Do you do a lot of traveling? Check out these neat gadgets for traveling with kids!

I would like to think that I spend a lot of time at home, however there are several times I can look back and remember we were on the go a lot. I have hand picked some items that are convenient, for eating out, shopping, snacking and more. The first one is the Toddler No Spill Snack Cup, we all know how hungry toddlers can be. Usually when they want something they want it now, on their time.  This genius cup won’t spill, it is super easy for kids use and hold. The top is soft, always-gentle, and easy to reach-in lid, makes it easy for those little fingers to use.

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My next on the go item is The Sit Seat Baby Travel Harness. With this sit folded up in its convenient carrying case, you can stick it in the trunk of your car, glove compartment, or even in your diaper bag or purse. There were many occasions that I got to a restaurant with my child and there were no high chairs left or even available. This Sit Seat Baby Travel Harness works great on chairs, and has a dual purpose as well, attaching your child to you while flying in an airplane. This is a great gift for those busy traveling parents!

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Tiny Love Tummy-Time Pillow & Mat – Frog

Tummy time is a very important part of development in infants.  Since babies sleep on their backs to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, it is important to give them time on their tummies to develop mentally and physically. When your baby is laying on their tummy, your baby will be lifting their head, which will strengthen their upper back muscles and their neck. Being able to move his or her head reduces your baby’s risk of SIDS because he/she can move away from anything smothering him/her. Strong muscles let your baby roll over, sit, and crawl. Tummy time also gives your child a different view of the world.

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This Tiny Love Tummy Time Pillow & Mat is  ideal for extended tummy time. With the tummy-time pillow is just the right size for propping up your baby and features a cute, smiling frog. The mirror engages your child and invites self-discovery. The play mat features colorful teething toys and a crinkly, textured frog leg to encourage reaching and grasping. The mat is padded for comfort and washable so it is easy to clean. This is a great mat for travel since it is a great size and easy to fold up and pack away in your bag.

Britax Car Seats

When you have your first child you want to do everything right, you usually buy way too much and have stuff that you never end up using. One of the best investments that my husband and I made was purchasing a Britax Car Seat. Britax has been the leader in the car seat industry for forty years, offering a full line of car seats. You can get all your car seat needs met with Britax, they offer infant carriers, convertible car seats, combination seats and booster seats.

 

We really love our Britax car seat because it grows with my son as he grows. We have had three different Britax car seats for our three kids, we had the Marathon Car Seat for my daughter. The Marathon can be used rear facing for babies and front facing for children up to 49 inches in height and 65 pounds. The Marathon offers side impact protection and a tangle free five point harness. It also has a couple recline positions that will suit your babies needs. We loved this car seat.

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THE MARATHON CAR SEAT

We also had the Roundabout Car Seat, this seat only goes to hold up to 50 pounds. We quickly found out that we needed the car seat that held bigger children, both of my boys were born early weighing 9lbs 14 oz so they were bigger sturdy kids. This car seat still had all the amazing safety features.

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THE ROUNDABOUT CAR SEAT

Our third Britax car seat was a Boulevard  that went to 70 pounds, this has been a great car seat for my now four year old, this is his third year in the car seat. The Boulevard car seat has the HUGS Chest Pads with SafetyCell Technology, engineered structures that are designed to compress in a crash and manage energy to reduce the amount of impact forces experienced by your child. Check out the link for more information.

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THE BOULEVARD CAR SEAT

Later this year my son will be graduating out of his Boulevard car seat and into the Frontier Car Seat. The Frontier Car Seat will hold him till the weight of 125 pounds.  We believe that safety is really important, my nine year old still sits in a booster {yes she may be old enough to be out of a seat, however I feel the weight is more important. She does not weigh enough to be out of a seat and sits in a Parkway Car Seat with the back removed}. We feel it is better to be safe than sorry and we are willing to pay for good car seats that have great ratings as well as good safety features.

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The FRONTIER CAR SEAT

 

 

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The PARKWAY CAR SEAT

The Britax company also offers infant carriers, which we did not have. but I will give you the details for one. The Chaperone Car Seat, this car seat features the anti rebound bar that stabilizes child seat by minimizing rotational forces associated with front and rear collisions. This bar is on the base for the car seat. Holds a child up to 30 pounds, offers you true side impact protection, tangle free five point harness and many more great features. We were able to purchase our Britax car seats right at our local Target.

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The CHAPERONE INFANT CAR SEAT

Watching your child on camera

I think baby cameras make GREAT gifts. Especially for new Mommys and Daddys. Of course you are going to worry about your new baby. By placing the video system in the child bedroom or the parents bedroom, you can view what the child is doing while not in the room. So if you are downstairs making a bottle or getting some coffee, placing a monitor in the kitchen you can see what your baby is doing while you are downstairs. You can feel better knowing what is going on while your not there.

I really like this idea and if I ever have babies, I would place the video station in each one so I can see what my child is doing. I also think that some systems also allow you to speak to the child. I am not sure if that is a good idea or not. Once they hear you, they might cry for you. I wouldn’t mind having this feature on my system, but I would have to try it out and see how it works out with the new baby.

 

Safety 1st Twist & Grip Knob Cover – 3 Pack

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Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful thing to have on all of your doors that you would not want your child to be able open and go through! I have a neighbor and her kids get outside all of the time! This is NOT a good thing! She is constantly outside screaming their names looking for them in a panic! These Safety Twist & Grip Knob Covers are an amazing thing to have!