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Must-Have Spring Break Products for Kids

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by Nina Spears

The Baby Chick

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Some of my favorite memories with my family as a child are the ones we made during spring break. It would be uninterrupted time for our family to get out of the house and do fun activities together. Normally, it would consist us jumping in the car and going to the beach or could even be as extravagant as going on a cruise. Whatever you decide to do or wherever you decide to go, here are some must-have spring break products for kids that you shouldn’t leave home without. 1. Road Trip Games Whether you’re buckling in for a cross-country flight or just a day road trip, entertainment for the littles is a must. Read More

Some of my favorite memories with my family as a child are the ones we made during spring break. It would be uninterrupted time for our family to get out of the house and do fun activities together. Normally, it would consist us jumping in the car and going to the beach or could even be as extravagant as going on a cruise. Whatever you decide to do or wherever you decide to go, here are some must-have spring break products for kids that you shouldn’t leave home without.

1. Road Trip Games

Whether you’re buckling in for a cross-country flight or just a day road trip, entertainment for the littles is a must.

Scavenger Hunt Game - 100-Pack Scavenger Hunt Set for Kids, 5 Assorted Themes, Childrens Outdoor Game Cards, Spot up to 16 Items

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Melissa & Doug Flip to Win Travel License Plate Game

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Etch A Sketch Freestyle

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Briarpatch Travel Scavenger Hunt Card Game for Kids

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Paint by Sticker Kids: Zoo Animals: Create 10 Pictures One Sticker at a Time!

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Games on the Go

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2. JetKids by Stokke Bed Box

Help your kid get comfy and settled in for a long plane ride with this awesome product. It’s your child’s carry on, ride-on luggage, and seat extender in one!

Stokke JetKids by Stokke® BedBox, Pink

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3. Lap Desk

Perfect for planes, trains, and automobiles. Lap desks help keep your child entertained while traveling. Give your kiddos a hard surface to color on, play a game or rest a book.

Rainbow Lap Desk ISCREAM

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Kids Backseat Travel Tray Organizer Holds Crayons Markers an iPad Kindle or Other Tablet

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Shaped Lap Desks from PBK

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Dial Stackable Lap Tray, 8 x 21 x 12 Inches, Blue

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4. Fun-Sized Backpack

Littles always want to bring their stuff with them–whether it’s a cool shell they find on the beach or their favorite toy car. Gift them a special, cool backpack they can tote around themselves on vacation and carry all their treasures in.

Girls' Cat Puffy Backpack - Cat & Jack™ Peach

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Toddler Boys' Rocket Backpack - Cat & Jack™ Silver

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Skip Hop Zoo Little & Toddler 12" Kids' Backpack - Dragon

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'Mini Kånken' Water Resistant Backpack FJÄLLRÄVEN

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5. A Good Travel Bag for You

We know that kids barely want to hold anything so bring a good bag with you to hold all the things. Hold old your keys, the kids’ toys, all of the snacks, and your personal items in one place that is stylish and comfortable for you to carry.

BAGGU Women's Weekend Bag, Roomy and Durable Canvas Carry-on Travel Tote

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Cuyana Triple Zipper Overnight

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Moondo Parent Backpack- The Perfect Combination of a Travel, Laptop & Diaper Bag Backpack- Designed To Make Airport Travel With Kids Easier and More Functional- Black

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3pcs Lermende TSA Approved Toiletry Bag with Zipper Travel Luggage Pouch Carry On Clear Airport Airline Compliant Bag Travel Cosmetic Makeup Bags

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Cuyana Classic Leather Tote

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CV x Every Mother Counts Tote Bag

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6. Kids Water Bottle

With all the time outside, make sure the kids are staying hydrated. Bring their favorite water bottle with you and if they don’t have one, one of these will do the trick!

Simple Modern Kids Summit Sippy Cup Thermos 10oz - Stainless Steel Toddler Water Bottle Vacuum Insulated Girls and Boys Hydro Travel Cup Flask -Polka Play Purple

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Hydro Flask 12 oz Kids Water Bottle - Multiple Colors

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Thermos Funtainer 12 Ounce Bottle, Fat Unicorn

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CamelBak Eddy Kids BPA Free Water Bottle

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7. Hearing Protection

If you’re attending a sporting event, live concert, lighting fireworks or anything that can get extra noisy, protect your littlest one’s ears with some hearing protection. According to the Children’s Hearing Institute, noises louder than 85 decibels can cause hearing damage to children. (This is equivalent to the noise in a restaurant or in city street traffic.) Use some child approved ear muffs to protect your child and their hearing and reduce the danger of hearing loss from exposure to the loud noises.

KidCo WhispEars Hearing Protection, Blue

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8. Somewhere Comfortable for Baby to Sleep

Sometimes baby needs to sleep while hanging out on the beach. The Peapod Plus Travel Bed from KidCo is a great solution for baby lounging outdoors with its UV protection and insect screen. And the SlumberPod is amazing to keeping baby’s sleep atmosphere dark and cozy. Nothing get’s baby out of their sleep routine more than when there is still light in the room and they see his or her parents in the hotel bed right next to their pack and play.

KidCo P4012 Peapod Plus Infant Travel Bed, Midnight

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SlumberPod Privacy Pod for Traveling with Babies and Toddlers: Easy to Set Up Blackout Dark and Private Sleeping Space

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9. Mealtime

Just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean your child will stop asking for snacks. Pack your family snacks ahead of time and some easy products to keep them fed and happy.

