Super excited to kick of our simplified motherhood series with a round up of how you can make travel easy! We have asked one of our new style editors Brooke Windsor stylish mama from BWL.
To share her thoughts on best travel for mama baby and toddler. From what you need for a good nights sleep, to on the go items for feeding and care. We have you covered. Brooke and her little Amelia travel often with her hubby…and she has already figured out what is best. Sharing the round up below…+ we have a fun giveaway with a few of these awesome products. See details to enter below this evening…HAPPY SUMMER xxo
1. SNUGGLE ME ORGANIC FOR BABIES- Fits in your suitcase!
2. PACIFIERS + CLIPS FOR ON THE MOVE we love these from January Moon
3. SMALL RECHARGEABLE TRAVEL SOUND MACHINE – wireless
4. JET KIDS BED BOX FOR TODDLER / INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS OR CROSS COUNTRY –
5. SLEEP SACK OR SWADDLER + A FEW EXTRA BLANKETS – we are loving these new swaddles from Snuggle Me Organic
TIP #1 – Rent a crib from the hotel so you can leave the pack-n-play at home (simplify your travel)
Naps are hard when traveling, but necessary to avoid extra meltdowns/tantrums. It is not always possible to get back to the hotel to nap , you can nap on the go with a baby wearying backpack or wrap. We pack an extra foldable wrap just in case of a blow out! And yes this has happened a time or two….Once in the middle of New York City, and once in the airport at Palm Springs. It was part my fault as I was so tired when I put her diaper on that it was too loose…and yes blowout. Ha!
6. SOLLY WRAP (folds up very small to use for travel emergencies)
7. ERGO 360 baby carrier with Newborn Insert (for babies) – here
TIP #2- Have an extra baby outfit/shirt for everybody on hand….
TRAVEL STROLLERS + CARSEATS
8. BABYZEN YO YO +STROLLER – fold up small enough to carry on your shoulder…
and easy to fin in the overhead bin, CAN ALSO ADAPT TO MANY CARSEATS- YOU CAN ATTACH A BASSINET FOR BABIES / GROWS TO A TODDLER –
9. THE NUNA PIPA CARSEAT will also attach to the baby zen stroller with adapters
TIP #3 – GB POCKET RECLINER stroller is also a great options for a lower price point…we borrowed one from a friend on our last trip to New York. It was wonderful…we folded it up small at restaurants and it fit into our hotel room without taking up a lot of room (you know how small those rooms can be!)
10. STOKKE FLEXI BATH – if you feel the need to travel with a bath tub this one can fit in your suitcase…fold flat our last vacation I saw a family with this stokke flexi bath at the beach….to keep their little cool, and I loved that idea.
11. BATH CAPE – GREY – @SCOUTBABY
SUITCASE- we love these little cubes to make packing your littles items easier…..keep it all organized…nothing will get mixed up with your things.
12. MUMI PACKING CUBES –
13. FAWN Design- back pack diaper bag…the perfect essential for HANDS FREE and on the go!!
We are in love with Fawn Design, the gray right now happens to be out of stock but all other colors are in stock…we are giving away a gray back pack to one lucky winner see giveaway on our instagram for details…
14. BOTTLES – We love Avent Glass Bottles… (2-3)
15. BREAST PUMP (IF YOU NEED) with a rechargeable battery great for airplanes + you can use if you do not have access to an electrical outlet.
16. SNACKS for toddlers and mama.
TIP #4 – EAT DINNER EARLY eat dinner early if you can or make sure they are well rested for a late night ahead. Dinner will be more enjoyable for you and your toddler. Late dinners usually involve me sneaking out with a crying baby.
17. NOSE FRIEDA + medicine ( for teething or an unexpected fever)
18. WIPES + DIAPERS – pack only a few days of diapers and buy when you get to your destination..
19. HAND SANITIZER
20. TINY TRASH BAG FOR DIAPERS
21. BABY SUNSCREEN
22. BABY CLOTHES
23. Depending on the age, fun books, stickers, sometimes trash is your best friend. An empty water bottle or a container can be your best friend, they can put things in-or take the lid on and off.
