Practical Parenting & Pregnancy Awards 2011/2012 Best travel item under £20 – even more best buys

Best buys for travelling with a little one, whether you're heading off across the world or just out for the day.


If you’re looking for essentials to pack when you’re heading out with your young family, you’ve come to the right place. Check out our best buys, the products that are competing in the Practical Parenting & Pregnancy magazine 2011/12 awards to be crowned best travel item under £20.

The pretty sunshade that also protects from the sun

Peek-a-Boo The Minene Muslin Sunshade

Fits in your handbag or the bottom of your buggy, ready for use when the sun comes out. Made of 100% cotton muslim and coated in UPF50+ for sun protection. £9.99

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The easy way for your toddler to have his or her blanket on the go

Little Jet Setter Blanket Backpack

Cleverly designed so toddlers can have a fun blankie with them everywhere they go. Can easily be attached to a pram too. £14.99. More tips to make travelling with your toddler easy

The cot mattress that’s built for travel

By Carla Eucalyss Folding Travel Cot Mattress

Wipeclean, waterproof, folds down small, fits the best-selling travel costs and has natural insect repellency. What more could you want in a travel mattress for your baby? £19.99

Read reviews to find the best travel cot


Mothercare Steriliser Bottle

No need to buy a steriliser! This bottle sterilises in 90 seconds in the microwave and is BPA free. £11.99 for a pack of three.

Read our buyers guide to baby bottles and teats

Fold neatly down into their own case for travelling

Brother Max 3 Catch & Fold Bibs

Brother Max 3 Catch & Fold Bibs combine a soft cotton top with a clip-on plastic food catcher and fold down neatly into their own case for travelling. £6.99

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All the toiletries and amusements you need for on the go

Little Jet Setter Grab & Go Pack

Jam packed full of items to keep little ones clean, happy and amused. £19.99

More essential kit when out with the kids

Keeps snacks from falling out

Munchkin Snack Catcher

Keeps up to 225g of bite-size snacks safely inside until little fingers pull them out. £3.49



No more spills of toddler treats whether out and about or at home. £3.99

Milton Sterilising Tablets

Milton Sterilising Tablets

The original and still one of the best for getting bottles and all else sterilised when you’re out and about. £2.29

Check out our essential guide to travelling with your baby


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