Baby Travel Essentials – Must Have Items for Traveling with Baby

Mother and Baby on plane

Taking that first travel adventure can be an exhilarating yet unnerving experience.

While I have traveled with toddlers and big kids, nothing compares to traveling with an infant. Infants unlike toddlers actually do make for some of the most awesome travel mates. Babies do not move all over the place like toddlers and so you will not have to keep a hawk eye on them 90% of the time.

Moreover unlike toddlers, they do not require big size items like toddler beds or separate plane tickets which makes travel with them cheaper. Nonetheless with my first newborn baby, it was a daunting experience determining what I needed to pack to ensure that the kid and my family would enjoy the travel experience. 

After several years of traveling with my kids I have compiled a baby travel checklist of items that you need to have when you finally go for that vacation with the newborn. Lets get to it:

1) Eddie Bauer Back Pack Diaper Bag

Eddie Bauer Back Pack Diaper Bag

The Eddie Bauer back pack is excellent for traveling whether you are just heading out for a full day out or several weeks of traveling.

The functional and stylish item comes with all manner of features that include 11 practical pockets so that you can organize your baby stuff, spacious interior with insulated pockets of food storage, water and drink bottles, a large zippered front pocket for your cell phone, keys, and wallets.

It also does come with a changing pad so that you can change the child anywhere you are. . With adjustable and padded shoulder pads it is comfortable backpack that you can either attach tot he stroller or wear as a backpack. 

2) GB Pockit PLUS Stroller 2018

GB Pockit PLUS Stroller 2018

What I love about the GB Pockit is that it is so small and lightweight that I usually take it almost anywhere in the world. Furthermore, you can use the GB Pockit right from birth as it is designed as a 2 in 1 travel system.

Features that make this stroller the best for traveling include front swivel wheels so that you can navigate all manner of terrain from the airport floor and the busy streets when you are exploring your destination.

One of the only true stroller with a compact fold, it folds up so small so that you can pack it onto the overhead compartment in the plane or kick it into standing fold when you are out eating at a restaurant.

3) Ergobaby Omni 360 Ergonomic Baby Carrier

Ergobaby Omni 360 All-in-One Ergonomic Baby Carrier

I love the ergobaby omni carrier and have always had one that I have had one ever since I had my first baby and went on vacation. What I love best about this baby carrier is that it is so adaptable taking any baby from the first week after birth right up to when they are 45 pounds in weight.

Moreover you never run out of options with the ergo baby as you can carry the child on the back, hip, front outward, and front inward. This makes it oh so comfortable not only for me but also for the kid. With a storage pouch I usually go shopping or sightseeing with the kid and take along all my wipes, diapers, wallet, keys and phone no problem.

4) Munchkin Miracle Stainless Steel 360 Sippy Cup

Munchkin Miracle Stainless Steel 360 Sippy Cup

The Munchkin Miracle Stainless Steel cup has been a lifesaver for me when traveling with the baby. With a special vacuum seal lid, this sippy cup does not make unnecessary messes as it immediately seals itself once the baby stops drinking.

Moreover it does not come with all manner of accessories such as straws or spouts that could easily get lost while traveling leaving you stranded. However, my favorite feature of this cup is the lid which protects the part of the cup the child uses to drink.

As such, you can rest easy knowing that the child will not be at risk of consuming  germs from your bags bags or from the cup dropping on the floor while on the go. 

5) Cosco Scenera NEXT Convertible Car Seat

Cosco Scenera NEXT Convertible Car Seat

At only 10.4 pounds I love the Cosco Scenera and in fact I have two of them given that they are so lightweight making them excellent not only for travel in the car but also for carrying into and out of the plane. The fact that it is also an FAA Approved car seat is also a good bonus

Check out the best FAA Approved car seats for airplane travel

If you are a frequent traveler you do not want to be weighed down by a car seat that is too heavy and this is where I have found this seat the best especially for long trips where you want to be as light as possible. The car seat is suitable for infant from birth at 5 pounds up to a maximum of 40 pounds. 

6) J.L. Childress Ultimate Car Seat Travel Bag

J.L. Childress Ultimate Backpack Padded Car Seat Travel Bag

Carrying the car seat even if it is as lightweight as your cosco scenera or even an infant seat is not my idea of fun. This is where your car seat carrier bag becomes an essential item when you travel.

With the JL Childress Backpack Padded car seat travel bag you can stuff the car seat into the bag and carry it on your back like a backpack. With the hands free it becomes easier to roll the stroller or even your luggage on the airport floor or to and from the airport.

Moreover, checking the car seat onto the plane becomes even easier and safer as the bag protects the car seat from damage during the flight or to and from the airport. 

7) YAMIU Packing Cubes Travel Organizer

Packing cubes

They may not look like much but trust me these have been a life saver given that I have a large family and often have to pack a lot of items for the needs of the different family members. What I usually do is assign each person a cube and then the baby also gets their own for wipes, snacks, diapers among other baby essentials.

