Day Travel With a Toddler Edition

This post is a part of our new Grow with Gugu series by Monica Banks, founder of Gugu Guru – the ultimate baby product discovery site for style-savvy moms.

This week’s post is all about day travel, including some of Whit’s picks for products and services that just make it easier being out and about around town with Sonny.  It also quite fittingly happens to be Child Passenger Safety Week, so in addition to products, we wanted to throw in a couple car seat safety tips as well.

A Comfy Car Seat

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all infants and toddlers should ride in a Rear-Facing Car Seat until they are 2 years of age or until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their car seat manufacturer.  If you’re a new or expectant parent, definitely check out these Top Ten Car Seat Misuses from Britax.

When Whitney told me that Sonny was growing and needed a roomier car seat, I was so excited to introduce her to the new Britax Premium Collection featuring Nanotex® – where premium meets practicality. This luxurious car seat has all the protection and safety features that the Britax brand is known for. It’s also extremely innovative with the introduction of Nanotex fabric, which resists stains, moisture and odors.

Expert Car Seat Installation Services

Making sure your car seat is installed correctly is one of the most important things you need to do before baby is even born. We suggested that Whitney and Tim skip all the guess work, and go to the team of certified car seat technicians at Tot Squad. Tot Squad has retail partners in various cities across the country and also offers virtual consults. They take care of everything and give parents the peace of mind that the car seat is installed correctly.

An Awesome, Diaper Backpack for On the Go

When you’re out and about, a solid diaper bag is a must-have. For Whitney, it needs to be stylish too, of course. She loves the diaper backpack from Bebamour. Its boxy shape is fashionable yet functional; providing ample room and easy access to all your essential items. The Bebamour backpack is also extremely durable, made with tear resistant and water resistant polyester fabric and high tensile strength nylon stitching.

A Spill Proof Toddler Cup

The Munchkin Miracle 360 Trainer Cup is exactly what is says it is – a miracle.  The 360-degree drinking edge eliminates spills completely and the cup automatically seals when your child stops drinking.

A Crystal Clear Backseat Mirror

When he or she is rear-facing, being able to see what your babe is up to instantly is crucial and for that you need the best carseat mirror.  The So Peep baby carseat mirror is one of the most highly rated and for good reason – it requires no assembly, is made of shatterproof acrylic glass, has a large convex viewing area and is easily adjustable.

We hope these recommendations help and wish you happy journeying with your toddler!

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