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Packing Made Simple
When packing to travel, especially when it involves a baby or toddler, the hopes are to place the whole house in the diaper bag! Right?! Well, the reality is that we can’t! However, rest assured, I have the top three “Packing Made Simple” recommendations that will make you feel as if you can! These picks below are my go-to when preparing for travel.
Suite By Skip Hop 6-In-1 Diaper Backpack Set
If you are looking for a diaper bag you can throw on your back or clip to the stroller Skip Hop 6-In-1 Diaper Backpack Set is what you should use. It does so much more than the average diaper bag. It allows you to consolidate your baby’s needs and your work obligations all in one!
There is a laptop holding area for your work needs and ten additional pockets to pack all of your baby’s essentials! Very lightweight and stylish with a wristlet pouch for added convenience. Need to change a diaper on the go? No worries, the Diaper Backpack set has you covered with a changing pad attached.
Take Along First Aid Kit – Kid Joy
Sometimes accidents happen while on the go. “Take Along First Aid Kit” provides you with all of your First Aid needs. My favorite part about this kit is that you can keep it right in your purse, backpack, carry-on, or diaper bag with no digging required! It’s lightweight, being 3.75 inches, and small, weighing .42lbs. Ensuring you have everything you need for your little one’s emergencies, this kit has various organized compartments, leaving you confident you can quickly save the day!
Harmony – Manual Breast Pump
Traveling can be long and sometimes stagnate in the process. Therefore, flexibility to pump at any time discreetly while you are working, traveling, or out is vital. Therefore, I recommend using “Medela Harmony Manual Breast Pump” while on the go. No power is required; it has adjustable strength setting and is easy to use! It is small, light, easy to clean, and quiet, making it a definite must-have!
The Car Ride
When driving to your destination, the time length can sometimes be unpredictable, and various things can arise from your little one. I know firsthand that a quick go-to when your baby or toddler is irritable immediately mends their needs. Here are some of my top car ride necessities faves while on the road to help ensure a smooth ride.
Bottle Baby Food Warmer
Timing is essential when creating a bottle or food schedule for your baby. However, sometimes food scheduling can occur while in the car. We all know a hungry baby makes an irritable one, so making sure their food is warm is not an option. Currently trending is the “Bottle & Baby Food Warmer” by Chicco, one of our amazing sponsors. Let me say, warming up food has never been simpler! The best part is you can warm your baby bottle up in just a couple of minutes. Wait, worried about your toddler food being cold? Great thing this has a 2-N-1 capability to warm bottles and baby food jars up all in one vehicle! As you know, feeding your child while in the car, you’re bound to arrive at your destination doing so, but thankfully there’s an auto shut-off built in to avoid any hazards! Having this while in the car will help not only keep you on schedule but also on time.
The GoBe Snack Spinner
So your toddler has a top-five snack list? Perfect! We all know while toddlers are growing, so are their tastebuds. Need to store all five for the car ride? No, worries! The GoBe Snack Spinner is another one of my faves to add to the bag while in the car. This container allows you to put all five of your toddler’s favorite snacks in one container with individual compartments for each snack. Another fantastic feature of this is its interactive which allows the toddler to play while they eat. This spinner gives your toddler the autonomy to snack, spin, and repeat! A definite must-have to place an easy all-in-one container for snacks on the go Press. Pop. Eat and Play ready!
Comfy™ Orthodontic Pacifiers
Going on road trips over the years with my seven nieces and nephews, I know firsthand how handy pacifiers can be. My favorite one that’s trending right now is the Comfy Orthodontic Pacifier by NUK.
This pacifier isn’t an ordinary one; it has a unique, breast-like nipple naturally fitting the baby’s palate and helps promote healthy oral development, plus prevents irritation. Growing babies means growing teeth; therefore, these pacifiers are available for each stage of development from infant to 18 months. So throw it in the bag and go!!
Breezing Through the Airport
Checking in and out at the airport requires a lot. There is parking, unloading the vehicle, opening the baby stroller, and going through customs, amongst many other things. Why not make this process a bit easier by adding some of my recommended faves to ensure a breeze through the airport.
Gb Pockit Stroller
Getting from home, unloading, check-in, and making it to the gate with no hassle. Sounds exhausting? Well, I have something to help you with this process while traveling with your baby or toddler. This process saver is the Gb Pockit Stroller, is sleek, light, compact, and has an adjustable harness preparing for that airport stroll!
Making a new bottle can be needed unexpectedly at times. That is why this easy to manage, and trending bottle by PopYum is a must-have standby item while breezing through the airport. This compact and BPA-free bottle allows you to make and mix all with one hand! Unbelievable, right?!
Babypalooza member Kristeina stated, “Perfect for formula feeding moms on the go.”
