Travel Essentials for the Babe

traveling with a toddler tips

Traveling with Harlee has been easy thus far, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t get any help to simplify traveling with her. Harlee goes with the flow; she’s flexible on her nap and eating schedule, she’s adventurous and loves to explore, and except for a 20 minute cry session on our last road trip, she was so great in the car. When Harlee was a baby, we did some trips to Michigan, Hawaii, and a quick trip to Ojai which were easy since she was on the milk diet. Now that she’s eating real meals, plus snacking, Alan and I were looking for easy, to-go containers and travel helpers to make the road trip easy. Munchkin has all of the essentials that make a road trip, or simply any trip out of the house, easy for everyone. The products are functional and useful for everyday use as well as for travel so it limits clutter in the Harlee cupboard!

Harlee started with a transition sippy cup, but she’s been ready to drink like a big girl for some time now. The Munchkin Miracle Stainless Steel 360 Sippy Cup offers a spoutless edge making drinking easy for Harlee. She can drink for any side of the cup, plus the cup atomically seals when she stops drinking eliminating spills. That means when her sippy cup turns into a fun toy or activity, there isn’t spilled milk or water everywhere. 

Knowing we’d be snacking and lunching in picnic areas during our road trip, I wanted a compact and easy clean placemat to put on any surface for Harlee. The Munchkin Go Folding Placemat folds and snaps shut and is easy to transport. It made picnicking super easy and clean up was a breeze. 

I’m a planner and super organized when it comes to traveling. The Munchkin Cool Bottle Bag makes it easy for me to put all of Harlee’s snacks and milk in one place so I can easily access it. 

Harlee loves her graham cracker bunny snacks and blueberries, so I always have them with me. The Munchkin Snack Stainless Steel Snack Catcher keeps snacks fresh and the soft flaps make it easy for Harlee to get her snacks. Harlee is currently in the phase where she wants to walk around the house while snacking, so I just drop her snacks in the catcher that way she can explore and eat on the go. Genius!

We’ve shown up to restaurants where they’ve only had one chair so Harlee has had to sit on one of our laps or in her stroller; it’s not convenient or easy. The Munchkin GoBoost Travel Booster Seat is a portable travel booster with a strong and stable frame, plus it has storage for bottles and other essentials. I can carry it over my shoulder, drop in her bottle, snacks, and wipes and we’re ready for any restaurant or spot for snacking.

This post is sponsored by Munchkin. 



  1. June 22, 2017 / 11:01 am

    that booster is such a good idea! my daughter is 10 months and I have had this happen to us once where they didn’t have a high chair. i thought to myself really… but i wish i had seen this!

  2. Lauren
    June 22, 2017 / 12:56 pm

    This is perfect timing! We are planning a small getaway and I totally need some tips on how to back for the kiddos. Loooove those sippy cups!

    Lauen | Disco Daydream

  3. June 22, 2017 / 3:47 pm

    She is beyond cute! And that bag sounds awesome. Will be looking into it for trips with my little one in the future

  4. June 22, 2017 / 6:55 pm

    Well this post and these sweet photos just melted my heart! You make traveling with a babe look super easy and effortless!

    xo, Sara

  5. Stephanie
    June 23, 2017 / 6:19 am

    Oh my heavens, Harlee is way too cute for words! I love these photos of you guys together. Making traveling sound like a breeze!

  6. June 23, 2017 / 9:05 am

    Your little fam is seriously the cutest ever!

  7. June 26, 2017 / 8:48 pm

    Oh my god your little one is absolutely precious! Love these pics!

  8. June 29, 2017 / 6:01 am

    She is so cute and these are such good tips!

  9. ashley houston
    June 30, 2017 / 8:05 am

    Such great tips and she is absolutely a doll

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