Who else feels out of travel practice? Thankfully travel restrictions are being lifted, and everyone is beginning to dust off their suitcases and get ready to board planes, trains, and automobiles once again. It’s time to see what is available for your kids; they bring a whole other level to traveling. Little Steps Asia has scoured Singapore for some of the best baby and child essentials to make traveling easier, more stylish and fun.
The Storksak St. James Scuba diaper bag is super stylish and made from durable scuba material in a minimalist design with rose gold accents and metal feet. The diaper bag has well-considered functionality and storage capacity with easily adjustable side panels, allowing you to expand the bag’s space. There are seven pockets for nappies, storage, iPad and wipes, and a comfy mat with luxurious padding. You can convert the bag and carry it in three ways; as a backpack, shoulder bag, or crossbody; it's also got handy grab handles and detachable stroller clips.
Storksak St. James Scuba Diaper Bag, online, https://www.lazada.sg/products/storksak-st-james-scuba-black-authorised-storksak-seller-i1059162120.html
Trunki is by self-admission a team of big kids dedicated to imagineering cool stuff that puts the brakes on tiring travel and the smiles back on family faces. Trunki has just about the coolest designs on the market, and kids love to use their ride-on suitcases for day trips around town or to exotic destinations on the other side of the world. They make traveling with tots a doddle with their ingenious designs and a pinch or two of fairy dust. Baby Central stocks everything from Toddlepac reins, lunch packs, drink bottles and snack pots, the paddlepak, Nemo-inspired dive sticks, and the all-time favorite Trunki Luggage. They even stock snooziheds the inflatable pillow and cozy fleece blanket for tired kids. Each product comes in a range of designs.
Trunki, online, https://baby-central.com.sg/trunki-en
It's essential to keep your baby out of the sun. When they are tiny, their skin has very little melanin and is too sensitive for sunscreen, so they can burn more easily. Even when you can introduce skin products after six months, it's still important to keep them away from direct sunshine. The award-winning Snoozeshade Plus Deluxe fits easily onto any single-width pushchair or stroller. The hood is made from a better-than-breathable mesh fabric, so it lets air flow freely. It protects your child from up to 97.5% of UV rays and helps you keep their nap routine on track while you're out and about.
Snoozeshade, online, https://baby-central.com.sg/snoozeshade-en
If you like keeping your baby close to you, whether to comfort them or keep them safe in the hubbub of an airport, the comfy Soul Sling might be just what you need. Choose from three popular styles Eka for newborns, Aseema for newborns to four years, and Anya for children from three months to three years. The Soul baby carriers are made from light and breathable fabrics, ideal for humid Singapore weather.
Soul Sling, online, https://soulslingssg.com/
The skyrider™ is a great solution for families wanting to keep luggage to a minimum. Mountain Buggy has created the ideal solution that combines a carry-on suitcase with a toddler seat. The patented innovative luggage system allows you great storage and a travel seat for kids weighing up to 15 kg. It quickly reverts into a regular four-wheel suitcase when not in travel seat mode. Join the mountain buggy community and receive a 5 percent discount on your first order.
Mountain Buggy, online with international shipping, https://mountainbuggy.com/
The color-coded packing cubes are almost the best invention. Plane Pal Packing Pals are premium quality packing cubes in different colors that help you pack smarter and are sold in sets of three (small, medium, and large). You can now pack each family member's clothes into separate cubes and keep clean and dirty clothes separate. They weigh almost nothing and make managing clothes for a family holiday a dream! The mesh top and bottom make it easy to identify what's inside without rummaging through an entire suitcase. You might even enjoy packing!
Packing Pals, online, free shipping available, https://sg.taxibaby.com/products/packing-cube
The Aeromoov instant travel cot is one of the lightest available, weighing in at just under 5 kilograms. It's solid and durable and meets even the highest safety standards for baby travel cots. The cot takes two seconds to set up and is equipped with two levels for babies and toddlers, a sturdy PU foam mattress, and zips up for total comfort. Buy directly from Aeromoov or keep an eye on Amazon Singapore. Join their QLAP Club and receive a welcome discount of SG$7 on orders over SG$60.
Aeromoov, online, https://www.aeromoov.com/en/shop/aeromoov-instant-travel-cot.html
Plane Pal is a custom-designed inflatable cushion that fills the space between your child's seat and the seat in front to create a comfortable lie-flat surface so that your toddler can sleep during the journey. Made from high-quality nylon, Plane Pal is lightweight and compact and comes with a pump for easy inflation after take-off. Plane Pal is approved by over 40 airlines, including all-time favorite Singapore Airlines. You can also use Plane Pal on trains and buses, and for car travel.
Plane Pal, online, free shipping available, https://sg.taxibaby.com/products/plane-pal
These headphones not only look great, but they are some of the safest on the market. Following the World Health Organization’s recommendations, they are made to protect children’s eardrums from early hearing damage. The headphones have 20 hours of battery life, and an almost 10-meter range, and a one-touch Bluetooth pairing to iPhone and Android. The headphones are rated with optimum 82 percent background noise isolation. Studio sound quality for crisp music listening within the advised 85dB limit. There is also a built-in microphone making them ideal for online learning.
Puro Sound Labs BT2200 Headphones, online, https://www.amazon.sg/Puro-Sound-Labs-BT2200-Headphones/dp/B07Z8JBFQZ/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8&th=1
Tiger Tribe is designed to keep kids creative and engaged with their fun, travel-size activity sets, toys, and stationery. The products are thoughtfully designed and illustrated to inspire your child's imagination. The screen-free activities are easy to pack and ideal for traveling. They've recently partnered with the Australian Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife, so they have an element of education about the importance of protecting the environment and the little tigers that live in it.
One of the favorite stroller organizers on the market, the JL Childress Cups 'N Cargo version has everything you need to manage diapers, food, baby, and personal essentials. The organizer features two expandable cup holders that securely hold bottles and cups of different sizes. A magnetic top closure and a front zippered pocket with reflective trim keep everything safe so you can store your smartphone, pacifiers, and other baby essentials within easy reach.
JL Childress Cups 'N Cargo Stroller Organizer, online, https://www.pupsikstudio.com/jl-childress-cups-n-cargo-stroller-organizer.html
You know how chilly it can feel on a plane, particularly if you are tired. The Zero Grid Premium Travel Blanket is a super soft design that is wearable and has handy neck straps, cozy foot pockets, a zipper pouch, and a luggage strap. When traveling with the kids, you can snap two or more blankets together for a super-sized affair so you can snuggle up together. When you are not using the blanket, the blanket slips into a handy pouch that you can use as an extra pillow.
Zero Grid Premium Travel Blanket, online, https://www.amazon.sg/Zero-Grid-Lightweight-Wearable-Footpockets/dp/B082L2K7J9/ref=pd_lpo_3?pd_rd_i=B082L2K7J9&th=1