March 2014 archive

Babyproofing on the Go – 3 Things to Pack When Traveling With a Toddler

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I’ll be honest, when I babyproofed at home I really just threw some covers on the outlets and foam pads on the edges of the coffee table. But, that’s because our house was pretty baby-friendly to begin with. Traveling poses a different babyproofing challenge because you don’t always know what to expect in a hotel […] Read more…

How to: Fly with a baby

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I’m a mom. I like to travel. Until recently I had not combined these two aspects of my life; and, like many -a-new-mom, I was nervous about taking my 6-month-old baby on a plane. An inconsolable baby screaming, passengers making snide comments about my parenting skills and a flight attendant asking me to disembark – these visions […] Read more…

Gear Review: Phil & Ted’s Traveller travel crib (pre-2013)

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Product Description: The Phil & Ted’s Traveller travel crib is a lightweight and compact portacrib. It weighs just about 7 lbs without the inflatable mattress. Features a front zip-down panel (as shown in the picture above) as well as a top zip-off panel. Can be used for kids up to 45 lbs. Optional add-ons include a […] Read more…

Gear Review: Deuter Kid Comfort II child carrier

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Product Description: The Deuter Kid Comfort II child carrier is a 6-lb, 1-oz backpack with a five point harness, waist strap, aluminum frame, foldout stand and storage. Can be used for kids up to 48.5 lbs. Optional add-ons include sun/rain cover (USD$39) and camel back (around USD$33). Note: We have been using this pack for travel and […] Read more…

Some of our favorite family travel blogs:

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Before each trip I scour the internet for inspiration, tips, new tricks for traveling with kids and babies, and location specific information. In all this searching I have come across maaany a blog. Here are some of my favorite family focused travel blogs: An Emerald City Life – A fun travel & Seattle lifestyle blog covering local outings […] Read more…

Preparing your children to be expats

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Moving house is stressful, moving country can be doubly so – especially when kids are involved. Start introducing aspects of your future home’s culture before you begin boxing up your belongings and remind your child or children that your family is in this adventure together -demonstrating this by involving them in big decisions and prep work […] Read more…

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