Archive of ‘Gear’ category

Gear Review: BubbleBum Inflatable Booster Car Seat

Product description: The BubbleBum Backless Inflatable Booster Car Seat is an inflatable booster seat for kids 4-11 years old, between 40-100 pounds and up to 4 feet 9 inches tall. It inflates by mouth through a screw valve at the back of the seat.  It has strap guides for the lap belt, as well as a […] Read more…

Gear Review: Mini PlayBag

Product Description: Expandable, 17-inch drawstring nylon bag. Cost: $17.77 for pack of 2 Get ’em on Amazon Pros: Fits on airplane tray table. Nylon is easy to clean Quick clean up Cons: Still haven’t found any! Recommendation: I love these for travel. I prep them with small toys or snacks for airplane travel for each […] Read more…

Gear Review: CozyPhones

Product Description: CozyPhones are soft fleece headphones that wear like a headband. Thin speakers fit over ears and are limited to 90 decibels, making them safe for even little kids. Cost: Prices vary by style, but range from $16 – 20. Available at Amazon Pros: Very comfortable Stay put once on Fleece is washable Can […] Read more…

Gear Review: Summer Infant Pop ‘n Play Portable Playard

Product Description:  Packable playard for travel, whether you are checking it with your luggage or throwing it in your trunk. Weighs in at 12 pounds; 48 inches wide and 26 inches tall. Cost: USD$55.00 without canopy. Can be purchased at Amazon. Pros:  Quick break down and set up. Affordable. Lightweight and breathable mesh sides. Comes with a carry bag. […] Read more…

Gear Review: Wally inflatable bed rail by The Shrunks

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

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

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

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

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

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…

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