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Published on August 30th, 2011 | by Heather Vaughn


Tuesday Giveaway: Flip Travel Pack for Labor Day!

Labor Day is next Monday which marks the end of summer for many. For one last summer hurrah, today's giveaway will be our favorite Flip Travel Pack. Each Flip Travel Pack includes 2 Flip diaper covers and a pack of 18 Flip disposable inserts.

One of the reasons we love the Flip Travel pack is because it gives mom and dad a vacation from laundry, if only for a day or two! Each prize pack for today's giveaway will include a Flip Travel pack and a pair of bumGenius Baby Legs to complete the ensemble.

To enter today's blog giveaway for your chance to win one of our prize packs, leave a comment on this blog post and tell us your must have product for traveling with a baby or toddler. No baby yet? Tell us your must have product for a traveling expectant mama. Three winners will be selected at random from all eligible comments to receive a prize pack from Cotton Babies.

Eligible entries must be posted no later than midnight Central time, Wednesday, August 31, 2011. U.S. Residents only. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary to win. Winners will be drawn at random on Thursday, September 1, 2011 and notified via e-mail. (Please make sure Cotton Babies staff can see your e-mail in your comment or through your Blogger profile page.)

About the Author

Heather is mom to four, born within 40 months (single, twins, single). She writes transparently about her chaotic household to encourage others through the twists and turns of parenting.

408 Responses to Tuesday Giveaway: Flip Travel Pack for Labor Day!

  1. Chef Ludwig says:

    A must have for those who love to travel and won’t stop just because a baby is here…a sleeper tent! Our 7 month old has already been on 4 flights and we’re debating where to go for her first international trip. The sleeper tent is smaller than a pack-n-play and fits easily in a suitcase. Just pop open and use for the beach, naps, and bedtime!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I can’t travel without my favorite baby carrier….the Moby wrap when they are little and the Ergo carrier when they get bigger!

  3. Nancy Yi says:

    My baby hates car rides. Crazy, I know. My must have item is TAD. He is a Leap Frog item that sings many songs when you press on his hands, feet, and belly. With a press of his chest, she switches to night time mode, which plays music, which knocks my little one out, right away.

  4. Our must-haves are the “special blanket” and my Ergo carrier. With 10 month old twins and a 2.5 year old, there is always someone who wants to be carried. The Ergo works for all three kiddos!

  5. Amanda says:

    I must have a wetbag when traveling with baby! To store those dirty dipes in!!

  6. Natasha says:

    For my toddler- snacks, drink, toy and change of clothes (hes at the potty trained wearing big boy underwear but occasional accident stage). For #2 that will be joining us within the next couple of weeks- moby wrap, diapers and me (hopefully he takes to the carrier and nursing like #1 did).

  7. Anonymous says:

    hand sanitizer and wipes

  8. Erica says:

    I’m an expectant mom with no kids yet, but I always have to have some pickles, popcorn, and a nice pillow on the go! It’s a great triple-threat combo! It’s fun to hear what others need on-the-go so I can be prepared for our first!

  9. Kimberly says:

    We’re expecting our first in December. I must have my Privos when traveling – cute, comfy and just enough stretch to let my feet swell!

  10. Janelle says:

    Planetwise wet bag, Baby Balboa sling, and Soothie!

  11. my planet wise wet bag!!!!!!

  12. We can not leave the house without a Aden and Anais muslin blanket and the Mary Meyer Mango monkey wubbanub!

  13. Megan says:

    My Ergo! We’ve flown with little man 9 times in his first year and used it every time! Alas, he is starting to get cranky because he a) wants to face out and b) wants to walk himself!

  14. Kim P says:

    My must-have travel item for my 5-year-old is a dry-erase board with marker. Keeps him occupied for hours! My 2-year-old just needs a good supply of snacks to keep him happy – a combo of Cheerios and raisins is always a popular pick!

  15. Anonymous says:

    I love taking along the Chicco hook on travel seat. It hooks onto a table and you have an instant high chair. We have brought it with us when we have travelled to see my in laws, have taken it to friends houses for dinner parties and various weekend trips. We just keep it in our car and also use it at local restaurants when the high chairs look a little cruddy or missing the safety belt.

  16. Patty says:

    A few of our 18-month-old little girl’s favorite books! It doesn’t matter where we are as long as we have “Brown Bear, Brown Bear” and “Goodnight Moon”!

  17. knudsonkrew says:

    Our must have travel item is the Phil and Ted’s traveller. Our baby sleeps so well in it!

  18. Anonymous says:

    Michael Welle

    My wife! LOL.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Our must have item is DIAPERS! and then of course sippy cups with water/juice, goldfish crackers and some activity/colorful books, we love flashcards (letters, numbers animals) and Sandra Boyton books!

    Alena Bejenarou

  20. Miranda W. says:

    Must have for our youngest (11 months) is his NUK! He is a total nuk baby…… But typical must haves on small trips: I have the kids pack a backpack with some goodies of their choice (paper, pens, toys, books). ALWAYS keeps them busy!

  21. My must have item is a baby carrier! My girl loves to be close!!

    thriftyniftymommy (at)

  22. Our must have is the ERGO, Flip covers, and Swaddlebees flats!

  23. Michelle says:

    We’ve only taking one trip with our 7 month old, but the wet bags and Moby wrap were both really useful.

  24. Kim says:

    I love my baby carrier especially while in the airport as it leaves my hands free!

  25. graceInk says:

    My must have for traveling with my baby is my Boba carrier…love it!!

    graceink at yahoo dot com

  26. says:

    On road trips we always bring a puppet! Our two-and-a-half year old son LOVES puppets and imaginative play. When he’s cranky in the car and nothing we say or do is right, the puppet can make him happy every time! And if mom asks him to do something when he’s cranky, forget it. If the puppet asks him to do something, it becomes a game!

  27. Becky says:

    On road trips we always bring a puppet! Our two-and-a-half year old son LOVES puppets and imaginative play. When he’s cranky in the car and nothing we say or do is right, the puppet can make him happy every time! And if mom asks him to do something when he’s cranky, forget it. If the puppet asks him to do something, it becomes a game!

