Advice for Traveling with Small Children

June 16, 2011 10:03:02 AM PDT
When you think of traveling, you prepare yourself for quite a hassle at the security lines at the airport. As mother's and mother's to be, traveling with your baby leaves a big question mark because you don't know what to expect. Lindsay Pinchuk, founder of Bump Club and Beyond has her picks for the must-have items to help parents travel easier with their babies. She also has details about an upcoming event to arm parents with the right information to get on the road or in the air with ease, even with baby in tow.

Product list

Diaper Bag

  • Timi and Leslie's Charlie bag (available at Galt Toy + Galt Baby)
  • Go GaGa Messenger Bag ($118; available at Galt Toy + Galt Baby)

Food and Feeding Supplies

  • Itzy Ritzy Wet Happened Bag ($17.95; available at Preggers, Galt Toy + Galt Baby)
  • Nuturme (8 pouches for $9.60; available online at http://www.nurturme.com/index.html)
  • Plum Organics ($7-8; available at Target)
  • Boon Squirt Baby Food Dispensing Spoon ($7.99; available at Galt Toy + Galt Baby, Amazon.com)

Getting around (Carriers and Strollers)

  • Britax Baby Carrier (available this summer; see http://www.britaxusa.com/baby-carriers for more information)
  • Britax B-Agile (available this summer; see http://www.britaxusa.com/strollers/b-agile)
  • Gogo Kidz Travelmate ($89.99; available at Galt Toys + Galt Baby, Giggle, Babies R Us or Buy Buy Baby)
  • Gogo Infant Cruizer ($149.99, available at Galt Toys + Galt Baby, Giggle, Babies R Us or Buy Buy Baby)

Sleep

  • KidCo Peadpod Travel Bed (available at RightStart, Giggle, Babies R Us)

Skincare

  • MD Moms sunscreen towelettes ($26; available at Galt Toys + Galt Baby and http://www.mdmoms.com/ProductDetails.php?PID=6)
  • MD Moms Cleansing Towelettes Travel Pack ($12; available at Galt Toys + Galt Baby and http://www.mdmoms.com/ProductDetails.php?PID=2

    For more information on the best travel gear on the market, check out Baby Gizmo (http://babygizmo.com), the web's best resource site dedicated to baby gear. If you are looking for more tips on traveling with kids, visit Traveling Mom (http://travelingmom.com), a comprehensive guide for moms who love to travel with their families.

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Bump Club and Beyond Presents "Planes, Trains and Automobiles"

Join Bump Club and Beyond to Learn Everything You Need to Know to Make Traveling With Your Baby a Breeze!

If you dread the thought of lugging your baby through the TSA-maze of rules and regulations or want to get away from the daily grind with your little one but don't know the first thing about family-friendly destinations, you won't want to miss Bump Club and Beyond's travel event extraordinaire on Thursday, June 21, 6:30 pm at Galt Toys and Galt Baby, 1915 N. Clybourn Ave. in Lincoln Park.

"If you've had a baby, or are expecting one, you are bound to travel at some point, and we want to ensure moms and dads have the right information to get on the road or in the air to make travel as easy as possible with your baby in tow," says Lindsay Pinchuk, founder of Bump Club and Beyond.

Parents attending the event will learn from two seasoned experts in the business of travel -- Hollie Schultz of Baby Gizmo (http://babygizmo.com), the web's best product resource site dedicated to baby gear, and Cindy Richards, Editor of Traveling Mom (http://travelingmom.com), a survival guide for moms who travel.

Attendees will be eligible to win thousands of dollars in prizes and everyone will take home a gift bag worth $50+ in products. Ticket prices are $40 for general admission, $30 for paid BCB VIPs. Spouses can join for an additional $20. For more information and to register please visit: http://bumpclubandbeyond.com. "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" is presented by Britax, a leader in child safety.