Sweet and Simple Magazine: Traveling with Kids * Tools of the Trade * Travel

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Traveling with Kids * Tools of the Trade * Travel

Traveling with kids can be fun and exciting way to experience the world together. As a mom of 3 and two of them twins I know that coming up with a good strategic plan for all the paraphernalia required for a comfortable trip is essential. Properly prepared you can have a great time together making memories to last a lifetime. 

Diapers and wipes, check.. changing pad, check... change of clothes, check ... a stylish backpack for dad to carry everything check without looking like he has a purse, check. We love the Picos Pack from Pacapod. It doesn't even look like a diaper bag which was always my goal when choosing a diaper bag for my kids.

The Diono Monterey High Back Expandable Booster Seat is for kids 40 lb to 120 lb. I first like the grow with me feature so it lasts as your kids grow. The 11 position adjustable headrest and the dial should width adjustment makes sure it's a good fit as they grow. Second it's durable to withstand an active kids who we all know can really beat up their stuff. My favorite travel feature is that the booster bottom is detachable which makes it easy to bring on the airplane and in rental cars while traveling. Diono also has a travel bag to put your car seat in for easy carrying. My favorite comfort travel feature is the two sided cup holders are perfect for a snack on one side and a drink on the other. I think the moms need one of these too!

Snacks and drinks are a must when traveling with kids. Heck there a must for me too! I love love love the Pura Kiki 100% plastic free bottles. They are stainless steel with a wide opening for the best cleaning. No more rotten stinky plastic sippy cups. They have thier own silicone nipps and sippy tops but are also compatible with most high quality brand nipples and sippy tops. They also have a screw on top to use as a snack cup too. Bonus, they come in such cute bright colors and offer an insulated version.

Moms know a stroller is a much kids and babies need a place to sit while you run through the airport. Our favorite is the Maclaren Twin Techno Stroller. Even if you have one kid the twin stroller gives you a place to put all your luggage and bags needed. It can hold up to 110 lbs. It fully reclines, has  undercarriage storage space and folds up nicely to be checked at the gate right before boarding the plane. Bonus, Maclaren offer some great accessories for the stroller plus a sturdy travel bag cover.