Winter Travel Essentials for the Family

Traveling during the winter is a lot of fun and it allows you to escape the cold, snowy weather for a warmer, tropical locale – like Orlando, Florida! You can even go on a family cruise for the holidays – after all, now is the time to kick your feet up and relax after a long, hard year. But, when you’re traveling with kids, it’s also important to bring along some items to help keep everyone comfy and entertained. Whether you are staying at a vacation home rental near Disney or going on a cruise, here are the top essentials to bring for your family this winter.

Doodle Pants

Doodle Pants is a trendy collection of leggings for kids that come in tons of fun designs. Little ones can squiggle and wiggle with ease thanks to a roomy seat, stretchy cuffs and comfortable waistband. They are making a wave amongst parents, including celebrities like Gwen Stefani, Olivia Wilde, and Mila Kunis. Now the line also includes 3D hoodies, shirts, swimwear, hooded towels and more!

Kids Fly Safe

CARES Child Aviation Restraint System is designed specifically for aviation use for children age 1 and older who weigh between 22 and 44 pounds. These youngsters are old enough to be in their own seats, but are too small for the seat belt alone to protect them and provide the safety they require during airplane travel. Their bodies cannot withstand the jolts that are common in routine air travel, much less emergency situations, and they flail forward or slide beneath the seat belt if they are not held securely in place.


These mittens prevent newborn face-scratching and are the perfect solution to keep babies warm without falling off. Many moms are using Handsocks to help soothe baby eczema saying the product is a godsend. In addition to all the functional uses, Handsocks are making quite the fashion statement with their unique peek-a-boo hand design. The best part is with each pair of Handsocks sold, the company gives back to orphan children in need.

Bübi Bottle

This safe and reusable water bottle that rolls up when empty is a must have for family travel. Made from silicone, bübi is both BPA-free and microbial free making it safe for babies and children to use. Place the bottle over a fire to boil water or stick it in the freezer to use as a cold compress. This bottle is also microwave and dishwasher safe, flip the bottle inside out for a more hygienic clean.

Roshambo Sunglasses

Virtually indestructible, bendable, chewable baby, kids and matching adult shades. Made in Italy, BPA free, damage and lens replacement guarantee. All frames are also prescription ready - parents save hundreds on broken glasses frames! A portion of each sale support autism charity.

LulyBoo Toddler Lounge


Provides busy, on-the-go families with an adorable, all-in-one bassinet, playpen, changing station and crib. Best of all, the line of lounges can be carried anywhere with toddlers and tots in tow thanks to the patented portable backpack design folding to a unique, easy-to-carry unit. Plush fabric that can be used indoors or outdoors, is machine washable and folds into a lightweight backpack in seconds.

  vacation home rentals in Orlando FloridaWritten by Steve Casey of Florida Sunshine Vacation Rentals

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