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Last week we loaded up the car and headed to the beach for a week of fun in the sun. Living in NC is especially nice because we are only a few hours away from the ocean. There are tons of beaches that are perfect for family trips, whether you want a quiet get-away or a little more excitement to entertain the kids.
Bringing a five-month-old along for a week away might seem like a bit daunting, but I’m here to tell you it doesn’t have to be. With the right baby gear you can enjoy your family vacation even with a baby on board.
Beyond the basics like a good stroller and a baby carrier, you’ll need a few essentials so baby can rest and play. Before our trip I jumped online to look for advice on traveling with a little one in tow. I found a new website that answered all my questions and even gave suggestions on baby gear and the best baby toys for common situations parents face.
Kids2.com combines the advice parents need to solve all those first-year problems with curated bundles of the best baby products. It’s kind of like a one stop shop for moms and dads who want the best for their baby, whether bringing home a newborn or preparing for a first trip.
Their Go2Guides are created to match baby milestones with advice written by Motherly and conveniently bundled collections of all the things you’ll need. I clicked on the Smooth Travels page and found awesome tips for traveling with a baby on board and the top products moms love and recommend.
Our Smooth Travels bundle from Kids2.com shipped right to our door, and with free shipping! Not having to drag my five-year-old and a baby along to shop in a big store full of shiny things is a win-win in itself. We tested out our new baby stuff at home before packing it all up for our trip.
First up, we needed something safe and portable for baby to sleep in. The Smart and Simple Playard™ – Bryant™ from Ingenuity is the perfect solution for traveling families. I love how easily it sets up. I had it popped up and ready to use in seconds. There’s a bassinet for newborns to nap in, a changing table for quick diaper changes and plenty of space for your little one to sleep or play. It even has wheels so you can easily move it from room to room.
Our baby slept, well, like a baby on our trip! It was so nice to have a a safe place we could set him in when he needed to rest. And the Playard folded up to a size that was easy to stow away in our trunk. We’ll definitely be using this lots over the next couple of years.
Next in our travel bundle: the Star Bright Symphony Musical Toy.
There are soooooo many toys for babies it’s hard to know which ones to choose. This one was perfect for our road trip! The Velcro fastener attaches to car seats, cribs or strollers so you can entertain baby wherever you go. Our little one loved the glowing lights and musical sounds
Another baby toy we brought on our trip from our baby bundle- the Explore & Cuddle Elephant. This little guy is the cutest. He’s super soft and has 6 fun features for baby. There’s a mirror, chime, peek-a-boo ear flap, rattle, crinkle sounds and textured rings. My son is in the sensory exploring stage so he loves this toy.
And the last item in our bundle was a big hit! The Discovery Seas Multi-Mode Gym from Baby Einstein is so great for entertaining baby on-the-go. This portable play mat has tons of fun things for baby to touch and feel. It’s perfect for parents too!
We used this to keep our little guy preoccupied in the mornings when we were all getting ready. It was awesome to have a place to set baby on the floor and keep him entertained. He loved reaching for the dangling sea creatures and getting in some tummy time. It even folds up into a giant soft book so you can use it for story time.
Checkout the Go2Guides at Kids2.com, they have tons of solutions for busy parents. And we could all use more #tinywins !
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