Practical Parenting & Pregnancy magazine Awards 2011/2012 Best travel item £20 and over

You want to make sure you've spent your money on the best buys for your baby, but particularly if you're heading off on holidays. Here's our pick of those essential travel items every mum needs


Whether you’re looking for the best buys to keep your baby entertained on long car journeys, or the comfiest cot-bed to help them sleep, check out the best travel items in this year’s Practical Parenting & Pregnancy magazine awards.

The portable baby bed from Phil & Ted’s

Phil & Ted’s Nest

An ultra portable baby bed and gear bag in one. £79.95. Now you need a moses basket or cot for the nursery.

Handheld fun and learning

Leapster Explorer and Camera

The fun and educational handheld console that keeps children entertained trip after trip. Can also be turned into a high tech digital camera. £59.99 plus £14.99 for camera attachment.

More top toys to keep todders and preschoolers entertained

The lightweight safety gate perfect for holidays

Lindam FlexiGuard

An alternative to conventional safety gates, perfect when travelling or visiting relatives. £24.99

See more must-haves to help raise your baby safely

The big change mat that folds small and is really useful

Momymoo Premium Folding Change Mat

A large mat with an external pocket to hold spares and an internal pocket for soiled clothes. And it’s wipe-clean. £28

Now check out the best buy baby wipes to make changing less messy!

Get your little one sleeping sound on holidays

Purflo Travel SleepSac

Has a wide opening zip for easy nappy changing and openings for puschair and car seat harnesses to pass through. From £31.95

Check out more baby sleep solutions

Hauck Babycenter Travel Cot

Babycenter Travel Cot

A stylish travel cot complete with clip-on changing table, accessory holder, musical mobile and large holdall. Suitable from birth. £104.99

More best buys to help make travelling with your baby easier. And these are under £20!

Naturalmat rolls up perfectly for transport

Naturalmat Travel Mat

A luxurious, lightweight, quilted mattress perfect for holidays and weekends away. Can be rolled up for transporting. £85.

What you need to know when you’re travelling with a baby

Content & Calm TrayKit, keeps kids entertained on the go

Content & Calm TrayKit

A portable playspace and a bag in one. £24.99. 12 of the best travel toys

Bondie Birdie Playwrap

The Bondie Birdie Playwrap

Portable, wearable, interactive play mat. Keeps your baby entertained while on your lap. £30.


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