Buddyphones were provided for review consideration only. All opinions are my own and are honest. This post contains affiliate links.

We recently returned from our family vacation to Morocco. It was an 11-hour flight from JFK to Casablanca, Morocco with a 6-hour layover in Rome.  This is not the longest flight she has taken, but we did know that we could not and would not do this long flight without bringing some of her favorite things along. Because we knew from experience that long-haul travel with kids can be stressful, but it does not have to be. There are items you can bring with you to help keep your kids entertained, happy and safe, and happy during long-haul travel. When the kids are happy, the parents are happy, right? Keep reading to find our recommendations for Must-Haves for long-haul travel with kids.

Buddyphones Inflight

Have you read that the earbuds provided by airlines are recycled? Yuck! If that is, in fact, true, I am happy that my family travels with our own set of headphones, and you should too.  If you are not worried about germs for yourself, at least consider getting a set of kid-friendly headphones for your kids. We personally like Buddyphone Inflight.

Buddyphones inflight long haul travel with kids

Buddyphones Inflight is perfect for long-haul travel with kids. How many times can you stand listening to Kidz Bop? What if your child wants you to watch and listen to the Disney sing-along they’re watching? Buddyphones are perfect for solo listening as well as for multiple users. It comes with a detachable BuddyCable system that allows up to four audio cables to connect to one device, for easy sharing, as well as flat cable design for safety to minimize choking hazards. Plus, they are available in four cool colors: Blue, Green, Pink and Purple.

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet

We cannot tear our daughter away from her tablet. Whether we are just driving 45-minutes away to visit grandma, on a weekend road trip or on a long-haul flight, her tablet tags right along.

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet for long haul travel

The Kindle Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet is great for long-haul travel with kids, as it has plenty of games to keep the little ones entertained. We especially love it because it is also packed with learning activities and e-books. We have instilled in her that readers are leaders, and she should get in at least an hour of reading on her own per day. What better way to do it while traveling and on a fun device like the Kindle Fire?


When doing long-haul travel with kids not having access to their favorite shows, which provides them with some familiarity in a new environment is a bad idea. I am so happy that Netflix allows you to download your favorite shows and/or movies. This is a lifesaver for flights that do not offer personal television screens for in-flight entertainment. Yes, there are airlines that do not provide televisions for long-haul flights.

Zarbee’s Naturals Children’s Melatonin Supplement

Long-haul travel can disrupt sleep patterns. Hell, it does it for adults. So, imagine a child! Kids my daughter’s age, should get at least 10 hours of sleep at night. Imagine being on a flight, and then changing time zones how much her schedule and sleep patterns are messed up. To get her back on schedule while we are away, we use Zarbee’s Naturals Children’s Melatonin Supplement. It helps her to fall asleep naturally, and get her sleeping schedule back on track both while we are away, and when we return home. It is also good to use during a long-haul flight if the flight is scheduled outside of the child’s regular sleep schedule. Even though we try and plan evening flights, it is sometimes hard, especially when a good travel deal hits. Our deal catchers know what I am talking about.

Buddyphones were provided for review consideration only. All opinions are my own and are honest. This post contains affiliate links.