As a boy mom of three under five, traveling can be tough. However, I love getting away, and am all for anything that will make the whole traveling process smooth and easy.
Here are my favorite finds ideal for traveling families.
Rugged and built to last, featuring a canopy, cooler and secure seating for two kids. It’s allowed in amusement parks (like Disneyland) because you can pull it like a wagon and push it like a stroller. Also flaunts a compact, easy fold.
The Woombie Eco Donut is a “bring anywhere” bed in a bag. Safe and snuggly for kids ages 1-8, the hypoallergenic, comfortable concoction zippers shut to keep the inside clean. Perfect for grandma’s house and hotel rooms.
Sinkboss will become your new BFF when you stay at resorts. Soon available on momgenius.com, Sinkboss is a portable, sanitary solution for washing and drying bottles and cups. The easy-fold essential pops out to fit in the sink- you can even hang it during the drying process.
If you’re heading somewhere super busy, you’ll want to equip your kids with the Cobra Family Safety Walkie Talkies. This family four-pack is a smart alternative to arming little ones with cell phones. The waterproof radios come paired with voice activated transmission, exceeding a 5-mile radius.
You’ll also want to strategically accessorize… and for that, check out Myphonepouch.com. This wearable gadget tucks snug over your waistband and safely keeps your phone intact; there’s also a place for credit cards. Never lose your phone again!
Another accessory, especially for dad… GShock watches by Casio. Always know what time it is with these rugged watches built durable, waterproof and scratch resistant. Features include a carbon bezel, Bluetooth capabilities, dual time zones, a digital compass and more.
To capture your family members, or jump on the vlogging bandwagon, surrender your cell phone camera for something more serious: the Nikon D5600. This camera takes beginners to another level showcasing a unique touchscreen which can be rotated and extended to the side of the camera. Has built-in WIFI and Bluetooth.
This on-the-go feeding device for kids is a glorified bib made of soft silicon worn safely around your child’s neck. Comes with compartments for snacks equaling mess free eating. Smart, right!?
And if you’re heading on an adventure, consider trading in your cliché baby carrier for the LuvdBaby hiking backpack. Very comfortable with built in back support, this rugged carrier comes with a shade to protect passengers from the sun or rain and is equipped with a changing pad and plenty of pockets.
Treat your feet to what’s been dubbed the world’s most comfortable shoes (take my word!). On vacation, ditch the heels for Allbirds, made from itch free merino wool; so soft you can wear them sockless. Plus, they’re machine washable. Your feet will thank you after a busy day sightseeing.
Written by: Nadine Bubeck
Nadine Bubeck is a TV Personality, author, lifestyle blogger, and fashion designer, having founded Mama B. Designs: boutique apparel that benefits March of Dimes. The Valley-based parenting contributor is a blessed boy mom times three. (nadinebubeck.com)