LOWER YOUR EXPECTATIONS. Take it slow. Travel will be different than it used to be…before kids, it will be hard, but is it worth every moment!
DON’T FORGET THE BABY PASSPORT OR BIRTH CERTIFICATE !
Now our fun giveaway for you to win some of our favorite must haves!
Giveaway Includes: WORTH $550 CLOSED
1-Fawn Design- Diaper bag in Gray worth $160 @fawndesign
2-Snuggle Me Organic lounger + 2 organic swaddles worth $216 @snuggle_me_organic
3-Mumi Design packing cubes set 5 + set of 3 toiletry cubes…color winners choice @mumidesign
4- 3 paci clips from January MOON….worth $66 @thejanuarymoon
5- Bath Cape from Scout Baby…worth $50 @scoutbaby
TO ENTER: Congratulations to our WINNER @beccawhittinghill…she has claimed her prizes!!
1-Comment below sharing your a travel item with littles you cant live without…+ share your instagram handle below…
2-complete your ENTRY via Instagram @destinationnursery and follow the few items there…following all brands participating in giveaway….
3-Giveaway runs TODAY JULY 3rd through SUNDAY JULY 8th- make sure you complete all items for entry we will TRIPLE CHECK…
4- 1 Winner takes all…winner announced monday JULY 9th in the evening…GOOD LUCK!
**no purchase necessary…void where prohibited.
My travel essential is a good diaper bag. 🙂 @sarah__gloria
A great backpack diaper bag! @kabremer
amen!! hands FREE MAMA!
I always travel with snacks ! Instagram handle @bawsport
yess we love snacks!
Gotta have some good snacks ? @destiny_rachel
snacks for life!!
Diaper bag! @sarahgluck
yess! hands free mama!
I love anything made by January Moon! @kkbbkb
love everything about them! xx
A backpack diaper bag is a must when traveling with littles! (@eiserman.jen).
yay for hands FREE!!
Nose frida! Such a lifesaver for the unexpected stuffy nose! @hayleykirkham7
nose frida is amazing!
My favorite thing to bring when traveling with toddlers is play-doh! So many different activities you can do and little to no clean up
what a great idea!!!
Gonna be a first time momma and I’m obsessed with January moon ❤️ @otislindsey
arent they amazing! congratulations new mama xx
When traveling far I have to have snacks and a bottle or else I get monster colton and he’s a tuff guy to deal with! When traveling somewhere close to home like the store just boss baby ? keeps him happy enough.
Instagram username @gabbysunshinej
Love this!! so true need snacks to keep the hanger away…for us too lol
A backpack bag to carry our stuff while leaving my hands free! @allie.mutch
Such a great giveaway!
We are traveling with our NB for the first time on Saturday and this is post so helpful for packing!
yay that is awesome! thank you xx
hope your travels are smooth
Brooke your advice helped us so much in our last few trips! Helping all the mamas now??
Brooke, you are awesome! As a mama to be, I am excited to use your advice! Insta: @jmclloyd2
yay mamas helping mamas! xx
So we are expecting our first but I can imagine that we will always need to travel with snacks. Heck, as an adult we always need snacks, ha. My instagram handle is @dreaminofmysoldier.
true true we all need snacks! thanks for entering xx
My travel essential: diaper bag ? @mcuestao
Such awesome items for the travelling mumma! @lo_jaa
Awesome! Brooke is one of the most stylish people I k know so you can’t go wrong with her recommendations! ?
true true! we agree xxo
My 18 month old daughter is super active so I always pack my backpack full of snacks, stickers, games and coloring books to keep her busy. My BabyZen Yo-yo+ Stroller has been my absolute favorite purchase. ??
love your picks and stickers are a great idea! we love our yo yo stroller too xx
Travel friendly throw away pouches! We traveled to Japan with our daughter at 4mo and didn’t want to worry about washing or packing 20+ bottles just for the way over! We love the brand kiinde. Now we can make our own foods and she can eat from same system by switching the nipples to the spoon feeder! Lifesaver on the go!
oh this sounds amazing thanks for sharing! we need to check it out
Snacks for a toddler, backpack diaper bag, and nose frida for a baby! Insta handle is @paigefthompson
the three MUSTS ! great picks xxo
Lots of snacks and different toys/books!
