Traveling with babies and toddlers is easier than you think, thanks to these mom-approved hacks, snacks, gear and travel tips for plane travel and road trips. We even cover baby-friendly travel destinations, both near and far. Read on for the ultimate guide to traveling with baby on board.

What to Bring:

14 Can’t-Live-Without Hacks for Traveling with Baby

Before you board that plane or enter that hotel room, arm yourself with our best baby travel hacks. These 14 tips are certain to make your vacation a little less work and a little more enjoyable for you and everyone else involved.

Get 14 great baby-travel hacks.

Have Baby, Will Fly: 10 Awesome Travel Essentials

The tickets are booked and the bags are packed; the only thing left to prepare is baby. And we all know that’s an adventure in itself! Here are the absolute must-have items, plus some I can’t believe I didn’t know about this! products that could make your trip easier.

Check out 10 travel essentials for flying with baby.

What Snacks to Pack:

Airplane Snacks for Toddlers to Make Your Trip Fly By

What’s the key to flying with happy toddlers? Snacks. Lots and lots of snacks. The ideal treats not only fill up our kids’ bellies, they are easy to pack, don’t require refrigeration, aren’t super messy, and take some time to eat, so they double as an airplane activity. Read on for our favorite airplane snacks for toddlers, plus tips on how to pack, serve and even play with your food.

Find your new favorite travel snacks.

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Yum on the Run: Top Travel-Friendly Snacks for Babies

Whether you’re zipping through afternoon errands with your baby in tow or taking a cross-country trip as a family, bringing a stash of tasty, healthy snacks is key. Littles get hungry fast and frequently, so you want to have something on hand for quick and easy noshing. Bored of your usual nibbles? Here are 12 new treats for taking on the go, wherever you go!

Get 12 travel-friendly snack ideas your little one will love.

What to Know for the Flight:

The Ultimate Guide to Flying with Baby

Flying with a baby requires patience, mental toughness and killer organizational skills. But you’ve got this! Follow these helpful hacks and hints to make your journey a little easier and keep those skies friendly.

Unlock the key to having an easy, fun flight with your baby.

What to Know for the Road:

10 Top Tips for Road Trips with Babies

Get your motor running. Head out on the highway…with a baby? Sure! With a little preparation, your kid can be ready to hit the road and go exploring right alongside you. Read on for 10 ways to make your road trip go smoothly with baby on board.

Read 10 top roadtrip tips. 

Get Schooled in Infant Car Seat Safety by the Car Seat Lady

A car seat: You won’t be able to leave the hospital without it. In fact, it’s one of the most important purchases you’ll make for your little one in his first year of life. We spoke with Emily Levine, co-founder of The Car Seat Lady, a group with a mission to empower parents to keep their children as safe as possible while traveling by car, to get some important information to ensure you’re using the right seat, the right way, for your baby or toddler.

Get the skinny on car-seat safety before you hit the road. 

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Top 10 Warm-Weather Safety Rules for Kids in Cars

If you’re planning warm-weather travel, arm yourself with snacks, your GPS and some very good advice. Read on for our top 10 tips on keeping kids safe in the car on warm days.

Learn 10 safety rules to keep kids safe in cars on hot days.

 

Where to Go:

Tiny Travelers: 6 Baby-Friendly Destinations to Book Next

Your sweet little baby might be the best adventure you’ve ever embarked on, but parenthood shouldn’t keep you tethered to your hometown. Going on vacation may be intimidating, but if you can manage the actual traveling(by car or plane) to and from your destination, the rest of the trip will be just as enjoyable (if not more) as your pre-baby sojourning days.

Find your next vacation spot.

6 Far Flung—but Baby-Friendly—Places to Travel

Isn’t it ironic that after having a baby—when your nerves are shot, you’re sleep deprived and you really need to go on vacation—traveling is the last thing on your mind? Well, it shouldn’t be. Especially when there are so many destinations designed with families of young ones in mind. From full-time (and free) resort nannies to stroller-accessible trams, these out-of-this-world locales go the distance when it comes to baby amenities.

Check out these international destinations that cater to babies.

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