I’ve travelled to more than 50 countries – I swear by a £60 ‘life-saver’ item when going on holiday with kids
A MUM who has travelled the world has revealed the £60 item the called a life-saver when holidaying with babies.
Lori Zaino, who has been to more than 50 countries, said she used to travel when her toddler was small, meaning they had to put them in a travel cot in hotels.
However, she said a cot cover called the SnoozeShade Travel Cot canopy was a “life-saver” when it came to them going to sleep.
She wrote on The Point’s Guy: “When traveling with my then-infant (now toddler), I always slipped this into my luggage and put it over travel cribs in hotel rooms and home rentals.
“This meant I could keep the lights on while my infant slept peacefully in darkness at the same time.
“It’s a lifesaver for traveling families.”
The SnoozeShade Travel Cot canopy – of which the buggy version is popular with celebs including Tamara Ecclestone and Amanda Seyfried – lets you cover the travel cot.
It costs £59.99 on Amazon, although there are cheaper versions for around £20 too.
The cover has an easy top opening to get the toddler out, and is made of a stretchy mesh for breathability, which can be thrown in the wash.
The website states: “It creates a comfortable darkened environment to help babies switch off and sleep in strange surroundings. Great for hotels, family visits, camping or any time you need baby to nap in the travel cot.
“Just pop it over the travel cot, attach the bottom straps and you’re done.
The SnoozeShade was invented by British mum Cara, who launched the brand after a tough birth with her daughter Holly in 2010.
She said: “I remember very well the early mornings when we stayed with my brother who had velux windows and no curtains.
“There didn’t seem to be anything that blocked out enough light, was portable and conveniently small enough to keep on hand for when it was needed.”
There is also a £27 travel item that both mums and flight attendants swear by for getting more room in economy.
Or a man who has been travelling for more than 40 years has revealed the £8.99 he always packs in his hand luggage.