March 2014 archive

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

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: Get Your Child’s First Passport

Heading out of the country with your family? Everyone must have a passport, including baby! Passports usually process within 4-6 weeks so apply well in advance, and bring these things with your to your local  Passport Agency : One 2 x 2 inch color photo of the child. A professional picture is preferred, but some easy guidelines […] Read more…

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

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

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…

How to be a happy expat

New job, new house, new language, new country… expats make new lives for themselves wherever they go – use these tips to ease your transition. 1. Make new friends – local and expat. John Lennon said it best – “I get by with a little help from my friends.” Building a new community of friends takes time, and […] Read more…

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