Must-Have Travel Products for Families

Getting out on the open road with the kids or packing up for a flight can require a good amount of planning. Before you pack up and ship off, check out these convenient and family-friendly must-haves for your next trip with the kids.

Whether picnicking or packing a snack to go, the Vaya Tyffyn keeps food fresh for travelers. The vacuum-sealed insulation keeps food warm or cold for up to five hours. Vaya Tyffyn is made from food-grade stainless steel and is BPA free, beginning at $37. For kids with dietary restrictions and allergies, Vaya Tyffyn’s two leak-proof containers and double-lock lids are perfect for keeping food separate, fresh and safe while traveling. Opt for an additional bag mat, helping to keep temperatures locked in, while also doubling as a placemat for meals on the go.

Because you just never know where there will be that next changing room or private bathroom, enter Beanko. Designed by a busy parent for busy parents, Beanko is a mobile changing station complete with padded borders for safety, a baby-wipe holder and toy loops to attach your baby’s favorite distracting play things. The foldable design saves space in the car, plane or train and opens into a flat surface on any location for $99.

Protect yourselves and the kids from bugs while camping in the woods or on a tropical island with BugBand Towelettes. The BugBand keeps mosquitos and other pesky insects away with natural deterrents. Simple apply the Geranoil-lotioned towelette to any exposed skin and keep the family — pets included — safe while traveling. Pick up a pack for $11–12 and keep in your travel bag or car for the warm summer nights and active days to come.

Getting through TSA lines and travel security with kids can be tough while keeping your important documents and sanity in check. Flightline Travel Totes were designed with families in mind. The organized pockets and easy-access compartments allow parents and kids to easily organize important travel documents and technology for a quick and seamless transition through security. Although the tote can fit quite a bit, the design is sleek and compact, fitting into the airplane’s seat-back pocket, beginning at $45.