Traveling with children is hard. Atlas Obscura Co-Founder, pro traveler, and new dad Dylan Thuras has compiled a list of kid-friendly gear to make it easier.
At some point in your travels your child will give up on walking, lay down in the middle of the path, and refuse to move. Having a good kid carrier designed for long distances can make all the difference. This particular pack is pricey, but if you plan to actually...
A travel system stroller might be the single most essential item for trips with kids. Combining the stroller and car seat, it vastly reduces the amount of gear you need. It comes apart quickly for the taxi ride from the airport and then easily reassembles into a stroller for a...
Ask for a high chair in Spain and you will likely get a baffled look. Luckily, this small, foldable, self-inflatable seat will buckle into almost every type of restaurant chair you'll ever encounter.
Keeping a toddler occupied on a long plane ride is a big job. Lighten the load by bringing along a space-themed sticker book. The stickers are thankfully easy to unstick from plane seats, and the space theme is good prep for your child's future as an astronaut.
The elements are your enemy. Protect your tiny travelers with these sun hats.
Children often don't realize when they are cold and express their discomfort by screaming and punching their siblings. Avoid this with a good wool base layer. It's the best way to keep the small humans from freezing and actually pretty amazing for adults too. Base layers for everyone!
Bog Boots are an investment but they are well worth it. Extremely warm, snow proof, waterproof, and nearly indestructible, Bog Boots mean that every puddle is a jumpable puddle, to the delight of all.
When traveling with kids you want to make the most of every day, even the rainy ones. These full-body rain suits for kids mean that you can play outside even on the worst days.
Babies are bad dinner guests. They yell and throw things and only 30% of food makes it into their mouths. Minimize post-dinner floor cleanup with these food-catching bibs. Your waiter will appreciate it.
Traveling with young kids means keeping them occupied and hydrated. Accomplish both while avoiding spills with these ingenious cups. They can be knocked over, dropped, and even flung across a plane aisle without spilling, lessening the need of apologies from mortified parents.
For travel with a baby, puffs are essential. Although to adults they taste like tiny cardboard clouds, they can distract, occupy and even tide over a hungry baby. A pocketful of puffs goes long way towards family sanity.
Putting lunch in a cute, organized box makes it vastly more appealing. It just does.
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