We also can include other items such as chargers, electronics and clothes in each bag so that it is easy to retrieve the items whenever they are needed either during flight or at the destination. 

8) Earth Mama Angel Baby Travel Set

Earth Mama Angel Baby A Little Something For Baby Travel Set

The little organic pack is something I have always traveled with with my infants and toddlers. The PVC-free plastic zipper couch pack which comes in different sizes comes with organic diaper balm for diaper rash, Baby oil, Baby lotion, Face/nose balm, and Sweet orange ash.

Nothing in the pack has any artificial fragrances or additives and so you do not have to worry about adverse reactions to your child while you are in the air. 

9) Brica Fold N' Go Travel Bassinet

Brica Fold N' Go Travel Bassinet

With the Brica Fold n Go Travel Bassinet I can travel with my baby without worrying about how they are going to sleep. The bassinet comes with a comfortable mattress pad and sheet, and a sturdy frame with a safe t lock system.

Given how lightweight it is I normally just fold it up and carry it in one hand and unfold it when at a friend's or family place or even at the park. When I am traveling it also comes in handy as I stash it into a bag and unfold it in seconds when the child needs to sleep.

With ventilated mesh panels and a comfortable mattress my infant usually sleep very well even when I am in the air. 

10) OXO Tot On-The-Go Essentials Value Set

OXO Tot On-The-Go Essentials Value Set

How many times have you ever checked into your hotel room only to find you have left some important items such as you spoon set or bottle brushes at home. I cannot tell you how many times the OXO Tot On-The-Go has come in handy.

The set includes ready to use diaper pouch, wipes dispenser, floppy snack pack, spoon set and bib, and drying rack with bottle brush. This compact cleaning and feeding set can get you out of having to dash to the store in the middle of the night when your child is hungry and all your items are either out of reach or dirty. 

11) phil&teds Lobster Highchair

phil&teds Lobster Highchair

If your infant is already eating solids, eating is something that you want to prepare for well even while travelling. Most high chairs are just too rigid or heavy that they will not be good for tossing into the trunk to take with you on the trip.

The best solution I have found for this is The Phil & Teds Lobster chair which is a lightweight and fordable booster chair for on the go parents. With strong rubber grips and lobster claws, you can clip the seat securely onto any table or counter top and feed the kid just as you would were you at home.

Apart from being easily fold-able into its tote bag, it is also easy to clean as the fabric comes off just as easy as its dishwasher safe food tray. 

12) Lotus folding crib

Lotus Travel Crib/play yard

This is an important item on your travel and the Lotus works really well in being lightweight and easy to use. You can take it anywhere you go in a backpack and set it up in the hotel room in less than a minute and have the child playing or sleeping. 

The Lotus is excellent as it comes with easy to wash removable covers for the inevitable spit and drool from the infant. But what i like best about this travel crib/play yard is that you can interact and play with the kid through the full side breathable mesh that can be easily opened or closed with a zipper.

13) Swaddling blankets

Muslin Baby Swaddle Blankets

Grab a couple of swaddling blankets to securely and snugly wrap your newborn either on the plane or in your hotel room. CuddleBug's is a set of four blankets that are lightweight cotton swaddles that will not weigh you down on your travel.

Having four blankets is a good thing to do particularly on a long flight or an extended trip where you may not have the time or opportunity to clean the ones that get dirty before you get to the hotel room.

14) Nursing Cover with Sewn In Burp Cloth

 Nursing Cover with Sewn In Burp Cloth for Breastfeeding Infants

One of my favorite things to carry with an infant is the Nursing cover with burp cloth sewn in for breastfeeding my little one. The good thing about this is that in comes in all manner of colors designs and patterns that could fit many of my traveling outfits. 

The nursing cover makes it easy to breastfeed in public regardless of whether am in the air or enjoying the street sounds anywhere in the world. Another cool thing about this is that it can also double up as an infant car seat cover if you dont have a dedicated one. 

15) Munchkin White Hot Inflatable Duck Tub

Munchkin White Hot Inflatable Duck Tub

The Munchkin is a great accessory on the road when traveling with the infant given that most hotels do not have amenities for cleaning the infant. Being inflatable you can deflate it and pack it into a bag and then inflate it to use in your hotel room at your destination.

Another great thing about this inflatable tub is that it does not need a lot of water as just a few inches will be enough to clean your kid. It also comes with white hot technology that tells you if the temperatures are too high for your kid just in case you left your thermometer at home. 

16) Medela Pump in Style with On the Go Tote

Medela Pump in Style Advanced with On the Go Tote

The Medela Pump is my go to pump when am on the road as it comes with a double electric pump that works perfectly for me all the time. Whats even better, the highly portable breast pump comes a stylish and discreet tote bag that would not stand out from your other luggage.

