Traveling with a baby, toddler or preschooler (or all 3!)

A Listmania! list by timslm
The list author says: "Here are some ideas of fun things to bring and do when traveling with your little ones. I have actually found it easier to keep my preschooler busy than the younger ages :) One great idea passed down to me from my mother in law (and it works AWESOME!) is to wrap a bunch of little presents in tissue paper before a long trip, either in the car or on the plane, then let your child open one each hour. These can be little things from this list, from the dollar store or from their over flowing stocking at Christmas! My preschooler LOVES this and it has helped many of our travels go much smoother! Most of these will be for a girl.. but obviously you can mix it up for a boy.
Happy Travels!"
ERGObaby Original Baby Carrier, Camel
1.  ERGObaby Original Baby Carrier, Camel by ERGObaby
The list author says:
  "This in the NUMBER ONE thing I would recommend to anyone traveling!  It is super easy to use, shoves into a ball, can be worn front or back, comfortable for male or female and most importantly is actually comfortable to wear with little strain on your back or shoulders.  I have had more than my fair share of carriers and without any hesitation, I recommend this one over and over."
$115.00
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (698 customer reviews)

Chicken Socks Totally Tape
2.  Chicken Socks Totally Tape by Editors of Klutz
The list author says:
  "Another one to keep them busy!  This one has pictures where they put the tape.  The tape doesnt stick to everything, and is easy enough for my 3.5 yr old to do."
Used & New from: $0.98
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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Vulli Sophie the Giraffe Teether
3.  Vulli Sophie the Giraffe Teether by Vulli
The list author says:
  "The squeaking can get old to you.. but your baby will love it and it will keep them busy for a long time!"
$20.38   Used & New from: $16.71
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,912 customer reviews)

Melissa & Doug Flower Power Bead Set
4.  Melissa & Doug Flower Power Bead Set by Melissa & Doug
The list author says:
  "This was a real winner.  When she was exhausted, this was a great quiet activity for her to do and she was so proud.  The wooden box is great to keep from beads going everywhere also.  If you can find a bigger box of beads... I recommend it.  My daughter used this up in about 30 minutes but would have been happy doing it for another 30 or more!"
Used & New from: $6.98
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Gotz Mini Muffin 8" Bald Girl
5.  Gotz Mini Muffin 8" Bald Girl by Gotz
The list author says:
  "This isnt the exact baby we used, but the idea is the same.  Babies LOVE babies, and our 8 month old couldn't get enough of her little baby doll we bought (from Wal-Mart for about $5).  I recommend all hard plastic and only about 6"-8" tall.  Our baby was also "naked" the whole time and seemed to be more appealing to her that way."
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Fisher-Price View-Master Discovery Learning Viewer
6.  Fisher-Price View-Master Discovery Learning Viewer by Fisher-Price
The list author says:
  "This is a great one and even young ones (2.5 or so) can use it.  This particular version of the the old school view master has sound.  You can get several different cartridges for it... we have everything from farm animals to dinos to Dora.  This is great for in the car or on the plane.  LOVE IT!!!"
$39.95   Used & New from: $14.94
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Under The Sea (Magic Window Books (Running Press))
7.  Under The Sea (Magic Window Books (Running Press)) by Beck Ward
The list author says:
  "These are great tactile books.. and the areas are large enough for them to actually feel them."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Peek-A-Boo! (Baby Faces Board Book #01)
8.  Peek-A-Boo! (Baby Faces Board Book #01) by Roberta Grobel Intrater
The list author says:
  "Babies love babies!"
$4.08   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

Little Tikes - Play Cell Phone and Electronic Light N' Sounds Key Ring
9.  Little Tikes - Play Cell Phone and Electronic Light N' Sounds Key Ring by Little Tikes
The list author says:
  "can be noisy, but what baby doesn't want to use a cell phone!"
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1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Infantino Activity Triangle
10.  Infantino Activity Triangle by Infantino
The list author says:
  "This has been shared with many friends for their travels.  They LOVE it!  So much to do, just a little bit big, but worth the hassle."
$16.24   Used & New from: $10.00
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

Kidoozie Cool Tools Activity Set
11.  Kidoozie Cool Tools Activity Set by Kidoozie
The list author says:
  "Another HUGE hit with many friends and relatives!  This one keeps them busy!  (I got mine at Ross Dress for Less for about half this price.)"
$24.88   Used & New from: $23.00
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (136 customer reviews)

Edushape 4" Sensory Balls, Set of 4, Solid
12.  Edushape 4" Sensory Balls, Set of 4, Solid by Edushape
The list author says:
  "these are great for little busy hands"
$13.98   Used & New from: $12.50
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (174 customer reviews)

Elmer's Mess Free Go Paint! Finger Paints - Paint by shape kit!
13.  Elmer's Mess Free Go Paint! Finger Paints - Paint by shape kit! by Go Paint!
The list author says:
  "Mess free!"
$5.99
1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Go, Go, Goal! (Book and CD)
14.  Go, Go, Goal! (Book and CD) by Golden Books
The list author says:
  "Any books on CD is great!  We have a small back pack with about 8-9 books and CD's and my daughter LOVES them.  A much better alternative than movies (although we do use them too)"
Used & New from: $0.01

