering what else to pack to make life a little easier when travelling with kids? Here are some fantastic suggestions of items we have put to the test recently…

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I am sure we all use food as a bribery tool and having snacks on you at all times is paramount. However when space is a consideration, something in a small packet, that is tasty and healthy is a bonus. Let me introduce Fruit Bowl Strawberry Flakes. The small jelly like flakes are part of your one a day and contain no added sugar. They are fun to eat and ‘actually taste quite nice’ according to Liv. Having a few packs to hand will certainly keep children happy! There are lots of flavours available in the range, even yoghurt coated flake snacks and you can pick Fruit Bowl Flakes up in most supermarkets such as Tesco.

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If you have children, you will know Sudocrem is a must have item! Available in a range of sizes, the Care & Protect cream has many uses! It is in-fact one of my favourite moisturisers to use as it leaves skin feeling soft, supple and well moisturised – if it had anti-ageing benefits, it would be even more awesome! It’s a really handy cream to use when flying as air travel tends to dry out your skin, but use this to step off the plane glowing at your destination! Available to buy from Boots.

Not only do you want to arrive at your destination fresh faced, but also with fresh breath! The Swish To Go sachets are perfect for adults travelling as they are small, but pack a punch for minty fresh breath! The quick dissolving powder turns into liquid as soon as you pour the powder onto your tongue, then simply swish around your mouth for ten seconds and swallow. You will be left with cleaner teeth, healthier gums and fresh breath. I recall spending most of my time trying to find chewing gum at Manchester Airport in the late 1990’s, only to find out sale of gum was banned in the terminals, Swish To Go would have been seriously handy back then! Available from the Swish To Go site or Boots.

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I am a huge fan of roll on suncream for children, it really does make life so much easier… and cleaner! As the SunSense Kids Roll On is Factor 50, giving you peace of mind that your children are protected from the sun’s harmful rays. At 50ml, it can be taken in your carry on, in a clear plastic bag to pass airport liquid regulations of 100ml or less. The SunSense range is fantastic and includes creams for those, like myself who are concerned about the skin ageing risks when out in the sun. The Factor 50 lip balm is amazing, I absolutely love it! I have been using this every day, even in the snow and my lips have been left thoroughly moisturised and soft. Your lips can chap too when in the sun, do don’t forget to look after them with suncream too! Currently, if you buy two products from the SunSense shop, you will receive a lip balm for free!

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*Update – Little Cook Box as now ceased trading*

I do like meal kits that make your life easier and Little Cook Box meals are no exception, they are absolutely amazing! We will move onto the food in a second, because you may be wondering why I have included them in a post about items you need when travelling with kids… That’s because, Little Cook Box deliver the meals wherever you need them delivered, also offering free delivery! Perfect if you are travelling to a holiday destination in the UK, especially as it takes the hassle out of ensuring food is available when you arrive. What’s more… the meal kits are perfect for children to help you make their meal too. Everything is laid out perfectly, the instructions are very easy to follow and the quantity of food is very filling. The site is well laid out and engaging, making it easier for children to choose which meals they would prefer to eat. Details include allergen information and the shelf life, because all the food is fresh. I was pleasantly surprised when we made the Chicken Goujon meal kit, even the lettuce was still fresh and the finished, cooked meal was very tasty according to Liv! There is a good selection of meal boxes for all tastes on the site, starting from a kit with 4 meals for £19.80 (£4.95 per meal), the more you order the cheaper the meal kits work out.

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28 comments

Starlight and Stories March 21, 2018 - 9:23 am

I always wrap gifts up for mine to open on the plane too. It makes such a big difference on the journey.

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TGB @ TravelGuideBlog March 21, 2018 - 2:06 pm

Totally it does 🙂 Plus it is lovely to see their faces too as they open the gifts, adds to the excitement! x

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Amy - All about a Mummy March 21, 2018 - 11:19 am

We are travelling on a plane with the kids in June and I’m already dreading it! Great tips here and the stationery is one I’m stealing!

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TGB @ TravelGuideBlog March 21, 2018 - 2:06 pm

You steal and use it – trust me, it will work – I’ve used it for years now and it just keeps their interest tied up 🙂 x Travel Guide Blog

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Cath - BattleMum March 21, 2018 - 3:18 pm

Oh that meal kit looks great. We have nothing like it available in Portugal and I just know it would come in handy when travelling with our son. I do wish Portugal would catch up sometimes!