If you have never used the Medela do not worry as it does come with a full set of instructions on how to use the ump and its accessories including the adapters, breast Shields connectors, and valves. Moreover the pump uses a portable battery pack so that you will never be stranded without milk when you are out with the kid and cannot breastfeed. It also does come with breast milk bottles, contoured ice pack, and removable cooler bag

Check out the Medela Pump in Style with On the Go Tote on Amazon

Important Tips for Traveling with Baby

  • Prepare ahead of item if you are going to be traveling with your baby. Check out the list above and purchase all the essentials you believe you need days before the trip
  • Prepare for baby messes including baby spit up and leaky diapers - Have enough clothes for your baby including enough wipes, diapers, and food handy
  • Seal all your toiletries and medicines for the child in resealable plastic bags and set out them all out ready before the day of the trip
  • Remember the packing bags, it would be great if you kept each category of item including baby food, cleaning essentials, medicine and clothes in separate bags or pockets
  • Pack a clip on reading light so that you can read without the light disturbing the infant
  • Have your baby's pediatrician's number handy just in case you have any questions you may need to ask them while you are traveling
baby travel essentials

Best Stroller for Twins and Toddler – For the Growing Family

Have you ever just felt like it was too much for one person? Having to care for twins and a toddler can be one of the most hectic things I ever had to do. With having to feed, dress, put to sleep the twins and also cater for my four year old toddler, I needed to take a walk out in the park or just go to the beach for 30 minutes to unwind.

Problem is with that many strollers in the market never used to cater for such a scenario until very recently. Nonetheless since there are not that many choices out there, it can be quite difficult to decide on which one to get for your situation. 

twins and toddler in stroller

Since I am certain that there are some of my readers who could have two toddlers and an infant rather than two newborns and a toddler, I have made sure to review strollers that fit both situations. However you need to remember that the effectiveness of each stroller depends on your lifestyle and what you are going to use it for.

3 passenger strollers generally work well when you have twin infants and a toddler. However the will not generally be so great for all terrain strolls and are a total no no for running. Nonetheless regardless of your lifestyle and budget, we review each type of triple stroller giving its pros and cons so that you can make an informed decision. 

Check out the best all terrain strollers here

Before we get down to it here is a quick comparison chart of the different models:

Rating

Image

Product

Our Rating

Weight

Price

1

Joovy Big Caboose Graphite Stand On Triple Stroller

Joovy Big Caboose Graphite

28 Pounds

2

Valco Baby Tri Mode Duo X All Terrain Double Stroller

Valco Baby Tri Mode Duo X

48.6 Pounds

3

Baby Jogger City Select Double Stroller

Baby Jogger City Select

43.5 Pounds

4

2018 UPPABaby VISTA Stroller

2018 UPPABaby VISTA Stroller

52 Pounds

5

Foundations Trio Sport Tandem Stroller

Foundations Trio Sport

59 Pounds

mother and three children in the joovy caboose

You will absolutely love the Joovy Caboose Graphite for three children. The big stroller is the best for two twins and a toddler as it can take up to two seats for your twins and another seat in the back for the toddler. The two seats upfront work well with children older than 6 months or if you could install infant car seats on them for younger children. 

For your older toddler, the Joovy caboose comes with a riding bench as these kids are old enough to sit and stroll without the risk of falling off. Nonetheless if you feel that they may fall off or do have over active kids, you should get them the Joovy Caboose rear car seat accessory which works just as well. 

Despite being the best for two twins 6 months plus and a toddler the stroller also works well with three kids of different ages where the eldest can sit on the rear bench or stand on the inbuilt glider, and three triplets each over 6 months old each their own car seat.

child on glider of the joovy caboose

Features of the Joovy Big Caboose Triple Stroller

  • Minimum age Birth/6 months+
  • Great for three young children, triplets, toddler and twins and twins
  • Large storage basket for your baby items
  • Car seat adapter for child seats, trays for child feeding and adjustable footrests for kids
Valco Baby Tri Mode Duo X All Terrain Double Stroller
The Valco Baby Tri Mode is the most dynamic stroller for two twins and toddler. Unlike many strollers out there that drive like a bus when you put three kids on them, the Valco is a dream to steer and push making it excellent for a day out in the park or the beach

The following are the options with the Valco Baby

Toddler and Two Younger Twins

One thing about the Valco is that its seats do recline fully flat like a bassinet making it great for infant twins. For the older child who needs to be at a least 6 months old, they can easily sit on the toddler car seat if they weight less than 40 pounds or if heavier at about four years old, get them the riding board which attaches to the back of the stroller.

Of all the options out there with a riding board the Valco Baby is the best double stroller with riding board that works so seamlessly regardless of terrain.

ride on board attached to stroller

Two Toddlers and A Younger Infant

Get the infant onto the lie flat seats on the stroller,have one toddler ride either in the toddler seat and another beside their sibling in the other seat. 

Two Toddlers and Two Infants

The smaller infants can ride comfortably in the stroller seats, one of the toddlers rides on the front seat, and the other gets to ride on the hiker board. It is important to note that you should only let children above the age of two ride on the board. While it is called a triple stroller, the Valco Baby is technically a four child stroller. 

