Looking for travel gear for your next family vacation? Since having our baby a year ago, we've done a lot of research on travel items to use with the baby. With so many different things to choose from, the choice can be a bit overwhelming. Here are the items that we love and use for our family travels.
A baby travel stroller system is a combination stroller and a detachable car seat. These are highly portable and make getting around with baby while traveling; be it by train, plane, or car very easy.
Having the Mountain Buggy Mini Travel system allows you to switch sleeping beauty from car to stroller without disturbing his/her dreams. Another plus for this system, having the travel stroller means you'll never need to buy another one. Once your baby outgrows the baby car seat, the stand-alone stroller can be used solo for the long haul.
Baby wearing is not only convient, it also lets you travel without having to worry about whether a place is stroller accessible. Of the 3 baby carriers that we own, we find that we both enjoy using the Ergo Baby 360 the most.
The ergobaby 360 not only has correct ergonomical, ie "frog leg", position for the baby but it is also super comfortable. It grows with you as it gives you the chance to wear baby from infant (with infant insert) until baby is 33 pounds. Also, unlike many carriers that only allow for one wearing position, with this one you can safely wear your baby in 4 different positions: inward facing, outward facing, hip carry and back carry.
Suitable for ages 0-3+, the Lotus Travel Crib and Portable Baby Playard gives your baby a safe sleeping environment during your travels. With its short 15 second setup, this travel crib easily sets up and is ready for nap time. Its small size means that it fits as a carryon, is portable as a backpack, and can be used everywhere.
As an added safety feature, the portable cribs has a breathable clearview mesh which allows for full airflow and an unobstructed view of the child, even when the side is zipped up. The mesh sides even go all the way down to the mattress creating a safe, breathable sleep environment.
Portable High Chair
When traveling you'll want to sit down to eat. However, not every restaurant will have a high chair available. This is where having an easy seat for mealtimes comes in handy. The Infant Safety Seat is easy to use, lightweight and perfectly portable. Plus, the adjustable back allows the Easy Seat to fit a variety of chairs sure to keep your little one safe no matter where you go out to eat.