The holidays are upon us and we know many of you are gearing up to travel. Whether your travels take you near or far, we have some fave new products that will have you traveling in comfort and style, all while making it less painful for you, Mama. We are all about making holiday travel fun and easy!
One of our favorite items for travel is the BubbleleBum travel booster. We literally take this with us everywhere. I even pack it for play dates so that my children are always safe when traveling in the car. BubbleBum is the portable, lightweight, inflatable booster seat for children ages 4-11. It easily inflates and deflates in minutes and fits easily in a backpack or handbag, making it perfect for vacations, rental cars, taxis, and plane flights. Award-winning BubbleBum meets and exceeds all European and U.S. safety regulations. BubbleBum has just earned the Best Bet designation again from the IIHS. Parents can trust BubbleBum to provide safety; kids will love the way it looks.
My oldest child has had trouble staying comfy on long car rides. Since we do quite a bit of traveling in the car, I wanted to give him some more comfort when he inevitably falls asleep. The Sneckis a cozy travel pillow with micro-bead filled pillow pods and snuggly material that allow your child to sleep in total comfort, while providing head and neck support. Perfect for car journeys, bus trips, or fly-ins. The Sneck easily attaches to the headrest with a Velcro strap so it stays in place and the kids can snooze in peace.
And what about the stuff? No matter how much time we spend in the car, or how often I clean it out (DAILY!), I just can't seem to corral their belongings. I am loving the Junkie Backseat organizer. The Junkie Backseat Organizer transforms your backseat, organizes all your kids’ stuff, and keeps kids entertained. The Junkie features two compact, retractable activity trays for snacking and playing, two convenient cup holders, a tech mount, and an expanding compartment that’s a removable, reusable, refillable tote bag with insulated pocket. The best part of the Junkie? My kids really dig it and use it all the time and I haven't heard a whiny complaint since!
For the littlest traveler, a new friend always makes the ride more enjoyable. Finn + Emma Mini Rattle hand-knit mini rattles made with 100% G.O.T.S. certified organic cotton yarn and stuffed with sheep’s wool are the perfect size for little hands!
Sometimes it can be a challenge to get my little one buckled without a struggle. She loves to be just like mommy, so we've started bringing her baby everywhere. To make our travel complete, I have spotted a car-seat from Joovy that looks and functions just like hers. Your child will love taking their doll or stuffed animal friend along for the ride with our crash tested Toy Booster Seat. This toy has real working features and operates like a real booster seat. The included LATCH attachment makes it safe for use in the car and helps children understand the importance of good passenger safety, without sacrificing playtime fun. Parents find that their child is more cooperative about using their car seat as a result! The Toy Booster Seat fits dolls 12” - 20” (Bitty Baby DollsⓇ to American GirlⓇ size) and comes with an adjustable 5-point harness that adjusts for height and width. The Toy Booster seat has the perfect balance of educational and play value.
And to make our holiday travel a little more festive, I found these adorable "mommy and Me" matching capes at Moderne Child. The clothing is special, and unique yet the prices are affordable without comprising on quality. I love that we can stay warm, wear our seat belts comfortably and rock our favorite matching styles. It's like a wearable blanket to travel in!
Just because you're traveling doesn't mean you have to give up on tracking your fitness. Whether you are at work, out to dinner, or at a special event, you can track your heart rate and steps in a discreet and fashionable way with the Fitbit Charger from Funktional Wearables. The Fitbit Charge 2 has beautiful designs to amp up your arm candy for any occasion. Or, try the sleek and smooth HR Protective Covers; made with the perfect mix of protection, durability, and fashion-forward elements, these protective covers add maximum security to your activity tracker and are also interchangeable.
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Every mama knows that traveling means packing. Having all the essentials organized and just where I need them makes all the difference. We are loving the modern prints of the new Tartan + Twine collection. From train cases, to pencil holders to small make-up bags and the perfect toiletry bag for the weekend, Tartan + Twine has the perfect travel beauty organizers for you.
While I am traveling (especially on a long commute to work!) I love to take along a homemade meal but don't always have time to prepare it before I leave. I have found the perfect solution, Hot Logic Mini. This one-of- a kind portable mini oven cooks meals from scratch, reheats leftovers and keeps food hot for hours! It’s truly a “smart oven”, and using Hot Logic Mini is a cinch! Just pop a meal in the bag, plug it in and off you go. Eat in a hour, or 8 hours later. Food will be cooked (or reheated) to perfection. Makes a great holiday gift for those who travel or are on the go!
Isn't it always the case that when traveling, your devices are inevitably not charged? The PowerBank 5000 from Slappa is a portable power bank that gives you the ability to power your mobile devices while you are on the road or away from in-wall power outlets. To pair with all those new tablets the kids are getting, the Slappa hard-body iPad case is just great. Slappa is our new go-to for our home DVD organization, we featured the Slappa d2i storage system in our holiday gift guide. It's perfect for those wanting to get all those holiday movies in order! And it's a must-have gift for the collector or those that have limited space.
We have a few trips planned during the holidays to homes that are, let's say, a little less than kid friendly. I am so excited to take along Paper Trax. Not only are they fun and eco-friendly, but I just pack the kids toy cars and, boom: instant fun. Paper Trax is a completely recyclable, all-paper race track created to race cars on Trax attached to your walls! All you do is pop open the box, fold the Trax and stick them to the wall with a removable adhesive tape. Your kids will be entertained for hours on the Trax they create. How's that for a happy holiday?
Two of my favorite products for those with itty-bitty babes: the Woombie and DockATot. The Woombie "Wrap and Go" helps parents easily carry their baby while on the go. This cotton and spandex baby carrier is a "hands free" wrap that is ideal for traveling, multi-tasking, and moving around while keeping baby safe and snuggled. It can hold babies from 2-15 pounds, and comes in 5 different colors. Better yet, it costs less than $50. Another top travel essential for families with infants is the DockATot, a highly portable and lightweight sleeping station that offers a safe spot for baby to rest or nap anytime, anywhere. The DockATot can fit inside standard cribs or be used for camping out on the floor at grandma’s house. It comes in two sizes to accommodate kids from birth to 36 months and you can also add DockATot's new toy play arch that helps keep babies and toddlers entertained.
Happy traveling this holiday season. For more gift ideas, don't forget to check out our Holiday Gift Guide!
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