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5 Things to Pack in Your Toddler’s Travel Backpack

It’s no secret that toddlers need to be well fed, well rested and entertained, which is why we’re letting you know about six products you’ll want to pack for your next trip.

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Whether you’re boarding a long haul flight or gearing up for a road trip, you need to be prepared to help your toddler combat hunger and boredom. To help you stay strong on your next adventure, we’ve found 6 products to help entertain and sustain your little ones along the way.

When choosing items for travel, we try to pick things that are lightweight, take up minimal space and can be used over and over again. Brands like Modern Twist, Basix, Eco Kids and Siliskin do an amazing job at ticking all the right boxes when it comes to sustainable and functional products for toddlers.

  1. Basix Rubber Building Blocks by RubbabuMade from 100% natural non-toxic rubber foam, these soft blocks will enable your child’s imagination to soar sky high, while keeping your bag under the weight limit. Block play is great for encouraging hand eye coordination, as well as demonstrating cause and effect. Designed specifically for little hands, the Basix Rubber Building Blocks set includes 10 rectangular and 10 square brightly colored blocks.
  2. Eco Crayons by Eco KidsThese non toxic and eco-friendly crayon rocks are made in the USA from bees wax, carnuba wax, soy wax and mineral pigments and are designed to emulate sea rocks from the beautiful Maine coast. Their unique shapes mean hours of fun for your kids and minimal “picking crayons up off the floor from rolling off the table” time for parents. And, most importantly, if they end up in your tot’s mouth once in a while, it’s ok!
  3. Siliskin Universal Sippy TopFinally, a sippy top that will save the day (and a potential mess) no matter where you are or what cup your child wants to drink out of. Made from 100% food grade silicone, the Siliskin Sippy Top is a universal sippy lid that stretches over and grips the top of almost any size cup while suction keeps the top in place. We love silicone products because it is a sustainable material, non-toxic, hypoallergenic and does not promote bacteria or fungus growth. It’s also dishwasher, freezer and microwave safe.
  4. Modern Twist Munch mates: The plastic-free Munch-mate set is made of pure, silky soft & reusable silicone that makes lunchtime fun for toddlers & kids, while staying kind to our oceans and landfills. This colorful, shatterproof set includes everything you need for building a healthy lunch for your child, with a tumbler cup that fits perfectly into little hands, a bowl that’s just right for sandwiches & snacks, and a multi-functional lid that doubles as a plate.
  5. Modern Twist Mark Mat: Modern-twist’s plastic-free Mark Mats are a genius place mat designed to keep meal time hygienic, while providing loads of fun and entertainment. Crafted out of 100% food grade silicone that is free from BPA, PVC, Lead, Phthalate, Latex and other harmful chemicals, young Picasso’s will love coloring the playful designs & enchanting characters with their non-toxic markers, while eating out and about. The non-porous and germ-free surface will never wear and tear, so you can roll up the reusable, memory-free mat again and again.