Three Ways to Travel With (Happy) Kids

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Pint-Size Packing

If you don’t mind your kids’ luggage looking better than yours, invest in the See-Ya suitcase by London-based brand Ollie Ella. It’s small enough for a 4-year-old to roll through the airport but roomy enough to swallow a vacation’s worth of kid duds—and it comes in four grown-up colors. The outside is covered in waterproof poly-cotton and an elastic band lets a stuffed toy go for a ride, $85,


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In-Flight Entertainment

Markers are messy, phones need to be charged, and beeping and singing toys will have you (and your neighbors) requesting an emergency landing. But the magnet sets from Petit Collage are tidy, quiet and interesting enough to keep children occupied until the drinks cart comes around. There are more than a dozen different sets, including superheroes, robots, fairy tales, space and—appropriately—travel. $15,

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Sleeper Hit

Many portable cribs are either too beefy for anything but a road trip or need to be assembled piece-by-piece at every stop. Not so the Lotus crib: It’s lighter than many carry-ons and the aluminum frame easily pops open and shut. Because the mattress rests on the floor, the crib has no weight limit—you can use it until your tot is big enough to escape.$250,

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