Written by Maria Colaco
Baby Editor, TTPM

NEW YORK (MainStreet) Travelling with baby can be a pretty daunting task and a nerve-wracking experience. It's often a very stressful experience, as one never knows how much to take, what to take. And, of course, parents always end up taking too much. Parents who a few years ago could travel for a week with a backpack suddenly find themselves needing a caravan - or at least seeming to need to. As with so many things in life, having just what you need and no more is all about editing. Here are five new travel toys that offer a range of play experiences, keep babies entertained, are easy to clean and easy to travel with.

1. Fold 'n Go Busy Elephant - Playskool
Playskool Fold 'n Go Busy Elephant. is a take along activity toy with textures, teethers, a mirror, and a friendly elephant to keep baby engaged. It's also really easy to crumple up and toss in a bag.

2. Babi Blanky Doll - Corolle
This sweet baby doll doubles as a security blanket for baby. It's a soft-bodied doll and small blanket in one making this the ideal travel toy for engaging baby and also offering a familiar toy while travelling.

3. Travel + Comfort Snuggle Deer - Manhattan Toy
The Travel and Comfort Snuggle Deer is a soft stuffed toy that has many uses especially while travelling. It's a soft toy, a pillow, an armrest for nursing and a soft friend for baby to rest against.

4. Soft squeaker - Manhattan Toy
The Soft Squeaker from Manhattan Toy holds alot of play in a simple toy. This squeaker is perfect for little hands to hold onto, while also having soft rattles and squeaker within. Friendly faces make it fun for baby to explore.

5. Grasping Toy Beads with Bell and Mirror - Ever Earth
Simple wooden toys are some of my favorite baby toys. The Grasping Toy Beads with bell and Mirror from Ever Earth is a teether and activity toy with a small hand for little hands to hold on to.

The products on this list are all storable and portable, and can easily fit inside a stroller or diaper bag, making them ideal on-the-go toys for traveling families.

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