There you have it!! This bottle will always be a mix away while you are on the way!
Alpine Hearing Protection
Let’s be truthful airports can be very loud, and while traveling with your baby or toddler, this can cause them to be a bit fussy. One of my fave on-the-go noise eliminators I recommend is the “Muffy Baby” hearing protection headphones. These comfortable earmuffs prevent overstimulation from noise and assist with undisturbed sleeping while on the move. It has been tested and certified to reach noise reduction by 23 dB SNR in accordance with the United States and Europe regulation. With the soft elastic headband, it’s made suitable for ages 3-36 months. Ensuring that your baby or toddler’s ears are protected is always a priority, especially while traveling.
Finally, making it to your destination is not only a relief, but it can leave you tired after a full day of traveling. So, let me help you make your unpacking less stressful! My final three faves while traveling help put the icing on the cake with ease!! Unpack with these items has never been easier.
SideKick Plus 3-in-1 Hip Seat Carrier
Checking into your hotel after a flight with your toddler wanting your attention can be a bit overwhelming. Those days are over!! Chicco has created a comfortable and adorable hip seat that allows your toddler to join you while you’re multi-tasking. This evenly disturbed hip seat is for children sizes 23-44 inches and its belt for parents 23-67 inches in the waist. So remember, when you need to stash your things and carry your baby, make sure you have the SideKick Plus 3-in-1 Hip Seat Carrier to make your multi-tasking easier.
Kalencom Potette Plus 2-in-1 Travel Potty
One thing about potty training that we all know, it is a consistent process that should have a non-disruptive schedule. Good thing Kalencom has created Potette Plus 2-in-1 Travel Potty! Kalencom Potette Plus 2-in-1 Travel Potty allows your toddler to still go to the restroom and feel confident while doing so. It is easy to clean, has disposable bags, and of course, is portable. This leak-proof potty is suitable for up to 50lbs. Has your toddler advanced to the next step? No problem, this travel potty easily converts to a folding training seat that can be used on all toilet seats.
Travel Crib Light (Bundle with Fitted Sheet)
When arriving at your final destination from a long day of travel with your baby, sometimes all you can think of is the bed. To help your bed experience be an easy one for your baby ranging from newborns to 3 years of age BabyBJorn has created Travel Crib Light, a crib that will not disappoint you. With fitted sheets, air mesh sides, and light to carry, rest assured using this “Travel Crib Light” will make your baby or toddler’s sleeping experience just like home. Sweet dreams!
SleepSack Swaddle Wearable Blanket
The key to a good night’s rest is a soft blanket, the HALO SleepSack Swaddle is perfect for when you need to ensure your baby sleeps throughout the night away from home. The HALO SleepSackSwaddle replaces loose blankets in the crib that can cover your baby’s face and interfere with breathing. In addition to helping your baby sleep safer, it helps him sleep better, too. Its adjustable swaddle wrap immobilizes your baby’s arms to prevent the “Moro” or startle reflex. And, it is the only 3-way adjustable swaddle that adjusts to your baby’s sleep style. Swaddle arms in, hands-to-face for self-soothing, one or both arms out to ensure baby’s best sleep and an easy and gentle transition to the SleepSack wearable blanket when it is time to stop swaddling.
PeaPod Plus Travel Bed
Whether your final destination is a camp site or a hotel, KidCo’s PeaPod Plus is a perfect on the go travel bed. Resembling a tent, the PeaPod plus has mesh air sides and a zipper closure allowing for easy breathing. Lightweight at just 3.5 pounds, the PeaPod Plus unfolds and is ready to use for your little one’s nap time during your outdoor adventures or a weekend at home, your little one will sleep comfortably in their PeaPod Plus.
GoPod Portable Activity Seat
Even your baby is going to want to take advantage of the vacation! With KidCo’s GoPod your little one will be ready to join the fun. This portable light weight 7 pound activity seat for baby is designed to fold and go! The attached floor pad keeps baby’s feet on a clean surface whether at the camp fire, on a picnic or watching the big kids play sports. There’s even a snack and drink holder! With four adjustable heights to grow with your baby. Five nylon loops allow you to attach baby’s favorite toys. At home, or on-the-go, your baby will be one happy camper! (Includes storage/carry bag!)
Multifunctional Diaper Bag
This Diaper Bag is quite literally THAT diaper bag! There are so many great and functional features on this bag such as a USB charging port, a changing station with changing pad, and stroller straps just to state a few. The surface of the diaper bag is made of high-quality Oxford cloth which is anti-wear and anti-dirt. The front pocket of the backpack is equipped with aluminum foil, which can keep the bottle warm. The large capacity allows for you to carry all of the necessities. The changing station could double as a portable crib. The list of the possibilities are endless!
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