The Best Baby Products For Travel And Adventure

Cool gear that promises to help all you outdoorsy moms and dad enjoy a life of travel and adventures with your baby or toddler.


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How do you know what are truly the best baby products for travel and adventures with your baby, and which are going to be a waste of money, or not suitable for the many hours (and potentially years) of enjoyment you have planned?

Well, you go out and actually test as many products as you can on your travels; but don’t worry, we’ve done the legwork, so you don’t have to.

In this list of regularly-updated, travel-ready adventure baby gear, we’ve carefully vetted only the most useful and functional cool baby gear for moms and dads to be able to get out and enjoy exploring the world with your little one.

We’ve included a whole load of handpicked cool baby products, from functional baby carriers to snow-ready baby clothes and more innovative and useful products to inspire them to explore the world around them.

👋🏼 Ask us anything about these products in the comments, we own everything on this list and use most of them daily. 🙂

To make this list easier to navigate, there are 3 main sections:

  • Products for travel, bedroom and naptime
  • Products that make adventures more streamlined and fun
  • Baby Carriers for travel and hiking

The best baby products for travel, bedroom and naptime

When you’re traveling with your baby and sleeping in new places, you will thank yourself for being prepared for long and comfortable naps and bedtime snoozes.

Guava Lotus Travel Crib Best Baby Products For Travel

Guava Lotus Travel Bassinet and Crib (from $230)

Game. Changer. Whether you’re staying in a hotel or at your in-laws, this sturdy, packable baby travel crib (which doubles as a playard) will ensure your baby has a comfortable, clean and familiar place to sleep.

Our Guava Lotus crib has traveled all over Europe and California and ensured my son, Sebastian has a safe and comfortable place to sleep, wherever we are. It’s so amazing how easily (and quickly) it all packs away intot he included bag too.

Head over to Guava’s website to check out the bassinet conversion kit for smaller babies.

Baby Shusher Best Baby Products for Travel

The Baby Shusher ($35)

The Baby Shusher is one of those things you see and wonder if it really works or whether it’s a total gimmick.

Well, every baby is different but I can tell you that for my kid, and many of my friends’ babies, this small, handheld shusher instantly calms them and helps get naptime started, mimicking the whooshing sound of being in the womb that they find so comforting. It’s basically magic, lol.

Nanit Pro Smart Baby Monitor Best Baby Travel products

Nanit Pro Baby Monitor (from $180)

The Nanit Pro smart baby monitor works on wifi and has tons of features including sound and motion sensing, a nightlight, temperature and humidity monitoring for your baby’s sleeping environment.

It’s tiny, ultra portable and comes with a portable stand you can pack up and plug in anywhere while traveling or staying with friends and family. After doing a huge amount of research, this is the one we decided to buy for Sebastian, and we couldn’t be happier with it so far.

Nanit Sound and Light Best Baby Products for Travel

Nanit Sound and Light Machine ($100)

Nanit’s sound and light machine is another one of those ultra useful, portable baby sleep gadgets you’ll love for travel as well as at home.

You can select from a range of white noises and nature sounds, light colors, brightnesses, timers, and wind-down / wake-up routines, all from your phone.

It can also run off its built-in battery for up to 8 hours, and has the option of cry detection if you’re using it separately from the Nanit Baby Monitor (which also has that feature).

Best baby products for exploring and adventures

Just like you, your baby is going to be a lot more comfortable and ready for the outdoors if they have a few key items of clothing to keep them warm, protected from the elements, and happily entertained.

The baby and toddler products in this section were all designed with little adventurers in mind!

Iksplor Baby Adventure Zippy Merino Onesie Best Baby Adventure Products 2

Iksplor Baby Adventure Zippy ($89)

Iksplor is an awesome women-owned, US-based adventure-inspired company that designs and sells a whole range of sustainably sourced Merino apparel for babies, kids and grown ups.

Merino wool is the best natural fiber for moisture-wicking, stink-resistant, breathable adventure baselayers.

For the littlest of adventurers, our top pick is the beautifully designed Iksplor Baby Adventure Zippy, that features UPF50 sun protection, handmitts and a 2-way zipper. It’s also easy to care for, it’s machine washable and can be dried in the tumble dryer.

Seb just looks so adorable in his Adventure Zippy! For more details, read our Iksplor Adventure Zippy review.

Voited Mini Traveler Blanket For Adventure Kids Best Baby Products For Travel

Voited Mini Traveler Blanket ($89)

A smaller version of Voited’s fleece-lined cloudtouch adventure blankets, the Voited mini traveler blanket is a lightweight insulated, washable, water-repellent and windproof blanket for kids made eco-consciously with recycled materials – perfect for snuggling and keeping warm in a load of scenarios.

