20 Baby Travel Essentials You Need

There’s no doubt that travelling with a baby means more stuff, so it's hardly surprising to see plenty of companies offering some life-changing gadgets. From portable high chairs to UV tents, this edit of essential items has you covered...

Mountain Buggy Pod Portable High Chair, £45

Suitable for children aged three months to three years, this compact, light, portable chair clips onto the table wherever you are. Not only will the baby enjoy having their own seat at the table, the wipeable, removable covers make for easy cleaning at the end of the meal. 

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Best Travel Baby First Aid Kit by Mini First Aid, £11.99

Pop this handy first aid kit in your suitcase so you can take care of any bumps and grazes that come your child's way. Containing 51 different pieces, including everything from burn gel sachets to paramedic-grade scissors, it even comes with a leaflet full of all the necessary advice and instructions.

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LapBaby, £24.99

This clever new invention allows you to keep your baby on your lap when you’re out and about or during mealtimes, and is designed to leave you hands-free. Appropriate for babies aged three months and up, it allows parents that little bit more freedom with baby in tow.

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Babymoov Anti UV Tent, £34.95

Keep your baby cool in the sun with this easy pop-up play tent, which blocks up to 99% of harmful UV rays. It’s also water repellent, and even comes with a mosquito net, so you’ll know your child is safe to sleep and play while you make the most of the sunshine.

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Jojo Maman Bebe Swim Float, £15

Get your baby swimming in no time with this buoyancy aid, which has been specifically designed to encourage strong swimming development. Available in sizes appropriate for children aged 0–12 months, and 12–24 months, it comes with a seat and two interconnecting inflatable rings, so your little one feels safe and secure from the start. 

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BabyZen Yoyo Pushchair in Ginger, £399

The BabyZen Yoyo Pushchair has transformed travelling for parents, not only because it’s so lightweight you can carry it over your shoulder, but because it’s also compact enough to put in the plane’s overhead storage. Suitable from birth to children weighing up to 22kg, we guarantee this will change your life. 

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Gro Anywhere Blind, £64.95

It’s a known fact babies always sleep better in a dark room, so take the stress out of them getting used to new surroundings with this easy to install blackout blind. The suction caps make it a doddle to hang, while it’s adjustable size means it will fit most windows. Once you’ve tried it, you’ll never travel without it again. 

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Babybjorn Baby Carrier Move, £119.99

Suitable for newborn babies and children up to three years old, this carrier can be used in four different positions, so it grows as your baby does. Designed to keep your child comfortable with its cool air mesh fabric, it also reduces backache for parents thanks to its ergonomic design. 

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Mamas & Papas Universal Parasol in Inky Teal, £29

Designed with an easy-fit clamp that’s removable in one click, this parasol not only fits any pushchair, it can also be manoeuvred to ensure your baby is completely shaded from the sun. Made from UPF 50+ fabric, it's fully protective against harmful UV rays. 

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My Carry Potty Penguin Travel Potty, £26.99

Potty training can be a messy business, but there’s no need to give up on it just because you’re travelling. This handy potty is perfect for on the go, as it’s easy to empty and comes with a leak-proof seal. It’s also designed to appeal to kids, with the cute different characters. 

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Babybjorn Travel Cot Light, £214.99

It’s no surprise this good-looking travel cot has won countless awards – it opens in one simple motion, weighs only 6kg and comes in a handy travel case for when you’re on the move. Not only that, the mesh fabric down the side allows you to keep an eye on your sleeping tot, giving parents total peace of mind. 

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SnoozeShade, £23.99

This award-winning sun-shade fits all prams, carrycots, pushchairs and buggies, allowing your little one to sleep soundly on the move. It blocks 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays, while its breathable and permeable mesh design means it also protects from wind, mosquitoes and light rain. 

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HoMedics UV-CLEAN Portable Sanitising Bag, £99

Using the same technology as hospitals when it comes to sterilising medical equipment, this sanitising bag helps you keep all your smaller baby items germ-free. Quick and easy to use, it uses LED lights to clean items and kill bacteria in just one minute – and it's also compact, so you can take it with you on the go. Perfect for items like dummies and bottles.

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Baby Banz Ear Defenders, £19.99

Protect your child’s ears at festivals or sporting events with these ear defenders, which are designed to minimise harmful, loud noises without shutting out other ambient sounds. Crafted from a lightweight material with no sharp or protruding edges, they feature wide, foam-filled cushions for complete coverage, while the soft faux-leather headband lends extra comfort. Just be aware they’re not suitable for babies younger than three months.

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Etta Changing Clutch, £45

If you’re just popping out and don’t fancy lugging a huge baby bag with you, this multi-functional luxury changing clutch – complete with a removable super soft fleece mat – might be just the ticket. Designed to keep all your baby changing items in one place, it folds out to help you keep up with diaper duty on the go, while the removal mat is also washable at 30°C.

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Tommee Tippee Close to Nature Travel Bottle Warmer, £7.99

This travel bottle quickly and easily heats bottles and baby food when you're out and about. Portable and convenient, it's compact enough fit in your changing bag so you can heat feeds anywhere, anytime. Cleverly designed, the thermal flask keeps water warm without an external warming source, while the securely fastened lid prevents leaks and spills. Simply pour boiling water into the insulated thermal container and fasten the lid. When you’re ready to use it, pour the water from the thermal container into the lid and place the bottle into hot water. Once warm, remove the bottle and test the temperature before giving it to your baby.

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Arlo Snack Pack, £25

Spacious and practical, this snack pack is perfect for weaning, right through to children’s school lunches. Fully insulated and featuring an internal bib and cutlery pocket, the elasticated strap also keeps any bottles or cups upright to help protect against spills. Finally, it also comes with a removable name tag and a carry handle that can be clipped onto a buggy or backpack.

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SkyBaby Travel Mattress, £33

This mini travel mattress aims to make flying with your baby easier, and is the of its kind designed specifically for use on aeroplanes. Working with the infant loop belt, it allows your baby to lie across your knee in a natural sleeping position, helping to soothe them on their journey. Babies can also be carried on and off the plane on the mattress so they aren't disturbed, while older children can use it as a pillow or comfortable cushion.

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Koo-Di Sun And Sleep Pop-Up Travel Cot, £59.99

Sometimes, the cots provided by hotels and holiday companies just aren’t comfortable – while current concerns around safety and hygiene make this travel cot an essential must-have. A lightweight alternative, the black-out blinds, mosquito net and padded mattress ensure your little one gets the best possible sleep when they’re away from home. Suitable for children aged six to 18 months. 

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LittleLife Buggy Cooling Pad, £17

It’s no secret buggies and pushchairs can get hot during the summer months – enter this cooling pad, which prevents children from overheating, and keeps them comfortable in hot temperatures. Made with a clever hydrophilic cooling gel which provides an instant cooling sensation for hot skin, trust us when we say this will fast become your favourite accessory for sunshine-filled walks in the park.

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