Traveling with a baby can be quite a challenge. New parents are often caught off guard by just how much stuff is required when going out on the town with their bundle of joy. You may need to pack diapers, wipes, bottles, baby food, extra clothing, blankets, strollers, and the list goes on and on.
One of my biggest pet peeves while traveling with my toddlers is the fact that my diaper bag stays pretty cluttered. I often have to dig around for whatever I am looking for. Mid diaper change, this is not something I want to have to do. Especially when the diaper is on the dangerous side! (And when it comes to my 20 month old, Xander, they usually are.)
That's why I fell in love immediately when I discovered the great travel accessories from JJ Cole. I received a Diapers & Wipes Pod, a Bib Set, and a Bottle Pod for my review, and they have made running errands with my little ones do much easier!
I love the Diapers & Wipes Pod. It easily holds 2-3 diapers as well as some wipes. It also includes a handy changing pad that makes changing diapers on the go an absolute breeze. It is made of a easy to clean laminated canvas, so all you need to to is simply wipe away messes with a damp cloth. I received the Midnight Dahlia pattern and I love the bold, rich colors against the chic black background. This pod truly makes a fashion statement, and I have gotten several compliments on it already!
The Bottle Pod is great because it will help keep a bottle cold or warm for a good amount of time. Now my toddlers are not taking bottles anymore, but I have found that conventional water bottles fit perfectly inside this pod.
I also received a JJ Cole Bib Set. These are also made of a laminated canvas material and wipe clean very easily. These bibs adjust in size to accommodate growing babies, and they feature a great "catch-all" pocket to catch all of those spills, crumbs, and dribbles. I love this feature since it helps keep my babies' clothing clean while we're out and about.
Overall, I love the travel accessories from JJ Cole. They're durable, functional, and help me bring some sense of organization to my diaper bag, which is a feat in itself! They also come in so many fashion-forward, trendy prints! I think I may have to get a couple more sets of these items to give as baby shower gifts.These handy items are a must have for any new (or experienced) parent!
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***Disclosure: I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
9/18/2012 05:12:50 am
pack their favorite toys
9/18/2012 10:24:23 am
Never pack light! You always need more than you think!
9/18/2012 07:45:30 pm
Always have extra food/water/clothing/diapers! You never know when you might get stranded.
9/18/2012 10:56:50 pm
I like to pack a change of clothes for everyone in a separate ziploc bag!
9/19/2012 02:44:53 am
Take lots of toys and keep a change of clothes handy
9/19/2012 03:02:45 am
Lots of snacks and toys!!!! :)
9/19/2012 09:51:02 am
Pack snacks and plan breaks!
9/19/2012 10:58:19 am
FB fan as Kathy Newsom Davis
9/20/2012 02:20:45 am
I've found that traveling at night works wonders for everybodies sanity. The kids are sleeping, and I get to spend some quality chat time with my hubby!
9/20/2012 08:31:42 am
Plan for frequent stops and activities along the way.
9/22/2012 05:21:40 am
Packing extra clothes!
9/22/2012 11:40:36 am
Try to stick to normal eating/sleeping schedule as much as possible!
9/22/2012 01:10:30 pm
Lots of snacks and a few treats help make the trip more enjoyable!
9/23/2012 07:34:50 am
NEVER FORGET THE BINKIE!! :) Also I really like the Diapers and Wipes pod!
9/23/2012 08:01:31 am
Never leave home without wet wipes. The minute you forget them your life will turn topsy turvy.
9/23/2012 01:46:59 pm
9/24/2012 05:18:25 am
Lots of snacks!
9/24/2012 04:19:59 pm
Lots of aspirin for yourself.
9/26/2012 07:47:25 pm
Like everyone else, pack a little ore of everything for the kids. Snacks and drinks are so necessary. :) If you want peace, make sure they have their naps .:)
9/26/2012 11:39:59 pm
bring games, coloring books, etc to keep them occupies
9/28/2012 08:20:09 am
Keep them busy with games,snacks...
9/29/2012 01:25:52 am
Lots of snacks ! i just constantly feed them !
9/29/2012 06:10:54 am
Portable DVD player and lots of dvds! (With head phones!!)
9/29/2012 02:09:09 pm
Best tip... Always take grandma with you.
9/29/2012 02:22:29 pm
Take plenty of activities to keep them busy. I let them open a "travel bag" each hour, with little goodies inside.