  28. Anonymous says:

    We always take a sippy cup with water and depending a snack. Of course you have to have extra diapers and clothes. :)


  29. Our must have is the Baby Bjorn Travel Crib Light. So much better than a Pack ‘n’ Play — easier to assemble (by about 1,000 times), lighter, and comfier for baby!

  30. Katie says:

    We moved cross-country about a year ago, and our must-have’s haven’t changed much: ergo, dd’s lovey, and kid-friendly itunes playlist. The only addition is LOTS of water for this pregnant mama!

  31. JenniferN says:

    When we travel we MUST take our Graco sound machine. She can’t sleep without her white noise! Also always have am Itzy Ritzy Wet Happened bag on hand for those unforeseen situations.

  32. Annie says:

    A trusty wetbag! Between the diapers and the drool, everything ends up wet.

  33. Anonymous says:

    Our travel must haves are our little car seat buddies. She loves the crunchy noises that the lion and the flower make and is starting to play more now.

  34. My son loves his stroller rides! So, a stroller is a must.

    kjennmeyers AT

  35. Anonymous says:

    either a stroller or baby k’tan wrap. my arms get tired :)

  36. We just took our first flight with our four month old. The moby wrap was incredibly handy during the long layover!

    Meaghan_koci at yahoo dot com

  37. brooke says:

    Must have is, the diaper bag filled with cloth diapers!!! :) Not trying to be a suck up, but where would we all be without a fresh and clean diaper??!! And the car seat….if we didn’t have that, we wouldn’t be going much of anywhere…unless by foot…. :)

  38. Sarah says:

    My Ergo and/or Moby wrap. Both are lifesavers – especially when traveling!!!

  39. Erin says:

    Must have travel items: burp cloths and blankets!
    erinbethmitchell @ yahoo dot com

  40. Shannon says:

    The Baby Bjorn and “Mr. Buggity Buggins” from First Step Ahead.

  41. ErinMaire says:

    You must have a stroller and boob!!
    But now that baby is getting bigger, i say healthy snacks

  42. Hannah says:

    Definitely need the Baby K’Tan Baby Carrier, and my Bummis fabulous wet bag!

  43. my ergo carrier and some organic baby Mumums! :)

  44. No baby, yet. As a expectant mother my must-haves are: snacks, water and a patient husband who will stop when I need him to. :)

  45. Michelle S says:

    My moby wrap, a great stroller & white noise app.

  46. simplymerry says:

    For a young baby, some kind of baby carrier (which can double as a blanket or nursing cover in a pinch). For an older one, I can get by without just about anything, except a cup. And diapers. :P
    simplymerry at

  47. Anonymous says:

    A great piece of advise I got for traveling with a baby – keep a traveling bag for baby with items such as: thermometer, tylenol, orajel, bulb syringe..whatever you use when baby doesn’t feel good! Glad i took the advice because on one of our first trips my son got his first bad cold! Used the thermometer and tylenol to help him sleep. Just have the bag ready to put in with your other luggage, we also keep travel sized bath soap and lotion in there.
    For shorter trips our new must have is happy baby Puffs! Keeps baby content and are mess-free!


  48. Jessica says:

    I found that a hand breast pump was very handy for long car rides when baby was sleeping soundly but I was about to explode. Allowed us to keep on driving and let baby sleep.

  49. Anonymous says:

    My must have is a stroller or moby wrap, add a few snacks and we are golden!

  50. Jill says:

    I was just thinking I needed to buy more Flips so this would be awesome! We never leave home without our double BOB – it’s worth every penny!!

  51. Bethany says:

    Hmmm,for my son it is his blanket and a stuffed animal…for my daughter it is watching a movie in the car ;)

  52. Jenny H says:

    We always take our ergo along! Much better than a bulky stroller!
    jennyhull20 at gmail dot com

  53. Meeghan says:

    Just one…thats a hard choice :) Snacks and sippies have to top the list for my toddler and his fave balnkie, we can;t leave home without it :)

  54. Love{&}Bugs says:

    My must have for the babe is his Sophie the Giraffe teether. It’s a lifesaver and keeps him entertained! For the toddler, snacks!
    popita624 at gmail dot com

  55. Christie says:

    Definitely a carrier. I prefer the mei tai for long trips. It’s a life saver!

  56. Anonymous says:

    The BOOB! Indispensable …

  57. Jayme says:

    Must haves on any trip include a sippy, snacks and a fully stocked diaper bag!

  58. tracysday says:

    My must-have travel item is the Moby right now. A good wetbag is right up there though. My email is tobourn(at)gmail(dot)com

  59. Amanda says:

    I always have my Moby. There is no way I could get anywhere without it. I need two hands free to keep my 3 year old twins in line :)

  60. Katie says:

    Absolutely our ergo carrier for the 25 pounder :) That way we can stop and go hiking anywhere and everywhere!!

  61. Precious7 says:

    My 7th is my first blanky baby, gotta have a blanky. Going to the grocery, etc, with a toddler, gotta have dum dum suckers. Just the right size, not too much sugar, keeps them busy in the cart

  62. Kim R says:

    Pack n’ Play!!! =)

  63. Kim R says:

    Pack n’ Play!!! =)

  64. Jenn says:

    Hmm… I’m in the first trimester, so I suppose if I were to travel now, my must-haves would include water and a sick bag. Lol

  65. Jo says:

    When I was expecting my biggest thing was to make sure my phone was charged all the time, and to also have a huge cup of ice water with me (I was constantly stopping at mc’ds to get an XL ice water for 25c LOL) now that baby is here Our must have travel items – the big one is the Ring sling, snacks and a back pack with extra clothing/blankets and water an Extra battery for the camera and cell phone. We also have a paci for when we are traveling, we don’t use it any other time though.

  66. Tri says:

    My must have is a car seat. After that is a ring sling.

  67. Jessica G. says:

    My must have travel item is a good toy to keep my son entertained.

  68. Anonymous says:

    My son’s blanket named “Bankers” – this blanket is GROSS. He “stole” it from my older sister, so this blanket is over 25 years old and the lace has turned a nasty yellow but we can’t go ANYWHERE without it! It’s really embarrassing when he thinks he needs to bring it into stores with us!

