Posted on July 25 2016
Travelling with children is rewarding. Seeing them explore new cultures and experience new tastes and smells is wonderful. But it can also be extremely hard work. Constant checking and double checking, making sure they are fed and watered and keeping them entertained can mean a relaxing holiday is far from relaxing. However thanks to the wonders of technology, going away with little ones has been made infinitely easier.
Try these nifty little gadgets to make going away smoother, simpler and much more relaxing.
Ride on suitcase
Flying with children is one of the hardest parts of going on holiday. Aeroplanes are, by default, not comfortable. However many of the stresses can be eliminated thanks to the most innovative ride-on suitcase/in-flight bed. The ultimate travel companion for kids, the BedBox is a revelation and a saviour for parents all over. Seamlessly converting from a piece of great-looking hand luggage come ride on case to a handy inflight bed, the suitcase is perfect for children from 0 right up to six years old. Allowing kids to get a blissful night’s sleep and parents to get some rest before landing, the BedBox is great for parents and kids in equal measure.
Toilet finding apps
When you’re in an unfamiliar place, finding the nearest public toilets can be a nightmare. Thankfully there are some great apps to make getting caught short a thing of the past. Toilet Finder is a great app that allows you to locate all the toilet facilities around you in an instant. Providing you with information such as how far away they are, how well they are rated, and whether they have wheelchair access, the app is a must for both domestic and international travel. The app is currently available on the iOS and Android stores.
We all know that tablets and phones are perfect for keeping little ones entertained for hours. You can load them up with their favourite films, games and music. But sometimes you want a little respite from the Frozen soundtrack. These wireless headphones from LilGadgets are perfect for little ones as they come in a range of colours, are super comfortable over sensitive ears, and are wireless, meaning you won’t have to fight with wires constantly.
As mentioned above, mobile devices are the perfect entertainment for kids. But playing games or watching a film for an hour and a half can drain batteries. Investing in a portable charger such as the EC Technology 2nd Gen Deluxe External Battery will make sure you don’t run into that problem. Small and compact, it holds an astonishing 22400mAh of power. You simply charge it up and plug your device in using its USB connection. And considering an iPad Air holds around 8600mAH of battery, and an iPhone holds 1,810mAH of battery power, the nifty little charger will keep your kids plugged in for hours. It also comes with a handy LED torch for when you can’t find your keys in your bag.
If your little one is still too young to walk, investing in a baby carrier is the best way to minimise tired tantrums but still explore all that your holiday destination has to offer. The Bebemon Music Baby Carrier with Built In Speakers is ideal for trips away as it folds down almost flat, yet still packs a powerful musical punch when it comes to keeping your baby entertained, or soothing them off into a blissful sleep. Coming complete with an audio jack, it can be connected to any audio device.
Have you tried any of the above? Let us know your tips for travelling with children.