As well as using it as a blanket, you can stuff it into its pouch for a pillow, fold into a single sleep sack, attach it to another Mini Traveler to create a double sleeping bag or snap into a (superhero) cape.

woom ORIGINAL 1 Kids Balance Bike Best Toddler Gifts

woom ORIGINAL 1 Kids’ Balance Bike ($249)

Designed for young children ages 18 months to 3.5 years, the woom original 1 kid’s balance bike includes a rear brake that’s adjustable to fit their little hands, a lightweight aluminum frame geometrically designed for toddlers, a low-entry, long wheelbase and upright seating position that all work to ensure balance, comfort and enjoyment.

When you buy a bike at REI you also get a year of adjustments, free flat fixes and a discount on other REI bike shop items for REI members.

Shotgun Kids Mountain Bike Seat

Shotgun Kids Mountain Bike Seat ($110+)

If you love to mountain bike and can’t wait to introduce your toddler to the trails, these Shotgun kids mountain bike seats, handlebars and footpegs are a super fun way to ride some mellow trails with your little buddy.

Prices range depending on the model you go for – you can see all three versions on the Amazon product page.

Earth Mama Baby Mineral Sunscreen

Earth Mama Baby Sunscreen ($15)

This Earth Mama SPF 40 mineral sunscreen is made with Reef Safe, Non-Nano Zinc, and is naturally water resistant.

If you’re taking your baby, kid or even yourself out into the sun and especially around reflective snow and water, this mineral sunscreen is a great way to get sun protection and avoid harmful chemical-based alternatives. Here are our top pick mineral sunscreens for adults.

Roshambo Baby Sunglasses Best Baby Products For Travel

Roshambo Baby Sunglasses ($24)

These flexible, lightweight, shatter resistant polarized sunglasses from Roshambo are specifically designed to fit babies aged 2 and under (there’s another larger version for 2-5 year olds!).

They provide 100% UVA/B/C protection, and importantly, all shades are BPA, phthalate, lead & latex free, and are small parts tested. Plus, of course, your baby’s going to look freakin’ adorable sporting these adventure-ready shades, Seb certainly does!

Esembly Baby Swim Diaper Cloth Diapering Outer Best Baby Products for Adventures

Esembly Cloth Diaper Outer / Swim Diaper ($18.50)

Not only does Esembly have the most functional, modern, user-friendly cloth-diapering system around, their colorful ‘outer’ diaper layers also function as super cute swim diapers for your little one.

Hydroflask Kids Insulated Lunch Box Best Baby Products For Travel

Hydroflask Kids Insulated Lunch Box ($45)

One of these hard-sided, protective, insulated Hydro Flask kids lunchboxes is the perfect size for storing spare milk and pumping supplies for my baby while traveling.

As these products are built to last, when he grows up it will become his lunchbox full of healthy drinks and snacks to take to school and on adventures.

Best baby carriers for travel and hiking

Deuter Kid Comfort Child Carrier Best Baby Products for Travel and Adventure

Deuter Kid Comfort Child Carrier ($320)

This bestselling Deuter child carrier packs in tons of features, including excellent load distribution, back ventilation, a stand for when you want to put it down, and comfortable traveling positions for your small passenger.

Tushbaby Baby Hip Carrier Best Baby Products For Travel

Tushbaby Baby Carrier ($80+)

For shorter adventures and occasions where you may have to pick your toddler up and tote them about for longer periods of time than your arms and back would like, the Tushbaby child hip carrier of Shark Tank fame is a total winner – no fiddly straps or clips involved.

Once you get past the name (it’s ok, the logo on the pack is quite small), it’s easy to understand the many benefits of having a quick, easy kid seat they can face in or out on, plus a fanny-pack sized storage compartment for small personal and kid-related essentials.

Ergobaby Omni 360 Baby Carrier Best Baby Products For Travel

Ergobaby Omni 360 Baby Carrier ($180)

The Ergobaby Omni 360 is one of the easiest and most versatile everyday baby carriers around.

It is suitable for newborns through toddlers weighing 45lb, and you can wear your child facing in or out, depending on their size and preference.

For images of how this baby carrier looks when worn, check out our Instagram feed where you can find shots of me using one to carry my son on walks, hikes and other adventures.

One of Trail & Kale's co-founders, a mom, and guardian of our resident trail dog, Kepler, Helen can be found trail running with Kepler and enjoying road runs with her mini in a jogging stroller, all while testing out the latest running gear for our readers.


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