Parents are always concerned about the safety of their children. It's a natural instinct. But travelling with children opens up a whole new world of worry with exposure to new places and elements. Here are five items that will help you travel safe with your kids.
1. Cares Airplane Child Restraint Seatbelt
Part seatbelt, part constraint to keep them from running up and down the airplane aisles (OK, we added the second benefit), the Cares Restraint is now approved for use by Air Canada and most US and European airlines. Designed for kids 22 to 44 pounds, the restraint provides a safer flight experience for children than the standard airplane seat belt... and possibly a sanity-saver for you, too.
$85, available at www.weetravel.ca. Also available to rent.
2. CleanWell All-Natural Hand Sanitizer
Keep it clean on a family vacation. Hand washing may not always be available when you need it, but we all know the benefits of having a handy bottle of sanitizer around - especially when in crowded public venues. Stock up on this sanitary necessity - we like CleanWell All-Natural Hand Sanitizer Spray because it's alcohol-free and will take up little room in your purse, making it airport security-size approved.
$5.60, available at www.lavishandlime.com www.weetravel.ca.
3. Motomaster Roadside Emergency Kit
The start to a great holiday rarely involves a family of four sitting on suitcases on the side of the road waiting for a tow truck. Be prepared for most roadside emergencies with a Motomaster Roadside Emergency Kit which includes jumper cables, flashlight, screwdriver and more - and a free one year membership to Canadian Tire Roadside Assistance.
$29.99, available at www.canadiantire.ca. Also available to rent.
4. First Aid Kits or Families
Beesafe Solutions carries a variety of First Aid Kits to meet the needs of your family. The Medibag Family First Aid Kit includes 117 items and is perfect for a roadtrip. If you're looking for something smaller to stick in your travel bag, the $7 MediBuddy on- the-go first aid kit is all you need.
$29.95 and $7.00 at www.beesafe.ca
5. PeaPod Lite
The smaller, 2-hoop design of the KidCo's PeaPod Lite is great for outdoors because of its UV protection and wind screens. A zippered panel allows parents quick and easy access to baby from virtually any angle. The slick, easy to fold design makes it ideal for storage and use anytime. This model does not come with an air mattress, making it only 1.4 lbs - the perfect travel companion!
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