Ellie & Melissa, The Baby Planners Love... Travel Essentials
Whether you're packing up the car or headed for the airport, here are fun and functional products that will help make traveling with Baby a breeze.
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Tired of digging around the bottom of your purse for errant crayons? Here’s a sweet solution—the Art-To-Go Roll ensures you’ve got an organized set of art supplies ready to go at a moments notice. These soft and whimsical fabric rolls have 14 slim pockets sewn in and comes complete with a variety of colorful crayons. This fun pack makes a great answer to the relentless “Are We There Yet?” questions.
Looking for the perfect travel companion for your little one? Whether it’s a pink hippo or a Very Hungry Caterpillar, look no further than Zoobie. These plush pets are more than just another stuffed animal. They convert from comfy critters to soft pillow, and with one pull of a zipper, a comfy blanket, too. Three fabulous travel must-haves rolled into one! The Zoobie motto is “Play. Sleep. Love.” And with this soft, squishy pet, your child will do all three in good company.
Gitta Bags Car Bag
If you’re hitting the road this summer, be sure to hit Gitta Bags on your way out of town. They created a very cool “Car Bag” that hangs over the front seat giving the kids access to all their goodies while also giving Mom and Dad a convenient place to store their baby essentials. No more searching the back seat of the car for bottles, pacifiers, and toys. Of course the cute designs and colors will brighten up any trip, too.
When it comes to traveling with Baby, it seems that everyone from hotels to cruise ships, now offer play yards as a convenient place for Baby to hang out. Which is why we’re big fans of Coverplay—a unique, patented slipcover that instantly “personalizes” a play yard. Coverplay transforms what is used by many, into your own clean and germ-free play space for Baby. This 100-percent washable product comes in fun, stylish fabrics and colors. Don’t leave home without it!
Keeping Baby safe and comfortable on an airplane can be tricky. Unless of course, you have a Snuggle Me’z—an innovative, infant car seat cover. This modern and functional product is great to keep Baby cocooned and comfy while in the air. The 100-percent cotton fabric is reversible, washable, and ever so stylish. The attached blanket and privacy shield is also great for those quiet moments Baby—or you—might need!
Nature’s Baby Organics
No matter where you’re going this summer, you’ll want to have all of Baby’s skin-care essentials in one handy pouch that’s also easy to throw into your carry on. We’ve always been big fans of Nature’s Baby Organics and their Travel Pack is just another reason. This convenient four-pack includes shampoo/body wash, conditioner, aromatherapy calming spray, and a face and body moisturizer. You’ll love this all natural organic line, and so will Baby.
Whether you’re traveling this summer by train, plane or automobile, you’ll want to be prepared for the unexpected wardrobe malfunction. And when it comes to baby, we all know what that means—baby crying, and Mom and Dad scrambling to find clean, dry, fresh clothes. Enter babysparewear—a complete mix and match set of clothing that comes in a cute travel case. Simply throw it in your travel bag and you’ll never worry about an in-flight “emergency” again.
Gate Check Bag
Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best ideas. This handy compact bag, complete with a carry handle, hand protector and shoulder straps, is perfect when gate-checking a standard or double stroller at the airport. The bright red color makes it easy to identify when you’ve reached your destination. It also keeps your stroller protected from dirt and the basic “handling” of your child’s precious ride. While not recommended for baggage check, this is one gate crasher that makes our list.
If the idea of packing diapers, wipes, sun block, toys, and the myriad of other products you need for Baby while traveling has you overwhelmed, fear not. There are some wonderful resources available that will make packing up less daunting. Babies Travel Lite, Jet Set Babies, and Baby’s Away, are three Web destinations that will make getting to your destination easier! These companies will send gear directly to your vacation spot and personalize your package whether it’s a week in the woods or a weekend at the beach. Fabulous!
Try any of these sites:
Babies Travel Lite
Jet Set Babies
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