Features of the Valco Baby Tri Mode Duo X

  • Accessories include adjustable handle bars, front bars, infant head huggers, rain cover, and extended canopies
  • Compact fold makes it convenient for travel or for going for an out of town excursion with the kids
  • Comfortable ride provided with pneumatic tires
  • Alternate Plane
    You can use it as a double stroller for infant and toddler
Baby Jogger City Select Double Stroller

The Baby Jogger City Select stroller is your ultimate family stroller that you can use as a single stroller, a double stroller and triple stroller so that you can do anything or go anywhere with your growing family. 

With more than 20 configurations, no other stroller even comes closer to doing what the Baby Jogger City Select could. You could add the bench seat for a child older than six months or if you have an infant get an infant car seat or transform the stroller into a pram. It easily takes in two children of different ages with an easy configuration of either infant or car seats

Many triple stroller tend to be too bulky making them impractical fro a traveling or adventure loving parent. Not so with your City select which comes in a compact fold and lock so that you can carry it anywhere. Furthermore it is an all terrain stroller that is equipped with a decelerating handbrake which I found particularly useful when you are strolling with more than two kids. 

small compact fold

Features of the Baby Jogger City Select Double Stroller

  • The seats equipped with a five point harness can hold a child weighing up to 45 pounds
  • Made for children 6 months or older
  • Up to 20+ configurations to make the stroller sibling facing, parent facing, or front facing
  • Locking front swivel wheels and all wheel suspension make this the perfect stroller for going for an excursion with the whole family
  • Accessories include seat back pockets for baby essentials when you are out of the house, large storage basket, canopy with peekaboo window, and multi position reclining seat. 
children on the 2018 UPPABaby VISTA Stroller

The Uppababy Vista is an excellent option for two twins and toddler, two toddler and an older child or you could use it as just a double stroller for two infants or two toddlers. 

Unlike most triple strollers the Uppababy can take infants right from infancy as it is designed to take either two infant seats, two bassinets, or two car seats for the toddler or a mix of either if you have an infant and a toddler. 

If you got three children the Uppababy can be made into a triple stroller through attaching the piggyback ride along board for the older toddler. As such you can stroll with a infant less than six months in the infant car seat, a toddler on the Rumble seat, and another on the riding board. 

Uppababy vista and accessories

Features of the 2018 UPPABaby VISTA Stroller

  • Extra large storage basket so that you can take all your baby essentials with you
  • One step fold for quick storage and transportation
  • Comes in several configurations to make it a double or triple stroller for your growing family
  • Multi position recline makes it great for both the infant and toddler
Foundations Trio Sport Tandem Stroller

The Foundations Trio Sport makes for a very good and lightweight stroller for 2 toddlers and 1 infant at only 34 pounds compared to the other options we have already reviewed. Moreover at sub $400 prices it is one of the cheapest on the list.

What I love about this stroller is that all of its seats can be modified to carry either the infant or toddler so that you can recline the infant seat on the last seat and have two toddler riding comfortably up front.

Nonetheless it does not have the best recline and hence is not the best for infants who need to lie flat. It is not advisable to put any child below 6 months in this stroller as these kids do not have good neck control and the recline is just not the best.

Foundations Trio Sport Tandem Stroller

Features of the Foundations Trio Sport Tandem Stroller

  • Quick fold given that it comes a lightweight frame
  • Five point harnesses on all three car seats
  • Takes up to 40 pounds in each seat
  • Seats three children of different or same ages

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Best Booster Car Seat for Travel – For the Adventurous Parent

One of the biggest challenges I have had when traveling with older kids is the decision on what car seats I should go for. From about age four it becomes quite a complicated maze to decide which convertible car seat or booster car seat is best for travel. 

Traveling while at home is quite easy and convenient as you have all manner of options to choose from to keep your child safe and comfortable.

However, traveling away from home is a different kettle of fish as you have other considerations including traveling in taxis, and how portable your booster seats are.

Check out our essential baby packing checklist for travel

best travel booster seat

I have always advised that you use a high back booster car seat rather than a backless one since it provides the most protection for the child with its 5 point harnesses that ensure a snug and secure fit, and proper head support , neck and back support for little bodies. 

However, I have found that when I am traveling, I need more portable car seats for travel and the high back booster seat the likes of the Britax Marathon are just too bulky. When I have to move across crowded airport floors, transfer from hotel to the airport and use a taxi, I need a travel booster best suited for these situations.

In this article I review and analyze the best portable car booster seat that will make traveling easy and convenient. These are portable car seats that you can use in taxis, roll around on the airport floor, and even take and install onto airplane seats. Take a look at the reviews below. 

