Five Travel Hacks for Traveling with Little Ones

This post is sponsored by Baby Jogger, but all opinions expressed are 100% my own.

5 Travel Hacks For Traveling With Little Ones with Baby Jogger by lifestyle blogger Sandy A La Mode

Is it bad that we only just got back from vacation a few weeks ago and I’m already dreaming of the next trip? We recently went to California with our two kiddos and it was seriously so fun. This isn’t our first rodeo traveling with two kids, nor are we really seasoned travel experts either, but we’ve done it a few times. The best really is the excitement that my kids have for plane travel, being out of school, spending time with their parents (duh!), and experiencing new things. And I have to admit, my favorite part of traveling is seeing the world and experiences through their eyes. I know that with summertime and more regular warm weather, a lot of you will be taking more vacations soon, so I just wanted to share a few travel hacks I have found helpful for us.

5 Travel Hacks For Traveling With Little Ones with Baby Jogger by lifestyle blogger Sandy A La Mode

Five Travel Hacks for Traveling with Little Ones

  1. Be smart and save space where you can with packing. Finding different layering options for clothes will help you save space. For example, for chillier nights, I packed a grey cardigan for Vivian that really could go with any outfit she was wearing (and was worn across multiple nights). I tend to also pack more neutral colored shoes that would go with more outfits, instead of multiple shoes to coordinate with every outfit.
  2. Bring snacks and entertainment for the flight / road trip. I feel like this is one thing our family has down well. We bring their empty bottles and fill them with milk or water before getting on the plane and then allow the kids to get a drink when on the plane. Being hydrated is super important, especially when traveling. We fill bags with snacks and bring pouches. I make sure the kids are eating and drinking at takeoff and landing to try and prevent their ears from hurting. Also – each child has their own tablet full of shows and headphones. 
  3. Bring a lightweight, compact stroller. Basically you should try to minimize in all areas of your travel, so finding a stroller that is lightweight is key. You will have to open and close it many times and lug it around to different places. The Baby Jogger City Tour Stroller has been a great option for us, get this – it folds up to fit into a bag that will fit into an overhead compartment on an airplane. Say what? Yes. I love that it’s light, compact and doesn’t compromise in space underneath the stroller for storing things. When unfolded it’s also at a great height for our five-year-old son to push around our two-year-old daughter. I also love the parent console accessory and found it really useful when we went to Legoland. We were able to store maps, phones, drinks, and toys all inside of it.
  4. Bring plastic bags. Once we have worn clothes for the day, at the end of the day, I usually put them in plastic bags. That makes it super easy to separate the clean versus dirty clothes and makes doing laundry a ton easier after your trip.
  5. Ask older siblings to help. I touched on this above, but Austin absolutely loves pushing Vivian around in her stroller. I think it gives him a sense of control, and it’s just fun. He also carries his own backpack which we fill with both the kids toys and snacks. Both of these things really take a load off of us since we also have a million other bags to carry and things to manage and be aware of when traveling.

5 Travel Hacks For Traveling With Little Ones with Baby Jogger by lifestyle blogger Sandy A La Mode

 

 

5 Travel Hacks For Traveling With Little Ones with Baby Jogger by lifestyle blogger Sandy A La Mode

Travel Hacks with Baby Jogger

Travel Hacks with Baby Jogger

Travel Hacks with Baby JoggerDo you have any travel hacks you’d like to share? I’m sure there’s always ways to make travel more seamless with little ones. 

Also, I’d love for you to share your family summer vacation hacks on Instagram using @BabyJogger and #HowIStroll and don’t forget to check out the Baby Jogger Best Places to Stroll Guide!

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15 Comments

  1. Angie Lee
    May 10, 2017 / 9:07 pm

    Have one parent board first during pre boarding and set everything up. Wipe down sears, set up car seat, store things, take out snacks,etc. have other parent board last with USA. Minimizes time on plane!

  2. May 11, 2017 / 8:25 am

    definitely need to share this with my sister – she’s still apprehensive about traveling with her 8 month old. thanks for sharing!

    xo Emily
    http://www.thehipsuburban.com

  3. Danielle
    May 11, 2017 / 9:10 am

    Okay so although I don’t have any little ones yet, I am TOTALLY pinning this for down the road! Great tips!

    xx, Danielle | Pineapple & Prosecco

  4. May 11, 2017 / 10:26 am

    This post is perfect timing! We are traveling with our son for the first time every this weekend and I need all the hep I can get!

    Maggie
    http://www.polishedclosets.com

  5. Stephanie
    May 11, 2017 / 11:55 am

    these are some great tips for traveling with little ones!

    stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

  6. Anna English
    May 11, 2017 / 4:24 pm

    Great tips! Saving this post for the future.

  7. Ashley
    May 11, 2017 / 7:15 pm

    These are great tips!! I will have to bookmark this for the future!

  8. May 11, 2017 / 7:22 pm

    I loved this post! I wish I had this strolled back in the day!

  9. Jenna
    May 12, 2017 / 6:16 am

    You look like a travel pro!

  10. May 12, 2017 / 7:41 am

    Such a great post. Thanks so much for putting it together and for such great tips! How old is your son and what is his name? =)

    I featured you Sandy on my recent post as one of my most favorite mom bloggers. Please check it out (link below) and if you like you can join my Thursday Moda linkup too, pretty mama. Please check it out!

    Happy Mother’s Day! <3 Ada.

    http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2017/05/thursday-moda-63-vbxtarget-calla.html

  11. May 15, 2017 / 11:25 am

    Great tips! It can be tricky packing for road trips and whatnot with kids since you want to make sure you have everything, but you don’t want to pack the whole house either! Thanks for sharing on the Family Joy link up. 🙂

  12. May 16, 2017 / 10:31 am

    These are some excellent travel tips! Thanks for bringing this post at the Family joy blog link up party. Pinned.

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