Must have for busy, traveling mamas

Being a mom comes with a lot of responsibilities. Throw children into the mix and not only do you have to look out for your well-being, you have to look out for theirs! Obviously, being a mama means having a lot on your plate; however, you shouldn’t let this stop you from traveling and living the life of your dreams.

It’s important to introduce our kids to the wonders and adventures of traveling. While traveling with children means much more gear, we will introduce you to some must-have items and tips to help you remain prepared for any trip you take– big or small! 

Diaper Bag 

If you are a mom with a small baby or newborn, a diaper bag is essential. Whether you are traveling to your older child’s soccer game or planning a ski trip, coming prepared to change your baby in any location is important. Diaper bags help you store crucial items like baby wipes, changing pad, and diapers. 

Essentially, a diaper bag is like a mom purse on steroids. You can even find some diaper bags that are trendy and fashionable so you won’t feel like you have to compromise your typical style. Additionally, you can store other handy items in your bag like hand sanitizer, snacks for your family, and sunscreen. 

Baby carrier

If you want to carry your baby hands-free or when you aren’t able to bring a stroller– a baby carrier is the perfect option. We love the ease and portability of a baby carrier. It will not take much time or assembly to use it. For trips to the grocery store, or walks down the beach, a carrier is your best bet. This is also a great place for your baby to snuggle up against you and take a nap. Be sure to find a carrier that is comfortable and practical for you too!

Car seat 

Depending on the age and height of your children, they may have to use a car seat until they are 8 years old. Typically, children will change over to booster seats as they get older. Therefore, a car seat is essential for road trips, car rides, and safety. Purchasing a car seat that is safe and reliable will eliminate any fear or worries while you are on the go. There are many great car seats that are versatile and can convert from a car seat to a booster seat easily. That way as your child grows, you won’t have to buy a whole new product. 


Sun protection is important for you and your family! As you’re traveling or rushing out of the house it can be easy to forget to apply sunscreen. Contrary to popular belief, you can still experience the sun damage in small time frames. If you have younger children, their skin may also be more sensitive– so it’s important to protect them. 

Keeping a sunscreen with an SPF 30 or higher is critical for travel. Keep on handy in your purse or bag at all times. That way, if you forget to apply at home, you’ll have it handy to lather before arriving at your destination. 


Let’s be honest, kids need entertainment for longer travel times, or else they start to get antsy. Giving them access to electronics during travel is okay– and doesn’t make you a bad parent. In fact, there are many opportunities for education on electronic devices. 

You can ensure you are monitoring what games or apps they’re using by creating parental controls. There are educational apps like hangman, PBS kids, and Math Ninja. Downloading reading material on a Kindle or Ipad is also a great option to keep your children’s minds active! 

A blanket 

Keep a blanket with your other travel supplies. Flights can get chilly and long car rides call for naps and comfort. Your blanket can also be used to nurse your baby or to sit on the beach.

Reusable water bottle

Your family needs to stay hydrated, healthy, and low-waste! Purchasing a reusable water bottle is the perfect solution for traveling with children. You can buy a large 32OZ hydro flask which will last you for longer hours. It may be a good idea to bring a reusable bottle for each of your family members so you don’t all have to share one!

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