We're gearing up for a busy summer. Over the course of three months we'll be in Montana, Maryland, Connecticut, Boston, California and Switzerland! I've got to map out my packing supplies very carefully. I've got a couple tricks that help me manage all this travel without losing my mind or a child along the way.
Ship ahead. Last year we drove to Nantucket and this year we'll do the same. We shipped diapers and wipes ahead of time (don't forget the swim diapers!). It saved space in the car and money. Diapers.com ships for free on orders over $49. Click your order through 48 hours before your trip and you'll be all set. NOTE: For an island like Nantucket, give yourself a few extra days. And remember the rule--always add two extra days of diaper needs for emergencies. Believe me you do not want to fork over Nantucket prices for Pampers.
Travel Size. Forgetting the girls shampoo is unpleasant. With salt water and pools, I like a hydrating shampoo and conditioner. We like the Swimmer's Defense line from California Baby. We buy the large sizes and then create small travel containers with the mini bottles we collect from hotels. Don't forget the laundry detergent too. Finding your favorite brand on the road can be tricky. We love the concentrated formulas from Method.
Entertainment. Never expect the in-flight entertainment to work (and no seven trips to the bathroom does not count as entertainment) For flights, we always bring our own movies and a laptop or DVD player. This year I picked up Tangled and A Bug's Life from Diapers.com. They've got a great assortment of family videos. Who knows? This year I might even get some reading of my own done.
Storytime. Be sure to pack a few new books to make beditme extra special while on the road. Anything you can do to recreate the at-home routine will make life easier on your tots. Diapers.com has divided the selection by age and category making shopping a breeze.
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