Hey! If Oprah can do it...
Okay. Okay. We may not be on Oprah's level but we do have a knack for what works for all things temporary child care, families traveling with kids, and families traveling with babies. You need to know that Party Sitters is in no way affiliated with the items we are presenting. We just happen to like them, use a few of the items (indicated by an "asterisk"), and know what works. So if you like them go for it!
Party Sitters' Top 5 Favorite Things for Traveling
#5. Summer Travel Bassinet (Used as a Changing Station)*
Yep! It's a bassinet but what we've noticed using this bassinet as a changing station provides better safety for our babies who like to roll. A flat pad doesn't hold well especially on any elevated surface like a bed or a table. Take our word for it and go get this before you leave for your trip.
#4. The Car Seat Travel Tray
Never take a road trip with out it! We really like this one because it's compartmented and keeps everything from crayons to toys to the their sippy cups. And for the "Little Techie" at heart it even has a place to hold your tablet. Does your child have a "favorite book" (or two)? Bring it along and store it in their very own tray without having to reach around and hand it to him. The best part- when you're done, it collapses and slides easily into its own travel bag.
#3. Inflatable Baby Tub
With more and more hotels switching to walk-in showers they're great for big people but not so much for little ones. This inflatable tub is perfect for travel. Just place inside the shower or standard tub and fill using the fill limit line marked clearly on the inside of the tub. It even comes with a color-changing heat safety disc so you'll never have to worry about the water being too hot.
#2. Travel Booster Seat*
Never worry again about whether the restaurant or venue has a highchair for your baby or toddler when you come with your own traveling booster seat. This one in particular has storage underneath; great for storing an extra bid, diaper and some wipes.
#1. Travel Potty Seat
Once Potty Training starts it's best to keep it going... even on holiday. Take this portable potty seat with you for a couple reasons:
1. Little Ones don't do well with those seat covers (or toilet paper lined seats). It's just a hassle and sometimes an unnecessary mess.
2. Have you SEEN those things?!? Toilet seats are gigantic to Little Ones. Take the anxiety away by using a seat their bumbum fits properly on.
*Bonus Tip* Start using this item a week before you leave. That way your child will be used to the feeling. The last thing you'll want to do is try it out in a micro-size airplane restroom.
That's our list! Let me know what you love to travel with for your Little Ones in the comments below. We'd love to share it!