  69. Anonymous says:

    Two things:

    Lightening McQueen Lollipop saver–doubles as a car for Vrooming and saves my car from stickiness as our little weirdo never finishes in one sitting.

    Clothes pin–secret games of tag, how many times can you drop it in x?, hold together important papers, temporary fix for wardrobe malfunctions, “duck puppet” with silly voice to make toddlers giggle, BUT most importantly a tether to keep balloons from escaping to Balloonia prematurely should you be forced to acquire one. Tie said balloon to the clothes pin, clip it to your child or stroller and you’ll go home with a happy child so long as you don’t pop it in the car door as you load everone in. (Whoever taught that one to me was a genius!)

  70. Lindsey Angle says:

    My must-have travel product for my toddler is our Fisher Price booster seat…that way, she can eat anywhere we end up! Don’t get me wrong, I love my Flips for traveling too, especially the organics! ;)

  71. Anonymous says:

    I am on extended holiday, thanks to Hurricane Irene. My Ergo is still going strong with kid #2. I have yet to wheel my baby thru the airport and don’t plan to tomorrow when we finally can fly home.

  72. For our toddler it’s books. He loves to have someone read to him or simply look at the pictures himself.

  73. Tami B says:

    I must have my Ring Sling!
    tlbrew75 at gmail dot com

  74. Anonymous says:

    For really long car rides with our toddler we love our dvd player. . . he loves it because he only gets to watch tv or movies on special occasions, so we get fairly quiet car rides.
    princesslolly18 at hotmail dot com

  75. Karen says:

    Am I allowed to say my Flips? ;-) I used the disposable inserts for a week long vacation with no access to laundry, and it was SO nice to not have to carry around a bag full of poop stained clothes because disposables never hold the mess like Flips do. Even when I ran out of the Flip inserts, I still used the Flip covers over the regular disposable diapers I brought so I wouldn’t have to deal with the messes!

  76. Missekirby says:

    Sippy cup, nursing cover, wet bag, handmade wipes and 5 bum genius diapers.

  77. Katy says:

    My must-have for traveling with my baby is her big sister to entertain her! Any time she starts to get fussy her sister sings to her or plays with her.

  78. Camilla says:

    Baby wipes, absolutely! I use cloth diaper, but still love regular ol’ disposable baby wipes…

  79. Anonymous says:

    Snacks are a must…also something to drink! And I am not talking about supplies for baby. My husband and I are due in November with our first so these things are for me and my quickly growing belly!

    Jenna and Neil

  80. Anonymous says:

    on a long car ride (8+ hours) we brought a small traveling dvd player and my toddlers favorite cartoons. I normally don’t let her watch cartoons that often but for a long car ride it was a great way to keep her entertained and made everything go so much smoother.

  81. Kristen says:

    My must have is my carrier, right now Beco butterfly 2 for the baby. For my toddler, it’s the portable DVD player. That thing saves so much headache! We just have to make sure, double and triple check that the battery is charged!!!!!!

  82. A pack and play is my must have item when traveling. My son won’t sleep unless he is in a bed of some type so we have to have the pack in play in the trunk at all times. My son’s must have item is his monkey “Bungle” and his blanket.

  83. Amy Y says:

    Our must have is his blanket. But the lifesavers have been our water bottle, kid cooler, DVD player, diaper backpack & certainly our Ergo carrier.

  84. Anne Lehnick says:

    Some familiar items from home – usually a blanket. But also the play yard is good to take with you when you travel instead of taking your chances.

  85. Tiffany M. says:

    Our sling carrier. Having twins it means I can always have my hands free if necessary.


  86. DanaW says:

    Ice water is a must for me, and of course quick access to a bathroom!4 weeks to go!!

  87. Jenna says:

    plenty of snacks!!! hungry kids are not great travelers!

  88. Mrs. M says:

    My ergo carrier is definitely a must have! As for my son, he has to have his cow lovey and he’s happy as a clam! :)

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway!


  89. Christina B. says:

    Our must have travel (vacation) items were a playpen and bouncer seat!! She always felt “at home,” and I always had somewhere safe to place her when needed! –

  90. we just did our first weekend trip with our 3 month old. practically packed the whole house. i was thankful that the PlanetWise wet bag held in 2 days worth of diapers and didn’t stink up the car that bad!

  91. As we prepare for our first camping trip with our 6 month old twins, we are being sure not to forget our baby carriers, double stroller, Sophie the Giraffe and the girls’ favorite Aden and Anais security blankets. We will be using the Flip system for our trip!

  92. April Hunt says:

    My Ergo and my bumgenius diapers!! I would love some flip covers! That’s been on my list to buy!

  93. Laura says:

    Oh gosh! Only one! Well…we HAVE to have our pack n play for LO to sleep in and all of the sleeping items. Stroller is a must! As well as all cloth diapering items. Can’t leave home without cloth diapers, cloth wipes, large wet bag, small wet bags, diaper safe ointment in case, etc!

  94. Anonymous says:

    As the Grandma of a 20 month old and an 18 month old. Just a trip to town requires their “bunny” or “blankie bear”, a pacifier and of course some

  95. Anonymous says:

    My absolute must have is my Ergo. We use it for sightseeing, people watching, and shopping.

  96. Tatiana says:

    My little guy must have his 3 years old sister next to him and she her daddy! That’s the only way we have a peaceful trip!

  97. Moby and/or Maya wrap. Just got home from our week long vacation and didn’t bring a stroller.

  98. Sbuzie says:

    We carry 3 extremely important things: moby, planet wise wet bag, and plenty of flips. Along with other items but those are our must haves.

  99. Anonymous says:

    for our older kids a leap frog while on the plane or strapped into a car seat is great, for the infant a stroller.

  100. Sbuzie says:

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  101. Andrea says:

    A must travel item is the PlanetWise Wet/Dry bag!!

  102. Kristinas8 says:

    My must have for travel is our stroller.

  103. Kathleen says:

    My daughter’s blankie!! Other than that a well-stocked diaper bag is a must!

