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April 14, 2022 5 min read

It doesn’t matter if you're 6 hours in a car, 2 hours in a plane, or 20 minutes on a boat, bus, coach or helicopter – travelling with kids is not easy! First the panic of have I got enough food and snacks, will it melt and make a mess to what can keep them entertained and not make a noise, easy to carry and wont get lost! The list is endless … I have been there, got the T-shirt, washed the T-shirt, shrunk the T-shirt, bought a new T-shirt, decided the T-shirt doesn’t match any of my outfits and thrown the god damn T-shirt away!

You are not alone! We've produced this guide to make your trip a little less stressful.

Here is the Kids Happy House top 6 products for travelling with Kids this Summer, this guide is perfect for any kind of getaway, either a staycation or a trip abroad.

  1. Roshambo Sunglasses – Yes you can get kids sunglasses in Poundland – we know! … however what’s the point in wearing sunglasses that don’t protect your eyes – you would not smother your body in plain moisturiser with no factor for sun protection – don’t do the same to your (Child’s) eyes – Roshambo are not only UV A,B &C full sun protection they are virtually unbreakable (we have driven a car over them, dangled them from a flying drone and most effectively let our 2 girls road test them) and zero faults or breakages – no snapped lenses or broken arms (the sunglasses not the girls) they are available in 3 frame sizes for children, including baby (0-2) Toddler (2-5) & junior (5+), plus a huge array of coloured frames and lenses! That’s why they are our number 1 must have for this summer
  2. At a very close second Splash Swim Goggles – Normal swimming goggles for kids have 3 things I think every parent hates. Rubber bands that hurt and tangle long hair, the need to be pulled so tight every holiday photo your kid has massive rings around their eyes from the goggles and then broken straps that deem the goggles useless. Well say goodbye to those problems, Splash Swim Goggles have come up with a total unique and fantastic idea, the strap is made from stretchy soft fabric and goes around the entire back of the head. This not only doesn’t tangle the hair but also uses the entire band to ease the pressure and tightness around the eyes. The fabric can be tightened or loosened and doesn’t break like a rubber strap can. They're also available in a massive selection of patterns and colours to excite kids from dancing unicorns to undercover camouflage! If your child has long hair – say goodbye to the screaming fit when trying to brush the knots out of their hair after swimming with Splash Swim Goggles!
  3. Nine 2 Nothing - Ok so this one I am totally biased I know, because its personal, however a little self-promotion doesn’t hurt anyone and the 300+ 5 star reviews are not all me so others must be agreeing with me! Nine 2 nothing was invented by my eldest daughter 4 years ago, we were on holiday and bored of Uno so she played around with a pack of cards and came up with this simple yet exciting and equally frustrating family number sequencing game. Ideal for younger ones to learn the number sequence but equally challenging and fun for older kids (and us grownups) to play as a family. As an added extra we have a One4One promise for every pack sold we donate a pack to charity and have given thousands to charities like Spread a smile, Caudwell children and Rainbow trust plus so many more!
  4. Happy bear swim nappies – please don’t fill up your entire suitcase with 200 nappies! Its as simple as that! Disposable swim nappies are not only bad for the environment, they cost a fortune and will take up ¾ of your suitcase and luggage allowance! Happy bear swim nappies are totally reusable and easy to wash and clean, like all swim nappies they let the wee wee out but keep the poo poo in – as and when your child has kindly given you a number 2 (most probably the second you put the nappy on if like my kids!) you can take it to the toilet and drop it in and quickly wash the nappy and straight back on! Voila! Easy to clean, easy to reuse, better for the environment and even better still for your wallet!
  5. Carl Oscar – you have probably never heard of him and up until a few weeks ago neither had I!! He is a Swedish genius (or close to it as the number 1 spot is taken by Mr Ikea!) they have a range of snack boxes and lunch boxes like nothing we have ever seen – the snack disc and bento disc are round boxes with different compartments for different snacks – they are very sturdy and well made, spin round to give easy access to different snacks and are easy to clean afterwards – they make snacking for kids not only simple and clean but also a little fun! They also have the N’Ice cup and lunch box giving you the change to add ice to it to keep it cool and fresh all day long! Brilliant doesn’t need to be complicated – it needs to solve a purpose and this range of products tick every box!
  6. My Little Seat – if your anything like me and hate with a passion the gross plastic (I think Ikea – again) high chairs given to you at a restaurant then you will really love My Little seat – its small, its portable, it fits on any chair with a back (as in not a stool) and its safe and easy to clean. No more waiting for a high chair, or given one that your child can easily fall through or with broken straps or even better still has loads of dirt and food stained from the previous child! This folds up so small it will fit in your back pocket (just if you have big pockets!) its easy to clean and can take with you anywhere any time! Also available in a great selection of colours and patterns.

One of things I love about our Happy house is finding these new different purpose solving brands and products and bringing them to you all, I hope you find them as useful as we did/do with our 2 daughters and I will keep looking for more amazing brands – so stay tooned … and just like that as a warner brothers film would end … That’s all folks!