The travel products parents need this summer

Expert Advice 09 Jan 24 By

A dark haired mum walking on red earth holding hands with a toddler, carrying a baby on her back

Having kids doesn’t mean you have to stop travelling!

Summer is the perfect time of year to get out and about and travel around Australia, and having kids shouldn’t stop you. Yes, it does take more planning and forethought, and there’s a strong chance you’ll see more holiday parks than ever before, but it is possible.

So, what is the most important travel items for a baby? We’re rounded up some of the best travel products from strollers and carriers, to blackout blinds and travel cots to help you get the best of your adventures with your family.

Lightweight strollers for travel

Check out this selection of lightweight strollers that make it a breeze to travel with little ones.

Nuna Baby Australia TRVL is an ultra lightweight stroller weighing 6.6kg. It’s made of luxe materials, sturdy frame, and innovative features like the one-touch button that folds it into a compact package. It’s suitable from birth. The TRVL won Bronze for Best Travel Product in the Bounty Baby Awards 2023.

BRONZE Babybee Miles Travel Stroller

Babybee Miles Travel Stroller is a compact, lightweight travel stroller designed to go the distance, featuring a one-second fold and weighs only 6.9kg. Miles really is perfect for everyday use and adventures on-the-go. The Miles won Bronze for Best Stroller in the Bounty Baby Awards 2023.

Milly + Coup Pixi Travel Stroller weighs 6.9kg, is suitable from newborn and has an easy stand-alone fold mechanism. It includes a carry bag plus it has a UPF50+ canopy for when you’re out and about.

Travel cots and sleep accessories

babyhood Uno Porta Cot is a travel cot with a 4 in 1 design that includes bassinet level, cot level, change table and toy bar. 

The cot also features an easy fold system and opens and folds in seconds. It can be zipped up to a bassinet level for flexibility and convenience or used with just the porta cot level, so it grows with your little one. The fully mesh sides allow for full breathability and very importantly, the mesh fabric also enables parents to keep an eye on baby, to ensure they are safe.

Joie Baby Australia roomie go is the ideal travel companion if you have a newborn or if your bub weighs less than 9kg. The side folds down easily so you can keep your baby close without sharing a bed, and the height has 5 settings to suit most beds. It has lockable wheels, plenty of ventilation and packs up neatly.

Grey and black pop up travel cot by AeroMoov with 4.5 star Tried & Tested logo

AeroMoov Instant Travel Cot is perfect for camping and day trips as well as longer vacations. It pops into shape in seconds and is super easy to pack back down, and can be used as safe play space as well as a travel cot. The two mattress levels means it can be lower to ground level once your bub is more active.

Tommee Tippee Sleeptight Portable Blackout Blind can make all the difference to a good night’s sleep for all when you are away from home. Suitable for most windows (up to 130x198cm or 51x78in) and can be adjusted to fit smaller windows using its soft-touch fastenings.

Glow Dreaming Glow Travel Sleep Easy brings the comforts of home with you on your travels. Taking out Silver for the Best Travel Product in the Bounty Baby Awards 2023, the Sleep Easy has pink noise, red noise and a scent nebuliser to lull your little one to sleep.

Baby travel products: luggage, carrier, food & potty

MiaMily MultiCarry Luggage is a terrific concept that is a suitcase and seat for your toddler all in one. Suitable from aged 2 years (15kg-100kg) this clever creation makes travelling with a little one much easier. The seat can be used to stow your backpack or nappy bag when not in use.

Best baby carrier Redsbaby connect 2023

Redsbaby CONNECT Plus Carrier is sturdy but comfy way to get out and about with your child when you’re on holiday. It has four positions, is suitable from newborn to 20kg and took out Gold for the Best Baby Carrier in the Bounty Baby Awards.

Storksak Travel Cabin Carry All in Grey is the ultimate travel solution for parents who love staying organised. This wheeled travel bag comes with a patented hanging organiser inside, offering unparalleled convenience for quick and efficient packing and fits most airline carry-on cabin bag dimensions.

babyU Cushie Traveller is a must for travelling parents whose toddler is still getting used to using the ‘big toilet’. This soft, cushioned seat fits to almost all toilets making them less daunting for little ones in new places.

Babymel Eco Carmel Leopard Change Station has everything you need to help make nappy changes quick and easy. It features a front Easy-Wipes pocket for quick access, a back zipped pocket for nappies and creams, and a cushy, machine-washable changing mat. Easily stow it in your changing bag or attach it to your pram using the convenient top handle stroller bar attachment. Travel light and change with ease!

Clevemama Travel Containers are great for families on vacay as they’re a convenient way to package up finger foods and snacks. The individual containers are leakproof and the brand has a range of products including feeding bowls and bibs that make travelling a bit easier.

Rafferty’s Garden Little Smoothies Coconut Berry 1-3 Years has been specially crafted for tiny palates. This dairy-free delight mirrors adult flavors and contains no added sugar and the goodness of prebiotics. These pouches are ideal for holidays and days out.

Summer holiday essentials

Hippybottomus modern cloth nappies have been loved by Aussie eco enthusiasts since 2009. With ease in mind, these reusable nappies are a simple choice – designed for comfort, practicality, and style. Multi-award-winning, they’re perfect from newborn through toilet training, helping to make your summer holidays a breeze.

Pea Pods Swimming Nappies offer water-friendly comfort with contoured design for easy movement. Soft elastic at legs and tummy ensures leak-free containment. Featuring a waterproof, breathable layer and built-in absorbency, they’re ideal for small accidents and toilet training. Reusable, economical, and environmentally friendly.

Childs Farm 3 in 1 Swim Strawberry & Organic Mint is a 3 in 1 wash made from natural origin corn and coconut derived cleansers that gently clean while a conditioning agent derived from guar beans controls static and tangles. 

Whether you’re at the beach or by the pool this wash will leaving your little one smelling delightful.

Poise® Liners provide thin, discreet light bladder leakage (LBL) protection and can be a handy item to have while you’re on holidays.

The Poise® Liners range are 2x more absorbent and 4x drier than leading period liners and can help you to feel dry and fresh, even in hot and humid conditions.

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