Hi Mama’s! For this month’s blog post we are chatting about traveling with kids and all the tricks we have learned along the way. Holidays are supposed to be all about relaxation and at times this can be tough to accomplish with our little ones by your side. However, done right, it can be the most wonderful and enriching experience. It definitely gets easier the more you do it, but this is a blog post for first-timers or those who have only does this a few times and found it to be more of a nightmare than anything.
First things first, be prepared! Ensure you have the trip planned out. Pre-book flights, other forms of travel and accommodation. This will help you know how much to pack, what weather to pack for and help you have peace of mind where safety is concerned. Thereafter, explain the trip in detail to your children, they too need to prepare themselves for what’s ahead. This may jog a little excitement too! It will also show them how to behave in airports and at hotels which is important for a smooth journey. In saying this here are a few tips and tricks:
Now that we have named a few tips and tricks, here are some products we do not travel without!
1. Stokke Jetkids
This premium ride-on suitcase turns an economy seat into a first-class travel experience for your babe! In five simple ways, you can turn it into a seat, pull it along its swivel wheels to the front, carry it over your shoulder with the adjustable strap, it has top-opening to prevent items from falling out and you can upgrade it to turn it into a bed. This little suitcase will also keep your child entertained as they can pull along their own suitcase.
2. Stokke Baby Carrier
This 2-way front and back carrier will carry a baby from 4 weeks to 3 years (approved for use from 3.5kg and 53cm). The seat can be also adjusted when the child is approximately 18 months to ensure a better view for your babe. Its adjustability ensures optimal support for your babe and a perfectly ergonomic fit for you. The soft head support also gives your baby a good side view to experience the scenery.
3. Thule Urban Glide
The Thule Urban Glide is the perfect stroller for all terrains. Thanks to the swivel front wheel that locks into place for jogging, and to the 16” rear wheels, it is so easy to maneuver. It has easy storage, twist hand brakes for speed control and a multi-position canopy with side ventilation windows. We could go on about its features but this is the perfect stroller for your travels.
4. Noonoo Pie Wrap
The Noonoo Pie Tie is a baby wrap carrier perfect for touristing allowing you to have your hands free! It is made of a long piece of soft cotton stretch fabric which adds flexibility for comfy carrying.
5. Thandana Bag
The Thandana Leather Nappy Backpack is the perfect bag for parents on the go who need both hands free and the essentials with them. To name a few features, it has bottle holders, waterproof inning, 2 zip pulleys, a carry handle, adjustable back straps and comes with a change matt. It is also genuine leather throughout!
6. Food Pouches
As we mentioned before, snacks snacks snacks! Pouch Love makes eating healthy food simple, affordable and fun for kids of all ages! They provide reusable food pouches, pouch pops, and accessories. These products are simple and convenient and can go directly from the freezer to your bag. They are also BPA free, Lead free, Phthalate free & PVC free. Only the best for our babes.
Sleepyhead is a multi-functional lounging, playing, chilling and resting pod that can be taken anywhere! It makes for a smaller environment that your child can feel calm in as it mimics the mother’s womb. This pod is carefully micro-managed with detail and material that will ensure breathability, non-toxicity, comfort, and convenience. Take this with you on your trip to ensure your babe can rest wherever needed. We all know a tired baby is not a happy one. The Sleepyhead offers an On The Go travel bag to ensure your sleepyhead stays clean and safe while traveling. (available in-store upon request)
We hope that this blog post makes your next holiday a little easier and a whole lot more relaxing! If you have any tips, we are all ears. Thanks for all the love and if you have any questions for us, we are always happy to answer.
The Phrog Team
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