Travelling with the kiddos doesn’t have to be stressful – there are products galore that will go the extra mile to make your trip easier and much more fun plus essentials to pack into your bags whether you’re staycationing, jetting off somewhere exotic or staying with in-laws. We’ve picked a few of our Mumzworld must-haves for this summer mamas…
1. Melissa & Doug Cinco Starfish Cap, AED 49
Okay, it’s not quite Patrick the Starfish from Spongebob Squarepants, but this hat is absolutely adorable anyways. Protect your child from the sun’s rays with this cheeky accessory.
2. Rockin’ Baby® Night Sky pouch – Blue, AED 350
This modern baby sling is a beautiful swirl of blues, white and blacks and lives up to its Night Sky name. It’s made completely from cotton and it’s reversible in case you want to switch things up for a change. Plus for every order made, Rockin’ Baby sends one of these slings to a mother in Haiti and Kenya who needs it.
3. SkipHop Bandana Buddies Activity Toy – Puppy, AED 120
This adorable patchwork puppy is the perfect pal for your bub on those long haul flights or road trips. With a little clip so you can attach it to strollers, car seats or carriers, your tots won’t tire of playing with their new friend.
4. JJ’s Swim Nappy Boat, AED 53
How sweet is this swim nappy? If you’re heading off somewhere with a beach or even just chilling at one of Dubers’ many pools, this nautical themed nappy made mostly out of cotton is a great choice for tots wanting to splash about. Break out the water wings, mama!
5. Kazoo Frog Myphones, AED 109
Ever tried getting a toddler to wear the free airline headphones? It never ends well (they’re too big, they can’t hear anything through them and the result is that the few hours of cartoon time you were banking on never happens). Get them their very own pair to fit snugly over little ears and they’ll be happy as larry (whoever he is) – they’re noise limiting too so they can’t crank it up and cause any damage.
6. Inflatable Duck Bath, AED 150
Stick to the regular bath time routine but jazz it up a bit with this really cool inflatable bath – perfect for when you’re staying in that modern boutique hotel that only has a shower (yeah, we wish) and can definitely double up as a pool toy in our opinion!
7. A Day At The Airport by Richard Scarry, AED 55
Sometimes waiting for a flight with kids can feel like an entire day so get them busy and distracted with this wonderful book that’s jam-packed with airport fun and Scarry mishaps.
8. ‘Inky’ The Paddlepak Octopus Backpack by Tumi, AED 145
They’ll love filling this cute backpack with all their travel essentials (you know – blankie, snacks, books and half of the playroom). Water-resistant and made to stop wet stuff from getting in – or leaking out – this is the perfect bag for fun-filled days out, summer camp, flights and trips to the beach or pool. The only hard thing is choosing between all of the aquatic creature styles.
9. Aleva Bamboo Baby Wipes 80’s, AED 25
You can never have too many wet wipes when travelling with the kiddos, especially when airplane meal times roll round. These wipes are great for children with sensitive skin or conditions such as eczema as it’s all super soft and free of any nasty bleaching agents.
10. Go Travel Monkey Neck Pillow, AED 65
Tired of inflating those horrible neck pillows for the kids? Invest in one of these adorable travel pillows for your little monkey – plus, it’s machine washable.
11. Hipp Organic Baby Shampoo 200 ML, AED 16
Don’t take a risk on crummy hotel shampoos and instead grab a bottle of Hipp Organic’s baby shampoo. Completely free of parabens and with an eco-friendly bottle made from recycled plastic, you can’t do much better than this.
12. Fisher Price Rainforest Travel Cot, AED 655
How cute is is this travel cot? With a fun rainforest pattern and themed toys, it even comes with a fantastic changing table and all folds into a bag to make for easy travel.
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