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
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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