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Best Products for Traveling (and Living) with Kids

If you are joining me from Better Connecticut, welcome and thanks for visiting!

I was thrilled to make my first appearance on Better Connecticut this morning to share some baby gear that makes our lives a lot easier. Me, on TV! As some kind of parenting expert! Scary but totally exciting. So many wise parents have come before me — and thankfully, some have the ingenuity, persistence and energy to find solutions to everyday parenting problems.  I like gear and gadgets that make life easier, rather than just add clutter to the already cluttered-world of parenting, and these products all fit the bill.  Check out the products below and please enter the product giveaway while you are here.

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In the Friendly Skies

Baby B’Air

Ninety percent of all injuries occur during flight, mainly due to turbulence.  The Baby B’Air is the only FAA-approved baby/toddler in-flight safety solution for lap-held children while traveling in an airplane.  The soft 100% cotton vest fits over baby and connects to the seat belt of the adult, safely securing the child in the parent’s lap.  $34.95, babybair.com

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For keeping kids occupied on-board, check out Love Them Madly’s Guide to Air Travel.

Keeping it Clean

Banda Bib

Most babies go through a drooling stage, soaking adorable outfits and irritating necks and chins.  The Banda Bib is a unique bandana shaped bib that fits closer and more comfortably to the chin than any other bib.  They are supersoft and less cumbersome than other bibs making it easy for baby to wear all day.  The stylish prints make them look more like a fashion accessory than a drool catcher.

$8.99, bazzlebaby.com

The product’s tagline is “We Make Drool Cool.”

For my favorite cleaning tip, check out Love Them Madly’s Best Junk Management Solution.

Snacking on the Go

Snack Trap

This one has quickly become a classic in many homes.  The Snack Trap is a tip-resistant, handled toddler snack cup with a unique lid with slits that allows toddlers to see and retrieve food with ease themselves but automatically closes when the toddlers remove their hand.  BPA-free plastic and now in stainless steel too.

$4.99, snacktrap.com

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No-Spill Bottle Caps

Replace the original bottle cap of any leading water and juice drink with the No-Spill Bottle Cap and the bottle is ready for no-spill drinking.  Each pack of No-Spill Bottle Caps includes adapters for all the leading drink bottles.  A small but very useful item for your diaper bag.

$6.99/pack, snacktrap.com

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Try one of Love Them Madly’s favorite toddler snacks, Energy Bites.

For car-travel activities for kids, check out Love Them Madly’s Road Trip Tips.

Pit Stop

Flexi-Fit Toilet Trainer

Flexi-Fit is a fully size adjustable toilet training seat that can easily be attached and detached to and from any standard toilet seat.   Unlike other potty seats that wiggle, the Flexi-Fit fits toilets snugly, ensuring children feel secure and comfortable.

$19.95. http://www.pourty.com/products/flexi-fit-toilet-trainer/

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For potty training tips, please check out Nana Bonnie’s (My Mom’s) Guide to Potty Training.

Sidekick

The Sidekick is the world’s first and only full function diaper bag and baby carrier combo, perfect for running errands with a baby.  The bag comes with a changing pad and insulated snack bag, but the carrier is really what sets this bag apart.  No more juggling baby, along with your wallet, keys, phone and a paci.  Everything tucks neatly in the bag, with baby comfortably seated on your hip (up to 35 pounds).

$120, gogobabyz.com

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Thanks for checking out all these great products and for visiting Love Them Madly.   I will be giving away a Toddler On-The-Go Package, including 1 Banda Bib, 2 Snack Traps, 2 No-Spill Water Bottle Caps and a Pourty Toilet Trainer (a $50 value).

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How To Enter:

1. Comment on this post by naming the parenting gear that really helps you save time or eliminate hassle.  Be sure to leave your email address in the form (will not show up on the site) so that I can contact you if you win.

2.  Next, do one of the following: subscribe to Love Them Madly (fill in your email, top right corner of this page) or LIKE LOVE THEM MADLY on Facebook.

3. The contest will close at midnight on August 4th. All entries will be entered onto www.random.org on August 5th and a winner will be randomly selected.
Baby B’Air, Bazzle Baby, Snack Trap, Pourty and GoGoBabyz provided me with free samples of their products to review.  I was under no obligation to review them, nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the products I received.
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Comments

  1. Sandi says:

    I love traveling with disposable bibs- makes cleanup a breeze and I don’t have to worry about cleaning out my diaper bag at the end of a long trip.

  2. Jeanne says:

    great products
    Changing/diaper bag is the best!

  3. Carrie Weeks says:

    Disposable changing pads. We even used them to get sand off the kids feet after visiting the beach last weekend!

  4. Shari says:

    Love these great ideas. Can’t wait to try the bottle tops.

  5. Alana Quinto says:

    Great segment on better ct! I’d love to try the banda bib on my super drooly little one :)

  6. shannon burr says:

    I love the gogo sqeeze apple sauce n its so portable n easy for my children to eat n they love it

  7. Carin Bookmiller says:

    Travel potty seat is wonderful! Great for long car trips!

  8. Jeanne Szewczak says:

    Wow, love the sidekick traveler!

  9. Joy Owens says:

    Im a mother of twins and found that the baby gowns were my life saver!! Nothing easier than after nursing in the middle of the night and being half asleep and needing to change a dirty diaper with the utmost ease!!

  10. Irene Mullock says:

    I’m a Grandmother love all your product options.

  11. toria tridenti says:

    love all the products described, expecting firdt child will be sure to use all these items and love your posts

  12. Kim says:

    Still pregnant, so the kid isn’t exactly a hassle yet… except I keep dripping food/drink on my belly so I guess stain stick! :) Love those adorable bibs and the airplane vest is so smart.

  13. Karen says:

    I absolutely love the Snack Traps – they are just invaluable to grab and go everywhere! Wonderful product ideas today on Better CT – I will definitely be adding them to my list for new mom gifts!

  14. Laurie Haynes says:

    Thanks! Great ideas…I can’t wait to try the no spill bottle caps!

  15. Mandy says:

    You did such a great job! Love all these products. My essential travel item is the roll of mini baggies (like the ones you use for picking up after your doggie). I use them for dirty diapers, dirty clothes, trash, etc.

  16. Jennifer Benoit says:

    Snack Trap

  17. Meredith says:

    Great reviews! I’m a big fan if ziplock bags filled with two complete sets of close for each kid, plus plastic bags and wipes.

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