Traveling with kids brings an assortment of travel challenges and maybe even a headache or two. Here are a few items that will hopefully make your next kid’s travel trip easier. These are all items that have made my life easier, especially when we were driving 3,000 miles across the country. (Just so you know 3,000 miles in 9 days is torture. Thanks, Air Force!)

Sun Shade

A sunshade will help kids stay more comfortable in the car. Some vehicles now have them built-in on the second row, but most do not. The last thing you want on a road trip is for your child to overheat and protect them from harmful UV rays. Shop sun shades on Amazon. 

Portable Light

If you are traveling at night, then it’s nice to have a portable light. My daughter reads a lot in the car, so this comes in handy.

Travel Pottytravel potty

If you are in the middle of potty training, then you will literally be thrilled how much easier life is with a fold-able potty.

Kid-friendly Luggageluggage for kids

Going through airports with young kids? Get them a Trunkiir?t=mommtrav 20&l=as2&o=1&a=B003H7HUHO. It’s a carry one and they can ride on it through the airport. Or a fun Disney themed suitcase that is small and easy for them to manage with little help from you. 

What are your must-pack items when traveling with kids?