My best advice for traveling with toddlers is to bring an airline approved car seat. It seems like it would be a hassle to lug through the airport, trust me, it is worth it! My kids both carry a backpack for their own snacks, drink and entertainment supplies. They love having a job to help out with when we are traveling. Here are my the best products I have tried and used for years. I hope you and your family love them as well.
This car seat works great for kids under 65 pounds. They make lots of different ones, do your research. I like this one because it is lightweight and works for a wide range of weights. I then use this once we have landed in the rental car, rather than having another car seat just for the car. I only use this seat for travel purposes.
The carrier has lots and lots of little pockets for charging cables, tablet, back-up battery pack, etc. Both of my kids have one of these in their backpack to keep their iPad. I download movies in advance for them to watch once we are in the air.
These water bottles are my favorite because the straw is easily replaceable. Until I found this one, I had no idea that some companies didn’t make replacement lids or straws.
The car seat travel belt attaches the seat you plan to bring on your flight to your carry-on luggage. I love this because it mean there is just one thing for me to roll through the airport rather then two. This one is a must!
My favorite travel lunch box has so many different containers, so I can pack options. The best thing for take off and landing is a sucker, I prefer these low sugar pops.
This reusable activity book is the best. They can use it again and again. I also love taking this on long car trips and to restaurants.