But before we get to that here is a comparison chart of the best travel booster seats

Rating

Image

Product

Our Rating

Weight

Price

1

mifold grab and go booster seat

mifold Grab-and-Go Car Booster 

1.7 Pounds

2

BubbleBum Backless Inflatable Booster Car Seat

BubbleBum Backless

1.2 Pounds

3

Baby Trend Yumi Folding Booster Car Seat

Baby Trend Yumi Booster

9.1 Pounds

4

Child Airplane Travel Harness - Cares Safety Restraint System

Child Airplane Travel Harness

1 Pound

5

Safety 1st Guide 65 Convertible Car Seat

Safety 1st Guide 65

15 Pounds

What to look for in a travel car booster seat

Car Safety & Legality

When you are traveling with your child, the most concern you obviously have is that they are safe. The other concern which you also need to take very seriously is the safety laws of the given country you are traveling in or into. 

There are different regulations on booster car seats convertible car seats, and infant car seats that you have to adhere to. Not adhering to these regulations and rules could cause legal problems that will make your travel especially with kids a nightmare if you run into trouble with authorities.

The following are some important resources if you are looking to travel with car seats.

Booster Seat Weight & Size

You have to take into consideration what you will be using your travel booster seats for. Check out the following chart on how to make that all important decision on what car seat to use while traveling. 

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Types of Travel Booster Seats You Need

Portable Car Seat for Taxi

Traveling with a child particularly abroad means that at one time or another you may have to use a taxi or ride sharing service. For your children less than 9 years old and at least age two a good booster seat will make your life easier while on the move. 

Many taxi services nowadays come with a travel car seat but not all and hence you need to come prepared just in case they do not have one. Some of the best booster car seats for taxi that you can check out on Amazon include the likes of the child restraint travel harness, the mifold grab and go, the Rider Safer Delight Vest and the bubblebum backless

I love these car seats for taxi as they are lightweight and portable and are as safe as can be for travel. Read more comprehensive reviews below. 

child in car seat on uber

Travel Booster Seats on Trains

You will not be needing any car seats if you are planning to travel by plane since planes generally do not have seat belts. That being said if the train is simply a transition mode before you hop onto a car or a plane, you need to bring along your booster seats to install on the plane or car.

Travel Booster Seats on the Bus

If you are traveling on the bus and will not transition to taxis, planes or cars, you do not need to bring along your booster seats. Buses in general are safer than vehicles as they tend to go slower and their compartmentalization provides better protection to the child in the instance of a crash. Nonetheless if you will be taking long distance buses which tend to go faster and have seat belts, find some booster seats on Amazon such as the Yumi Baby Trend the safety 1st guide or the Ride Safer Delight Travel Vest which will provide good protection for the child in a crash. 

What Car Seat do you need
child in mifold car booster seat

The mifold Grab-and-Go booster seat is a portable, compact and advanced booster seat that you could ever get for travel. As compared to the regular high back or backless booster seat the mifold car seat is up to 10x smaller making it so easy to travel yet performing the same functions just as well.

When it comes to the regulations and safety standards of this car seat, the mifold has some of the highest scores as it has been tested against the rigorous standards of the NHTSA and the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and been found to be safe. 

I have found this to be a great car seat particularly if you are traveling with several children as its small nature makes it easy to not only lug around but to fit three seats in the backseat even if you have a small car. With such as small footprint the mifold is excellent for carpooling, for use with rental cars on vacations travel and even in taxis or ride sharing taxis such as Uber.

With this car seat which is so compact and portable the child can always be safe as you can keep the small car seat in your bag or the child's backpack at all times and use it when needed. I have also found that children who think they have outgrown car seats will put up much less of a resistance to the mifold, since it is not as conspicuous as the high back or backless booster seats. 

mifold booster seat

Features of the mifold Grab and Go Booster Seat

  • Very safe car seat that is up to 10X the size of regular backless and high back travel booster seats.
  • Portable compact and advanced car seat designed for children children between 40 and 57 inches tall and 40 to 100 pounds which is typically four years and above
  • Excellent for travel, carpooling, taxis and vacation travel when you do not want much clutter
  • Easy to lug around in a bag, glove compartment or backpack
  • Tested and met or exceeded the highest safety standards in the United States and internationally
child in bubblebum backless booster

The Bubblebum backless booster seat is a portable easy to fold, inflatable travel booster seat that is excellent for he traveling parent. Just like the mifold, the Bubblebum booster seat is easy to fold and deflate so that it can be stored into the glove box, the skids back pack or school bag. 

At only 1.2 pounds, it is very lightweight and you will not feel the weight even if you are carrying several car seats for your kids. This makes it excellent for not only play dates, car pools but very good for traveling.

​Traveling to and from the airport is always a huge problem but the bubblebum makes this easier as at only 33cm wide it will fit in your small car and even in most taxis and ride sharing services such as Lyft and Uber

My child love these car seats not only for their colorful designs but also because they are super comfortable. Made with memory foam they provide great comfort to most kids who would rather ride this seat than any other

Another big thing I love about the bubblebum backless inflatable is that it is very cheap and hence you do not have to spend a lot of money on renting booster seats while on vacation which can be up to three times the cost of purchasing these little bubblebum boosters.

