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11 Best Travel Accessories for Kids and Babies 2022

School’s out for the summer which means it’s time to indulge in good times with the family. If you’re venturing away from home anytime, then make sure you first take a look at the best travel accessories for kids and babies this year. 

We’ve got products to make plane rides a piece of cake (or at least less painful), games and activities to keep them entertained on the road, and accessories to make any sort of time away from home easier and more comfortable for everyone. Not just for big drips, we’ve got you covered for weekend adventures and day trips too!

From long-haul flights to interstate road trips, weekend getaways to day trips to the beach, let’s take a look at what you need: 

11 best travel accessories of 2022 

JetKids® BEDBOX®

RRP: $299
Where to buy: JetKids™

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Source: Jetkids by Stokke

JetKids™ by Stokke® delivers travel and adventure products that combine Scandinavian style and aviation-inspired design with an aim to offer first-class adventures for kids and empower parents to travel with their children.

Our top pick for the JetKids® range is the BedBox™, the world’s only ride-on, carry-on, and sleep-on suitcase. It turns almost any seat into a bed for children aged 2-7 in just five steps. Tthe front swivel wheels ensure superb manoeuvring for children to move freely in the airport. A practical top-opening and spacious storage hold all the essentials your kids need for travelling. It was even awarded the Time best invention 2021 for travel products. Definitely a must for any trip with kids! 

JetKids™ by Stokke® has several other cool travel products to check out too, including their Crew BackPack™, designed to grow with your child, offering an extra 2 litres (122 cubic inches) of expandable storage via a hidden zipper as well as their CloudSleeper™, an all-in-one inflatable travel bed for toddlers and children three years and above. You can also pick up the full Bundle featuring the BedBox™, Crew BackPack™, and CloudSleeper™ + Merino Wool Blanket for $549.00. 

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HeyDoodle Mats

RRP: $19.80
Where to buy: HeyDoodle

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For fun on the go, you cannot go past HeyDoodle Mats. These affordable silicone activity mats are perfect for portable play – in the car, on a plane, in an airport, at a restaurant, at a hotel, or anywhere.

Melbourne-designed and made for kids aged 2 to 7 years, each mat features a variety of activities like tracing, colouring and free drawing. But the best feature of all is that it is easily erasable with a damp cloth for a fresh canvas to start all over again.

Reusable, engaging and portable, children will get hours and hours of educational and creative play while parents enjoy their coffee hot! 

Unlike a colouring book that gets thrown away when full, HeyDoodle mats are completely reusable – simply wipe clean and it’s ready to go again! There are heaps of styles and designs to choose from beginning from as low as $19.80.

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CoziGo Safe Sleep and Sun Cover

RRP: $109.95
Where to buy: CoziGo

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Source: CoziGo

If you’re travelling with a baby, then CoziGo is every parent’s dream! It’s a snug, cosy and safe cover, great for both your stroller or airline bassinet. It’s quickly becoming known as ‘The Miracle Cover’ and is super simple to use too.

Attach Cozigo to your stroller to block the light, help reduce your baby’s exposure to germs, maintain social distancing and assist baby to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer during nap time. If you’re flying, then CoziGo can attach directly to the airline bassinet to provide a night-like setting to help encourage longer sleep while offering ample ventilation and protection.  

This universal product is great for travelling with babies, but also for everyday adventures and weekends spent outside – no need to stress about naptime. It’s super easy to use and travel with too – it packs into a small bag and simply pops open. Clip it to your pram or bassinet and you’re good to go. 

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Alpine Muffy Kids Ear Muffs

RRP: $44.95
Where to buy: Earjobs

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Source: Earjobs

Protect their precious ears from loud noises while on the go with Alpine Muffy! It’s the perfect travel accessory for planes, trains or anywhere there may be loud noises including concerts, fireworks and sporting events. They help kids relax in stressful environments and block out noises during nap time or quiet time. 

Designed just for kids of all ages, Alpine Muffy’s ear muffs are comfortable, silky soft and fold down for storage. They come with an adjustable headband in several trendy colours, plus a free carry case and are certified to reduce noise. 

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Byron Bay Beach Tent

RRP: $169.00
Where to buy: Byron Bay Beach Life 

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Source: Byron Bay Beachlife

If your destination involves a beach, then make sure you grab a Byron Bay Beach Tent! These tents provide the perfect amount of beach shade but won’t block your view or the breeze. You can easily sit back and relax and watch the kids in the waves. 

They are compact to carry, easy to set up in minutes, and take up hardly any space in the back of your car or luggage. The premium beach shelters have also been tested and rated UPF50+ with a 98% UV Blockout. It creates loads of shaded space for the whole family – a great area to chill out, have a picnic and enjoy the view. 

These beach shades are great for travelling with kids but also for everyday adventures that involve the outdoors, whether heading to a lake, creek, beach, or even a park that may not be shaded. A great investment for all outdoorsy families! 

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Nuna TRVL Stroller

RRP: $699
Where to buy: Baby Bunting 

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Source: Nuna

Nuna TRVL is the newest travel stroller to hit the streets, designed for travel and everyday adventures. It’s suitable for newborn babies all the way to 22kg toddlers and it’s compact enough to bring pretty much anywhere! A great choice for weekends away or flights, TRVL folds itself into a compact package that stands on its own – and at the touch of a button too! This is also an ideal choice for trips where your little ones may need to have a sleep or rest their tired legs mid-way through the day. 