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Jump, Baby Jaguar! (Book and CD)
15.  Jump, Baby Jaguar! (Book and CD) by Golden Books
The list author says:
  "Another book on CD that is great!"
Used & New from: $0.15
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Sesame Street Elmo's World Sticker Book With Poster
16.  Sesame Street Elmo's World Sticker Book With Poster by Louis Womble
The list author says:
  "Great for 2-4 yr olds, I got a huge one from Costco for about $7 and it has TONS of stickers in it."
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The Land of Unicorns (Sticker Stories)
17.  The Land of Unicorns (Sticker Stories) by Nancy Sippel Carpenter
The list author says:
  "Of course any sticker book will do, these keep kids busy for a long time!"
$5.39   Used & New from: $0.01
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Go-Go Babyz Kidz Travelmate
18.  Go-Go Babyz Kidz Travelmate by Go-Go Babyz
The list author says:
  "Worth every penny.  I have let many friends borrow this for plane traveling.  With it, you don't need to lug around your stroller in the airport... it makes life so much easier!"
$69.34   Used & New from: $37.99
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (560 customer reviews)

Sunshine Kids Travel - Bag
19.  Sunshine Kids Travel - Bag by Sunshine Kids
The list author says:
  "a good sturdy bag that can hold even teh largest of carseats!"
$24.97
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

Baby Einstein - Baby Mozart - Music Festival
20.  Baby Einstein - Baby Mozart - Music Festival DVD ~ Disney
The list author says:
  "Let's be honest, when all else fails and you have a screaming kid on a plane... pop in baby einstein and the world is a better place for all!"
$38.79   Used & New from: $0.25
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (247 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Car-Go Fun: Go Diego Go! And Dora DVD Travel Game
21.  Car-Go Fun: Go Diego Go! And Dora DVD Travel Game by Mattel
The list author says:
  "My daughter loved this and I loved that she wasn't just zoned out watching a movie, but was engaged in the game.  It does need an adult to help with unless you have a pretty savvy 4+ old that can use a remote for the DVD player or the controls on the DVD player to select the correct answer.  But she loves it."
$6.36
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Calico Critters in Mini Carrying Cases Styles May Vary
22.  Calico Critters in Mini Carrying Cases Styles May Vary by Calico Critters
The list author says:
  "These little critters come in mini cases and are perfect size for carry on bags.  Since they are in their own little case it is easy to keep all the little pieces together!"
$8.15   Used & New from: $2.95
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Matchbox Pop Up Mini Car Wash Adventure Set by Mattel
23.  Matchbox Pop Up Mini Car Wash Adventure Set by Mattel by Mattel
The list author says:
  "These are small and fold up easily.  They even come with one car so they are ready for play!"
$22.50
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Alex Toys Early Learning My Pretty Mosaic -Little Hands 1404
24.  Alex Toys Early Learning My Pretty Mosaic -Little Hands 1404 by Alex Toys
The list author says:
  "they have several different versions of this one for different kids interests"
$10.64   Used & New from: $6.23
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Iplay Peek-A-Boo Bag ?Everything A To Z
25.  Iplay Peek-A-Boo Bag ?Everything A To Z by i play.
The list author says:
  "This was a great time killer!  It is kind of like an I spy type of activity.  And bonus, it is small, and easily squishes into small areas!  Great for traveling!"
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

 
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Johnson & Johnson Assorted Sizes Dora Band-Aid Adhesive Bandages 25 ct
26.  Johnson & Johnson Assorted Sizes Dora Band-Aid Adhesive Bandages 25 ct by BAND-AID(R) BRAND ADHESIVE BANDAGES
The list author says:
  "Sounds weird, I know.  But kids love these things and although you may come off the plane covered in band aids, it will be worth the quiet time they spent happily covering you!"
$3.88   Used & New from: $0.01
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Fancy Nancy Dress Up Stick-Ons Game
27.  Fancy Nancy Dress Up Stick-Ons Game by University Games
The list author says:
  "This game is fun for the girly girl :)  There is another gender neutral version too."
$6.29   Used & New from: $0.60
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Made For Mom Snack Trap, Colors and Styles May Vary
28.  Made For Mom Snack Trap, Colors and Styles May Vary by Made by a Mom
The list author says:
  "These are great for about 9+ months, all the way to 3 yrs.  Helps keep the mess contained!"
$3.48
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Candy Land Fun On the Run Game
29.  Candy Land Fun On the Run Game by Hasbro
The list author says:
  "Great classic game, on the go!"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

 
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Melissa & Doug Travel Memory Game
30.  Melissa & Doug Travel Memory Game by Melissa & Doug
The list author says:
  "We love Melissa and Doug and this is so easy to travel with and great for 3+ years.  Plus you get a variety of sheets to use so there is no cheating!"
$12.96   Used & New from: $6.51
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)

Melissa & Doug Travel Bear Hunt
31.  Melissa & Doug Travel Bear Hunt by Melissa & Doug
The list author says:
  "Nothing is made better than Melissa and Doug and this is a great game for the road for a variety of ages.  It is basically like Guess Who and is a great "thinking" game."
$19.99   Used & New from: $12.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Chicken Socks Highlight this Book Activity Book
32.  Chicken Socks Highlight this Book Activity Book by Editors of Klutz
The list author says:
  "keeps them busy!"
$8.96   Used & New from: $1.81
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Memory Fun On the Run Game
33.  Memory Fun On the Run Game by Hasbro
The list author says:
  "all the fun on the run games are great!"
$3.27   Used & New from: $1.99
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Suction Cup Critters (Klutz)
34.  Suction Cup Critters (Klutz) by Michael Sherman
The list author says:
  "great for kiddos next to the window!"
$12.34   Used & New from: $4.86
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Crocodile Dentist
35.  Crocodile Dentist by Winning Moves
The list author says:
  "one of the best travel games there is.  No batteries, no noise just laughter.  this game is the best!!!"
$6.99   Used & New from: $6.95
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (247 customer reviews)

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Last updated: 4/9/10
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