June 14, 2010

Up In the Air with a Baby

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Up in the Air starring George Clooney was one of most acclaimed movies of 2009. If someone were to make a movie about your family traveling across country, what would the reviews be? Two thumbs up, or run screaming from the theater? Taking a baby on a plane doesn't have to be a travel nightmare for you, your baby, or the other passengers. All it takes is a little planning and you can be sure that the only turbulence will be caused on the outside of the plane.

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For starters, make it easy on yourself as you travel through the airport. Kiddie travel systems such as Go-Go Kidz Travelmate help keep kids in one place so you don't have keep one eye out for your little one while you are trying to check your bags. It's lightweight and fits most car seats.

Once you are on the plane, there is no reason to sacrifice safety. You can keep your baby safely on your lap during flight with this Baby B'Air Seatbelt system. It's comfy for your baby and lightweight enough to fit in your diaper bag after you land.

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While you are on the plane it is important to keep your child occupied. We have traveled with our laptop and played kid friendly movies during the trip. If that is not an option then purchase a few inexpensive new toys to entertain your baby. Small toys such as these small puzzles will keep your baby occupied during the flight.

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If your children are older, don't forget classics like the Uno Card Game. They are a great solution to keep idle hands busy during flight.

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Don't forget the landing. This is a time when many people get sick or experience uncomfortable pressure in their ears. Luckily, you can solve this problem by giving your child a lollipop or sippy cup. The swallowing action will open up their ears giving your child some comfort.

Now that you are prepared for the plane ride, you can start planning the rest of the trip. If all goes well, you won't need a vacation from your vacation.

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June 7, 2010

On the road again, with baby

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The summer travel season is upon us. It actually reminds me of Christmas time. Make your list, check it twice. Babies show no forgiveness if an essential item is forgotten on a vacation. Of course, you have the basics like a safe and sturdy car seat for road trips. But there are a few items to take along that you might not think of. Pacifier Wipes are useful when your baby likes to play "fetch" with you. You know the game when your baby drops the pacifier and you get to pick it up 15 times?

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Another travel necessity is toys. Toys, toys, toys. These can't be just any set of toys. They have to be new and exciting. Small but colorful toys like Jacques the Peacock are just what your baby needs to stay entertained. He has plenty of features to keep your baby busy and there is a clip that will keep him from rolling away if your baby lets go of him.

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You probably plan to bring snacks. Good idea. You need to serve these snacks in a travel friendly and kid friendly way or you will have a real mess on your hands. Snack traps keep food in the cup and are soft enough for little fingers to reach in and grab what they need. If you think your little one is old enough to forego the sippy cup on this trip and you opt for juice boxes, you may want to consider a firm juice box holder like this one.

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This drink box holder is available in several colors and fits almost all juice box and juice bag brands. No more squeezy surprises that will cover your baby and car in a sticky mess.

Last, don't forget how much garbage a little person can create on a road trip. Bring plenty of bags that you saved from grocery shopping. It's a great way to contain any mess, from dirty diapers to snack wrappers. After a long drive, the last thing you will want to do is clean out a cluttered car.

Getting away on an old fashioned family road trip can be fun. The key is to prepare and prepare some more. Go get ready and hit the road!

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June 1, 2010

Boppy Rock in Comfort Travel Swing - Pink

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Traveling with a new baby can be a chore. Infants rely on routines and familiarity to feel secure. Once you take them out of their comfort zone, your vacation can turn into a nightmare. It's a good idea to bring along as many items that you can to soothe your baby. This Boppy Rock in Comfort Travel Swing is a great way to keep you and your baby relaxed on vacation. It has all the features you would expect from a swing, including a comfy liner and music. The good news is, this one fits in your car.

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May 19, 2010

Fast Heating Travel Warmer

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If you get stuck in a traffic jam or lost on your road trip, there's no telling a hungry baby to wait until the rest stop to eat. Your baby will let you know loud and clear that she is hungry. Don't panic. Now you can mix a bottle and warm it up right from the passenger seat of the car. Just plug this fast heating warmer right into your car's adapter outlet and you will have a warm bottle for your baby in moments. It even prevents over heating. Now you can feel free to hit the open road.

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May 18, 2010

Dual Screen Portable DVD Player

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Are we there yet? As parents we dread that question during road trips. The best defense against this question is providing as much entertainment that you can for little guys. Even fussy infants will tolerate a long ride as long as they can be comfortable. Portable DVD Players are a great way to keep little minds busy during the summer travel season. This one can be installed without a hanging cord that can be a safety hazard. It also has anti skipping technology to prevent interruptions during a bumpy ride. So get the family in the car for a vacation. You deserve it.

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May 17, 2010

City Driver

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The warm weather is here and vacation season is on its way. If you plan on hitting the road this summer for an extended trip, you will need plenty of toys to keep your baby happy while strapped in his seat. Help your little one feel like he is part of the action with this City Driver toy. The virtual screen shows your baby where he is going and there are plenty of sounds and buttons to engage your baby along the way. It's perfect for travel. If you get stuck in traffic, there's even a mute button to keep you happy too.

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April 30, 2010

Graco Pack 'n Play Playard with Bassinet

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The summer travel season is almost here. If you are going to grandma's house or to the beach, you are going to want a safe place for your baby to sleep away from home. That's why pack and plays have become a must have item for parents of newborns. This Pack 'n Play Playard with Bassinet by Graco also comes with a full size bassinet. It folds with the push of one button and can be carried with an easy carrying case. It's safe for your baby and convenient for you.

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March 19, 2010

ID TAG - RHINO ORANGE

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There will be no mistaking your baby bag as it comes around the baggage carousel this travel season. The bright color and unique design of this orange Rhino tag will definitely stand out among the piles of black suitcases that tend to come tumbling out of those luggage portals. Before you know it, you will have everything your baby needs for vacation back at your fingertips.

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March 11, 2010

Texthook: push buttons while pushing a stroller

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Many people would agree that texting while driving is unsafe. How about texting while pushing a stroller? If you are a parent who wants to keep your technology close and your loved ones closer, this texthook is for you. It attaches to almost any mobile object that has a handle bar, such as a bike, exercise equipment and even a shopping cart. Although, I doubt you should use it while attempting to use any moving object. It is pretty universally sized. Most phones and blackberrys will fit in the texthook. If you know a work at home mom, this might be an ideal Mother's Day gift. Now your favorite mom can take the baby for a walk in the middle of the day without missing any important emails. It's the ultimate in work life balance.

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January 12, 2010

Graco Pack 'n Play Playard with Bassinet

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It's easy to get caught up in the excitement of shopping for a baby and buy all the really expensive accessories with all the bells and whistles. But the truth is babies don't notice it and most nursery products accomplish the same function, regardless of price. They just keep baby comfy and toasty. This Graco Pack 'n Play Playard with Bassinet is a great way to make sure your baby is safe and comfortable at grandma's house, in a hotel, just in the other room. It is light weight and easy to fold and carry. The mesh fabric on all 4 sides is safe and helps you keep an eye on your baby.

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