picture of family travel essentials

Family Travel made easy

Lizz Banks
Authored by Lizz Banks
Posted: Monday, May 2, 2022 - 21:54

With the travel season well and truly upon us, it’s time to start thinking of those essentials you need when the summer holidays arrive.

We have pulled together an array of the necessities from games to keep them occupied, the iconic Doona car seat which transforms into a stroller in seconds, as well as sunshades and the cutest swimwear range.

Family Travel must haves

1. Polarn O. Pyret UPF50+ Swimwear | Stockist: https://www.polarnopyret.co.uk/collections/0-1years-sunhats-swimwear

Helping to keep our seas clean and protect the planet, this seasons range is jam packed full of sun safe swimsuits, shorts, hats and rash vests in fun designs by Swedish designer Sarah Shepperd, tots aged 0-12 years are sure to be paddling in style by any shoreline or poolside! 

2. Smart Travel Games | RRP: From £8.99 | Stockist: https://smarttoysandgames.co.uk

For brain teasing fun on the plane, bus, train, beach, swimming pool and so much more, many of the SmartGames can be taken anywhere with their travel friendly options such as the IQ and magnetic ranges, which come in a handy portable format for on-the-go! 

3. iCandy Lime | RRP: From £755 | Stockist: iCandyworld.com

Fusing functionality with style, the iCandy Lime pushchair is the perfect choice for parents dashing on their travels this summer. The multi-functional, lightweight, compact fold stroller has the added benefit of an integrated ride-on board and a large basket for shopping or changing essentials.

4. Bendies Reusable Silicone Straws | RRP: £4.99 | Stockist: Amazon UK

Helping to stop unnecessary waste and limit the consumption of single use plastic wherever you may be, the super cute range of straws come in an array of character pouches. Each pouch contains two reusable silicone straws for you to use time and time again.

5. Snoozeshade | RRP: From £19.99 | Stockist: www.snoozeshade.com

SnoozeShade® is the original breathable, blackout sun and sleep solution for prams, buggies, car seats and travel cots – a simpler, easier, lightweight and secure alternative to a draped coat or blankets. Designed for use from birth, their sleep and sunshade blocks 99% of UV rays, whilst keeping little ones undisturbed on any family outing, whether in the car, on a walk or exotic locations! 

6. Infantino Flip 4-in-1 Light & Airy Convertible Carrier | RRP: £40 | Stockist: Amazon

Ultra-lightweight and breathable, the Flip 4-in-1 Light & Airy Convertible Carrier has been created with padded straps and built-in head support, featuring infantino's breathmesh design, for optimal airflow and comfort for parent and baby for when things heat up this summer!

7. Cheeky Chompers MultiMuslin | RRP: £28.99 | Stockist: https://cheekychompers.com

Struggle to pack light? The MultiMuslin cleverly brings together six baby essentials in one. Incorporating a nursing cover, burp cloth, attachable shade for pushchairs, blanket, swaddle, and two soft silicon teething rings attached, your little one can chew away during the flight or poolside. 

8. Infantino Jumbo Sensory Discovery Mat |  RRP: £40 | Stockist: Argos

Offering a large space for curious minds and little hands, the foldable design makes it easy to take on the go or pop into your case, and is the perfect distraction at the park or beach! 

9. Polarn O. Pyret High Summer Collection | Ages 0-12 years |Stockist: https://www.polarnopyret.co.uk/

Not only have Polarn O. Pyret mastered the art of stylish, long-lasting fashion - this summer they have created a stunning collection bursting with colour, fun prints and cute designs. Getting you ready for the sunshine, wherever you holiday this year, you’ll want to PO.P summer stripes, strawberry fields and the whole ice cream parlour in the suitcase! 

10. Doona™ infant car seat (0+) | RRP: £299.99 | Stockist: https://doona.shop

The Doona Car Seat is the world’s first complete and fully integrated travel system, allowing you to move from car seat to stroller in seconds. Having been TUV and FAA aircraft approved for travel, it is an essential for jet setting parents to nip through the airport worry free! 

11. Latched Activewear | Stockist: https://latched.uk

Keeping mums comfy on their travels this summer, Latched is an essential for those long haul flights, or simply feeding on the go. What’s more, they have just launched their first ever non-maternity Revive Leggings, sure to add a touch of pizazz to any active wardrobe this summer!


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