Modern motherhood is amazing. Technology and the ability to travel to places all over the world have made for a life that years ago just didn't exist. Now traveling with a baby and also just travel with kids in general is possible to almost anywhere you could imagine. But with all of this progress there is one thing that never changes; just how BUSY a mom's life is. Now throw in the stress of traveling to an average day and that only adds to all of the chaos.
Check out below for my time saving, stress reducing, all around must have, top 5 items that I never travel without and neither should you.
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Do you know how many more things you can do with two hands versus with one? Of course you do! You're a mom! And as a mom who does travel with kids, you know there's a limit to what you can do with only one hand! This item gives me back some freedom to get things done while still keeping the baby in sight and entertained. Weather you're into crunchy or not there is no denying that from a practical side you can get so much more accomplished while baby wearing. Plus, you don't have to worry about whether or not a place will have stairs, or if the stroller will fit wherever you want to go. Try it and and you'll wondering how traveling with a baby was ever possible before!
A rested mama is a happy mama. My biggest barrier to sleep on vacation is the noise and the light. With a sleep mask and ear plugs I can much more quickly fall asleep in a foreign land. Say goodbye to insomnia and hello to some much needed R&R. Traveling with a baby can be noisy. Here's the solution!
Who says hauling around baby items has to be unfashionable? There are so many things that I love about my Elizabeth bag! First of all, it doesn't look like a baby bag. It's made out of leather and could just as well be holding your daily items instead of all your baby gear. Plus it has so many pockets! There's a pocket to store virtually everything. It even comes with a matching insulated changing pad. The British know how to make an awesome diaper bag!
Ok I know what you're thinking. I used to be skeptical too. And then I realized that I had very few pictures of all 3 of us as a family on our travels because, shy of giving a stranger our camera and hoping that they didn't run off, I had absolutely no good way to get pictures of us as all together. Travel with kids, and with family in general, is something special. Pictures of scenery are great, but it's the family aspect that makes the lasting memories. This selfie stick is bluetooth, works with all types of phones and cameras, and is much more compact than lugging a tripod around! Say hello to all your new fabulous family photos!
Maybe I'm old fashioned, but I love the act of journaling in a real book. Every night of our trips, or if I'm too tired from a day of traveling with a baby then I do it the morning after, but either way each day I journal. There are so many memories from traveling. Way more than I could keep in my head. I've found besides making photo albums of our trips I love to be able to come back to the journal and reminisce about things that happened during the trip. Journal provides a way to enhance the photos that you've taken during your travels.
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