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"This is such a thorough book! It covers all types of trips, from short-distance camping excursions to international travel. It addresses the needs of all types of families, including those with multiple children and special-needs children, and has safety as an obvious priority. In addition to being chock-full of practical details, it also takes a personal note, with photos of the author and her family (three young children!) scattered throughout the book. Sections such as '10 Ways to Entertain Your Tot in the Terminal' and 'A Travelerís Guide to Ear Infections' make this book a must-have even for families who only travel occasionally. 'Your Childís Travel Kit Packing List' alone is worth the price of the book; it provides sound advice that harried parents might not think of in the chaos that can occur before a family vacation."


More praise for Travels with Baby by Shelly Rivoli:


" In this revised edition of her invaluable guide for peripatetic parents, she offers a wealth of practical suggestions for every conceivable situation, from a longhaul flight with an infant to backcountry camping with a toddler. Naturally there is a healthy measure of autobiography in this volume too. For a start, the book is illustrated with lots of the author's holidays snaps of her children, now 10, 8 and 5. But her wisdom has been widened by insights shared on her blog (www.travelswithbaby.com) which has been going for a decade."    - Susan Griffiths, Perceptive Travel


"The book offers detailed packing lists, depending on what type of trip youíre taking (beach, urban, camping); tips for transporting children (with stroller, sling and other carrier recommendations); and advice for handling changes in routine (whether itís sleeping, eating or, later, potty training)... Indeed, this book covers travel with children as young as a couple months, but also address issues unique to 3- and 4-year-olds, such as games and activities to keep preschoolers busy on the plane and during an airport layover, as well as ways young children can help plan a trip so they 'own' the vacation as much as adults do." - Kara Williams, The Vacation Gals

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