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TGB March 22, 2018 - 8:07 pm

Absolutely, I did notice it was very laid back when we were over there last year but you will get there… always an idea for you to look into if you wanted to branch out 😉 Travel Guide Blog

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Ger ( It's Me & Ethan ) March 21, 2018 - 9:41 pm

I think I should print this off before Easter and stick it to my fridge awesome ideas and many of them I forget regularly …

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TGB March 22, 2018 - 2:13 pm

Bless you – the tip of wrapping gifts up for the journey is gold… saved my sanity so many times over the years! Travel Guide Blog

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Cardiff Mummy Says - Cathryn March 21, 2018 - 11:12 pm

Totally with you on packing loads of snacks and little presents for them to open. I also find sticker books entertain my children.

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TGB March 22, 2018 - 8:05 pm

Sticker books are a great idea and snacks are always there for when you get peckish too 🙂 Travel Guide Blog

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Beth March 22, 2018 - 12:21 pm

Oh these are great ideas… I need that meal kit in my life. It would be perfect for our holiday in August. 🙂

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TGB March 22, 2018 - 8:05 pm

The meal kits are fantastic – you would love them, such a really handy service and the meal kits themselves are awesome, the food is so fresh and easy to make x Travel Guide Blog

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Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl March 22, 2018 - 8:58 pm

Fantastic items, I remember when I travelled with my little one I made up a whole bag of stuff like a pad and pens plus some snacks. I really love the idea of roll on sunscreen, definitely checking that out.

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Annette, 3 Little Buttons March 22, 2018 - 9:23 pm

Those little meals look brilliant! Travelling definitely seems to be getting easier the older they get. Pads of paper and pens are a must-have now for us. And interesting little things to open like snacks and small nic-naks.

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Kerry Norris March 22, 2018 - 10:17 pm

I’ve not heard of swish to go before. Will defo be getting some of them. I usually make a dash to tiger to get stationary bits and toys

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Emma March 23, 2018 - 7:40 am

We’ve been travelling a while now and we use Sudocream for so many things. Mosquito bites, Mr. C’s sunburn, cuts, scrapes, rashes and it was great for when the boys caught chickenpox in Bangkok! Definitely a must have item when travelling with little ones in tow.

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Mattie Lacey-Davidson March 23, 2018 - 10:19 am

Very good to knows I will try to remember these for the future.

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Katie March 23, 2018 - 5:38 pm

I could do with those little meals for travelling with my other half. It’s like traveling with a child sometimes!

Katie xoxo

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Kim Carberry March 23, 2018 - 6:42 pm

Fab ideas.
Those Little Cook Box meals are fantastic. I haven’t seen those before. I think my girls would love them. x #PoCoLo

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Katelynn|hampersandhiccups.com March 23, 2018 - 8:26 pm

We leave for our first ever family vacation right after Easter. Not looking forward to the packing. I’ve been planning for months and the food/snack issue has be pretty worried! Sweet Girl will eat 24/7 if she’s permitted.
#PoCoLo
Katelynn, hampersandhiccups.com

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Stephanie March 23, 2018 - 9:41 pm

I love sunsense suncream it was one of the only ones that my twins skin didn’t react too

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Pati March 24, 2018 - 4:48 pm

Those are perfect items and suggestions lovely – i also stock up on home bargains stationery

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Marie March 25, 2018 - 7:13 pm

Great tips here! Going away in November for our first trip abroad so must remember these! Especially love the roll on sunscreen, had no idea they even made this!

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Jen March 25, 2018 - 10:15 pm

What a fab idea to wrap up presents! We are looking to fly for the first time with our three in December and it’s such a fab tip!

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The Smart Mummy March 26, 2018 - 12:35 pm

Some great tips here! I also buy little bits for my girls before travelling, so I love the idea of wrapping them up as gifts! This will be really exciting for them, and can act as a bribery tool to be good on the flight.

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Mudpie Fridays March 27, 2018 - 8:02 pm

Its all about the snacks when we are travelling. Those snack boxes look really good. I will have to try and find some as we are off to Barcelona soon and they would be perfect for the airport. Thanks for the great ideas x

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Morgan Prince April 6, 2018 - 8:11 am

Ooh this is so handy! I’m thinking of starting packing our travel kits for the summer and I think the stationery and the fruit drops are a great idea! Thanks for linking to #pocolo

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Stephanie 139a April 10, 2018 - 9:11 pm

There’s definitely something in there about having small things and being able to produce them just at the right time. Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

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