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14 family holiday must-haves for your baby and child

If you're setting off on a family holiday this year, don't forget to have a look at these essential summer buys before you travel


Frog Funshade

  • From Toys R Us
  • £29.99
  • This pop-up shade aims to protect your children from UV rays with UV protection material that offers 50+ UPF.

Trip lightweight buggy


Globetrotter travel clock

  • From Bibs and Stuff
  • £26.56
  • This clock shows a sleeping sheep and a wide awake sheep, signalling to your child bedtime and waking up time!

Gro Anywhere Blind

  • From The Gro Store
  • £29.99
  • This blackout curtain sticks to windows with suction pads to prevent light flooding in and waking your child.

Lion in the Sun UV sun suit and hat

  • From Naturebotts
  • £15.95, sizes 12 months to 24 months
  • There’s room underneath this sunsuit for a nappy or swim nappy, and it has poppers all down one side for easy changing.

Monkey swimmers

  • From Amazon
  • £19.99, for 1 year to 6 years
  • The layered design means that you can reduce buoyancy as your child gains more confidence in the water.

Pink potty


Little Zoggy goggles and character cap set

  • From Zoggs
  • £6.99
  • The hat has a silicone seal for better comfort and fit.

Designer 2011 Shade-a-babe

  • From Cheeky Rascals
  • £29.99
  • Provides all round protection from UV rays, insects, and wind.


  • From Amazon
  • £3.39
  • These plasters are a lot more fun for children!

Spring travel cot

  • From Chicco
  • £79.99
  • This travel cot includes a pyjama bag that can also be used as a rucksack!

Baby swim seat

  • From Mothercare
  • £12, from 3 months to 12 months
  • This swim seat has a multi chamber inflatable water seat.

Littlelife toddler turtle daysack

  • From John Lewis
  • £18.95
  • Designed to look like a turtle’s shell, it has a detachable parent’s safety strap and a waterproof fold-away hood.

UV sun monitor wrist bands

  • From Suniq
  • £10 for 14 strips
  • This aims to enhance a child’s awareness of UV exposure as the panel on the wristband changes colour to show UV intensity.

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