Summer travel season is here! Time to pack up, hit the road and enjoy an adventure with your tots in tow. Family vacations are a wonderful time to make memories but traveling with young kids and staying in new environments can be challenging. With a little bit of preparation (and lots of patience!) you can make the journey a wonderful one.
This month we share some tips and product recommendations to make the trip as smooth and stress free as possible.
There are few things in this world as precious as a baby taking their first, wobbly steps forward as they learn to walk.
Some children start walking as young as 9 months while others begin several months after their first birthdays, every child is different. Regardless of when your little one reaches this magical milestone, it’s important to take stock of your existing child proofing efforts, and prepare your home for this new stage.
Let’s explore the transition from crawler to walker and offer some ideas to help make your home safer as your child moves from baby to toddler.
Baby? Check! So now what? The first outing just you and your baby is undoubtedly a milestone that you’ll remember. With a bit of preparation and a few words of advice from other parents that have ‘‘been there, done that,” you'll find yourself sailing along with ease on your next outing with baby.
Pack the essentials. One of the best tricks parents of newborns can have is a baby essentials bag that always stays in the car, including diapers, wipes and a change of clothes, etc.. Having all the essentials ready to go will take away another significant stressor of feeling unprepared or not having the time to gather these items every time you leave the house. Even if you don't need it, you will feel confident and prepared to conquer your day.
● Pack all your essentials in our Strollerbuddy® On-The-Go to organize your items
● Help make your outing stress-free and hands-free. Keep your little one close with our versatile baby Carriers. Dreambaby® offers two options, Manhattan Carrier or Oxford Carrier, which are ergonomically designed to provide support for both you and your baby.
● Is the little one getting fussy? Our Pouch Pal® is the perfect item to bring for a mess-free snack time to hold them over before you head back home.
● Remember, when moving from indoors to outside, your baby’s temperature begins to change. We always recommend packing a Clip-On Fan to help keep your child cooler while out and about in the stroller.
Take Outings in Baby Steps. Then when you are ready, plan an outing for when you will have plenty of time to prep. This will help you avoid one of the most significant contributors to being overwhelmed - feeling rushed.
Parents remember to baby-proof their homes when a new baby arrives however, they often overlook doing the same for their vehicles. Before you even get into the car, think about the items you will need to safeguard your vehicle to help reduce potentially unsafe areas and keep your baby comfortable.
Whether you’re planning a long drive to a relative’s house or a flight across time zones, our suggestions below will help keep your family safer, sound and sane during your holiday visits.