Travelling with children can be tough, but Alexa Schummer has found the ultimate travel toys to keep little ones entertained and parents' stress-levels down

Car journeys | 6 months to 1 year

Lamaze Freddie the Firefly

Price: £11.99

Freddie the Firefly is best for newborns and babies because it distracts them while simultaneously building their developmental skills. The boldly colourful stuffed animal helps your baby focus on the toy and its soft texture makes it delightful to hold. If your baby has started teething, don’t worry – a teether is attached to the pocket in one of the wings. Moreover, the knotted antennae are designed to be chewed on and provide relief to your child. The toy is completely safe as it is BPA and phthalate-free.

Mirrors on the toy help the baby focus, track an image, and explore his or her own face. The clacking rings stimulate auditory senses and the squeaky ball is meant to teach your baby cause and effect. This makes for a great travel toy because the clip allows you to attach the toy to a pushchair, baby carrier, nappy bag, or whatever is convenient for you.

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