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Essentials for travelling with kids

Essentials for travelling with kids By Mim Jenkinson.

This travelling with kids guide and giveaway is sponsored.

Is your family about to head off on holiday? From road trips to plane journeys, these essentials for travelling with kids could help make your trip easier.

Here are six products that make travelling with kids a breeze – that’s less time feeling stressed and more time to have fun:

1. Keep them Healthy on Holiday

Looking after your family’s health all year round is always a priority but now you can take some extra steps when you’re travelling and out and about, thanks to the Flo Family Health range!

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Whether you’re travelling by car, plane or public transport, maintaining hydrated nasal tissues is important for good health. Spending long periods in air conditioned environments or dry humidity can play havoc with our noses. And travelling in public means we can be further exposed to other people’s germs, like the common cold virus. A dry or crusty nose can also make a person more susceptible to airborne irritants and viruses.

Flo Travel is a natural, gentle and moisturising nasal spray containing Carrageenan (Red Seaweed extract) in a saline solution. Red seaweed helps keep nasal tissues moist for hours* and the saline solution helps wash away germs and irritants in the nose. Like all Flo nasal salines in the range, it is preservative-free. Flo Travel is recommended from 2 years and up.

Try Flo Travel during a flight, on public transport or whenever you’re in air-conditioned or dry environments. If you or a family member have already caught a cold, Flo Travel may help shorten cold symptoms, so you can get on with enjoying your holiday!

Find out more about the preservative-free Flo Family Health range here and read other parent’s reviews.

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If you or your child suffer regular nose bleeds then a gentle, preservative-free isotonic saline may be preferable e.g. Flo Baby, Flo Kids or Flo Saline Plus. Ask your pharmacist for more information. Always read the label, use as directed. Consult your healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist.

Clinical references: Fernstrom, A et al. Aerobiology and its role in transmission of infectious diseases. Journal of Pathogens Vol 2013 Article 493960. Eccles et al. Efficacy of an antiviral Iota-Carageenan nasal spray; a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled exploratory study in volunteers with early symptoms of the common cold. Respiratory research 2010; 11:108.

2. Go Hands Free

A baby carrier can make all the difference when you’re away.

Whether it’s carrying a baby and your luggage at the airport or taking your little one on a sight-seeing day! Baby wearing keeps your baby close to you so that they feel safe and cosy.

The BabyBjorn Carrier One makes baby-wearing a breeze.

BabyBjorn Baby Carrier One - Tell Me Baby

It’s ideal for little ones from newborn to age three and gives parents the opportunity to wear their baby on their front or back.

When wearing your baby on your front, you can choose to face them in to you or out to the world – so they don’t miss out on seeing the sights!

This ergonomic, soft and comfortable carrier has padded shoulder straps and a supportive waist band to relieve pressure on your back and shoulders.

BabyBjorn Baby Carrier One - Tell Me Baby

The International Hip Dysplasia Institute has tested the Baby Carrier One and acknowledges it to be “hip-healthy”. This means that the baby carrier provides the correct support to your child’s hips and encourages good hip joint development, which is especially important in your child’s first months.

Find out more about the BabyBjorn Baby Carrier One here and read other parent’s reviews.

3. Make it Fun for the Kids

Whether it’s a day trip to the zoo or a round the world trip, a Trunki ride-on suitcase for kids is a practical and fun holiday companion!

Percy Police Car Flora Fairy Trunki - Tell Me Baby

Trunki Fairy - Tell Me Baby

This multi-award winning and innovative product has been delighting kids and parents all over the world since 2006.

It’s a lightweight yet durable suitcase that your child can pack their travel essentials in, then hop on and ride!

Trunki Police - Tell Me Baby

Trunkis have a comfortable saddle, secure lockable catches and a huge 18 litre storage capacity. They’re ideal hand luggage for kids and recommended for ages 3+.

Head here to check out the colourful and fun range of Trunkis!

Find out more about the Trunki here and read other parent’s reviews.

4. Be Prepared for Mess

Spills and messes can be an inevitable part of a day trip or holiday with kids.

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WaterWipes, the world’s purest baby wipes are ideal to pop into your changing bag, hand luggage or vehicle for quick clean ups on-the-go.

WaterWipes are the only wipe made using just water and a drop of fruit extract.

WaterWipes - Tell Me Baby

They’re midwife-recommended and the only baby wipe to be approved by Allergy UK.

Suitable from birth and safe for sensitive skin, these wipes can clear a multitude of messes to let you get back to enjoying your holiday!

Find out more about WaterWipes here and read other parent’s reviews.

5. Get Comfortable

If you’re jetting off on a plane or hopping in a train, bus or car, keep your little one comfortable with a Plane Pal!

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Plane Pal can be used in both the bassinet row and in a standard economy seat.

This innovative product allows your child to rest and play safely, it’s lightweight and easy to inflate and deflate.

Plane Pal - Tell Me Baby

Plane Pal was designed by Sam, a mother of three,  who loves to travel. She wanted to help to take the stress out of travelling with kids and devised the Plane Pal to do just that.

It’s approved by over 40 airlines and you can find out more about it here.

Head here to read other parent’s reviews.

6. Get a Good Night’s Sleep

You may need to change your little one’s sleep schedule while you’re away or get them used to sleeping in new surroundings.

If you can keep your bedtime routine as close as possible to how it is at home, this might help them adjust faster.

The ergoPouch range of baby swaddles and sleeping bags is a firm favourite for many Aussie parents.

ergoPouch Sleep Suit Bag - Tell Me Baby

Their 2.5 tog Sleep Suit Bag, in a beautiful array of colours and designs, is a safe and comfortable way to keep your little one warm in the cooler months.

What is a Tog? Which one should I choose?

A TOG is a unit of measurement for insulation and warmth of sleepwear and bedding. Put simply, the lower the TOG rating, the lighter the fabric. The higher the rating, the more padded and insulated it is.

You would choose a suitable TOG based on the temperature of the room your baby is sleeping in. Our TOGS are suitable for the below room temperatures:

  • 0.2 and 0.3 TOG = 24 degrees Cº +
  • 1.0 TOG = 21 degrees Cº – 24 degrees Cº
  • 2.5 TOG = 17 degrees Cº – 23 degrees Cº
  • 3.5 TOG = 14 degrees Cº – 21 degrees Cº

To take the guesswork out of dressing your little one for sleep, please check our What to Wear Guide here.

It converts from a sleeping bag to a suit using zippers, making the transition from cot to pram to car easy.

With an organic cotton outer layer, cotton sleeves and fold over mitts, your baby or toddler will be warm and cosy!

ergoPouch Sleep Suit Bag - Tell Me Baby

Find out more about the ergoPouch range here and read other parent’s reviews.

GIVEAWAY CLOSED

And the winner is… Annaliese! Congratulations!

From Flo:

  • 2 x Flo Travel Nasal Sprays
  • 2 x Flo Kids Nasal Sprays
  • 2 x Flo Baby Nasal Sprays
  • 2 x Flo Elephant Soft Toys
  • 2 x Flo Elephant Pool Squirties
  • 2 x Flo Elephant Inflatables
  • Worth $110

From BabyBjorn:

  • 1 x BabyBjorn Baby Carrer One in Denim Grey
  • Worth $229.95

From Trunki:

  • 1 x Police Car or Fairy Trunki
  • Worth $89.95

From WaterWipes:

  • 1 x 3 month supply of WaterWipes (12 packs)
  • Worth $90

From Plane Pal:

  • 1 x Plane Pal Kit
  • Worth $79.95

From Ergopouch:

  • 1 x Sleep Suit Bag
  • Worth $84.95

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