  104. Anonymous says:

    Paci and puffs…never leave home without them.

  105. Anonymous says:

    I will not travel far without my husband! Need an extra set of hands for these kids and for my sanity! :) Seriously, though… product…definitely my nursing cover!

  106. Hollee says:

    Our must haves for baby are snacks and our stroller!
    When he was a little younger, he loved his wubbanubs!
    (Hollee Sampson Wells on Facebook)

  107. says:

    Definitely my Ergo. I’m using it next week to carry my 17-month-old through the airport!

  108. Rebecca says:

    a binky, a blankey and a ba ba < -- food / water. Thank You for a chance to win this! would be perfect for my up coming trip to visit my sister who is having her first baby soon.
    outofthoughts1 AT Gmail DOT com

  109. jenn0350 says:

    I never leave the house without my Ergo or Boba! Life savers! <3

  110. Anonymous says:

    We always travel with a fully stocked 31 bag in the car that has EVERYTHING we could possibly need (including plenty of BG dipes!). This way, I don’t have to constantly wonder if I have everything in the diaper bag. If there is something missing, I replace from the 31 bag :) We also have a bjorn in the car because I hate being out & wishing I could wear baby! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway

    Autumn –

  111. The Maya wrap is our go-to travel item! We have a 6-month old, and we use it whenever we go anywhere – it makes carrying luggage, groceries, etc. so much easier!

  112. Christi says:

    My must have for travel is a good Mei Tai carrier .. & a decent sized wetbag !!!

  113. sriester says:

    I must have my ergo carrier and a diaper bag well stocked with snacks and drinks when my family travels.

  114. MamaHunfy says:

    Our must have is a BabyHawk Mei Tei!
    hun423 at

  115. Aimee says:

    baby carrier is am must have! fits in the diaper bag!

  116. Lilhazydays says:

    We never leave the house without a aden and anais muslin blanket. They also make a great nursing cover.

  117. Must have our Britax carrier and a nursing cover!

  118. kristenD says:

    Baby carrier for sure! I prefer a ring sling, my husband likes the bjorn. And I agree with the Sophie giraffe ad well!

  119. A pacifier is our must have for a road trip!!

  120. My must have travel item for my 5-month-old is my nursing cover. I can’t tell you how many times it has saved us (and everyone around us) from trauma while out and about at feeding time. My must-have for my toddler is a snack container and full supply of “O’s”. :)

  121. Anonymous says:

    My traveling must have is my jk I always have my fold up Jeep stroller and lots of snacks. Our fav is Gorrila Os and sippys full of weak cammomile tea. Makes for a peaceful trip. Most of the time.
    Thanks for the giveaway. If I am so lucky to win my email is

  122. says:

    Baby Mum Mums!

  123. Anonymous says:

    My must have travel item as an expectant mom is a snack! I have to nibble all day long and it’s too expensive to stop all the time. And a water bottle to wash it down.

  124. Jess D. says:

    I am so addicted to flips!

  125. Jessica S. says:

    With a three year old and one on the way we have to have our collapsible cooler bag. It’s so nice to have healthy drinks and snacks or lunch always with us, especially since our half-day trips usually turn into ALL day trips.

  126. N. says:

    Our travel must haves are our homemade Moby and a sippy of water! The boobs are never left behind obviously!

  127. Ebruno says:

    As an expectant mama (only 6 weeks left) my must have for traveling is lots of full reusable water bottles. When driving 6 hours I have to stay hydrated. It sure makes for a lot more stops for bathroom breaks though. =)

  128. Elle Sort says:

    Travel Must Haves – carrier (ie – ergo) & lots of wipes!
    sumrluvr4 @ aol . com

  129. Our must haves when traveling for my 2 year old are a few small cars or trains, crayons, a few snacks, a friend and his nighttime music. For airport travel a stroller is also a must!

  130. Laurie says:

    Two must-haves are the moby and a peapod. They are essential when traveling!

  131. Jutta Pearce says:

    My must have is a pacifier! And my flips of course!

  132. Stephanie says:

    I haven’t really traveled with my little guy yet, but I imagine (other than diapers, clothes, etc.) my moby would be something I wouldn’t want to be without. It’s perfect for carrying him while having my hands free, and it folds up pretty small.

    theloquacious1 at yahoo dot com

  133. Darien says:

    Right now our must haves are a carrier (Gemini) and the doggie paci. Love the idea of bringing the Bumbo to restaurants that someone suggested.

  134. skgaff says:

    My must have is my Ergo Carrier…comes in handy in so many situations!

  135. Annalynn says:

    I think our must have item would have to be her new Nuby teether. That has saved us countless time.

    iampezzy at aol dot com

  136. Andrea says:

    We have to have snacks and juice when we travel, it’s an instant soother!

  137. No baby yet, but going on a road trip at 32 weeks so we’re bringing extra pillows, several pairs of yoga pants, plenty to snack on!

  138. Lilhazydays says:

    We don’t leave home without a aden and anais muslin blanket. Our baby girl adores them. They also work as a nursing cover.

  139. I love the bumGenius bottom spray when we travel! I usually just wet a cloth wipe in the sink with water, but when a sink is not handy I have my spray. This keeps us from wasting money on disposable wipes. I also love the small Planet Wise wet bag to keep the used diapers in!

  140. Anonymous says:

    17 month old needs his pack n play and travel highchair! :)

    lizsamples at live dot com

  141. Sarah Ann says:

    Our must have for going anywhere overnight is our hanging wet bag. Otherwise we’re stuck with trash bags. Yuck!

  142. Joan says:

    As others have commented, our must-have is a wearable carrier. Our favorites are the Moby & Ergo, depending on age & size/weight. littlemizc at gmail

  143. Anonymous says:

    We have to travel with the stroller! It is a great help in the airports! Also plenty of clothes/bips my son is quite the spitter! :)

    Heather Murray

  144. We have a book with family pictures in it (Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, etc). Our little one spends hours in the car and hotel pointing and jabbering about everyone.

  145. Elizabeth says:

    For my baby boy it’s either a sippy or a toy phone. :)

    The sippy just makes my life easier since he can hold onto it and drink while I eat/drink myself.

