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Family Travel Essentials & Giveaway!

Family Travel Essentials & Giveaway!

Family travel is a great way to make memories and introduce kids to a variety of experiences. I love traveling with our young family but we’ve learned a lot along the way. This summer we traveled across more than 5 states in a 3,000 mile family road trip! These family travel essentials are helpful for solving problems, encouraging kids to maintain healthy habits on the go, and keeping kids entertained on the road. Don’t miss entering our awesome giveaway!

Family Travel Essentials - Create Play Travel

Efficiently Pack the Basics

My kids try to help with packing for a family road trip but they tend to throw everything into their bags. Moms can help kids learn how to pack efficiently so you only bring what you need. Make a list of essential clothing and hygiene products your kids can use to pack their own bag. Kids will also love organizing all their stuff into a personalized Stuck On You duffel bag!

Family Travel Essentials - Stuck On You Personalized Duffel Bag

The ultimate bag for transporting all of your family travel essentials! A Stuck On You Personalized Duffel Bag has side pockets and an extra inside zipper pocket with chunky circle zippers, providing a variety of places to keep all of your child’s belongings safe. Personalize this bag by choosing the color, design and font.

Trip Packing List – 1 Week

When your family is getting ready to travel, kids can easily pack their own bags with a little guidance. Kids can check off this free half sheet printable packing list for a 1 week trip and choose their own clothing items for the trip. If you are traveling for longer than 1 week, consider whether you will be able to do laundry or wear clothing items for more than 1 day and adjust the list accordingly. To download, right click on the list and “save image as”.

Kids Packing List Halfsheet Printable

Maintain Travel Hygiene Habits

Even when traveling, it’s important for kids to brush their teeth, take regular baths/showers and keep their hair tangle-free. Dr. Plotka’s MouthWatchers toothbrushes offer a breakthrough in oral care by providing the optimal cleaning experience. The revolutionary antimicrobial dual layer flossing bristles reach into areas untouched by prior toothbrushes, leaving teeth and gums feeling just as clean as after a professional dental cleaning. Kids can use their MouthWatchers toothbrush to clean their teeth (especially after snacks) and help prevent cavities even on the road.

Family Travel Essentials - MouthWatchers toothbrushesFamily Travel Essentials - Babo Botanicals Clear Zinc Sunscreen Stick

Beach trips and family hikes are alot more fun when you don’t get sunburned! Protect your skin from the sun with Babo Botanicals Clear Zinc Sunscreen Stick SPF 30. This sunscreen stick is great for the face, lips, nose, ears and anywhere with extra sensitive skin. This stick goes on clear and it’s non-greasy and rubs in well. The hypoallergenic formula contains the power-packed protection of Zinc, plus rich, skin-soothing certified organic oils, including Jojoba.

Choose Healthy Travel Snacks

Traveling with our kids on the airplane or in the car is much easier when we bring lots of snacks. Kids love passing the time by eating but it’s not helpful to provide an endless supply of junk food. Sneakz Organic Milkshakes with veggie nutrition are a great way to keep kids happy in the car. Each boxed drink has a 1/2 serving of veggies and vitamins from whole foods that are deliciously disguised alongside chocolate, strawberry and vanilla flavors. Sneakz has more fiber, less sugar and less sodium than all leading chocolate milks. Next time your child asks for chocolate milk (which my kids always do!) give them a Sneakz Organic Milkshake!

Family Travel Essentials - Sneakz Organic Milkshakes Family Travel Essentials - GoSili Silicone Coffee an Tea To-Go Cup

Keep your own drinks from spilling and easy get refills in a GoSili Silicone Coffee an Tea To-Go Cup. GoSili cups are made with 100% European grade silicone and an embedded stainless steel ring to hold its shape. It won’t collapse when gripped. GoSili’s patented technology paves the way for a new drinking experience and is the perfect alternative to plastic to-go cups. This cup is dishwasher and microwave safe, easy to use, easy to clean and easy to GoSili. Available at Target stores and online.

