Traveling with babies and toddlers can seem incredibly daunting, but luckily there are a lot of great products on the market today to make the journey go smoother. From safety to entertainment to sleep, there's a gadget for just about every aspect of your trip.
Sometimes theatrics help at the table. Some parents opt for imitating a choo choo train, but the airplane feeding maneuver is the classic. No, you don't need an airplane-shaped spoon to have success with this feeding gambit, but, hey, it's fun.
If my BabyBjorn and Ergo had a baby, I'm pretty sure it would look like this. Stokke's 3-in-1 carrier is comfortable for baby and parents from newborn to the toddler years. The "Cool" version is made from a breathable mesh fabric for better cooling during the hot months.
Soon after my son was born a friend included a very small "bar" cutting board in a gift. New parents can definitely use a cocktail, but I couldn't figure out why she gave this to me or what I would do with it. Five years later I'll tell you that I use it daily for slicing an apple for my son or chopping fruit for his school snack. It's small - 5" x 7" - and perfect for quick, little jobs.
If you own a mesh feeder you already know how gnarly they can get after some use and how annoying they are to clean. Boon's Pulp uses silicone instead to make it easier to clean and more hygienic for little mouths.
Summertime is just around the bend, and my first thought is thank the heavens above! Then, my second thought: what are we doing with our summer? As my daughter grows older - she's the ripe old age of 4 now - I'm realizing we have to think more serously about summer camps and programs. Swim classes? Soccer? Day camp?