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New in our travel bag

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With the summer holidays just around the corner we are accumulating quite a pile of new travel gadgets, accessories and products. We’ve found some real gems that have already come in handy during our recent family cruise and adventures in Europe.

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Here are a few of our favourites:

Peppa Pig Children’s Headphones

iPad kiddie tough case and Peppa Pig headphones

I have a confession: my name is Claire and I rely on screen entertainment for my children…some of the time. During our cruise we had to suppress toddler boredom on a plane, on a couple of coach journeys and while we were getting ready for numerous days out exploring.

Our iPad was brilliant for keeping Tin Box Tot entertained and these handy Peppa Pig headphones* meant our fellow travellers were spared numerous repeats of Octonauts and Peter Rabbit.

Kid Proof Extreme Duty Protective iPad cover

We have a rather beat up old iPad that we are determined to keep going as long as possible. So knowing that we were going to be handing it over to Tin Box Tot during our last holiday meant it needed reinforcement.

A cheap yet effective kid proof iPad cover* did the job perfectly. It also matched the Peppa Pig headphones that Mr Tin Box and I ordered separately. If ordering matching gadgets isn’t love…

Hippy Paste Natural Deodorant by Earth Conscious

New in out travel bag - Hippy Paste Natural Deoderant

This handy little tin of organic deodorising goodness is ideal for taking on trips. I always like to have some toiletries in my hand luggage after losing my checked luggage a few years back.

Hippy Paste is not only packed full of natural ingredients it also comes in a 60g tin so is ideal for taking on flights. I tucked it into my hand luggage to fly to Barcelona and had no issues going through security, which wouldn’t have been the case if I’d tried to walk through with an aerosol.

Teddy Passport app

Teddy Passport app

Tin Box Tot loves following activity trails and ticking off check points during days out. So it made sense that she’d enjoy trying out this cute travel app from E-Creation.

Teddy Passport allows you to upload a photo of your child’s favourite toy and create a virtual passport. It’s really easy to use and made our pre-schooler excited about visiting new places (even if the sights, architecture and cuisine drew a blank).

When you visit somewhere new in the UK or abroad your child can update their teddy’s passport to record where they’ve been. Tin Box Tot’s Bedtime Bunny has now had her passport stamped in Spain, Italy, France and lots of locations in the UK.

Sistema Sauce Pots To Go

Sistema condiment bottles

OK, so we may not have used these as picnic condiments as is their intended purpose. But these mini squeeze bottles are the perfect container for small quantities of washing up liquid you need to clean baby bottles several times a day.

One 35ml Sistema bottle* of decanted Fairy Liquid lasted us nearly two weeks, washing up once a day.

BundleBean GO Grey Elephant

Bundle Bean baby carrier, pushchair and pram cover

The Bundle Bean* is such a great addition to our outdoor kiddie equipment. It’s extremely versatile and works not only with our Baby Bjorn front baby carrier (now in retirement as Tin Box Baby has outgrown it – sob) and Babyweavers rucksack carrier, but it’s also a rain cover for our Britax stroller. 

The waterproof outer layer is printed with a really cute pattern and the inner fleece is perfect for keeping TBB warm and snug. We even used it to keep Tin Box Baby warm on our cruise while we watched an evening movie on deck.

Wifi SD card

Eyefi Mobi Pro wifi camera SD card

I’m not one for tech (that’s Mr TB’s domain) but I’m a little bit in love with our wifi SD card gadget. It’s an SD camera card with benefits – more specifically, Wifi.

Something that always takes the shine off recording our adventures is the amount of time I spend switching between my iPhone and non-wifi Nikon DSLR so that I can share shots immediately on social media.

The wifi SD card* syncs with my iPhone so I have immediate access to my DSLR photos. It’s genius and has revolutionised the way I capture our days out and travels. Here’s my full review.

*Disclosure: this post contains Amazon affiliate links which means I may earn some advertising fees if you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase. You will not be charged extra for this. Some of these products have been given to me for the purposes of an honest review. 

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Cal at Family Makes

Friday 15th of July 2016

Some great tips here, and I love the sound of that SD card with WIfI as that's an issue for me too. I'll look out for that review. #TheList

Claire Hall - Tin Box Traveller

Saturday 16th of July 2016

Should be on the blog in the next week :)

You Baby Me Mummy

Thursday 14th of July 2016

Ooh Baby would love that Teddy bear passport! Must check it out. Thanks for linking up to #TheList x

Claire Hall - Tin Box Traveller

Thursday 14th of July 2016

You're welcome!

Cathy (MummyTravels)

Saturday 9th of July 2016

My exception to screen time rules is definitely during travelling - if wall-to-wall Octonauts and Peter Rabbit are what's needed to get through a flight, that's fine by me for a day. We have headphones too! And I love the wifi memory card. My new camera is a revelation with wifi enabled but this would be great when I have my DSLR.

Claire Hall - Tin Box Traveller

Saturday 9th of July 2016

Love love love the card. To be honest, I love anything with wifi...cafes, hotels :)

Angela Watling

Friday 8th of July 2016

Some great finds here. My daughter is a little too young to tolerate the Peppa Pig headphones right now but she loves Peppa so will be ideal for next year! #TheList

Claire Hall - Tin Box Traveller

Saturday 9th of July 2016

Tin Box Tot is three and I don't think she oddly have used the headphones before now. We had tried with ear protectors at the fireworks when she was two and she wouldn't keep them on :)

Kate Tunstall

Friday 8th of July 2016

Love the app, what a fab idea! And the Bundle Bean looks so versatile - superb. #TheList

Claire Hall - Tin Box Traveller

Saturday 9th of July 2016

The app is really cute and its good that you can use it all year round in the UK, not just when you're abroad. The Bundle Bean comes with us everywhere now - it's something to do with the Great British weather :)

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