BubbleBum Backless Inflatable Booster Car Seat

Features of the Bubblebum Backless Booster

  • Best for children aged 4 – 11, 40 – 100 pounds. It fits kids of height up to 4ft 9in
  • Safe car seat Rated a “Best Bet” Booster by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety 
  • “three across” fits because of the small, narrow and light design
  • Deflated, it easily fits in your backpack making family travel easier!
Baby Trend Yumi Folding Booster Car Seat

If you prefer the regular looking booster seats, you will love the Baby Trend Yumi Folding Booster Car Seat the folding booster seat to travel with.

The Yumi is a comfortable car seat with deluxe padding for the comfort of the child on those long rides to and from the airport. 

It comes with flip up arm rests, head rest an, 3 position shoulder head rest, 8 position height adjustment for the headrests and excellent side impact protection making it one of the safest booster seats reviewed here.

What makes the Yumi so great as a travel booster though is that it folds up to become a small package that you can stash into the overhead compartment of the airplane alongside your other luggage. 

Features of the Baby Trend Yumi Folding Booster Seat

  • Fip up arm rests and 2 cup holders
  • Convenient travel as the seat is small fold-able and compact
  • Excellent safety standards with side impact protection and energy absorbing head rests
  • 8-position height adjustment headrest
  • Easily removable covers so that you can easily clean the car seat
  • Suitable for children between 30-100 pounds
Child Safety Harness Airplane Travel Clip Strap

The CARES child restraint system is the only FAA Approved restraint system. The system is one of the best for any child from the ages of one up to a maximum of 44 pounds.

This car seat is best if you frequently travel with a child a year old or up to 5 years and need to have them secured onto the plane seat without the hassle of lugging along a huge and heavy booster car seat.

The CARES child restraint system is so small that it can fit in my purse, or my husbands pocket.Another thing about this travel car seat is that it so easy to install and will be a great fit for any type of air plane car seat out there. 

At only one pound in weight, the FAA certified car seat unlike some other booster car seats is safe for landing, turbulence, take off and taxiing. 

Features of the Child Airplane Travel Harness

  • Made for children at least a year old up to a maximum of 44 pounds
  • At only 1 pound it fits into some of the smallest of bags
  • Easily adjustable and will all sizes of airplane car seats
  • One of the easiest travel booster seats to install as it takes only about a minute
Safety 1st Guide 65 Convertible Car Seat

If you are a lover of the classic travel car seat then the Safety 1st Guide 65 car seat is the best in its class. What makes this car so great is that it is small enough to make for extra room in the car when you are traveling to and from the airport.

The side impact protection provided by the FAA Approved car seat is not only great for travelling to and from the airport, but also on the airplane during turbulence and in landing and taking off.

The car seat also comes with comfortable removable pillows, machine washable covers making it easy to clean when it inevitably gets dirty, and removable cup holders so that the child can have all their drinks on the bottle and sippy cup while traveling in the car. 

child in safety 1st Guide 65

Features of the Safety 1st Guide 65

  • accommodates children from 5 to 40 pounds in rear-facing mode and from 22 to 65 pounds in forward-facing mode.
  • Extra legroom and space for your large family as it can fit up to three car seats in the backseat
  • Met and exceeded the highest safety standards
  • Comes with machine washable covers and pillows

5 Best All Terrain Strollers For the Adventurous Parent – The Ultimate Guide

best all terrain stroller

Imagine if you could have an all terrain stroller that you could take everywhere from the kerbs of New York City into the supermarket, into the backyard, for a stroll or a jog on the beach or on grassy or even rocky park. How great would that be?

You could have breakfast then go for a jog, head to the supermarket for a little shopping, relax in the backyard for some reading and then take the buggy for a leisurely walk as the sun goes down. It's quite the dream stroller, right?

But finding that go everywhere buggy is hard. What with all types of strollers out there it is difficult to determine just what is the best one for your lifestyle.

Maybe you have seen a few buggies with your friends or family. You have read a bit on the web about strollers but you are still overwhelmed with all the options available. While it seems like quite an easy thing to pick a baby buggy it becomes quite the task when you actually do get down it. 

But, it doesn’t have to be this way:

You can get the best all terrain strollers that will fit your needs without having to dig through a mountain of information. In this article I will be detailing the advantages and features of the best all terrain  in the market today. 

Lets get down to it...."

