Last updated on March 14th, 2018 at 08:56 pm
Travel With a 3-Year-Old
We’ve traveled a lot with our 3-year-old since he’s been born. We have worn him in a carrier as a lap infant. He’s traveled in both his infant car seat and his toddler seat. He has even flown without anything in his seat. When I heard about 1st Class Kid travel pillow, I knew I needed to check it out. (Contains affiliate links.)
My husband and I try to be courteous travelers. We know it’s our choice to travel with our kids and we aim to set ourselves up for success. I bring busy bags, tons of snacks, headphones and an iPad. However, the problem we consistently run into is our son kicking the seat in front of us. He doesn’t even realize he’s doing it. Our son is used to moving around and there’s always some part of him that’s moving. Thankfully, that’s where 1st Class Kid travel pillow comes in.
1st Class Kid Travel Pillow
The 1st Class Kid Travel Pillow is an inflatable pillow that easily fits in a carry on bag. When deflated, it took up minimal space in my backpack. It fits on the floor of an airplane in between the passenger seats. Interestingly, it’s designed so young children can spread out to sleep, rather than lie across other accompanying passengers or on the floor.
We tested out the 1st Class Kid Travel Pillow on our flights from Seattle to Madrid. This was our son’s first international fight in more than a year and we weren’t sure if he’d be able to sleep comfortably, as he’d grown. Our flight left at 7pm and we decided to re-create our son’s bed as much as we could. We were unable to use the air vents to inflate the pillow, so my husband blew it up manually. We put it in front of our son’s seat and brought out his special blanket. However, it took awhile for him to fall asleep. He was very excited for our trip and to be on an airplane. But, eventually he stretched out on the pillow and slept.
For our flight home, it left during the afternoon and we didn’t expect our son to sleep much. But, we had a long flight from Paris to Chicago and we figured we’d try out the 1st Class Kid Travel Pillow again. It was even more helpful this time! Our son was able to lounge comfortably while he watched movies. Finally, he quickly fell asleep for a really long nap.
What my husband and I appreciated the most about the 1st Class Kid Travel Pillow is that it prevented our 3-year-old from kicking the seat in front of him. His legs rested on the pillow and didn’t have the opportunity to swing. My husband and I didn’t worry about our son bothering the passenger in front of him!
Additionally, I rested my feet on it at one point during our flight. I angled myself in my seat and my son and I both rested our feet on the pillow. I’ve used my carry on backpack as a foot rest in the past with minimal success. The 1st Class Kid Travel Pillow surprised me with how comfortable it was. I also didn’t worry about crushing anything in my carry on.
I would definitely recommend the 1st Class Kid Travel Pillow to families with small children who are heading on a long flight. Additionally, it takes up minimal space in a carry on bag and was easy to inflate. It prevented our son from kicking the seat in front of him. He was also able to sleep well on our international flights. We will be bringing this on any flight long enough to watch a movie.
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1st Class Kid Travel Pillow sent me this product for review purposes. All opinions are my own.