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October 26, 2003

Travel Helpers

I tell anyone that asks....traveling with a baby is stressful (especially, if you are a new parent). While we historically put up with a little hassle to save a few dollars, NOW (as parents) we spend those dollars to avoid as much hassle as possible! To plan your travel adventure, do a quick excercise. Imagine yourself VERY stressed out and loaded down with heavy luggage and a new baby...now, how much would you pay someone to lift a burden? You may surprise yourself....I found $100 each was well worth getting a direct flight. I found that there were other little areas that I could ease our journey (I also have an article with travel tips that might help you out). In addition, here are some items that you might be interested in....(CLICK ON THE PICTURES TO TAKE YOU TO THE PRODUCT INFO).



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Sit 'n Stroll
We have traveled with our daughter three separate times. Two of those times, we had to haul around a carrier or carseat as well as the stroller. Honestly, I would have bought this handy combo stroller/carseat in a pinch...for you cannot travel *light* with a baby/toddler and reducing the hassle factor (and the trunk room) would be pretty nice!!! I admit, I have not purchased one yet so I can not attest to the durability.


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Tote 'n Stroll
Here is another option for children that are over 25 pounds. I am not sure how a young toddler would do with this, but it definately has its advantages.


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Baby 'b Air
During all my trips, I was nervous about hitting turbulence...but with a baby on my lap, I was downright paranoid. This seatbelt is made to handle such a situation.

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Snug Tub Blow up Tub
This blow up tub is perfect for travel (for babies sitting up to 2 year olds). Deflated, it fits nicely in your luggage....but at the hotel, it is a wonderful helper!

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Table Toppers

Disposable table toppers that STICK on! These are wonderful for taking babies out to a restaurant.

Again, see my TRAVEL TIPS...

Posted by Kelly at October 26, 2003 12:04 AM
Comments

HI..,
WHERE CAN I FIND THESE GREAT BABY ITEMS...WE HOPEFULLY WILL BE TRAVELING SOON..MARION

Posted by: marion at October 26, 2003 01:50 PM

To all, the only thing to consider with Sitn'Stroll is if you live in an area that has a lot of rain or snow this may not be the best alternative, since the wheels fold up under the seat. So, you would want to dry them prior to putting the seat in your car. It is also heavier than a regular carrier car seat. Just an FYI.

Posted by: Elizabeth at October 26, 2003 06:43 PM

Depending on how big your child is, a Baby Bjorn or other front carrier can work well on the plane to feel safe during turbulance and help baby sleep. Don't forget to have bottles pre-made to let him/her suck during take-off and landing and release ear pressure. Also, don't worry too much - our daughter did GREAT on the flights.

Posted by: Renee at October 27, 2003 11:40 AM

The very, very best thing on a plane is to buy a ticket for your child, no matter the age and put him/her in a car seat. It is much safer and far less stressful for you. And, once kids are comforable in a car seat, they travel with less disruption anytime they are placed in one. Honest. I am adopting my third and this rule has served me very well.

Posted by: Susan at October 27, 2003 12:31 PM

If I'm not mistaken, I think all of these items are available thru One Step Ahead (onestepahead.com). They have some very neat baby stuff you can't find elsewhere!

Tina

Posted by: Tina at October 27, 2003 06:38 PM

where did you find this comment script?

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