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Best Travel Toys for Babies and Toddlers
Updated on
October 31, 2023

Best Travel Toys for Babies and Toddlers

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Best Travel Toys for Babies and Toddlers

Some people love traveling—they live for long-distance road trips and collecting sky miles. Babies? Not so much. Being confined to a car seat without much of a view can be really frustrating, especially for a tiny, wiggly person.

Whether you’re driving, flying or even just going out to a restaurant for an hour or two with your baby or toddler, you’re going to want to bring something to keep your little one entertained. But you don’t want it to lug around an entire activity center. The best toys to take with you, whether on plane rides or road trips, are small and portable so you can easily fit them in your diaper bag and pull them out at a moment’s notice.

Our top tip: keep a special set of toys for travel that you only bring out when taking a trip or going out to dinner, to keep them feeling new and exciting for your baby or toddler.

Here are our favorite travel toys for babies and toddlers.

Best Stroller Toys for Babies

Stroller toys make the perfect travel toys since they are meant for taking on the go. These picks are super portable, simply clip them onto the stroller or car seat and they’ve got something to keep them entertained for the ride. These are best for younger babies from 0-6 months and slightly older for babies 6-9 months.

Best Tummy Time Toys for On-the-Go

While you can’t really take their bulky activity center or play gym with you on your next vacation, what you can do is pack a travel playmat and engaging tummy time toys to set up a safe space on the floor wherever you’re staying.

Best Travel Books for Babies and Toddlers

Books are always a great source of entertainment. From lightweight, soft busy books to a truly indestructible pick, these books are easy to throw in your carry-on or diaper bag.

Best Baby Sensory Toys for Traveling

Sensory exploration has many developmental benefits (think motor skills development), and these travel toys will both encourage learning and entertain fussy babies.

Best Travel Toys for Toddlers

From a busy board to a portable shape sorter, these travel toys will keep their little minds and hands busy while en route.

Best On-the-Go Activities for Toddlers

In addition to a couple of travel toys, these portable activities for toddlers will provide some extra entertainment on the way to your destination. If you’re taking to the skies, the airplane’s tray table provides a great spot for your toddler to get to work.

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