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Travel Essentials for Children


Whether you're gearing up for a weekend getaway, packing the kids in the car to tackle your "to do" list, or simply headed out for your daily routine, we've rounded up some of our favorite travel essentials that will make your trips easier and more comfy for the kiddos.


No doubt the easiest way to cart your infant car seat around is with the Maxi Taxi by Maxi Cosi. Lightweight, yet sturdy this easy to fold stroller fits compactly in your car and is a snap to set up. For protection you can count on, we are loving the Maxi Cosi Pria-85. The unique headrest and harness adjust easily without rethreading, the handy harness holders keep harness straps out-of-the-way for easy boarding and my favorite feature deep rear-facing adjustment, making it easier and faster to correctly install in rear-facing position. Worth mentioning is that the Pria seat is both machine washable and dryer safe!

To withstand the harsh temperatures and blowing winds, the Cozy Cover keeps baby snug and warm in their infant car seat without compromising the 5-point harness.

By now we all know the dangers of having your child wear a coat while in their car seat, but what's a mama to do? We found the perfect solution in the Sherpa Puffer car seat coat by Summer Infant. This cape-like coat keeps your child snugly warm, while allowing easy (and SAFE!) use of the car seat harness.

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While packing for our winter weekender, we made sure to pack two travel essentials. Making things easy for on the go bath time is the Bathtime essentials kit by Babyganics. Having Babyganics bath and body products (having safe, chemical free products is key to keeping baby's skin healthy both in the long and short term). Another must -have is the Summer Infant's Baby Wave deluxe digital audio monitor. I love that it has a temperature gauge, nightlight and two way communication!

To a greater range in protection and ease of installation, The Advance 65 Convertible car seat by Safety-First is a winner. I love the color-coded seatbelt paths making it easy to install properly, and my daughter loves the integrated cup holder and how comfy the ride is. As a mama, I love the Air Protect® advanced cushion system (protects your child’s head), the GCell HX™ patented foam with hexagonal shapes inside the seat provides superior body protection. They work together to provide full body side impact protection.

My oldest child is loving the Cardiff headrest. no one floppy heads when he catches a snooze in the car. The easily attachable head rest latches right to your child's seat's head rest and no longer makes catching some zzz's a pain in the neck. Also for older children is a seat belt holder that makes buckling a whole lot easier. MyBuckleMate's helps keeps buckles where you need them, fits securely & into tight spaces and can even be a great tool for those with motor planning difficulties.

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