Whether you’re a new parent who loves to travel or you’ve got someone on your holiday list who is, the right products can make getting there and back with a baby or toddler easier.
We curated this list for the on-the-go parents on your holiday gift-giving itinerary. (This post contains affiliate links to products BPM would buy for the new parents on her holiday list.)
The gift of easier family travel
BabyQuip, the leading baby gear rental service and marketplace offers the “Travel Happy” gift card for US baby gear rentals to over 300 destinations. The Travel Happy gift card can be used to order quality baby equipment that will be delivered and set up at a family’s travel destination throughout the US and Canada. The gift cards can be purchased on the BabyQuip site and on Amazon in values from $25 to $250.
On Cyber Monday, the company will offer a 20% discount on the $100 gift card, making it available for purchase at $80, only on Monday, November 26, 2018.
Jot down those memorable moments
When traveling, it’s always helpful to have a notebook handy–for when your baby says or does something cute, your toddler draws an adorbs picture, or you want to record the sights and sounds as they’re happening, which can be invaluble on your parenting journey later on when you look back. (Trust me. Even though you swear you’ll just remember everything, you won’t.)
Enter the Rocketbook Everlast reusable notebook. It’s the digital version of pen and paper that will help you record those precious moments forever.
The Rocketbook Everlast notebook is an endlessly reusuable notebook you can use with any pen in the Pilot FriXon line. Everlast pages look and feel like normal paper, but they’re erasable. You’ll use the Rocketbook app to scan and instantly blast your handwritten notes to popular cloud services, such as Google Drive, Evernote or email. Just scan it and forget it.
Stroll on/off the plane
Forget about the overhead bin. The GB Pockit is so compact, it fits underneath your airplane seat, allowing you to wheel your child on/off the plane instead of carrying your squirmy wormy to baggage claim with your carry-on and diaper bag to watch for your stroller on the conveyor belt.
Poof! Your travel crib is ready
BabyBjorn Travel Crib Lite deluxe travel crib unfolds like an umbrella. The set up is that easy! Folding it is easy too, though I must admit I had to watch the video to figure out that I needed to tug on the legs to get them to fold. (Don’t you just love baby gear videos for how-tos?!)
You’ll need a sheet for the BabyBjorn travel crib lite mattress, so get the bundle. It’s the best value. Note: Give this a test drive at home first, before you hit the road, especially if your baby is used to a traditional crib. If it’s a no-go or you just don’t feel like lugging a travel crib, rent a full-size crib instead for your trip, if you’re traveling in the US or Canada. Full-size cribs are the number-one baby gear rental. Check out this post for tips on how to help your baby sleep well when you’re traveling.
Air mattress with a toddler tweak
The inflatable Shrunks toddler travel bed offers built-in bumpers and fits a standard size crib sheet. It’s perfect for littles transitioning to a big girl/boy bed too. When your toddler gets a good night’s sleep on your trip, everyone is happier.
Backpacks are made for travel
Even if you have a regular diaper bag, a diaper bag backpack is a travel must-have. The hands-free aspect will make you wanna have a “Weee!” moment. Keep it stocked so you’re always ready to go.
The Kids Fly Safe FAA-approved safety harness replaces a car seat when you fly. It’s designed for children 1 year old+ who weigh 22 to 44 pounds and are up to 4o inches tall in their own airplane seat. It eliminates the hassle of checking a car seat or lugging it through a busy airport with your baby/toddler and your carry-ons.
Unlike a car seat on the plane, your child won’t be sitting so close to the seat in front of him/her, so you won’t have to worry about the kicking the seat thing. (It’s a thing.) Like a fullsize crib, car seats are a frequently rented item, so weigh your options.
Manage mealtime madness
The b box travel bib comes with a flexible spoon that’s dishwasher safe. The wipe-clean bib folds into its own zipper compartment.
Just roll with it
Toddlers love having their own suitcase, especially when it double as a ride-on toy. A Ride N Roll suitcase will help your preschooler zoom through the airport. The suitcase/joyride fits under an airplane seat; for kids 3 years and up.
Pack it with jammies, a change of clothes or two, your child’s favorite lovie and fun stuff to do for the trip.
Those are just a few of the products that can help make traveling with a baby/toddler easier so you can both enjoy the journey.
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