Family travel – your essential guide to holidays with a baby or child

Travel advice and tips, family travel and holiday products, plus travel health info to help you and your baby, toddler or child enjoy your holidays.


Travel is part and parcel of going on a family holiday. And travelling (as well as holidaying) with a baby, toddler or child does mean you need to be prepared. We’re not saying we can guarantee you’ll make it to and from your destination without tears, tantrums or mess, just that there’s vital family travel info it pays to know, and products that can make holidays with small children easier.


Whether you’re going to take a UK summer holiday or travel abroad, here’s what you need to know when there’s a baby, toddler or child involved.

Baby and toddler travel advice and tips

  • What you need to know when preparing to travel with your baby – answers to your key baby travel questions – does your baby need a passport? What age can your baby can fly from? Does your baby needs jabs? Does your baby need his own seat on the plane? Can you take milk for your baby in your hand luggage? What about air travel and your buggy? Do hire cars provide baby car seats?
  • Travelling with your toddlerplanning ahead, how to keep parts of your toddler’s routine intact, air travel with your toddler, jetlag, preventing travel sickness and how to stop boredom setting in on long journeys.
  • How you can make travelling with your toddler less stressful – a child psychologist reveals how to make travel easier when you have a toddler.
  • Why your toddler is naughty on holiday – a child psychologist explains why your toddler’s behaviour changes on holidays and how to manage it.
  • Family-friendly camping – first-hand mum advice on camping with children, tips for first-time family campers plus 10 of the best UK family-friendly campsites.

Family travel health

  • Travel vaccinations – why and when travel vaccinations are necessary, A to Z of vaccinations, getting travel vaccinations and possible side effects of travel vaccinations.
  • Travel sicknesstreating travel sickness (also known as motion sickness) and when to seek medical help.
  • Toddler and child summer health and safety – child health advice on sun safety, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and water safety, as well as treating your child’s bites, stings, cuts and bruises.

Buyer’s guides and shopping advice for family travel items

Baby and toddler travel products

Whether it’s a lightweight stroller, tiny-when-folded pushchair or super-simple to fold buggy, we’ve put all the major buggy brands to the test. Here are our top performers…

Tried and tested by MFM’s professional reviewers and their babies and toddlers, here are the highchairs worthy of a holiday…

Reviewed and rated by MFM, here’s our pick of the top performing nursery and night-time products for your baby, toddler and child…


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