Hello my lovely readers! I'm finally back to blogging as we have finally made it to our new home in Charleston, SC! It has been a very long couple of months between selling our house in San Diego and traveling across country to get here. Thankfully my parents were a HUGE help during our transition and we are forever grateful.
The trip details:
Isla and I traveled by plane on a red eye from San Diego to Ohio for the first leg of our family journey. We were lucky enough to get aisle seats and she slept most of the way :) Once we got to Ohio our lucky lady was able to spend an entire week with her ah-mazing Mimi and Bop Bop (this is what she calls my parents) so that the hubby and I could then drive from San Diego to Charleston. Head spinning yet? Yes, it was a complicated plan but it worked!
Items to consider buying/bringing when traveling with a tot:
I borrowed Mr. Sweetheart's backpack for the trip which was really helpful since I didn't have one. It was definitely practical but not as cute as I would've liked and also I like bags without so many compartments as I tend to forget which pocket I put something in. I just love the style, color and price of this Poppy BagguPack!
*Note: I packed very light on the trip but I wish I would've packed even lighter by nixing the diaper bag completely and solely using a backpack to free up my hands.
2. Pink Lining Mum On The Run Diaper Wristlet
I think this slimmer version of this Mum on the Run Bag from Pink Lining is a much better option to bulkier diaper bags. Seems easy enough to slip in the backpack or if need be the strap is long enough to carry over your shoulder. Oh, and I just love this super pretty Flamingo design.
3. J.L. Childress Tall Two TwoCool Bottle Cooler
Wish I would have happened upon this before my trip. I just love how slim it is and that it comes with a compact ice pack.
4. Similac travel formula
These are so easy to use and take up minimal space. Just buy a bottled water & mix formula packet in bottle :)
5. Happy Baby Organic Food
Isla and I both love Happy Baby Organic Food. Always able to find good pricing at Target and other retailers. Here are some of her faves:
6. Joovy Grove Ultralight Stroller
This was the best investment I made for our trip. I just love my Joovy Grove lightweight stroller. It's super light (under 14lbs.), easy to use and has a long stroller strap to carry. I also love how much shade the umbrella provides. I use this stroller pretty much daily and I find that it handles well on sidewalks too :) Sign up for Buy Buy Baby and get a 20% discount.
7. Munchkin 36 Pack Arm and Hammer Pacifier Wipes
This is so worth the $4 price tag! Nothing is worse when you child drops pacifiers and toys and you realize you don't have another!
8. REI 3-1-1 Air Travel Liquids Bag
Make pulling your liquids out in the Security line a breeze with this wallet friendly Travel Liquid Pouch.
9. PRIVACY POUCH SKINNY
This is the perfect wallet for travel. Fit your licensce, passport, plane ticket and ear buds in this pretty and slim wallet pouch.
Additional items that I brought that were helpful:
Sippy Cup (I haven't found one that I totally love yet so I didn't share a pic), iPad with already downloaded kidoo shows, tylenol and thermoter (you never know), change of clothes for both of us. I also brought a carrier but unfortunately for me Isla does not care for carriers.
What about you...do you have any tot travel tips or items that you could share? Would love to hear your thoughts as I'm always on the go and looking for input from others.
P.S. I will be sharing details of our road trip very soon! XOXO