  146. Cyndi says:

    For my almost three year old, her Chango (stuffed monkey), snacks, and a change of clothes.

  147. Anonymous says:

    I keep my ring sling in the car and I use it as a carrier, nursing cover, changing pad, burp cloth, shopping cart and highchair cover. I have even used it as a sunshade over car windows.

  148. Jen says:

    With my 3 week old, definitely a blanket and/or the baby carrier (like many others have said). Right now she also is addicted to her car seat… she seems to sleep best in it anyway!

  149. Kristen says:

    I’m pregnant now, and my pregnancy must haves are my takeya glass water bottle and my camera. I am always thirsty but want to avoid nasty plastics! And I think it will be awesome to show my little boy all the places he got to go before he made his appearance!

  150. Rebecca says:

    My must haves for traveling include the magical blanket that always puts baby to sleep and a good supply of toys to keep him entertained on long drives. I also like gerber puffs to keep hunger under control until we plan on stopping.
    pete.rebec [at] gmail [dot]come

  151. Amelia says:

    Yogurt melts!

  152. Anonymous says:

    Sippy cups with water!!! My children are addicted to water! But that’s a good thing. ;)

    ydmchristina at yahoo dot com

  153. Amy B - says:

    My Moby Wrap and double stroller! Having a 4 yr old, 2 yr old, and 8 week can be challenging while traveling!

  154. Shawna C. says:

    Must have travel are a few toys from the bottom of the toy bin (they are like new to the kiddos) For the baby it’s diapers, change of clothes for the both of us and some @BumGenius diapers.

  155. Natalie says:

    My must have is my Maya Wrap, best invention ever!

  156. amanda says:

    Moby wrap. Makes life much easier. :)

  157. Shelley says:

    Must have travel item is a carrier. If I can strap my son on, then it’s easier to follow my 3 yr old around! shelleykuhlmeyer at gmail dot com

  158. ShortyRobs says:

    My Beco Butterfly II baby carrier- can’t leave home w/o it!

  159. Angela says:

    my son loves horses so we must always have either his favorite horse book (or magazine) or some of his plastic horses!

  160. My must have travel items are definitely a wet bag and reusable snack containers!

    dinorockmom at gmail dot com

  161. Our must haves for travel with the baby is the stroller, binky, and cloth burp cloths. Our older 2 boys love books, so we always have those in the car, seek and finds are a favorite!

  162. Anonymous says:

    A stash of books and toys in the front seat to keep passing back and of course the favorite stuffed toy and snacks.

  163. Jamie says:

    I love having the peapod travel bed. So much smaller to pack. DD is still bf, so food is simple.

  164. Kari says:

    Our Ergo carrier or stroller, depending on where we’re going. And for extra long car trips, his bouncy seat – as long as he’s moving one way or another, he’s usually okay!

  165. Mrs. M says:

    My travel must have has got to be easy on the go snacks for my toddler. Especially buddy fruits!

  166. Anonymous says:

    Baby won’t be here for about another 6 weeks, but as a pregnant woman, my travel must-haves are: a huge jug of water, comfortable shoes, and an app on my phone to help me find the nearest restroom! :)

  167. .vixen. says:

    Our must have is a paci! Can’t go anywhere without it!

  168. I love my snackeze snack bag.
    trishabear1970 at yahoo dot com

  169. Anonymous says:

    For trips, we must not forget my daughter’s favorite monkey toy. It’s the go-to solution for soothing her when away from home(not counting Momma),especially at Dr’s appointments with the scary shots! The jogging sroller is a must also! Even in the grocery store its easier to maneuver around the aisles.

  170. Anonymous says:

    My must have with traveling is my babyhawk and diaper bag!!!

  171. Crystal says:

    Ergo, wet/dry bag, and snacks!!!!

  172. Amy says:

    Our pack and play was wonderful during our week long trip to visit family. Every time we got to a new house, we unfolded my daughter’s “dot bed” (it has dots on it) and she had a familiar place to take a nap or spend the night.

  173. Anonymous says:

    I would say my must haves for traveling with a toddler right now are extra cups/drink/snacks and my cloth wipes in conjunction with my wetbag. He will drop his cup and lose it and he always needs his face/hands/outfit wiped. LOL. It won’t let me sign in with my account for some reason so here is my email address and facebook.!/profile.php?id=1596800446
    Andrea Durall

  174. Ms. Barrett says:

    Boobs! My daughter won’t eat from a bottle, so where ever she goes, I go, and visa versa!

  175. Jenny Lee says:

    When we travel, I make sure to bring my Planetwise wet/dry diaper bag and my duo-stroller for my two little guys! :)

  176. Cecily says:

    When my oldest was one, we moved to Spain for a few months and traveled around quite a bit. The only things that we had to have were a pacifier and a comfortable stroller. The stroller doubled as a luggage carrier (we didn’t have a car) and a high chair; the pacifier soothed him on late nights in hotels with thin walls and while on the bus.
    cecilyyoung at yahoo dot com

  177. Bethany says:

    My must have is the Flip travel system. I am expecting in April. I cloth diapered my 3 year old from 6 weeks till she was potty trained. My family lives in Alaska and I live in VA thats 5,000 Miles and a 12-14 day of traveling on planes and in airports. My cloth diapers were to bulky to fit into a carrie on and I was always clamoring to get disposable chlorine free biodegradable diapers for my trip. The flip travel system would be great to have with my next little one.

  178. liz.dauth says:

    HHMMMM…. A must have when traveling with a 7 month old is Boobies!!! And of course the wrap, paci, fluff, and lots of toys! We often go to the coast for weekend adventures so bringing all the essentials is key to having a happy baby!!

  179. Bethany says:

    For my son it was always a blue binky (even now at 24 months, its the fail safe).

    For my daughter, it seems to be a baby carrier or a Aden and Anais blanket.

    Of course, diapers are essential! I recommend BG one size anything for kids if you have two different size kids in diapers!

  180. Our must have when we travel are board books! That is the only thing that will stop him from crying!!! We take about 6 with us and rotate which ones we read!

