Must Have Items for Traveling with Baby

It’s what every parent dreads as the holidays grow closer.  Traveling with baby.  There is always so much to pack, so much to remember, and so many things to plan for “just in case.”  While ankle deep in a pile of clothes, diapers, toys, and the pack and play, we all have had fleeting thoughts of the carefree days of singlehood when we could throw some clothes in a bag and run away for a spontaneous weekend getaway.  Well, Famadillo fans, below are some products guaranteed to help make traveling a lot easier and less stressful.

First up is a must have for anyone that has ever struggled with opening those car seat buckles, broken a nail on one, or struggled getting just the right angle to get it to release.  The Car Seat Key makes it easy to get baby/toddler out of the car seat with no strained thumbs and nails intact.  Created by Namra, the small and compact Car Seat Key comes with an attached key ring so you can keep it on your keys, purse, or even in the car for easy access.  The U-shaped Car Seat Key simply slides over the buckle and takes very little effort to then be squeezed to open the buckle.  They come in a wide variety of colors and designs, so you can gift them to even the most fashionable “glam-ma.”  Check out the selection at  

I know I always worried about how baby was doing while I was driving, so the only thing that gave me piece of mind was a baby mirror.  BabyLum makes a Premium Baby Car Mirror that is easy to install and is larger than some others I have seen on the market.  The mirror is adjustable and and shatterproof, so no need to worry about an accident.  The premium package comes with a “Baby on Board” sign that suctions to your window, letting other drivers know you have a precious package in transit.  It also includes a kickmat organizer and a pair of sunshades.  The sunshades are nice as they have plastic on one side that clings to the windows, so no trying to deal with bands or suction cups.  The kickmat organizer sits neatly in the seat in front of baby, protecting the car from their active little feet and has pockets for some of their favorite toys or cup.  BabyLum’s Premium Baby Car Mirror is available at

BabyLum’s Premium Car Seat Protector and Back Seat Organizer (available at helps to make any trip, long or short, easy and comfortable.  We all know kids’ carseats can leave lasting impressions on the backseat, so having a BabyLum Car Seat protector underneath is a good investment.  Durable and waterproof, it’s good for making sure those little spills are easy to clean up.  It took two minutes to get it installed under the carseat, and made sure that there was no wiggle room.  I like that this car seat protector also has some mesh pockets hanging underneath for keeping some toys and fidgets to keep my daughter happy and occupied.  The Back Seat Organizer provides protection for the back of the seat once your kids are forward facing.  It also has mesh pockets to keep tissues, baby wipes, or any other necessities close at hand and easy to reach when needed.

Do you have any travel horror or success stories with your own kids?  Add them in the comments!




Kim Alsumiri is a Senior Writer who focuses on baby products and travel. A proud California native, she has a deep understanding of the needs of families with young children. With over 10 years of experience in the writing industry, Kim has a passion for finding and sharing the best products and experiences for parents and their little ones. She has also developed a strong interest in social issues related to parenting and child-rearing. As a mother of three young children, Kim knows firsthand the joys and challenges of raising a family. Her personal experience and love for travel allow her to offer valuable insights to her readers on the best places to go and things to do with kids in tow.

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