It’s summer and we’re dreaming of hitting the beach at some tropical destination with a pair of sunnies, refreshing drink in hand and plenty of scrumptious treats in our picnic basket. But planning a summer family getaway is no small task. To make your life easier, we’ve scoured around for some must-have travel items so you and your little ones will be ready to hit the ground running as soon as you’re off the runway! Here’s our special travel edition of What Sassy Mama Wants for June!
1. Zoobug Sunglasses
Trying to find a cute pair of sunnies for the kiddos? Check out Zoobug’s range of brightly-coloured, quirky frames, which is now available in Hong Kong through online distributor miniFAB. This award-winning brand from London features high-quality, handmade sunglasses for kids ages 0-12 years old. We’re loving their new summer collection with super cute pink sunnies, python prints and these adorable pastel violet shades with maximum UV protection so kids can hit the beach in style!
Find it: Available for $269 at www.minifab.com.hk
2. Travel Snackers from Tiny Footprints
With a jam-packed travel schedule, you’ll be needing the perfect solution for grab-and-go meals. Tiny Footprints‘ Travel Snackers are ultra-convenient portable pots with secure handles and lids to avoid unwanted spillage in your travel bag! Pick between blue or pink (or both if you have a boy and girl) and pack it away with your kids’ favourite meal for supper on-the-go.
Find it: Available for $143 at www.tinyfootprints.com
3. Kidzinger Juice Maker
For mamas who are busy keeping kids hydrated and on-the-go, these colourful and fun water bottles from Zing Anything are great for rounding out your kids lunch box. The Kid Zinger lets you infuse oranges, lemons or other fruit into the water bottle while separating any unwanted pulp or seeds. There’s also a full-sized bottle for mamas to carry around while jetting off to your next vacation destination!
Find it: Available for $190 at www.zinganythinghk.com
4. Cath Kidston Bright Daisy Kids Backpack
Your munchkins are going to want a snazzy little backpack to carry their travel gear, and we think this one from Cath Kidston’s summer collection is too cute for words! The small rucksack has a mini front pocket for carrying smaller items and pink, adjustable straps for a snug fit. The high-quality, durable material mixed with an adorable design means your little ones are going to be begging you to let them carry their rucksack everywhere (meaning a lighter load for you, mama!)
Find it: Available for $237 at www.cathkidston.com plus shipping costs
5. Oroton Baux Signature Tote Baby Bag
So your baby has a brand new bag, why not treat yourself to one too? We love Oroton for their high quality bags that are super convenient and comfortable for traveling! We have an eye on their Baux Signature Tote Baby Bag, crafted from their signature O’jacquard and pebble grain leather. It features a magnetic snap front pocket for easy access and a detachable shoulder strap so you can keep your hands-free (heads up, the black version is hitting the store this autumn!)
Find it: Available for $2,170 at www.oroton.com
6. Greentest Technology
Worried about consuming safe foods while traveling? Greentest is a new handy gadget for identifying harmful substances in your children’s food, and is small and compact enough to stow away in your travel bag! It is simple to use (we’ve tried it!) and can test a wide range of fruits and veggies. Simply pierce the food with the probe before preparing and it will instantly tell you the level of toxins hidden inside with a red, yellow or green indicator. Viola! While you may be surprised to find the substances in your food, don’t worry, this doesn’t mean you have to throw away your goods. A gentle boil can help remove the culprits and there are plenty of preparation tips and ideas on Greentest’s website.
Find it: Available for $1,180 at www.anmez.com