Tips for Staying Healthy and Hygienic While Traveling With the Family

Traveling with your family can be an exciting and fun experience, but one that can also bring potential risks to your health and hygiene if you're not prepared. There are chances that you will contract minor illnesses like flu or some more serious infections once you fail, especially on flights or travels outside your country. To ensure your family enjoys a memorable and hygienic holiday, it's important to bring along the right hygiene and travel kits.

This guide is designed to provide you with tips on how to stay clean, healthy, and hygienic while on family vacations by having essential kits around.

Introduction to Travel and Hygiene Kits

When it comes to family travels, having the right supplies is essential. Travel kits and hygiene kits are some of the essential items you should carry on any vacation. And while both offer a range of helpful items, they serve different purposes.

Travel kits are designed to make packing easier by providing the necessary items in one convenient package. They mostly contain toiletries, dental hygiene products, and other essential items that can easily fit in your suitcase. Some also come with special amenities for kids, such as kid-sized toothbrushes and child-safe sunscreen.

Hygiene kits, on the other hand, are a bit different from travel kits. While they often contain some of the same items, such as toiletries and dental hygiene products, their primary focus is on promoting healthy hygiene practices. These kits typically include hand sanitizer, antibacterial wipes, face masks, and other items that can help protect against germs and disease.

A first aid kit is also very resourceful on any short or long travel. It comes with band-aids, tweezers, disposable sterile gloves, antiseptic wipes, and more. You can customize yours to include prescription medication, kids' upset stomach relievers, over-the-counter flu medications, etc.

Top 5 Essential Travel and Hygiene Kits

Investing in hygiene and travel kits is one of the most important things you can do to stay healthy while traveling. Thankfully, ConvenienceKits has you covered. Here are five of the best travel kits we have:

1) Stay Safe™ Germ Protection Kit

With the Stay Safe™ Germ Protection Kit, you'll be well prepared to fight germs that could lead to infections. This hygiene kit includes various items that will help keep you and your loved ones protected from contaminants all along your travel route.

It comes with 2 ct of disposable face masks, two pairs of disposable gloves, Scope mouthwash, a toothbrush, Crest toothpaste, and 10 ct of Lifebuoy antibacterial wipes. The Stay Safe™ face masks are three-layered, a design that filters out more than 98% of bacteria on average, helping reduce the spread of germs and protect you and your family from airborne contaminants.

In addition to the germ protection items, the Stay Safe™ Germ Protection Kit comes in a vinyl zippered bag with a carabiner for easier carrying.

2) Johnson & Johnson 10 pc Baby Travel Bag

Traveling with a baby, or kids in general, can be an incredibly daunting task, but our Johnson & Johnson 10 pc Baby Travel Bag kit is here to help make it easier. This convenient travel kit contains all the essentials a baby might need while on the go.

It includes two 1.5 oz bottles of J&J baby shampoo and J&J baby powder, one 1oz J&J baby lotion, 8 pc of Baby cleansing wipes, a brush and comb set, a rubber duck, and even a baby's bath guide booklet, among others.

This kit also comes in a beautiful white quilted bag that is sure to fit any luggage or diaper bag easily, and a custom logo is also available. With its small size and lightweight construction, this baby travel kit is the perfect companion for any family vacation.

3) Convenience Kits 13pc Tresemme Women's Travel Kit in Premium Clutch Bag with Wristlet

As a woman, you know your hygiene is important to your other half. So if you're looking for the ideal travel kit to keep all your personal care essentials organized and on hand, look no further than the Convenience Kits 13pc Tresemme Women's Travel Kit. It has everything you need for a quick weekend getaway or an extended vacation. The premium clutch bag is stylish and sleek and has a wristlet strap for easier carrying.

This 13-piece kit includes all the beauty and hygiene essentials you need, including a 3 oz Tresemme shampoo and conditioner, Nivea Soft Crème, Secret A/P deodorant, Giovanni LA Natural Styling Gel, Colgate toothpaste and toothbrush, a nail file, etc.

The Convenience Kits 13pc Tresemme Women's Travel Kit is the perfect way to stay organized and have all your necessities at your fingertips.

4) Men's Deluxe 10 pc Travel Kit

For the men, we offer a 10-piece Deluxe Travel Kit. It includes all the essentials for personal hygiene and grooming while away from home. This kit contains a toothbrush and Crest toothpaste, a disposable twin-blade razor and 2 oz Barbasol shaving cream, Pert Plus 2in1 shampoo + conditioner, a comb, and Degree for Men A/P deodorant.

The items are conveniently packaged in a reusable, zippered travel pouch. So whether you're traveling with your family while handling business or for pleasure, this has everything you need to keep you looking and feeling your best.