Family Travel Essentials - Milton's Gluten Free Crackers

Crackers and chips are another car trip must-have for kids. Milton’s Gluten Free Crackers are a healthy alternative to potato chips and cheese crackers and you can choose from many flavor combinations! Gluten Free Crispy Sea Salt Baked Crackers are made with five gluten free grains and the right amount of honest-to-goodness sea salt. This cracker tastes great alone or with toppings such as avocados, hummus, fresh salsa or roasted red pepper.

Milton’s Gluten Free Everything Baked Crackers offer something for everyone to love. Crafted with seven gluten-free grains and five seeds including caraway and sesame, they’re finished off with just enough garlic and onion to bring full flavor and a delightful crunch in every bite. Proudly certified Gluten-Free and Non GMO Project Verified.

Milton’s Gluten Free Cheddar Cheese Baked Crackers are a cheese lovers dream! Proudly certified Gluten Free and Non GMO Project Verified, they’re crafted with real honest-to-goodness cheddar cheese. These tasty, cheesy crackers are a crowd pleaser… whether you’re seven or seventy-seven! Snack on them alone or enjoy them as an accompaniment to your favorite dips and soups.

Family Travel Essentials - Milton's Gluten Free Gourmet Crackers

Milton’s Multi-Grain Organic Gourmet Crackers are the most popular cracker for both everyday and special occasions. These Organic Multi-Grain crackers are made with Certified Organic seeds, wheat, oats and corn. Each cracker offers a delicious, savory yet slightly sweet taste experience enjoyed on its own or shared with others; the perfect companion for your favorite cheeses and spreads.

Milton’s Himalayan Salt Organic Gourmet Crackers provide simple elegance with a delicate, satisfying flavor and a light crispy crunch. The subtle accent of authentic, pink Himalayan salt makes this a versatile cracker that can be enjoyed anywhere; from a broad range of gourmet toppings and accompaniments to everyday dips and spreads.

Made with authentic black olives, extra virgin olive oil, and Mediterranean herbs, Milton’s Olive Oil & Sea Salt Organic Gourmet Crackers deliver a crisp, satisfying flavor experience. These crackers are perfect when paired with creamy hummus, cheeses, Italian meats or fresh vegetables. Try any of these cracker flavors; you are sure to find a new favorite snack!

Family Travel Essentials - Revelae Kids cloth snack bags

Easily take your snacks on the go with Revelae Kids cloth snack bags! These Eco-friendly bags are perfect for storing crackers, chips, pretzels, dried fruit and trail mix. Revelae Kids snack bags come in many colorful patterns. They’re made from moisture resistant food-safe material and close with a easy-open zipper.

Family Travel Essentials - Pic's Peanut Butter Slugs

Is peanut butter a lunch essential for your family? Easily make kids peanut butter sandwiches on the go with Pic’s Peanut Butter Slugs. New Zealand’s #1 selling peanut butter brand offers the world’s finest smooth peanut butter in a USA standard serving size of 32g (1.1oz). You can buy these single serve peanut butter packets individually or in multi-packs of 20 (available exclusively on Amazon). Robustly packaged in a peanut butter resistant foil tube, the new slugs offer natural feel good fuel, a high energy snack with no weird stuff, great taste and nutritional content.

Baby Travel Essentials

Traveling with a baby requires an extra level of preparedness. It can be overwhelming to try to anticipate your baby’s every need while on the go, but a few baby travel essentials can make your trip go much smoother. These baby travel essentials are very helpful for addressing all of baby’s basic needs.

Family Travel Essentials - Toofeze Teether

Teething – A family road trip or even a 2 hour airplane ride can be much harder with a teething baby. A Toofeze Teether is a great solution for helping to relieve a baby’s teething discomfort, especially in tight quarters when your options are limited. Toofeze is functional, convenient and allows the baby to easily manage their teething pain independently, giving parents the relief they need too! A Toofeze Teether has three distinct chewing surfaces made of food-grade ingredients The soft silicone handle provides firm and even counter pressure, the cool stainless steel disk helps reduce gum inflammation fast and the secondary textured surface on the handle gives gums a gentle massage. You can even chill the stainless disk in a glass of ice water to provide additional comfort that’s hygienic and easy to handle.

Family Travel Essentials - Covered Goods multi-use nursing cover

Nursing – Easily and conveniently nurse your baby on the go with the original Covered Goods multi-use nursing cover. This multi-use cover provides full 360º coverage & converts into a car seat cover, scarf and shopping cart cover. It’s made of made of comfortable, stretchy fabric that comes in a large variety of colors and patterns.

