The busiest travel day of the year is almost upon us. And if you’re packing up the little ones for a family gathering, you may already be stressing about the car ride.
WPRI.com digital journalist and mom blogger Courtney Caligiuri joined The Rhode Show to share some innovative and parent-invented items that can ease the strain of travel for parents.
Some of Courtney’s favorite items featured in the segment:
- Top Carrier Cover for winter by Cozy Cover: A must-have for outings with baby during the colder winter months. It is a warm and soft infant carrier that protects your loved one from Mother Nature’s elements, such as rain, snow, wind, unwanted touch, and more. Suggested age: 0-12 months
- On the Go Changing Pad: It can easily be stowed in a diaper bag or attached to stroller with its Velcro handle for when baby needs a quick change. It features expandable pockets so you can have all of your necessities at your fingertips; there is even a zipped pocket to store your I.D, keys and more. Recommended age: birth – 2 years
- Portable Easy Seat: With its adjustable back design, this product can convert any regular chair into a safe and secure high chair. Its compact design features its own carrying case for easy storage. The five point safety harness makes it worry free to let your little one sit at the “big people” table. Recommended for ages 6+ month up to 35 lbs.
- BubbleBum: The First-Ever Inflatable Car Booster Seat: Award-winning BubbleBum is the original, inflatable car booster seat for kids aged 4-11 years, weighing 40-100 lbs. Weighing in at less than one pound, BubbleBum can deflate in minutes, making it simple to throw in a backpack or large purse. It is the perfect travel companion for road trips, everyday use, vacations, cab rides, fly-ins, and more.
- Backseat Organizer: The backseatORGANIZER is an awesome item to store extra wipes, toys and books to keep kids busy while traveling.
- Car Seat and Stroller Gate Check Bags: Don’t wait in line long waiting for your baggage. The standout bags are large enough to fit most car seats and strollers. When not in use, the compact bags fold easily into the integrated drawstring pouch.
- MyBuckleMate: No more buckles flopping around, falling into seat pockets. Perfect for holiday road trips and all car travel, MyBuckleMate keeps back seat buckles propped up and easy to reach so buckling up is always a snap!
- PaciGrip: PaciGrip is an innovative baby accessory that keeps pacifiers attached to baby and off the floor. The universal clip is compatible with popular pacifier brands and is easy to use.
- SippiGrip: SippiGrip is an award winning mom invented baby accessory that was designed to help babies and toddlers keep their bottle, sippicup or toy from falling to the ground. The strong grip can be used with bottles and cups of different shapes and sizes.
- Squeez’Ems Reusable Food Pouches: They are designed grow with your child. From baby food for infants and tots in daycare to apple sauce and yogurt for kids in elementary school, to nutrient-packed energy purées for fitness enthusiasts, Squeez’Ems is for people of all ages and lifestyles.
- Pack’Ems Reusable Snack Bags: They are easy to open and close with unique VELCRO brand Press-Lok™ patented material. The best part is they are made of extra durable, environmentally friendly plastic that holds up through multiple washes and keeps food fresh longer.
- Difrax pacifier: This is the trendy, fun, and innovative pacifier system from the Netherlands designed for every stage of your baby/child’s development. Each collection comes in 0-6 month, 6+ month, and 18+ month styles that are specifically designed with different features and benefits unique to the needs of that baby’s age.
- Kinsights: Kinsights is an online pediatric medical record keeper for parents traveling with their little ones this holiday season. Your child’s medical records will travel with you wherever you go this holiday season, and you can easily access them on your smart phone!
More: Courtney’s blog, The Mod Mommy