Thursday, June 17, 2010

5 Must Have Baby Travel Accessories

School is out and families are getting ready for their summer vacation plans.  For many, including myself, this is will be the first time traveling with baby.  Figuring out what you need is overwhelming.  It may take several short practice runs before you feel comfortable for the big road trip.  If you need help getting started, Cool Mom has 5 suggestions to make your travel plans, whether by car, plane, or train, more streamlined and infant friendly.

1) The First Years Fast Heating Travel Warmer by Learning Curve - Nothing beats a cup of super hot water for reheating a bottle, but when you're on a road trip with no Starbucks in sight, this gadget is what you need.  The uniquely designed warmer adjusts to any size and shape of bottle and features push-button settings for more accurate temperatures.  It plugs directly into the car and has a safety feature to prevent overheating.  Those who have irregularly shaped bottles (i.e. not perfectly round or straight) will especially appreciate this warmer.

2) Philips Avent ISIS Manual On the Go Breast Pump - For breast feeding moms who need to pump, this is my favorite.  The convenient one-hand design and natural let down of Avent breast pumps makes it easy and painless to use.  A Medela hand pump was given to me, and I much preferred the Avent.  Plus the carrying case is a great place to store extra bottles, nursing pads, and other breast feeding accessories.

3) The First Years Take & Toss Feeding Variety Pack - This 28 piece set has everything you need for feeding baby on the go. PVC, pthalate, and BPA free, It includes 6 bowls, 6 spoons, 6 bowls with lids, 6 snack bowls with lids, and 4 spill proof cups all in a zippered pouch for easy packing.

4) Munchkin Powdered Formula Dispenser Combo Pack - Carry cereal and formula with this handy two-pack. At under $5, you can buy multiple sets for the most versatility and convenience. Both 8 oz. capacity dispensers feature a pour spout lid. One has a single compartment and the other is divided into 3 chambers. BPA free.

5)Pandigital PAN7000DW 7-Inch Digital Picture Frame - Rip your child's favorite videos to an SD card for hours worth of entertainment without the stacks of DVDs. Play a continuous video loop or select individual movies. Use a power inverter like this Schumacher model to plug it into your car. Older children can watch it in their laps. For babies, zip tie it to the headrest in front of them. I personally have an Aluratek, which was given to me, but I would personally choose the Pandigital for its many travel friendly features and extras such as built in 1GB memory, 6 in 1 card reader, alarm, calendar, WiFi compatibility, and more. If only they had a cordless version, it would be perfect!


  1. I really like the idea of using the digital picture frame!

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