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Best Travel Gear For Parents



Travel is finally an option again for families, especially as vaccines become readily available to youngsters. So, with so much time spent at home, why not help the traveling parent gear up for a new adventure in your life? There are many incredible products on the market that make traveling with kids easier and ultimately more enjoyable. That’s why they make the perfect present. Here are some great ideas. 

Fire HD 10 Kids Pro Tablet

The all-new Fire HD 10 Kids Pro tablet reimagines the tablet experience for parents with older kids in mind. Designed for kids ages 6-12, it provides digital store access, voice and video calling, filtered web browser settings, and flexible parental controls. Plus, it comes with a one-year subscription to Amazon Kids+ with an expanded selection of content for older kids, a slim protective case, and a two-year worry-free guarantee. Hello, relaxing flights and road trips! Available for $199.99 on Amazon.

Away Expandable Packing Cubes

Staying organized is key to making family travel less stressful. One way to do that is with packing cubes from Away. They are made out of water-resistant nylon and a mesh top to see what’s inside without removing every item easily. They also feature an expandable zipper to fit in a few more necessary things, all packaged neatly into a suitcase. The set of four is $55.

Colugo The On the Go Organizer

Designed to fit your Colugo stroller (but can work with others), this organizer has two secure attachment points, two cup holders, and three zippered pockets to hold everything you need from wipes to pacifiers while exploring a new destination. Bonus: it converts into a fanny pack or crossbody bag to take those essentials with you. You’ll be surprised how much you can fit in this bag. Available for $45.

STM Goods PowerKick

As traveling parents know, having a charged phone is necessary at all times. You don’t want to be stuck in a long airport line or road trip without immediate access to directions and entertainment for the little ones. That’s where the STM Goods PowerKick comes into play. The sleek portable wireless power bank features clever suction cups to secure the charger to a smartphone. Plus, it has an innovative kickstand to drop the device in either landscape or portrait mode, making it easy to charge while the tots watch something. Available for $69.95.

Slumber Privacy Pod

Making sure everyone in the family gets sleep is key to having a good vacation. So how do you accomplish that? Get the traveling parent in your life a Slumber Privacy Pod. The blackout allows you to have privacy while still in the same room as a little one. Plus, it will enable you to control the exposure to sunlight, which is helpful when switching time zones. Parents will also love how it’s lightweight, compact, and can be brought anywhere. Available for $134.99.

Uppa Baby Minu Stroller

Parents who love to travel need a solid travel stroller. And one of the best is the Minu stroller from Uppa Baby ($399-$429). It features everything you’d want in a regular stroller—UV ray shield, a large basket, full recline, and durable wheels—packaged into one that’s under 15 pounds. Plus, it has a simple one-handed fold and a built-in carry handle or shoulder strap. And you can add the Birth Kit ($129), allowing newborns to lay flat safely.

LARQ Bottle 

​​For adventurous parents, having clean water is a major concern. Luckily, there’s LARQ, which is a reusable intelligent-cleaning water bottle. Yes, with the push of a button, you can access clean drinking water. The innovative technology helps eliminate up to 99.99 percent of bio-contaminants in just 60 seconds. With various sleek colorways, including the new Eucalyptus Green, and personalization options, the LARQ Bottle will help parents take clean drinking to a new level. Available for $95 (17oz) and $118 (25oz).

Parenting Pack R1

The perfect gift for parents who love traveling/adventuring with their children, the Parenting Pack R1 is a great travel backpack and diaper bag. The four-piece set includes a backpack, a fold-up changing pad that also works as a laptop sleeve for a 15″ MacBook Pro, and two insulated, water-resistant pouches. Parents can easily switch between baby duty and non-parenting functions on the go. Available for $139.

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