If you do not have the time for scrolling down the entire list check out our best pick

Best All Terrain Stroller: Graco Fastaction Fold

Graco Fastaction Fold Jogger Click Connect

Graco Fastaction Fold Jogger Click Connect

Out of the All terrain strollers reviewed the Graco Fastaction Fold Jogger Click Connect is the best with its wide range of accessories, convenience and comfort features, and easy maneuverability over any terrain

Comparison of Best All Terrain Strollers of 2018

Rating

Image

Product

Our Rating

Weight

Price

1

Graco fastaction fold

Graco Fastaction Fold Click Connect Stroller

35 Pounds

2

Baby Trend Expedition Double Jogger

Baby Trend Expedition Double Jogger

25 Pounds

3

J is for Jeep Brand Stroller

J is for Jeep Brand All-Terrain Jogging Stroller

21 Pounds

4

BOB Revolution Flex Jogging Stroller

BOB Revolution Flex Jogging Stroller

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28.5 Pounds

5

Baby Trend Expedition Jogger Stroller

Baby Trend Expedition Jogger Stroller

27 Pounds

NOTE: "Unless they are infant-car-seat compatible, most all-terrain strollers are not suitable for infants under 6 months old."

Best All Terrain Stroller 2018 Reviews and Ratings

Best All Terrain Stroller: Graco Fastaction Fold Jogger Click Connect

Best all terrain stroller
Graco Best all terrain stroller

The Graco Fastaction fold All terrain stroller is made by Graco the most trusted and recognizable American brands when it comes to all things baby travel. Graco prides itself on making dependable, practical and thoughtful products and with this baby carriage they have outdone themselves.

The fastaction fold which is Graco first ever jogger is your ultimate all terrain stroller that combines convenience and comfort of your standard buggy with the maneuverability and performance of the all terrain stroller so that you can go anywhere you want.

The pushchair not only comes with an easy to fold feature nicknamed Fasaction fo but also a range of accessories for you adn you child that include a unique smartphone holder, huge storage basket for the baby's things and multiple position recline seat.

What's even better, if you are a Graco fan you can use this buggy with all Graco Click Connect infant car seats and have your DIY travel system stroller within moments.

  • Enjoy easy opening and closing of the stroller whenever you are as the Graco comes with an easy one second fold that is as easy as pulling a strap to fold it into a compact bundle. 
  • Never have to worry about carrying the pushchair ever again as this is a portable and lightweight stroller and anyhow the swiveling front wheel offers maneuverability through its suspension making it possible to glide over any surface
  • The kid will be comfortable in this buggy which comes with the recommended five point harnesses, and plush padding for extra comfort for the kid for those long jogs or strolls
  • This is a large pushchair that can take children up to 50 pounds and comes with extra large storage, removable trays and sippy cup holders for your children's needs
  • Easy to use stroller
  • Can be easily made into a travel system
  • Provides extra comfort and safety
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  • Cell phone holder does not fit modern phones
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Baby Trend Expedition Double Jogger
Baby trend double stroller

The Baby Trend Expedition double jogger is made by Baby Trend a company that has established itself as a premier manufacturer of juvenile products. It is an innovative leader in all products children and in the Baby Trend Double the spirit of their mission shines through

Given that you are reading this it is highly likely that you have two children and you do not know what double stroller to go for when you want to head out for some adventure without getting stuck with some troublesome twinnies three miles from home

Made for infants starting from 6 up to 50 pounds the Baby Trend is a safe and comfortable pushchair with all manner of conveniences for the parent and child that you will just love. Given that you are buying the buggy for all terrain strolling you will be happy to know the stroller is made for that

  • Navigating rough terrain is hard enough and so you can get to rest easy knowing that the children are safe and comfortable under their ratcheting shade canopy, 16 inch pneumatic tires, and no risk of falling given that they are protected by their five point harness
  • Maneuverability is easy with this baby buggy as it comes with a lockable front wheel which you can lock into place when you are in the mood for jogging and unlock when you are taking your leisurely stroll or have to maneuver through obstacles
  • The Baby trend is the stroller for you if you travel often given its ease of storage given the quick release tires and lightweight but sturdy construction
  • You can keep virtually all the baby things you need on your stroll or jog in the extra huge storage compartment. As for your drinks you have a convenient parent tray from where you can easily feed your children when they get hungry or thirsty
  • Pneumatic tires and ratcheting shade
  • Lockable front wheel provides maneuverability
  • Sturdy but light weight construction
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    Huge storage compartment and parent tray
  • The seats lean in towards each other
J is for Jeep Brand Adventure All-Terrain
J is for Jeep Brand Adventure All-Terrain Jogging Stroller

The J is for Jeep Brand is the best all terrain stroller for your baby if you are an adventurous parent who loves to go off the beaten path. The buggy is made by the Jeep Brand a juvenile products manufacturer that symbolizes expression and freedom for more than half a century.