our favorites too xxo
The holy grail of baby gear! ? @ashtinpaige / @ashtinyetton
I take a white noise toy disguised as a cuddly lamb 😉 it’s all about the art of distraction 😉 @iacominor
for sure!! that sounds perfect
My youngest is 2 months old and the snuggle me lounger has been such a life saver on the two trips we’ve taken! That and some form of baby wearing make every trip so much easier!!
that is so good to hear! snuggle me has become our new favorite! now you just need this diaper bag xxo
We are expecting our first and I already can see that we need a really good, lightweight carseat. I’m in the military and my wife often has to fly all over just to see me and I’m sure once the little one comes along, she will be bringing a carseat with as well. I’m on insta under @kyleboudreau21.
oh that is exciting a new little one on the way!
Travel item that I can’t live without is an organized diaper bag! It makes life so much easier when everything is organized and stocked up! Love this blog! Thank you for the wonderful tips/list and for a chance to win! Instagram handle @nola_ames
so true we agree! and you are so welcome thanks for entering xxo
Our must have travel items are the stroller and pacifiers! We’re about to take our first trip as a new family of four, so this blog post gave even this second time mama, some wonderful travel tips! Thank you!! Sarah Forster (IG handle @sarahaforster )
really thank you that is so good to hear! xxo
Our must have travel item is SNACKS! ? and also a good stroller and luggage ?
perfect! keeps the orneriness away lol
We always have diapers, extra pair of clothes, wipes, and travel size shampoo/body wash with us! You never know what can happen. @vanfleetfamfarmhouse
that is great! be prepared xxo
I’m expecting my first baby in January next year. I am super excited. Being a single Mumma to be this would not only be an amazing opportunity but it will also make life a little less stressful ❤️ @taylorgraftdyk
go mama go!
I haven’t had my baby yet but I can imagine that a light , easy to fold up stroller is a must. Instagram- lmuel07
yes yes ! perfect for on the go!
Everything is genius! The portable bath tub would be a life saver for me, and I’m already inlove with the snuggle me organic jusy by the description! Awesome article! Can’t wait to make our first trip. ❤️
that bathtub and snuggle me are genius…we love ours!
4moms pack and play for travel not on plane- greet diaper bag! @lexibagwell
for sure pack and play is a life savor!
Our foldable wagon, our son thinks it’s thee coolest thing ever! Instagram: @candidcaptured
oh this sounds so cool!
Dockatot! ? @katielee7456
for sure! xx
Totesavvy organizer for my handbag/ backpack! Especially for quick access for a toddler and baby! Also something for the kiddos to nap in! Such a fun giveaway!
My Instagram handle is @stylemebritt_
Great & helpful article!!
totesavvy sounds perfect! THANK YOU!
We always make sure to have a diaper bags with us when we leave and plenty of snacks (3 kids 3 and under) @rentromary
2 of the essentials!!
It’s quite complicated 🙂
I can’t live without our Clek Fllo car seats! They’re compact, lightweight, and travel is a breeze with them! ❤️
oh those are amazing! we have used them too xx
About to be a first time mom but I’m guessing a backpack diaper bag will be my go-to travel essential @shannonpasch
oh for sure! congrats mama
Having our first son in November! Diaper bag and snacks would be key essential!! My instagram is @desmastro
Snacks, books, toys! And a babyzen yoyo is pretty clutch too.
Snacks, books, toys! And a babyzen yoyo is pretty clutch too. @cheekipix
you got it! our favorites too
Backback, wrap, and all the snacks ??
And @cemwiseman ? ??
the key essentials xxo
It will be a diaper bag, wipes and some books ? my instagram is @hellospring56
Would love all these amazing products for my little!!! Ahhh 🙂 @eguzi
Stickers = voodoo magic. Also, those water wow coloring pads for my baby girl (18months). And of course snacks that take time and concentration to eat, like raisins! What an amazing giveaway! That stroller looks amazing!
oh we love that snacks that take time and concentration to eat!
A great backpack diaper bag and snacks!