Here comes summer!
Make it easy on yourself this summer with our travel essentials, which will come in very useful at home too!
JET KIDS BEDBOX
This classy ride-on suitcase for kids transforms into an in-flight bed in five easy steps once the seat belt is off, allowing children to nap. The extendable lid elongates to extend a larger surface area, and mattress and side panels provide a comfortable space. Seat belts can be used whether lying down or sitting up and it fits most standard economy seats in aircraft. The carry-on size (46x20x36 cm) will hold all your child’s travel must-haves and, once packed, can be pulled or ridden by kids through the airport terminal. Designed with front swivel seat for an easy ride, it also features an adjustable strap so that you can pull or carry it over your shoulder, a top handle and decorative stickers.
LARGE FAMILY FIRST AID KIT
From Mini First Aid
From the makers of the original Mini First Aid Kit comes a new larger version designed for families at home or out and about. A suitcase essential, ideal for camping trips and holidays, it includes no less than 115 items a family might need for common accidents and ailments - all packed up in a handy wipe-clean case.
The original Mini First Aid Kit (£13.99) has been upgraded to contain 74 first aid items, including paramedics' recommended shears, wound pads, multiple plasters, bandages, tweezers, safety pins, burn gel and non-alcohol wipes. The large version contains all of these, plus extras such as foil blankets, gloves, a digital thermometer, a cold pack, and a resuscitation shield.
Both kits come with an information leaflet, a QR code to access exclusive family first aid video content on the brand’s website, and bravery stickers to cheer up small ‘patients’!
POTETTE PLUS PREMIUM BUNDLE
From Little Rascals
The lightweight and portable Potette potty is perfect for families on the move. Thanks to its compact foldaway design, it can be used as a traditional full-size potty or as a training seat as it cleverly transitions (with the legs fully flipped out) when your child is ready for the next step. It can also be folded flat for travel and comes with a travel bag.The bundle includes the Potette potty itself, reusable and biodegradable liners, and a set of handy flash cards to aid the potty-training process.
GLOW TRAVEL SLEEP EASY
From Glow Dreaming
Travel interrupts your child’s sleep pattern and we all know how that can turn what was meant to be a relaxing holiday into a nightmare for the whole family. Now a travel version of the original Glow Dreaming device labelled a ‘godsend’ by weary parents has been launched. It’s a compact and rechargeable unit containing a 3-in-1 sleep aid to help children and babies sleep.
A red LED light encourages your child’s brain to produce more natural melatonin, the hormone that makes us drowsy and prepares us for sleep. Pink Noise covers up household noises along with on-the-move sounds such as restaurants. It also creates a super consistent soundscape, which helps the brain relax and achieve deeper slow-wave sleep more easily.
And finally, the Scent Nebuliser can help you bring the familiar and comforting aromas that you use at home with you everywhere.
ORGANIC CHILDREN SCENT FREE SUN CREAM SPF30
Price £25 (150 ml)
From Green People
The sun seems to be getting stronger each year as we face the reality of climate change, and good suncream is at the heart of protecting our children from its damaging rays. Made without added fragrance or skin-drying alcohols, this uses soothing organic Aloe Vera at its core, together with a moisturising blend of Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter. Approved as vegan, it’s suitable for children and babies who may be prone to eczema or sensitive skin. The high SPF protects your child from harmful UVA and UVB brands, and the easily-absorbent, non-greasy formula repels water without contributing to blocking pores and prickly heat.
An Organic Children Lotion and After Sun (£14 for 150ml) is also available. And for parents doing their best to save the planet, it’s good to know that it's packaged in recyclable sugar cane packaging