When I first had my son I thought traveling with him would be a breeze, just grab him, a diaper bag, and some food and we would be off on our jet setting adventures. I soon discovered that traveling with a baby was not that easy. That packing for him would be just as daunting as it was for me. I also learned that the trunk of my car was bigger than I thought. These are a few of our must haves when we adventure away from home.
Safety 1st Acella Alumilite Stroller- A good stroller is a very important part of going out with baby. This stroller is very lightweight and opens and closes with one hand. It features a play tray and cup holder to keep the little one occupied. It also has a canopy which comes in handy on sunny days or if it should start sprinkling while you are out. My favorite feature is the storage underneath. It is great to be able to put a diaper bag or small purchases under there. This holds children up to 45 pounds, is very sturdy and a good purchase to make.
Ocean Wonders Aquarium Take Along Swing – This is a awesome swing. We took it with us eveywhere from the park to Grandma’s house. It is fairly light and moves easily. This swing features 8 speeds and soothing music or aquatic sounds which can be adjusted with a volume control. There are many entertaining features for the baby to enjoy. There are 2 tanks on the sides of the swing where the fish swim with the motion of the swing. There are also 2 plush sea animals hanging from the top that when baby bats can activate the music and lights. Be sure to have C batteries on hand as this will surely become a favorite of Mom’s and Baby alike.
Pack N Play – Sand Dollar- I simply love products that have multiple uses and this pack and play has tons and can be used from newborn on up. Some of the wonderful features include a full sized bassinet, removable changing table and a place to organize and store diapers and other necessities. When baby outgrows the bassinet it is also roomy enough for baby to play or nap comfortably. The pack and play has a mobile and has a electronic unit that plays music. This is easy to setup and take down and travel with. I use it when staying in a motel or when the baby is spending the night at Grandma’s house.
Baby Einstein Discover & Play Activity Gym- This is a great toy to take with you as it will keep baby entertained and double as a great nap mat as well. It has 10 different toys for baby to play with such as a mirror, soft photo frame, rattles and a star that lights up. My favorite feature is is prop up pillow which is great for tummy time. This play gym folds easily and is fun to use anywhere.
These are just a few of the items I have learned to take with me when we are going to be going away. They are all reasonably priced and keep mom and baby happy as we travel along.