  181. Bethany says:

    My must have is the Flip travel system. I am expecting in April. I cloth diapered my 3 year old from 6 weeks till she was potty trained. My family lives in Alaska and I live in VA thats 5,000 Miles and a 12-14 day of traveling on planes and in airports. My cloth diapers were to bulky to fit into a carrie on and I was always clamoring to get disposable chlorine free biodegradable diapers for my trip. The flip travel system would be great to have with my next little one.

  182. Liss1481 says:

    My Ergo carrier is my must-have for traveling!

  183. Expectant mom to be here…and I am betting our wrap carrier is going to be a life saver! That and extra diapers!

  184. Anonymous says:

    With 3 little ones, we don’t travel much, but our must-have on any beach day-cation is a laundry basket! we pack it full of dry clothes, and throw all the wet stuff in it at the end of the day. Straight to the washer it goes!

  185. Rebekah says:

    We can travel anywhere as long as we have lots of snacks and a toy or two for chewing.

  186. Anonymous says:

    I love my ring sling. It makes carrying my son so much easier and its less bulky than lugging around a stroller.


  187. Rechelle says:

    Uhm, honestly, a snot sucker! My tiny one always ends up with the sniffles after a plane trip. That, and a sound machine for sleeping. Makes a hotel room a lot more comfy at night!

  188. Hana says:

    We have a two-month old and our essentials are our ErgoBaby carrier and PPB Boxy Backpack. Both are perfect for mom AND dad to use!

  189. leslie says:

    For our now two year old, the must have was her pacifier. She is now weaned from it so it is now snacks and het potty chair…lol. we are expecting another one on the way in about two weeks so that will be a whole new ball game. Leslie.

  190. crosales5 says:

    I have only traveled once with a baby and I am expecting my third baby. The one time I have traveled, I would not be able to make it without the pack n’ play, and the diaper bag of course. I once had to turn around because we forgot it. Luckily we were Only 1/2 an hr away!! :)

  191. TBTorra says:

    We MUST have snacks for the car ride!

    lauren dot allpress at

  192. Dianne says:

    I LOVE traveling with the Bumbo…best invention ever!! A convenient portable high chair and a safe place for baby to play if you are in a hotel room and don’t want baby rolling all around the floor…YUCK!

  193. Andrea Betz says:

    My must have for traveling is a Moby wrap for the newborn. He LOVES that thing. For my 1.5 year old son it would have to be his Munchkin snack catcher “snack cup”. I can get him to do anything or go anywhere as long as he has that!

  194. Binkit (aka blankie)!!!!
    Kristin Mcgee

  195. Anonymous says:

    for my toddler it is plenty of snacks!!For some reason she loves to eat like crazy on the road!Oh and my Backpack carrier!

  196. Mama Liz says:

    Any toy that DOES NOT make noise…they play just as well but mommy and daddy get a little more peace and quiet on vacation!!

  197. Cloth wipes! I use Grovia cloth wipes with water, so helpful between the saliva and spit up and sticky fingers!

  198. Nicole says:

    For older toddlers on long road trips we must have snacks and a portable DVD player in the car.

  199. Anonymous says:

    A sound maker!! Both my kids are completely addicted to them and cannot sleep without one. We bring one everywhere we go :)

  200. Melissa says:

    I love my ring sling!

  201. Laura says:

    A & A swaddle to use for everything, the ergo and “awpys” (Phinehas speak for sippy.

  202. Sarah R. says:

    My must have travel item is a well organized jujube diaper bag. There are lots of must have items to carry like diapers, wipes, snacks and toys but when you do it in style and everything is easily accessible then it makes outings that much smoother.

  203. Anna says:

    Our must-have travel item is the paci! Our girl loves her paci, and we take it everywhere we go.

  204. Suzanne says:

    My angelpack baby carrier.

  205. Tricia Anson says:

    I love bringing the baby food purée pouches for traveling–you can just let baby hold it and “drink” it so no spoons or bowls or spills in the car! So convenient! :)

  206. Anonymous says:

    Our must have travel items are Sophie the giraffe and our ergo!

  207. Anonymous says:

    My double stroller =)

  208. Michele R says:

    Well when my kids were younger it was was the baby carrier, love my Beco. Now that they are older it would be snacks, juice boxes and a coloring book w/ crayons!

  209. Jill says:

    My must have is a playpen and stroller.

  210. jlcmc32 says:

    Our must have is our baby blanket, my son likes to hold next to his face, its so soft.

  211. I haven’t had an infant for 7 years, but am currently expecting ourlatest addition. My travel neccessity as an expectant Momma, is ice water (I am constantly thirsty and super cold ice water is the ONLY thirst quencher), and to have potty stops mapped out. During these past few weeks I seem to constantly be going to the restroom.

  212. twyla vega says:

    My must have travel item is my moby wrap! It makes walking/touring much less of a hassle!

  213. SoccerMama9 says:

    We go by the saying, “Have baby, will travel”. With family scattered all over the Southeast we’re constantly taking weekend trips to visit others. My number one item to pack when traveling with a baby was my Lucky-Baby sling. The sling was used as a carrier, blanket, nursing cover and much more. The poor thing has seen better days and I’m hoping it will last through baby #3 due in Dec.

  214. Corrie M. says:

    The infant car seat- gotta have that! And a fully stocked diaper bag and wet bag.

  215. Micah says:

    I’d have to agree that the boobs are must have when we go anywhere. But besides all the obvious things, it seems like we never leave the house without baby sunscreen! Sadly fair genes rubbed off on her.

  216. amber says:

    I have 2 must-haves, my ergo for the 3-week old baby girl and my 2yr old’s pacifier especially for long car rides or hikes.

  217. My must have are organic puffs and water! We always carry these just in case our little one gets the munchies.

  218. Kwak-Simon says:

    My must have for traveling is sun screen and bug spray. And extra clothes for both mom and baby.

  219. Anonymous says:

    My favorite product for traveling when I’m expecting is lotion. It seems like my hands get so dry, and sometimes my belly too!
    Kelly H.

  220. Amanda says:

    Our must have is cloth wipes and a mini spray bottle! They come in handy for so many things other than just diaper changes. When we go out to eat, they make clean up so much easier. Just wet the wipe and clean up baby.

