This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Signature Care diapers. All opinions are my own.
When people ask you what it’s like traveling with babies and toddlers, does a specific moment come to mind? For me, it totally depends on my mood whether I think of a funny moment or one that was downright terrifying!
So, I thought I’d write up my most memorable family travel moments and my top essentials for traveling with a baby in this sponsored post for Signature Care Diapers, which are available at Safeway and Albertsons.
Like many of you, I’m spending today reflecting back on 2017. At this time last year, our family was trying to balance a newborn and toddler while settling into our new home. We also were nervous for our first family trip. To say that it was a stressful time would be an understatement!
After the birth of my first son, I was a little worried that my traveling days were over for awhile. I had heard many of my friends vow never to fly with their children. Others just left their kids with grandparents. And almost all of them said they wouldn’t take their kids anywhere until “they could remember it.” But, we really wanted to family travel work for us. And so far so good! See my top 5 tips for traveling with a baby.
Did you know there was a convention for all things Mommy-related? MommyCon focuses on new and expectant families through toddlerhood. It’s been held in many cities across the U.S. and recently expanded to Canada. MommyCon Vancouver was July 22, 2017 at the Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel. Since I live outside of Seattle, I packed up my 9-month-old and we headed up to Vancouver, BC for the weekend. I visited Vancouver last summer when I was pregnant and brought my toddler. You can read about what we did in 4 days in Vancouver, BC with a Toddler
We’ve been traveling a lot this past winter and spring. The dry air has really been bothering me lately. My skin has been so dried out and it’s lost its glow. When Cocolivo contacted me about reviewing their skin care product, I was intrigued. Cocolivo is a vegan product from Canada that combines organic coconut, olive and avocado oil.
I love toys. I especially like toys that don’t require batteries. My oldest son accumulated quite a few toys when he was a baby. Some are cool, others not so much. So, now that my youngest is 5 months old and started to be interested in toys, I’ve been trying to phase out the lame toys and add in new ones. I do a lot of online research about toys that are new and seem interactive. That’s how I came across Yoee Baby. I immediately contacted them to see if I could review their product. They sent me their Yoee Baby Monkey. (Contains affiliate links.)
For those with small children, you know the struggle of constantly picking up toys that get tossed around the house. I usually have my oldest son pick up his stuff and put it in his room. He has some storage cubes and he knows where he’s supposed to put his toys. I want to do the same with my youngest. But finding good-quality storage solutions that can survive toddlerhood can be tricky. Thankfully, Kaikai & Ash saved my day!
When I talk with other families about traveling with young kids, many of them tell me they won’t travel because they are afraid it will disrupt their baby’s sleep routine. Some of them have specific routines that are hard to replicate other places. We’ve traveled the world with a baby and we’ve picked up a few tricks.
When I found out I was pregnant for the second time I started to take inventory of the baby products I had. I’m usually a fairly frugal person and I’m all for re-using items.
I figured I was all set for baby items. Then I really thought about what I liked and disliked about the products I used with my oldest. I realized that I bought a lot of items without doing much research.
The Happy Wrap is a stretchy baby carrier wrap made from viscose bamboo. The wrap is lightweight, breathable and wicks moisture away from the body. It’s naturally anti-bacterial and hypoallergenic, eco-friendly, and provides UV protection. The fabric is soft like cashmere and has the perfect amount of stretch, keeping your baby snug, safe and comfortable. (Contains affiliate links.)
Amazon’s Welcome Box is full of free items for babies
While I was looking into baby products a few weeks ago, I ran across a posting on Facebook about the Amazon Welcome Box. I had never heard of it but was compelled to check it out. The Welcome Box is available to select customers with active Prime accounts who create and complete a Baby Registry using Jumpstart and have over $10 of purchases from your registry (from yourselves or gifters). The $10 threshold does not include tax or shipping costs. It also does not include purchases of Prime or Gift Cards. All I had to do was completely fill out my Amazon Baby Registry and purchase $10 worth of products (I chose a box of diapers for my toddler).