See the most important things I’ve learned after flying solo with an infant for the first time. Tips to help you with checking in, getting through security, passing time in airports during layovers, boarding the plane, flying with a toddler in a car seat (after scoring an extra seat), and flying with a toddler on your lap (if they’re under age 2 and the flight is full). Here are 16 things I would do differently if I could do it all over again…
Travel With Kids
Helpful tried & true tips from moms for traveling while pregnant, traveling with a newborn, and traveling with a toddler. Real parents share their best ideas to help you plan easier trips and car travel with kids.
I’m in the process of preparing for my baby’s first plane ride. See everything that we’re packing, how I plan to handle the layovers and connecting flights with a baby, some handy gadgets and travel necessities that I’ve discovered and will be using on this trip, and tips for other moms who are planning their very first flight with a baby.
My baby is 1 year old — which means he can finally ride in a forward facing car seat. We chose the Britax convertible car seat — because of its high safety rating. See what traveling with a toddler in the car is like for our family. My best baby travel tips for your next road trip with a toddler… from entertaining DVD movies in the car to the best snacks & sippy cups for toddler car trips.
Leg cramps can be excruciatingly painful. They’re one of the most common side effects of pregnancy. Here are 10 ways to prevent pregnancy leg cramps. Plus, 5 ways to get leg cramp relief quickly once the cramping starts. Try these easy home remedies, pregnancy stretches, and simple diet changes.
What’s in your baby’s diaper tote? I believe these 20 or so items are a well rounded assortment of baby items that make the most sense to take with you wherever baby goes — while keeping it minimal. See what I keep inside my Skip Hop Grand Central Diaper Bag…
A first time mom shares her top 10 must have baby items. Wondering which baby things you’ll really need? What should you put on the baby registry? I’ve used these unique items almost daily in the first 6 months my baby’s life!
Looking for a DIY baby monitor or cheap iPhone baby monitor that isn’t too complex? Using the Cloud Baby Monitor app and 2 or more Apple devices is the easiest way to make a WiFi baby monitor yourself! See how to get the only baby monitor you’ll need for only $3.99 using Apple devices that you probably already have.
See my list of really cool features that I love about the Quinny Buzz Xtra stroller (with pics & video), plus a few things I don’t love about this Quinny baby stroller. Pros & cons of the Quinny Buzz stroller from a new mom’s perspective.
Every mom would benefit from a baby exercise saucer / baby activity center of some kind. There are several to choose from… too many! Lucky for me, my guesswork was done for me when I received the Oball Bounce O Bunch Activity Center as one of my baby shower gifts. This baby exersaucer has become an item we simply wouldn’t want to be without — not to mention an absolute sanity savior! Here’s why…
Tired of taking the same ordinary gifts to baby showers? You’ll LOVE these clever baby shower gift ideas! A helpful list of unique baby gifts. These are the best gifts for new parents and first-time moms.
Does the thought of finding the right newborn baby car seat make you nervous? Are you worried you won’t get the right type of infant car seat? Here are the things you need to know before you choose a car seat for your newborn, plus special tips if your baby is a preemie.
If you’re pregnant and about to take a trip, you’re probably wondering how safe it is to be flying pregnant. While it is generally safe to fly during pregnancy, there are some things you can do to make the trip comfortable. Oh, and there are a few times when you should NOT be flying pregnant. Here’s the scoop.
This video shows what you need to know if you’re going to be traveling while you are pregnant. Great tips here!
Following are some of the most important, fact-based things that you should NOT do when pregnant, as well as some of the questionable things that you CAN, in fact, do while pregnant. Plus foods you should and should not eat during pregnancy.
I do a lot of walking now. For the upcoming newborn days, I’m hoping that a fitted pouch sling from Hotslings or New Native slings will give me the stability of a Baby Bjorn with the closeness of a Maya Wrap.
More and more pregnant moms are planning babymoons — trips to enjoy your time alone before baby arrives. Here are some tips for being comfortable on the airplane while pregnant, whether you are traveling to a fun destination or simply flying for business. Plus, airplane safety tips for pregnant moms.
One of your first pregnancy buys for new baby should be a great stroller. I’ve owned Graco, MacLaren, Inglesina, Combi and even an Emmajuna Pram! Here are my top picks when it comes to baby strollers!