    The baby carrier is also very handy. I love our Babyhawk Mei Tai!

  221. ~Nicole says:

    We have to have the lovies! We can buy new diapers, snacks, and just about anything else we might need while out, but if we don’t have those lovies, it’s a nightmare of screaming until we get home to collect them!

  222. Anonymous says:

    We can go anywhere and everywhere for as long as we want if our little one is riding along in his backpack! He’ll even nap in it! For car rides we have a sand bucket full of toys. Often the bucket is the funnest toy of all!

  223. For my son, the travel must-have is plenty of his fave snack! Especially traveling in the car – as long as we never run out of animal crackers, we’re all good! :)

  224. Crystal T. says:

    We are expecting in October and I am getting some good advice from these posts! Since this is our first baby I’m not sure what will work best but we have been gifted a baby carrier and a diaper bag – I’m sure those will go everywhere with us!

  225. cgcalkins says:

    My must have for traveling with babies is…DIAPERS! Getting stuck out without diapers and a poopy baby is the worst!

  226. Amy says:

    Frogster!! That’s the name of out little guy’s paci holder. He loves to cuddle with the frog as much as he likes the paci attached to its hand. ;-)

  227. I am 6 months pregnant and my must have travel item are PILLOWS!! Also lots of bottled water :)

  228. The Shorey's says:

    If I’m out and about the best thing is a pacifier attatcher, every time I forget it, I lose the pacifier! My father-in-law saw my 9 month old with his paci attatched to his shirt and said “Where was THAT when our kids were little!!!”

  229. KPBerling says:

    We travel frequently and our top travel item for babies/toddlers is the mei tai. It is great for bringing them through airports, for the zoo (because when they’re in the stroller, they can’t see over the fence to the animals!), etc.

    I also like to bring Color Wonder coloring books for toddlers. It only colors on the Color Wonder paper, not on the airplane seat or tray. No cleanup required, not distracting to fellow passengers, and very inexpensive.

  230. Anonymous says:

    As a cloth diaper mom, definitely Planet Wise wet/dry bags. They work great and are going on 3 years working strong for us!


  231. Karen says:

    I’m an expectant mom, and I just got back from a week-long trip! My must-have item was a barf bag! Sad, but true! Morning sickness plus car sickness equals a big mess! :-) Seriously, though, my memory foam pillow was a must!

  232. Catrina Cozens says:

    Our must have is.. me! Little one is EBFd and goodness please help us if I don’t have his “nom noms” when he needs them!!! :D — Our 2nd thing would be our over-the-shoulder baby holder sling!!! That sling is a LIFE-SAVER!!!! :D

  233. futurehope says:

    Must have product that I have for travel…pack and play and a little stuffed hippo he sleeps with.

    must have product that i don’t have is wet/dry bags for dirty diapers that are actually specifically made for diapers. I bought the cheap ones and paid the price when they started getting wet on the outside (from the dirty diapers on the inside) after a couple uses. YUCK!

  234. scharfiegirl says:

    An Aden and Anais swaddling blanket. I love how big and soft they are, yet they are compact and take up little room. So versatile too!

  235. April says:

    A large collection of small-sized board books that DD can “read” in her carseat, and a travel booster seat with tray so she can eat a meal anywhere. Oh, and we always travel with our BG 3.0’s, even camped with them this summer!

  236. Kschrage says:

    We made a mix CD for my son. Whenever he starts to cry because he wants to get out of his car seat on our long drives, the songs makes him a happy camper…even better when daddy and mommy sing along!

  237. Connie Tobin says:

    Our Britax carrier, cannot travel without it!

  238. JC says:

    Must haves: BG detergent (learned the hard way!), blankie,and my Lands End XL canvas beach tote. Oh, and my 18 month old and wonderful husband. :)

  239. Amanda says:

    Toys/books/etc. for entertaining little ones! It’s not a very good vacation for the parents if the children aren’t having fun.

  240. Beany14 says:

    We recently flew with our 2 month old and my Sakura bloom sling was a life saver. While at our destination our britax car seat and stroller made travelling easy and my flip covers with grovia biosoakers made diapering easy without having to worry about doing diaper laundry.

  241. Pappi says:

    I haven’t traveled far with my baby yet, but when we go out the door we definitely bring out Ergo! It saves my back and shoulder when he doesn’t want to sit in the stroller, and he would nap in it too.

  242. Kim Hammans says:

    The DVD player! It is terrible but true… the DVD player in our car saved our sanity multiple times this summer. It kept the 2 year old happy and even lulled him to sleep a few times!!!

  243. Chana Putnam says:

    I’m expecting so my must have is a pillow. I use it behind my back while in the car and between my legs while laying down. Oh the sweet relief of pain!

  244. For this nursing mom of triplets… my pump!!! Half a dozen pacifiers & lots of CD’s & a large wetbag. I’m just now trying disposable inserts with my covers, liking them so far, but need better covers :)

  245. We absolutely can’t leave the house without snacks, blankies, sleep sheep (noise machine), and Violet(her favorite stuffed puppy). And we can’t forget her favorite new hard_soled shoes that she loves to stomp around in like a big girl!

  246. I must remember his blanket, his monkey, and at least 3 pacifiers. He tends to throw those pacifiers out of the pack-n-play or car seat and we always need a back-up.

  247. Amber says:

    aden+anais muslin blankets… they can be used for just about anything! Sunshade, nursing cover, burp cloth, play mat, neck roll, carseat cover, etc….

  248. Emily says:

    I would have to say the car itself is one of the best travel accessories bc she’ll sleep in it for hours!

  249. Katie says:

    Snack traps, sippy cups and my sling. Something for everyone.

  250. The biggest lifesaver on our road trips is my pump and a few bottles so we can feed her without stopping. Once we take my little girl out of her car seat it is nearly impossible to get her back in the thing. Other must haves are a fully stocked diaper bag, a sling or wrap (but usually both), some fresh fruit for snacking, and my baby’s favorite toy.

  251. Myself! I’m breastfeeding our baby. Also the baby wrap for hands-free carrying and a cd of nursery rhymes for the 3 year old.

