Archive of ‘Gear’ category

Gear Review: Wally inflatable bed rail by The Shrunks

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Product description: The Wally is an inflatable bed rail designed by The Shrunks Company. (They specialize in inflatable sleeping aids, from toddler beds to nap stations.) Once inflated the rail slips under the bed sheet and has a velour-like gripping feature on the bottom to keep from slipping. Meant for kids 3 and up. Comes with foot pump […] Read more…

Gear Review: Kids Fly Safe CARES Harness

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Product Description: The CARES (Child Aviation REstraint System) child restraint is a harness made for airplane travel. The plane’s lap belt feeds through the bottom of the harness, while the top loops around the back of the airplane seat. A chest buckle keeps it on, making it feel similar to car seat straps.  It’s designed for kids […] Read more…

Gear Review: Tiny Love Take Along Bouncer

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Product Description:  A foldable, packable bouncer chair that weighs under 5 pounds.  Intended for both indoor and outdoor use, can be used for babies up to 25 pounds. Measures 23.7 x 13.8 x 4.2 inches. Cost: USD$39.00. Can be purchased at Amazon. Pros:  Super compact. Easy to break down and set up. Affordable. Lightweight and breathable. Washable. Can be set […] Read more…

Gear Review: Ergo Ventus baby carrier

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Product Description: The ERGObaby Ventus child carrier is a three position carrier for kids 7 – 45 pounds. (Babies up to 12 pounds, or without strong neck and head control should use the infant insert.) With this carrier you are able to place baby on your back, front or hip. It features a mesh panel to […] Read more…

8 AWEsome Christmas gifts for little travelers

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1. Pilot and Captain has recently launched their Co-Pilot line, with lots of travel themed clothing and toys for kids. Check out their Airport T-shirts for $16. 2. Little Passports is a subscription box that takes kids around the world without leaving home. Subscriptions start at $10.95/month. 3. Fisher Price’s Kid-Tough Digital Camera is a great […] Read more…

The best strollers for your vacation

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Planning your travels with a small child begs the question: to bring a stroller or not to bring a stroller. I am strictly in the stroller camp for several reasons: Kids get tired. Parents get tired of carrying tired kids. Strollers allow for the occasionally necessary nap-on-the-go. Keeps kids in place when they don’t want […] Read more…

Gear Review: Inglesina Fast Table Chair

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Product Description: A hook on high chair for kids up to 37-pounds that twists tightly onto tables 3.5 inches thick. Dimensions when open: 14 inches x 17 inches x 11 inches. Dimensions when closed: 14 inches x 17 inches x 4 inches. Cost: USD$59.99. Can be purchased at Amazon. Pros:  Lets your kiddo sit right up at the table […] 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…

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