On a plane, train, cruise, or in the car, kids can experience anxiety when away from the security of their daily routines. This can be heightened particularly when flying for the first time.

In addition to preparing your child for what to expect in crowded airports and in flight, parents worry about the potential discomfort their child might be subjected to and how to alleviate it. In these moments, a little hug from a Bumpas doll is invaluable respite from travel anxieties throughout the journey.

Much like a weighted blanket used to provide comfort from an anxious world, Bumpas dolls are designed to take on your travels and hug you all the way. Weighing 3lbs, and recommended for ages 3+, the oversized plush dolls have arms and legs that are weighted and stay in place when gently draped around your shoulders. The reassuring hug they give provides an all-important sense of love, security, emotional support, and sensory calming. The weighted arms help the doll stay in place when used as a travel pillow – a cute alternative to the ubiquitous u-shaped neck supports.

Bumpas dolls are available at FAOSchwarz.com, LearningExpress.com Amazon.com,  Macys.com,  Walmart.com, including many independent toy stores, and airport gift shops throughout the U.S.