Traveling with kids can literally be one of the most exhausting things you do as a parent! Especially if you don’t prepare for everything! I mean thinking ahead can truly save your parent sanity! We have traveled quite a bit this last year so I have a few items we don’t leave the house without!!
1. Cinemood Projector
Have you ever been in the car with kids for an extended period of time? Or an airport? Well then you know the importance of keeping them entertained!
Well we recently got the opportunity to try out the Cinemood projector and let me just tell you, this is a game changer! I can’t tell you how many times we have had melt downs over sharing the tablet because not everyone can see or who gets to hold it while we watch the movie! Well the Cinemood solves all of these problems. You can literally project it on any smooth surface up to 12 ft away and make it big enough that everyone can see it! It comes preloaded with 120+ hours of video content, audio books, lullabies, shadow puppets and you can stream Netflix, YouTube and even enjoy some other apps on it! It has preloaded Disney and Disney Pixar favorites as well for little ones! How amazing right?! You can also get these little cases for them to help protect it from little hands! BONUS: Use code CASTLE11 for a free case with purchase of a Cinemood HERE!
Not only do we use this when traveling in the car, on an airplane or inside the hotel because it’s so portable, needing no outlet or connection to a laptop (plus it stays charged for 5 hours) but it makes the best little addition to at home movie nights!! This summer we will be using it for movies under the stars and I can’t wait!! You can just drape a sheet on the fence and have your own little backyard movie party!! I truly feel like this would make the best present for a family who has everything! My kids have been enjoying “movie nights” in sisters bed every night since we got this and they don’t ever fight me to go lay down now! And huge bonus, it is safer than the average tablet viewing on those little eyes!
2. Earphones (that they will actually keep on)
We found these earphones before we went to Disney and they are the most amazing thing to ever be invented! Seriously if you have every tried to find earphones that your kids actually keep on or don’t gripe about the entire time they are wearing them, it was impossible…until these bad boys! My kids absolutely love them and ask to wear them any time they are using the iPad, which all the praise hands if I never have to hear Ryan’s mom laugh EVER again!
3. Double Stroller
We DO NOT leave town without this! If you have multiple children and are going on a trip you must have a double stroller! Even Greleigh who is almost 6 still rides occasionally when she gets tired! You usually do a lot of walking when traveling so making sure they have an option of riding around for awhile sure helps things run smooth! Because we all know #traveling
4. Kids Backpack
These backpacks have been a true lifesaver when we leave town! If you have kids then you know they want to pack allll the things and with these small little backpacks I tell them whatever fits in here can go with us and if it doesn’t fit, it stays at home! It will literally eliminate so much stress from all the things they want to take!