Traveling with a toddler for months on end meant we seriously researched travel cribs to keep Aarav safe and sound as he slept in various hotels and Airbnbs. Our choice was the Lotus Guava, which you can read all about in our Travel Crib Recommendation, but there were some runner ups that may be the right fit for you. All of the following travel cribs are lightweight, pack up and travel well, and are relatively easy to set up. Most, however, are not made for babies under a year old; for that, you’ll want to review our list of parent-approved travel bassinets.Read More
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Our favorite thing about traveling with an infant is we could go practically anywhere with our son and he’d sleep. Dining out? A piece of cake as he would fall asleep in his car seat en route and then could sleep through the noise of a restaurant with the greatest of ease. And, when it comes to staying in a hotel, there is no need for an extra bed. All you need is a bassinet.
Before companies catered to babies, older travelers, so we have been told, would remove a drawer from the hotel dresser, pad it with a blanket and use it as a bassinet. Today, we have lots of travel bassinets that are safe, comfortable, and easy to carry.Read More
Read any of our blogs and you know we love to walk to get to know foreign cities. With a toddler, this requires a great stroller. Typical strollers can be big and bulky, which makes them difficult to manage when on the road — they have to be checked at the airport, they take up a lot of space in a trunk, a hotel room or a cruise cabin, and they are often too big to manage in crowded museums and attractions.
This is why a good travel stroller is necessary when taking a long trip, particularly umbrella strollers that are lightweight, compact and fold easily. The following collection of travel strollers are low in weight and can travel well. Better yet, these strollers have high marks from parents who actually used them on trips.Read More
Have you ever been on a cruise? If so, you probably know that Internet access can be spotty, at best. There’s a simple reason for this: When you’re on a cruise, you’re out at sea, well away from things like cell towers and other key infrastructure.Read More
Whether you’re taking your toddler halfway across the world or simply across town, a good car seat is non-negotiable. With that said, not all car seats are created equal. And, as you consider potential car seats for domestic or international travel, you’ll no doubt want one that’s lightweight and flexible, in addition to being safe and secure.
When you are traveling around the world—or even just a few towns over or to a friend’s house, you never know exactly what the accommodations will be like where you are staying. Some hotels may have nice portable cribs, while others leave you wondering if your child would be better off sleeping on the floor. And even if you bring your own, we’ve found that some travel cribs are a nightmare to set up; there are so many pieces that must be put together in just the right way. Safety, ease of use, and portability are key.Read More
When you’re traveling, a good credit card is indispensable. After doing a lot of research, we landed on the Chase Sapphire Reserve as our credit card of choice, and we were very happy with how it treated us. In this post, we’ll share some quick details.Read More
Flying with a two-year-old. For some parents (and probably a lot of non-parents, too), the very idea can seem harrowing. Actually, though, a plane trip with a toddler can be surprisingly smooth and pleasant, so long as you make the right preparations. Part of that includes investing in the right gear to keep everyone safe and comfy.Read More
Without the right stroller, it can be hard visiting your local shopping mall with a toddler in tow. And if you’re planning any kind of domestic or international travel, forget it: You need to invest in a good stroller for everyone’s comfort, convenience, and general sanity.
But with so many strollers on the market today, which is the best for international travelers? The one we’re going to recommend isn’t necessarily the cheapest one out there, but it offers huge value and a lot of perks. If you’re traveling, it’s a wonderful product to have.Read More