So I don't usually do this - talk about products on here - but screw it I'm going to today. Not because I'm being paid or given any kind of incentive, but because quite simply I'm a huge sucker for cool baby gear. And because yesterday I caught the end of a TV show on travel gear for kids and was so mesmerized by the feeling of potential consumer happiness that could be had through the acquiring of these products, I felt compelled to blog about it.
I love anything that makes life easier for us parents. And although we're not taking a vacation this summer (the thought of it ages me slightly) I can still fantasize about future trips with all the fun, colourful things that will make me feel like the super-organized mum I'm not.
I love the jumparoo (cross between an exersaucer and a jolly jumper). Matthew used it every day and now Oliver uses it. On the occasion I need to contain him while I'm occupied with something else, it's perfect. He's entertained and safely penned in. This Pop-A-Tot is basically a portable exersaucer. So if you're camping or whatever, you can fold this up, stick it in the car and use it on your vacation as you would at home. Hurray for contained babies.
This is the kind of product that I whoop over and then J asks me what's so great and I explain, and then he asks again what's so great? It's bloody good I tell you! One end holds a popsicle, the other an ice cream. Because anyone who's ever given a two-year old a popsicle knows where it ends up. All over himself / the living room / the dog / the baby.
I like this because it has all the first-aid type equipment you might need for your little one, all nicely contained in fun packaging.
When Matthew was a baby, we encountered severe RHS (Rolly-Head Syndrome) (I made that up. It's not a real syndrome). You know - where your baby falls asleep in the car and his head rolls forward and suddenly you're frantically looking over your shoulder thinking they might suffocate? The Head Snuggler basically holds their head in place. Cool.
It's a snack pack with 3 different compartments. 1 for mummy's wine gums. 1 for mummy's M&Ms. 1 for mummy's Swedish Berries. Or you could put some treats for your kids in there I guess.
52 Travel Activity Kit
A pack of colouring pens, paper, and basically stuff that will distract them for at least twelve minutes of that eight-hour road trip. But still twelve minutes is twelve minutes!
Cars Cold Pack
I could hardly leave this out now could I?