Five Favorite Travel Toys for Babies, Toddlers & Preschoolers

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Looking for some helpful new travel toys to keep your little ones busy during your upcoming travels? Here are some of my hand-picked recommendations of travel toys for babies, toddlers, and kids under 5 years.

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Travel toys for kids under 5.

 1. Lamaze Freddie The Firefly

freddie the firefly in travel toys for babies

Freddie the Firefly is ready to crinkle, jingle, peek-a-boo (mirrors), and even soothe sore teething gums (the attached teether slips into a pocket when not in use).

This travel toy for babies easily links to a car seat strap or infant car seat handle as well as your stroller’s bumper bar, and is BPA and Phthalate free.

Recommended from birth and up. Find it at: Amazon

2. Manhattan Toy Farmyard Friends Soft Activity Book

farmyard friends travel toy book

Lead your finger-puppet farmer through five spreads of story scenes with flaps and pockets of possibility. The soft book can be attached with plastic toy links to car seat or stroller.

Recommended for ages 6 months +. Find it at: Amazon

3. ALEX Toys Artist Car Valet

portable art station folds out for car trips and airplane travel with kids

This portable, fold-out art station for kids is perfect for road trips with your young artist or flights (it’s the perfect size for airplane tray tables..

Use the zipping center compartment to store drawing paper, pads, or coloring books. The two detachable zippered pockets (secured with Velcro) can be filled with crayons, markers, and surprises for creative traveler.

Recommended for ages 3  years +. Find it at: Amazon

4. Joey and Zoey Magnetic Dress-up Play Set

magnetic wooden travel toys

Dress them for any occasion! Sixty five pieces to play dress-up with this boy and girl set. Comes in a travel box to help keep pieces organized on the go.

Recommended for 3 years +. Find it at: Amazon

5. Lewo Wooden Educational Toys Magnetic Art Easel

wooden travel desk with magnetic travel toys

So much possibility in such a small space–this 8.5″ x 11″ travel desk features both chalkboard and white board, which doubles as a magnetic art board for the dozens of figures and shapes inside.

Includes dry erase marker, chalk, eraser, and all things seen here. Note: You will want to use a rubber band to secure the lid to the box during travel.

Recommended for 3 years +. Find it at: Amazon

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Safe journeys,

Shelly Rivoli, author of the award-winning Travels with Baby and Take-Along Travels with Baby guidebooks

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Note: An earlier version of this post first appeared December 14, 2017. It has since been updated.

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