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Natalie G.
NATALIE G.
Baby Gear Specialist
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Traveling with your little in tow doesn't have to be stressful! Get the tips and tricks for making your family's holiday vacation the best one yet. Led by Natalie Gentile, Tinyhood Babygear Expert and founder of babygear and registry consulting service, King Kidlet.

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Plane activities for toddlers
JESSICA, PARENT OF 5 YEAR OLD, 4 YEAR OLD

What do you recommend as small and not-messy toys to bring on the plane to entertain 2-3 year olds? Thank you!

Natalie
NATALIE

Here’s a list of small, non-messy activities that will hopefully entertain your little one for the whole flight!

A new book about airplanes. I love Richard Scarry because the illustrations are really detailed, giving kids lots to look at!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0375812024/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0375812024&linkCode=as2&tag=wwwmothermagc-20&linkId=UGYHIXVNUAVZUWFH

Stickers are not messy and are really fun for toddlers. These puffy stickers may be easier for your little one to do all by himself, plus they come with a sticker book and are reusable.

https://www.amazon.com/Melissa-Doug-Puffy-Sticker-Play/dp/B01B1TIB8G/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1512589247&sr=8-1&keywords=big+puffy+stickers

This travel friendly Aquadoodle folds flat and the pen only works on the pad.

https://jet.com/product/detail/49d28b44944d4d81b01feee20ae4054b?jcmp=pla:ggl:nj_dur_gen_toys_games_a3:toys_games_arts_crafts_art_craft_sets_a3:na:PLA_783890875_44683455047_pla-363863407887_c:na:na:na:2PLA15&code=PLA15&pid=kenshoo_int&c=783890875&is_retargeting=true&clickid=f213b58a-d1e1-4f92-9987-ad72273bfe43&gclid=EAIaIQobChMInfm__JD21wIVmoizCh3yRg1YEAQYAyABEgIYLfD_BwE

Similarly, this surprise ink pad is non-messy because the marker only works on the paper inside the booklet.

https://www.amazon.com/Melissa-Doug-Surprize-Game-Book/dp/B00BR3BXVO/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1512588993&sr=8-5&keywords=invisible+marker+coloring+book

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Gear essentials
EMMALYN, PARENT OF 23 MONTH OLD

We will be taking our 3 month old daughter on a 5 hour car ride to visit family at the end of this month. Are there any essentials for a long trip we may be forgetting?

Natalie
NATALIE

There is a new product on the market called the Beanko which makes diaper changes in the car a cinch! It's not only a safe and easy place to change your baby's diaper but can also be used to store everything you need for the car and keep you organized.

https://beanko.com

If you don't already have one, a car seat mirror can make a long trip much more comfortable for parents who both want to ride up front. This one is safe and crash tested.

https://www.amazon.com/Cozy-Greens-Lightweight-attachment-Satisfaction/dp/B00O6UCXUK/?tag=57165-20

And lastly a portable white noise machine or app to help your little one catch as much sleep on the road as possible! I'm a huge fan of the trusted brand Marpac.

https://www.buybuybaby.com/store/product/marpac-dohn-original-sound-conditioner-trade-hushh-portable-sound-machine/1046762627?skuId=46762627&mcid=PS_googlepla&gclid=CjwKCAiAx57RBRBkEiwA8yZdUJDttFe0M5eUqymVj7MimSXjJI9sHOLx3gs2I1TlIJgNXUedoCyS9RoCYOUQAvD_BwE

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Travel crib recommendations
RUTH, PARENT OF 2 YEAR OLD

My family is headed to France for Christmas and I'm looking for a travel crib to bring along for my one year old. Can you suggest one that's small and easy to bring on a flight?

Natalie
NATALIE

The Phil & Ted's Traveller is lightweight and packs up really small, making it perfect for airplane travel. It only weighs 6 lbs. and because it's compact it can fit in a large suitcase or carry on so you don't need to check it separately.

https://philandteds.com/us/Products/Sleep/traveller#.WigeSzOZN0s