We love how it’s suitable for older kids too and comes with a tall seat height and adjustable calf support to accommodate older kids. It’s also got heaps of storage space underneath, plus a built-in carry strap; with a transport bag and rain cover. 

TRVL is ultra-lightweight and does not compromise on quality – it looks sleek and is a breeze to push, plus the luxe material adds style to your stroll. City-living or jet-setting parents will love this handy travel stroller.

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VEER Cruiser

RRP: $1,299.99
Where to buy: CNP Brands

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VEER Cruiser is what adventure dreams are made of! It’s an all-terrain wagon that doubles as a stroller and comes with everything you need for all-day exploring. 

Not only is Cruiser a cosy space for the kids to sit, but it also can hold all sorts of supplies (beach towels, food, etc) and it also converts to a bassinet for naps on the go. We love the little extras that come with Cruiser too like the six cup holders and two sunshades. It can even accommodate an infant car seat. 

With the feel, functionality and safety of a premium stroller, the all-terrain wagon will go anywhere with you, ideal for camping, beach trips and more. You can push it, pull it, and it even moves sideways to tackle any terrain. It’s also great for trips away as it can easily fold into a compact size. 

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Nuna COVE aire Portacot

RRP: $469.00
Where to buy: Baby Bunting

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Source: Nuna

Portacots are ideal for travelling with kids as they provide a comfy space for them to sleep when away from their own cot. They are also great for daytime naps and fold up to easily transport from one destination to the next. 

The Nuna COVE aire is about as luxe as it gets when it comes to portacots. You can easily set it up and fold it down with just one hand and also converts from an upper cot to a lower cot when bub is able to roll over. 

Not only is it super handy, but it’s also beyond comfortable for your little one. Many portacots on the market are quite basic but this isn’t the case with Nuna COVE aire. It comes with a ventilated mesh mattress that pulls away both heat and humidity and ensures a comfortable and safe sleep. It also comes with an Advanced air design™ which provides 360° ventilation for ultimate airflow from every angle with all mesh sides, floor and mattress.

COVE aire grows with your child from newborn through toddlerhood too and is one of the best travel accessories for young families. Not only great for long-haul trips away from home, but also for day trips or visits with family and friends.

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Jiffi V3.0 Portable Warmer 

RRP: $129.95
Where to buy: RochiLou

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Another top travel accessory when travelling with babies is a bottle warmer and the all-new Jiffi Portable Bottle Wamer is an excellent option. The newest version V3.0 heats 120ml of room temperature water to 37° in just 4 minutes. It comes with four selectable water temperatures – 37°, 40°, 45° and 50° – and is completely portable (USB rechargeable), perfect for long haul drives or flights. 

It can heat a baby’s 120ml bottle at least five times on a single charge or maintain the temperature of a 120ml bottle for up to 10 hours. Another thing we love about the new Jiffi is that it works with over 32 bottle brands, with four different adaptors in the box to ensure yours is the right fit. 

Jiffi also has a real-time temperature display for exact heat readings and is also splash-proof. Use it day or night, when away for the weekend or just for a few hours during the day – it’s one of the best travel accessories for babies on the market! Check out the Jiffi Home too – the perfect accessory for your kitchen which heats a 120ml bottle to 37° in just two minutes (plug-in only). 

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Joie Savvy Baby Carrier

RRP: $179.00
Where to buy: Baby Bunting 

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Source: Joie

Carry your precious cargo in comfort with the ergonomic baby carrier that makes baby wearing all about hugging, not lugging. Savvy can easily fit into your carry-on or nappy bag, ready to bring out when bub needs a cuddle. 

Savvy is suitable for infants 3.5kg to 16kg and comes with four modes – infant booster, parent facing, world facing and back carry. Savvy also features an ergonomic M shape, which ensures your little one sits in an ergonomic M-shaped position that promotes a healthy spine and hip development, certified hip healthy by the hip dysplasia institute.

Its clever magnetic buckles on the shoulder straps allow you to easily put on and adjust the carrier by yourself and the back comfort support is great for lugging an infant or toddler around while sightseeing or in transit. What we especially love about Savvy is how easy it is to put on and take off – there’s no arm twisting or an extra set of hands required

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High Road Car Organisers

RRP: From $19.95
Where to buy: Howards Storage World

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Source: Howards Storage World

If you’re off on a road trip, then a Road Trip Organiser is the BEST travel accessory to add to your list. Not only will it keep your car tidy, but it will also make the trip so much more relaxing for everyone.

High Road Car Organisers come in various shapes and sizes, including their Gap Stash Side Seat Organiser ($19.95), ideal for the front seat to hold your sunnies, phone, lip gloss and anything else you like to keep handy when driving.  

The High Road Portable Car Seat Caddy ($34.95) is the perfect option for the back seat and can be stocked with activities, snacks, drinks, iPads, wipes and anything else. There are a few other options too including the Hanging Tablet Organiser, CarHop Insulted Cooler, TrashStash Hanging Car Bin and the Wag’nRide Doggie Seatback Organiser (for your furry friends). Tidy car, safe travels!

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We hope our best travel accessories picks for 2022 help to ensure you’re able to enjoy stress-free family time away from the comforts of home. It’s often not easy travelling with kids and babies, but, with the right products in your corner, it can make for a much more enjoyable trip. 

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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