Top Take Along Toys for Kids

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When traveling with children, it is important to make them feel comfortable, and bring along fun and familiar objects- while of course keeping packing space to a minimum. These easy-to-take-along products make on-the-go naps and bedtime as easy as they can get.

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CuddleUppets are part blanket, part puppet, and a lot of fun for children. They measure “39 x “28, which is about the size of a child’s blanket, and come in 6 styles (with new ones on the way). Soft, with paws on each corner and a large, stuffed head, children can use the mouth and front paws to put on a puppet show. If mom or dad has one as well, time can fly by on plane and car trips while engaging in imaginative play together, then can be used to tuck little ones in at night with a plush and snugly buddy. Retail Price $19.99 for more information

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Zoobies come in several varieties, with my personal favorites for travel being Blanket Pets and Slumber Pets. Blanket Pets are stuffed animals, blankets, and pillows all in one. With many animals to choose from, children can pick what suits them and play in the car, plane, hotel, or grandma’s house with the stuffed toy, then sleep on the pillow covered up with the blanket. The head of these animals is stuffed with microbeads for added comfort, the blanket is made of coral fleece, is machine washable for ease, and measures 44″ x 34″.

Retail Price $29.99 for more information

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Zoobies Slumber Pets are larger stuffed toys with lightweight sleeping bags rolled up inside. Available in varieties such as pony, kitty, and Eric Carle’s Very Hungry Caterpillar, these are fun for sleepovers and hotel stays. With trademark soft, fleece blanket and microbead head, the sleeping bag (which measures 32″ x W: 18″ x H: 14″ ) also zips off for easy washing. Children love sleeping on a large stuffed toy pillow, as well as playing with it during waking hours. As your little one gets ready for bed in an unfamiliar place, snuggle up with them for a story time featuring the animal of choice, and help them get ready for another exciting day.

Retail price $39.99 for more information


Pillow Pets were last year’s hot item, but they are still a fun and easy take along that is perfect for family travel. Toys that are also pillows will save you packing room in the car, and children will love the idea of a toy that “transforms” into something else. Folding in half for play and for packing, unfolding for sleep time (Velcro the tab to the strap when you wish to close it), Pillow Pets come in many varieties. Let them choose the pet they prefer, the two of you will have fun online picking it out and your child will feel special that you have included them in your vacation preparation.

Retail prices vary with size, average at $29.99 for more information


  1. I loved the zoobies horse! I will have to get that for my daughter. Stumbled.

  2. Oh how I want to hug and kiss that sweet face!
    Pillow pets are always on our list! I hadn’t seen the CuddleUppets yet! Guess they go on the list too!

  3. Awe, my toddler would love these!

  4. My youngest is 9 and he still loves his pillow pet..Sam, Your little guy is just too adorable..

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