Travelling with Babies & Kids: Tips 'n' Tricks
Find out the best way to travel with your kids with our Travelling with Babies & Kids Tips 'n' Tricks section. Laine Yates of Ickle Kids shares some fantastic, practical tips and information which are a must to read to help you get organised for a relaxing and enjoyable break!
Plane Travel Tips
Booking Flights and Seats with Kids in Mind
I understand how daunting travelling with kids can be! Here are some tips on things to think about when booking and requesting airline seats prior to your holiday. Find out some practical tips and ideas on booking seats and meals when you have babies or children to bear in mind... read more
Tips on entertaining kids during Airport Stopovers
I am a big fan of stopping over in a country for a few days to break a long plane journey up. However, if time is a factor, then transiting at an airport may be the next best thing to stretch your legs and give your kids a run around! Most international airports are great for entertaining the little ones. Here are some tips from our experiences... read more
Organising your family on the night prior to flying
Planning for a holiday is very much like planning for Christmas - everyone is excited and there is so much to organise and pack away (either in suitcases or up high in a cupboard away from little eyes!). There are quite a few things that cannot be done until the night before, so here is a travel checklist of things to organise on the night prior to your big day of flying!... read more
International calling service
For parents traveling abroad with kids, an International calling service can be important. There are few service providers, that offer some excellent rates. Some even offer free calling. Do check various option before hand, so that you can stay connected any time and at cheap rates.
Car Travel Tips
Planning a Car Trip - with Kids!
Gone are the days of when we could throw a change of clothes together in five minutes, set off on a car trip across the state with not a care in the world. A road trip with kids just does not have that same "ring" to it! To some parents, travelling in a car with kids would be their worst nightmare! But it does not have to this way... read more
Packing food and drinks for your car trip
When I was single and carefree going on road trips, I would say "I'll just grab something to eat on the road". But those days are well and truly over, as all parents now know! This is a must when travelling with kids... it can save us from a potential crisis, as hungry kids are meltdown kids! Here are some food and drink travel tips... read more
Tips on avoiding motion sickness in kids
Motion sickness can be quite common in kids and here are a few travel tips on dealing with this issue. I hope these motion sickness tips will help you get through your long car trips... read more
Fun things for the car trip
Part of the fun of a car trip is to spend some quality time together as a family. We love chatting and having conversations about all sorts of things with our kids. But there comes a time in every car trip that we all need a bit of a break! Here are some great travel tips on what to bring to entertain your little ones on your car trip... read more
Practical things to pack for your car trip
Here is a travel checklist of practical things to pack for your car trip... read more
Choosing a family holiday destination
Planning a family holiday (especially with young kids) can be extremely exciting but can also be very stressful. Here are some questions that I have put together for you to answer before you head down to the travel agent or start searching for that bargain online holiday!... read more
Holiday Preparation: Making a Packing List with Categories
Especially with small ones, making a packing list with categories is an absolute must! I make a list for each of my boys about 2 weeks before hand and keep it on the kitchen counter, so I can easily add to it when I think of something new. I tend to group my list into 6 different categories... Eat, Sleep, Play, Clothes, Miscellaneous and Car/Plane... read more
Securing your home before travelling
When we all go off on holidays, we worry about what to pack and how to get there, but sometimes we leave an important aspect of travelling to the last minute. That is, securing our home whist we are away. Here are some great tips on what you can do to make sure your home is safe on your return from travelling... read more
About Laine & Ickle Kids
ickle Kids was founded in Melbourne in 2007, and was borne out of the desire to keep our young children entertained when we were out and about.
As any parent knows, things can get pretty challenging when you are looking after kids on the go. Tricky situations can include flights, train journeys, shopping trips, car rides, dining out or lengthy delays in queues or waiting rooms. The range of ickle Kids activity packs and travel toys are designed to keep little ones entertained in these exact situations. Our theory is: happy kids mean happy parents!
Our range includes age-specific travel packs for children from birth to 10 years. Each travel activity pack contains a selection of handpicked, fun and educational travel toys for busy mums, dads and carers to just "grab and go". We also make sure that our activity packs are all reasonably priced for the budget conscious parent!
All of our activity packs and travel toys have been thoroughly road tested on the harshest critics - our boys and their ickle mates. They include items that cannot be found in commercial toy stores.