Munchie Mug Snack Cup 12 Oz

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Toddler Utensils Kids Silverware 18/8 Stainless Steel Baby Spoon and Fork Set for Self Feeding Learning BPA Free Cute Giraffe Flatware for Child with Travel Case for Age 3+

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SELEWARE Portable and Stackable 4-Piece Twist Lock Panda Storage Jars Snack Container to Contain Formula, Snacks, Nuts, Drinks and More, BPA and Phthalate Free, 31oz Orange

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Munchkin Snack Catcher, 2 Pack, Blue/Green

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10. Bathroom Breaks with Kids

Bathrooms on the road can be gross. It can also be difficult if your little one is too small for the regular toilet seat. Pack an easy, portable and foldable toilet seat to keep things clean for your kiddos. I like how this one folds up and comes with a bag.

Folding Travel Potty Seat for Boys and Girls, Fits Round & Oval Toilets, Non-Slip Suction Cups, Includes Free Travel Bag - Jool Baby

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11. Travel Stroller

These are our favorite travel strollers. They make it so much easier when traveling with baby or with tots. The Doona is a carseat and stroller, the gb Pockit+ folds so small that it can come with you anywhere, and the Evenflo double stroller is sturdy yet lightweight and compact. All perfect for your Spring Break travels!

Doona Infant Car Seat & Latch Base - Flame Red - US Version

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gb Pockit+ All-Terrain, Night Blue

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Evenflo Minno Twin Double Stroller, Glenbarr Grey

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12. Go-Anywhere, Do-Anything Shoes

One of the most difficult things about traveling with kids can be all of the stuff. Try to cut back this Spring Break by packing one pair of shoes for each of the kids. Look for weather-proof and comfortable options that are easy to get on and off.

Jefferson Bling Glitter Slip-On Vegan Sneaker NATIVE SHOES

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Jefferson Water Friendly Slip-On Vegan Sneaker NATIVE SHOES

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Adilette Play I Sandal ADIDAS

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Eli Seneca Glitter Slide Sandal MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS

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Campana Mary Jane Flat MINI MELISSA

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'Newport H2' Water Friendly Sandal KEEN

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Little Ahi Water Resistant Sandal REEF

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Sea Wee Water Friendly Sandal SALT WATER SANDALS BY HOY

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13. Some Stylin’ Shades

These sunglasses are beyond adorable and help keep the sun out of your kids’ eyes. They are durable and very affordable so if they happen to get lost, oh well!

Rainbow Mirrored Sunglasses LOOSE LEAF EYEWEAR

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Jawsome Sunglasses & Case Set CAPELLI NEW YORK

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Girls' Heart Sunglasses - Cat & Jack™ Pink

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Toddler Boys' Aviator Sunglasses - Cat & Jack™ Blue 2T-3T

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14. Sun Protection

Many people go to the beach or the lake during Spring Break and a big thing for all parents is to keep our kids from burning. Sunburn is awful, especially for kids. These spring break products for kids will help protect their skin and eyes from those UV rays.

Long Sleeve Rashguard & Gingham Board Shorts Set RUGGEDBUTTS

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One-Piece Rashguard Swimsuit TEA COLLECTION

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TUCKER + TATE Tassel Trim Woven Sun Hat, Main, color, BEIGE LINEN MULTI DETAILS & CARE Colorful embroidered trim, frilly tassels and fun pompoms playfully detail a woven hat that will help shield your young outdoor lover from the sun's harsh rays. 100% paper Imported Kids' Wear Item #5963183 Free Shipping & Returns See more Tassel Trim Woven Sun Hat TUCKER + TATE

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Sea Star Sparkle Glamingo Glitter Sunscreen SPF 50 SUNSHINE & GLITTER

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Texas Y'all Trucker Hat TINY WHALES

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15. Pool Floats

Everyone loves a pool float! Here are some options that are great for everyone in the family.

SwimWays Baby Spring Float Activity Center with Canopy - Inflatable Float for Children with Interactive Toys and UPF Sun Protection - Blue/Green Octopus

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Biulotter Swimming Rings for Kids Fruit Pool Float, Swim Tube Ring, Inflatable Pool Floats Swim Pool Party Inner Tube for Kids, 3 Style Summer Pool Toy for Fun

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JOYIN Inflatable Flamingo and Unicorn Pool Float 2 Pack, Fun Beach Floaties, Swim Party Toys, Summer Pool Raft Lounger for Adults & Kids

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GoFloats 'Great White Bite' Shark Party Tube Inflatable Raft

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16. First Aid Kit

Accidents can still happen while out on the road. Make a mental note where the nearest emergency clinic is while you’re away from home and bring your first aid kit with you, or at least a few of the essentials.

And another thing. Disinfect everything. Planes, public places and hotels can be riddled with germs. Wipe things down with disinfecting wipes and pack some hand sanitizer to keep your family’s hands clean.

#1 USDA Organic Aloe Vera Gel – No Preservatives, No Alcohol – From Freshly Cut USA Grown 100% Pure Aloe Vera - With No Harmful Ingredients, Free of GMOs – For Healthy Skin, Face & Hair (4 fl oz)

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Dramamine Motion Sickness Relief for Kids | Chewable Grape | 8 Count

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Seventh Generation Lemongrass Citrus Disinfecting Wipes - 35ct

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Everyone Natural Lavender & Aloe Hand Sanitizer Spray - 2 fl oz

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17. Camera

It’s important to remember that we only get so many spring breaks with our kids. Document these special family memories with your camera. That may be with your phone or DSLR camera. Also, consider giving your kids their own camera so that they can capture some of their favorite moments too. They will love it! Here are some affordable options.

Kids Camera, AIMASON Digital Video Camera

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Ourlife Kids Camera, Selfie Kids Waterproof Digital Cameras for Kids

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FujiFilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera + Fuji Instax Film (40 Sheets) + Accessories Bundle

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These are our must-have Spring Break products for kids. With all of these items you and your family are sure to have a fun and safe time together. Bon voyage!

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