5) Standard 9 pc Hygiene & Toiletries Kit

The Standard 9 pc Hygiene & Toiletries Kit makes traveling a breeze, helping your family stay clean and presentable when far from home. This kit includes a full-size toothbrush, Freshmint toothpaste, Fresh Scent shampoo & body bath, Fresh Scent deodorant soap, Fresh Scent Stick deodorant or roll-on, Fresh Scent shave cream, a comb, and a disposable single-blade razor. All these items are TSA-compliant and come in a convenient zip-top storage bag.

It is perfect for short family trips or vacations. You won't have to worry about packing the essentials; just toss this kit into your suitcase, and you're good to go.

7 Tips for Staying Hygienic and Healthy While on Family Travels

Do some research on your destination

The first step before embarking on any travel is research. This will help you prepare methods to counter any health concerns related to your destination. Domestic travels are less demanding on health safety research, but when traveling outside your country, essentials such as vaccines against certain diseases are critical for all travelers.

Things are much different beyond your country's borders, and as such, you may find yourself vulnerable to diseases not common in your home country. To help you get an idea of what to expect in your travel destination and the must-have vaccines, visit this CDC page for more information.

Pack travel-sized hygiene essentials

Traveling with kids can be stressful, and ensuring they stay healthy and hygienic while on the road is important. A great way to keep your family safe while traveling is to pack a collection of travel-sized hygiene essentials, such as those found in our Kids and Baby Travel Kits.

Remember, kits are supposed to contain the most essential items and therefore need to be easily portable. You don't want to carry a lot of weight in the name of having all essentials around; you may not get to use them all.

Wash your hands often and keep surfaces clean

Proper hand-washing is one of the best and easiest ways to stay healthy and hygienic while traveling. However, especially when traveling with kids, it's important to take extra precautions beyond proper hand-washing techniques. An approved sanitizer is better.

Ensure your carry travel-sized bottles of hand sanitizer since you won't always have sinks and running water at your disposal on demand. For extra measures, choose hygiene kits designed explicitly for family travels; most come complete with antibacterial wipes, soap, and even face masks.

The antibacterial wipes will come in handy in keeping surfaces like door knobs, shopping carts, and table tops clean. All this will ensure your family stays safe and healthy, be it at airports or any public space.

Take care of your skin

During a family vacation, it's important to remember to take care of your skin. The sun, wind, and pollution can all wreak havoc on our skin, so it's important to keep it protected. Wearing sunscreen is the best way to protect your skin from the sun's rays, so remember to carry children-safe sunscreen.

It's also important to moisturize your skin while traveling. A good moisturizer can help to protect your skin from environmental damage. Choose one that's suited for your skin type, and be sure to reapply it whenever necessary.

Practice safe food handling

When traveling with the family, practicing safe food handling is vital. To avoid food-borne illnesses, pack travel-safe snacks such as yogurt with fruit and granola, and try as much as possible to make your own healthy meals. In addition, before preparing or eating your food, always wash your hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds.

Remember, cross-contamination can occur when utensils are used on different types of food without being washed first. Avoid this by having multiple sets of silverware and plates or other hygienic food containers.

Stay hydrated

Dehydration can lead to symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, muscle cramps, and even scaly skin. On travels, it's mostly caused by low intake of healthy fluids like water, alcohol consumption, vomiting, and bacteria-related illnesses such as travel diarrhea.

Staying hydrated could not only mean avoiding dehydration complications but also giving life to your adventures since you'll be healthy enough to enjoy your vacation.

You can stay hydrated and healthy by carrying portable fresh water bottles or having a water filter bottle to enjoy clean water on the go. If you don't have access to a water filter, ensure you boil your water before drinking.


Remember to keep your body active. This will help relieve your body of muscle and joint tension and get your blood flowing. On drives, consider pulling over when you need to walk a little and have a few minutes of stretching. It's also possible to stretch your legs by taking a short walk during flights when allowed or during a layover.

Why Is Hygiene During Family Travels Important?

During a family vacation, it can be challenging to maintain your daily eating, sleep, or hygiene routine and keep everyone clean. Adjusting some of these patterns while on your way to and after arriving at your destination is easier said than done. However, it's relatively easy to maintain or have a hygiene routine, and with a hygiene kit, you and your family stay healthy and protected from germs and other health risks while on the road.

To ensure that your next family trip is hygienic with minimal mishaps from infections, visit our home page for a travel, hygiene, or budget kit. Of course, not everything is written in stone, so we allow adjustments, or you can simply choose to build your custom travel kit.

Contact us today for consultations. We hope you enjoy your travel.