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10 Things to Do Before You Leave Home | Checklist for Travel with Babies & Toddlers
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10 Things to Do Before You Leave Home | Checklist for Travel with Babies & Toddlers

CHECKLIST FOR TRAVEL WITH BABIES & TODDLERS: Ten Things to Do Before You Leave Home – Getting out the door for any trip can have its challenges, but when you travel with babies and toddlers, getting everyone and everything out the door and — finally — sigh — breathe — on your way can feel…

Family Road Trip Safety Packing List (with Printable)
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Family Road Trip Safety Packing List (with Printable)

Be road-trip ready with this family road trip safety packing list. It’s all too easy to assume our smartphones will help us out of any difficulty we may encounter on a family road trip. But not only can those smart-when-they-work gadgets lose signal the moment you really begin to rely on that navigation–or need to…

Checking-In Safety List | Checklist for Travel with Babies and Toddlers
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Checking-In Safety List | Checklist for Travel with Babies and Toddlers

THE CHECKING-IN SAFETY CHECKLIST FOR TRAVEL WITH BABIES AND TODDLERS A parent’s cautionary tale with printable (checklist below). Once upon a time in L.A.: We entered a thoroughly modern hotel room to find someone had indeed brought us a pack ‘n play as requested. However, he had set it up directly beneath an enormous light…

Tips for Planning Your Best Beach Vacation with Babies and Toddlers

Tips for Planning Your Best Beach Vacation with Babies and Toddlers

Planning a beach vacation with a toddler–or baby–or both!? To help kick off the new year, I’m sharing a free book excerpt from Chapter 2: Deciding Where to Go in Travels with Baby. Use this section to help you choose the best beaches for a family vacation if you’re not already decided, and to give…

Pack This! Inflatable Airplane Seat Extension for Flying Kids

Pack This! Inflatable Airplane Seat Extension for Flying Kids

When I saw the “family couch” introduced by China Airlines was recently discontinued, I wanted to offer up an alternative to help flying kids sleep soundly on long flights–on any airline. Unfortunately, the BedBox (recommended here), which turns a kid-size rolling suitcase into a small bed or leg rest, is packing a hefty price tag…

Need to Know: Flying Virgin Atlantic with a Baby or Toddler

Need to Know: Flying Virgin Atlantic with a Baby or Toddler

Virgin Atlantic’s infant and child discounts: Unlike many U.S. carriers that may serve the same or similar routes for your flights, Virgin Atlantic offers a 25% discount for infants riding in their own seats and also for children from 2 to 11 years. This can make a big difference in your family’s bottom line when…