The J is for Jeep Brand has been made to take advantage of all of life little adventures with your little adventurer in tow given that it comes with all manner of parent and child conveniences to make your sojourn into the wild all the more fun

  • The stroller is easily maneuverable as it comes with a swivel front wheel so that you can easily turn to any direction and avoid any obstacles while you are strolling in the park or uneven roads
  • At only 21 pounds it is an excellent pushchair to travel with in addition to being a very compact stroller with an easy fold mechanism so that you can easily fold and throw into the trunk
  • Unlike many name brand buggies you get to enjoy the use of the J is for Jeep Brand even if you have infant seats from other companies. You can pair up this stroller with the Graco Snugride, Evenflo Embrace and Evenflo Nurture infant car seats to make an excellent travel system
  • You can keep your baby safe and comfortable in the baby carriage given that it has an extendable visor to protects the child from the sun while you are out, even as the child gets to enjoy a cozy and safe ride protected by five point harnesses that also have soft shoulder pads
  • For you there is the excellent grip through the foam covered handles, the storage compartment under the stroller and for your phone and keys a clear covered compartment on the handle of pushchair
  • Excellent grip and convenient storage
  • Extended visor to protect against the elements
  • Compatible with other brands
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     Maneuverable, portable and lightweight
  • front wheel wobbles if you go too fast
  • Cup holder scratches easily
Bob Flex Jogging stroller
BOB Revolution Flex Jogging Stroller

The Bob Revolution Flex all terrain stroller is made by BOB, a division of Britax that was founded by two friends that wanted to build a superior buggy that was made for dreamers, explorers and thrill seekers and most of all the walkers, and joggers. 

Credited with the invention of the swiveling front wheel which is now a must have for all all terrain baby carriages, the BOB Revolution Flex is not only a cute revolutionary buggy but also a very safe stroller that is excellent for off road hiking or just the regular jogging

  • Highly adjustable buggy that comes with adjustable handlebars just in case in case you are too short or too tall for the handlebars.  
  • Made for jogging the Bob Flex comes with pneumatic tires for a smooth ride which is complemented by an adjustable suspension so that the kid will never feel any of the bumps when you decide to go off road
  • Talking of going off road the Bob Flex Revolution jogging stroller comes with a swiveling-locking front wheel so that you can lock the wheel when you are up for some jogging or engage the swivel when you want a taste of some off road with tight turns
  • It provides ease of use as it has a one hand compact fold, easy adjustment of handle bars, great recline and no re-thread harness and a huge harness for the kid's comfort
  • Super easy install
  • Smooth comfortable ride
  • Made to go everywhere
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    Easily adaptable into a travel system
  • Takes a lot of space in the trunk of small cars
Baby Trend Expedition Jogger Stroller
Baby Trend Expedition Jogger

Known for creative the most innovative solutions in the juvenile products market, the Baby Trend Expedition stroller is a lightweight all terrain buggy that comes with a lot of innovative features that you will love particularly if you have a small car or are a frequent traveler

The lightweight aluminium buggy is made for children from birth right up to when they are about 50 pounds in weight. It does come with not only conveniences for the parent and child, but also a wide range of safety features to protect the child when you are out and about

  • While it is made of the most sturdy of aluminium components it is a very lightweight baby carriage that you can take to virtually everywhere you want to go be it the shops, the supermarket or the park without getting tired of rolling it along or jogging with it
  • It is super easy to fold and stash in the trunk of the car even as it comes with a lot of storage where you can place anything from your regular baby things to even a backpack and still maneuver the stroller without any issues
  • Your child is well protected from the sun as the canopy is easily extendable so that the child will not have to be in the sun regardless of the direction from which you are jogging or strolling
  • The baby buggy provides a comfortable ride for your kid as it comes with huge pneumatic wheels which reduces the shock of the bumps on the road over which it rolls over smoothly. 
  • Besides the comfortable handling of the stroller it also comes with conveniences for you that include parent tray with two cup holders, and an effortless trigger fold. For the kid the push cahir has reclining five point harness seat and two cup holders for their drinks on the road
  • Made of lightweight aluminium 
  • Easy to fold and stash in the trunk
  • Comfortable pneumatic tires
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    Child and parental conveniences
  • You have to use two hands to fold it

Factors to Consider When Choosing An All Terrain Stroller

  • Age of the Child - Stroller brands typically come with their own stroller age specifications for the maximum and minimum weight recommendations that you should always adhere to to ensure that the child rides in safety
  • Expandable Canopy - An all terrain stroller will be used in a variety of environments and hence we need to protect the child from the elements. A good pushchair will have expandable canopies to protect the child from the sun in any direction
  • Wheels - To go everywhere your heart desires will mean that you need at a minimum pneumatic and huge tires which reduce shocks. Also important to look for are swivel front wheels which increase maneuverability of the buggy in difficult terrain
  • Build and Construction - A good stroller is one that is made from strong and sturdy materials so that it can withstand the elements, given that this is a buggy made for the outdoors and may be exposed to wind, and water from the rain.
  • Portability, Storage and Handling - We recommend that you go for a portable, easy to fold buggy that is small and lightweight to fit into the trunk of the car without too much fuss 

Video on How to Use An All Terrain Stroller

Best All Terrain Stroller: Graco Fastaction Fold

Graco Fastaction Fold Jogger Click Connect

Graco Fastaction Fold Jogger Click Connect

Out of the All terrain strollers reviewed the Graco Fastaction Fold Jogger Click Connect is the best with its wide range of accessories, convenience and comfort features, and easy maneuverability over any terrain