Family Travel Essentials - Diaper Quick

Diapering – On the go diaper changes just got alot easier with the Diaper Quick! This streamlined diaper bag features a universal style for moms and dads and makes diaper changes quick and simple. You can easily open and close it with 1 hand and effortlessly grab diapers and wipes. It’s also made in the USA! See our full Diaper Quick review.

Where will your family adventures lead you this year? We hope you make lots of memories traveling with your family!

Family Travel Giveaway!

Enter to win these awesome prizes for your next family trip!

2 MouthWatchers Travel Brushes
Babo Botanicals Clear Zinc Sunscreen Stick SPF 30
Sneakz Organic Milkshakes with Veggie Nutrition
Toofeze Teether
Milton’s Gluten Free Baked Crackers (assortment)
Milton’s Organic Gourmet Crackers (assortment)
GoSili Silicone Coffee and Tea To-Go Cup
Covered Goods Multi-Use Nursing Cover
Revelae Kids Eco-Friendly Snack Bags
Stuck On You Personalized Duffel Bag
Pic’s Peanut Butter Slugs

Family Travel Essentials Giveaway & Prizes

This giveaway is coordinated by Create. Play. Travel. and is open to US entries ages 18 and older. No purchase required to enter. One (1) winner will be randomly chosen and contacted through e-mail, and their name displayed on the giveaway widget after the giveaway ends on September 26th, 2018. Create. Play. Travel. and Mommy Scene and the participating blogs are not responsible for fulfilling brand-sponsored prizes. Prizes will be shipped directly from each brand.

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Gretchen

This would be perfect! My husband and I will be taking a road trip In October with our little ones to visit my mum in a different state. The water pen activity books are a hit with my kids. Snacks and fun songs for the car as well 🙂 Last time we went to a different state, I wrapped new toys and fun things for them to open at different points during our long drive. We also plan fun things for the drive back home!

Barbara
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Barbara

We bring lots of stories, coloring books and games to play in the car.

Jenny Pirela
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Jenny Pirela

I currently have an 11 month old baby. I make traveling with her easier by making a list of everything we need before packing everything. I also always make sure to have plenty of things to entertain her on the plane.

Laurie Nykaza
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Laurie Nykaza

Great tips and ideas for making trips great when traveling with the kids.

Darlene Carbajal
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Darlene Carbajal

Let them bring toys!

Melissa
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Melissa

Lots of snacks and toys.

Elaine Buonsante
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Elaine Buonsante

I like to pack some surprise toys/activities that I can give the kids at intervals to keep them happy. Dollar store items are a good idea.

Kari Barone
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Kari Barone

We keep organized, pack as light as possible with children. I like to have a travel size coloring/ puzzle/ word game book, mini washable markers,stickers, and some small toys that can fit in the coloring kit for each child. 1 special stuffed animal each to make them feel more comfortable. Healthy snacks and spill- proof cups. A mini backpack and small carry-on per child makes them feel independent and helps you keep their items separate and neat.

Alona Y
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Alona Y

We always make sure to bring a “fun pack” for the car to keep the kiddos entertained.

Jeffrey
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Jeffrey

We try to travel at night so the kids can sleep. It has to be carefully planned so that I am able to stay awake, normally I stay up really late the night before and take a long nap before we leave.

Kathy
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Kathy

When traveling with the children I try to put together kits for each child geared to their interest. With that we keep small objects on a magnetic board so fewer lost pieces or tears. Each backpack contains baby wipes(water variety) that can be used for any mishap

Susan I Yell
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Susan I Yell

These products are all awesome!

Susan I Yell
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Susan I Yell

We pack lots of books!!

Susan Climan
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Susan Climan

We make sure to travel around our toddler’s nap schedule and pack lots of snacks and entertainment.

jana
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jana

To make travel easier for my grandkids, I pack things in crates so we can easily access the items we need at the appropriate time.

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Tara L

I love the kids duffel bag. They can pack anything they want, so cute!

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Willa

We love going on family road trips! Great recommendations of things to bring along.

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Great family travel essentials! Family trips can be so memorable.