10/2/2012 01:52:52 am
For babies, bring extra diapers and clothes. When older, go to the bathroom before leaving the house.
10/6/2012 02:25:28 am
Bring wet wipes and band aids with you.
10/6/2012 10:29:05 pm
Bathroom before leaving home.
10/7/2012 08:08:31 am
Pack alot of distractions
10/7/2012 11:20:12 am
lot of snacks
10/8/2012 05:12:25 am
Always keep the diaper bag stocked so you don't have to run around trying to find everything right before you leave the house.
10/8/2012 06:51:40 am
Bring extra clothes and wet wipes.
10/8/2012 08:35:19 am
Be ready for anything!
10/8/2012 11:51:42 pm
It helps to bring along books and small toys to keep them occupied. Magna doodles work well since the "pencil" is attached.
10/9/2012 04:10:37 am
Always have activities in the car for them to do
10/9/2012 10:30:22 pm
Bring band aids, kleenex, and hand sanitizer
10/11/2012 04:00:05 am
Go to the bathroom before leaving, and if one stops to go to the bathroom on the road, we all go.
10/11/2012 11:03:13 am
Bring snacks and toys!
10/11/2012 03:00:21 pm
To pack new toys to keep them busy.
10/11/2012 10:22:58 pm
Bring a few toys of kids cds for entertainment.
10/13/2012 03:22:47 am
try to travel according to his schedule
10/13/2012 06:02:50 am
Bring lots of diapers and extra clothes.
10/13/2012 10:44:39 pm
Snacks and extra clothes are a must! Thanks for the chance to win.
10/14/2012 12:39:55 am
Stop at rest stops when possible to let them stretch their legs and maybe eat a snack.
10/14/2012 01:40:57 am
Pack lots of snacks and give yourself plenty of time!
10/14/2012 07:00:12 am
My best tip for travelling is keep your sense of humor.
10/14/2012 09:03:29 am
Be prepared for anything, because it will happen! Wet washcloth in a baggy, I've never regretted bringing it along...never! 3 of my 4 kids caught the flu at DisneyWorld, 7 day vacation and we spent 4 in a hotel room... flu shots next time!!!! I didn't follow my own advice :)
10/14/2012 11:23:52 am
Be prepared - always have a snack packed and books/toys in the diaper bag. I always end up needing them!
10/14/2012 01:36:04 pm
always have extra clothes and a snack
10/14/2012 01:38:19 pm
Snacks, wet ones, favorite toys
10/14/2012 02:07:20 pm
Plan ahead and be well organized!!! (Mommy to triplets here!! ) :)
10/14/2012 04:38:16 pm
Brings snacks and extra clothes!
10/14/2012 11:03:05 pm
Snacks, toys & extra clothes!
10/14/2012 11:36:28 pm
Leave lots of extra time! Trying to rush means you'll end up forgetting something and be stressed to boot.
10/15/2012 12:51:49 am
bring snacks and lots of portable activities
10/15/2012 03:37:44 am
My tip is to make a list of everything you need before leaving..it's easy to forget essentials while traveling with little ones
10/15/2012 04:35:45 am
Don't push them. If they need to stop and move around - stopand let them, if they are hungry feed them. If you make it easy for them they will make it easy for you - and a portable dvd player :o)
Sarah Elston Yurga
10/15/2012 04:36:25 am
make packages with new toys, coloring books and give 1 out every so often to keep the kids busy
10/15/2012 04:45:37 am
Bring lots to do, coloring,movies, ds ect. make frequent stops to stretch
10/15/2012 05:10:43 am
Patience and being determined to have fun no matter what. It really, really helps!! :-)
10/15/2012 05:49:07 am
Don't let them distract you while driving!
10/15/2012 06:44:13 am
Drive when they are sleeping, much more quiet that way. Also, make frequent stops so they can get out and run around.
10/15/2012 07:52:30 am
Traveling at night when the kids are sleeping.
10/15/2012 07:53:15 am
Pack LOTS of snacks :)))
10/15/2012 08:08:13 am
Bring bandaids, wet wipes, kleenex, and clothes.
10/15/2012 08:29:46 am
always have sunscreen, first aids kit, and food with you----- Paul T/Pauline T aka Paul Tran ..... emscout9 at Hotmail dot com
10/15/2012 10:22:42 am
10/15/2012 01:21:47 pm
my tip is to always have extra clothes and snacks
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