Road Trip Emergency Checklist – Essential items every parent should have in the car for family road trips

We’ve done a lot of family road trips, but as we get ready for a 2800-mile road trip with an estimated 44 hours of driving (yes, and 3 kids under 10 in the car)—I know I can use all the helpful reminders possible! I returned to this list Part 4 of the Travels with Baby guide,…

Pack This! Speedo easy-packing swim vest for toddlers and little kids

Pack This! Speedo easy-packing swim vest for toddlers and little kids

If you have a beginning swimmer, or an established swimmer you just want to give an added measure of safety during water play, the Speedo Kids Neoprene swim vest is an easy-packing favorite of ours you should seriously consider investing in. Seriously? Yes. Much to my own surprise, I found myself buying a third before…

Pack This! Travel Tot’s travel childproofing safety kit
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Pack This! Travel Tot’s travel childproofing safety kit

Half of the battle in being able to enjoy traveling with a baby or toddler is figuring out how to keep them safe in completely new surroundings. In addition to my Checking-In Safety Checklist included in both Travels with Baby guides and the “Staying Safe and Sane with Friends and Family” pre-trip advice in Travels with Baby,…

Important tips to keep kids safe from “accidental ingestion” of medications during travel

Important tips to keep kids safe from “accidental ingestion” of medications during travel

How many of these vitamin bottles from my cupboard have a childproof cap? One. Just last week, I left my toddler eating his snack in the kitchen for a few momentsonly to return to find him standing on the kitchen counter with a bottle of children’s vitamins in his hand. I had no idea that…

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Important tips for childproofing during holiday travel with babies and toddlers

Heading off for a holiday with friends or relatives this year? Here are some helpful tips and topics to think through to help make sure your baby or toddler stays safe through the holidays–especially when staying in somebody else’s home (click video frame above or click here to watch).   For more help planning your…