  252. Candy says:

    The Bumbo seat is a must when we go camping! Love it!

  253. Shannon says:

    Our must have is the Ergo & Planetwise wet/dry bag.

  254. Jennifer says:

    Another vote for a sling/baby carrier here! Much less cumbersome than a stroller and it keeps our 3 month old much happier. It’s an easy way to make sure he can sleep wherever we end up too!

  255. Anonymous says:

    An Aden and Anias Swaddling blanket. It has so many uses. (we take grandma too whenever possible)
    jillstroz at gmail dot com

  256. Sascha says:

    Mini Playpen! Nothing worse that a hotel crib (or lack of unexpectedly) or going to someones home and not having a safe place for baby to sleep.

  257. Samantha says:

    Our must have for our toddler is her travel potty so she doesn’t have to go in the dirty public restrooms! We always keep it in the back of our car for when we are on the road! For our baby, we definitely need our stroller and teether!

  258. Megan Hulett says:

    I’m a mommy of 4 month old twins and our must have is Me…. they don’t take bottles and couldn’t eat if Mama wasn’t around. I’m the playpen, food source, diaper changer, pillow and carrier. Love all of my 5 kiddos:)

  259. Anonymous says:

    have to have an baby carrier, my favorite is the ergo
    vrclay30 at gmail dot com

  260. Andra says:

    It probably is the boob for us too, so indirectly water for mom to drink! Lol, I really need a camel back!
    Andra W

  261. sarah says:

    Boob, snack, juice, grandma, I never go anywhere without that minimum combination

  262. Robin says:

    Can’t travel without her blankie! And a toy of some sort and snacks to keep her entertained

  263. Anonymous says:

    We definitely love our travel swing if we’re going overnight anywhere. It’s a must-have!

  264. Eliany says:

    My expectant mama must have is a reusable water bottle!

    elianysb AT gmail DOT com

  265. Erin says:

    Snacks! And if it’s a long car trip, the dvd player had better be charged and ready. Nothing distracts my fussy toddler like some fruit and some Mickey Mouse.

  266. Francine says:

    a pacifier! though we’re weaning her off now…

  267. Melissa says:

    When we went on vacation last summer, my must-have was our set of covers and disposable inserts! I brought a few regular sposies to use in the car/hotel, thinking they would be “easier”. WRONG! She was still EBF, and after a horrible poop-splosion in the hotel I switched to covers and disposable inserts and never had another blowout the whole trip! Whenever the covers got soiled we just washed them w/ the rest of our laundry or hand-washed them in the sink. So easy, and so much less messy!


  268. Pamela says:

    We can’t travel without our sing-along CD. Yes, we’re that weird family who sings silly kid songs at the top of our lungs :)


  269. Mira says:

    A laundry basket and a pillow. Our daughter hates sleeping in cribs but if she needs a nap at a friends house, in a hotel or some place other than home she’ll curl up on a pillow placed in a laundry basket just so she’s in the thick of what’s happening at the moment.

  270. Sathya Bomagat says:

    Just travel to Mexico by myself with my then 12 months old son, my Ergo carrier, cloth diaper and my boobs!!! W all this I was set!!!

  271. Kylie says:

    I just posted above with a link to my shop Facebook page, but I did not include my e-mail. It is… just in case I win! ;o)

  272. Nicole says:

    For the older kids, sippy cups. For the baby, the cosleeper and some pacifiers.

    medellia_4 at yahoo dot com

  273. JoeyAnne says:

    A Pack & Play is a must!!! And of course snacks for everyone!!

  274. Teresa says:

    With a 4 1/2 year old, 2 1/2 year old, and 1 month old, we MUST have snacks at all times, blankets, books, and some fun music to jam out to. They also insist on car games like eye spy even when it is a short trip to the grocery store!

  275. Vlynn75 says:

    My BabyHawk carrier! Vlynn75 AT comcast DOT net

  276. Laura says:

    Forgot my email in my last comment…

    As an expectant mother who lives in the south I cannot leave the house without a bottle of ice cold water! I try to stay as hydrated as I can for me and for my baby girl.

  277. Lessa says:

    My must have for traveling with a toddler is LOTS of books. She loves to read and will stay entertained for hours alongside good books :)

  278. babybymk says:

    we make sure we always bring a spare cotton t-shirt. it’s the only way my LO would sleep, holding/caressing/hugging the tshirt.

  279. The Ergo! We don’t leave home without it.

  280. miss fish says:

    Other than the things I bring with me everywhere (Moby, diapers and booba), the thing I most appreciate while traveling is the Planet Wise hanging wet/dry bag!
    helena at studio32 dot com

  281. April G says:

    My must have products for traveling with my little ones right now are our wooden teethers! My twins are both teething like crazy at the moment and we would be lost without those wooden rings for them to gnaw on.

  282. jdeemarie says:

    When I travel with the kids, I must have a changing pad (or even a receiving blanket). It grosses me out to lay my little one down on public changing tables so it makes me feel better having something to go between him and the table. They also work great if we are at someone’s home or if there is no place to change his diaper, I can just use the changing pad on the floor.

    jdeemarie @

  283. Frieda says:

    Me! We’re exclusively Breastfeeding so baby stays with me wherever I go and I’m with baby wherever she needs to go :)

  284. Stinky Pete says:

    Our sound machine…I have a light sleeper and it helps to recreate our home sleep experience.

  285. The travel swing! We discovered this AFTER the fact though. Baby was refusing to nap during our week at Grandma and Grandpa’s, so off to target we went to pick up a travel swing. The next day, she took a 3 hour nap – and it wasn’t even swinging half of that time!

  286. I take my wrap and wear carrier EVERYWHERE with me. It makes carrying my 10 month old around so much easier.

  287. Anonymous says:

    The best traveling suff that i can think is the essentials the cloth diapers, wipes, and my sons favorite monkey( that never leaves his side).

  288. elise says:

    We use Flip diapers and LOVE them! We are going camping over Labor day weekend which is challenging with cloth diapering and results in LOTS of laundry when we get home. This sounds like the perfect solution!! Hope to win :O) really, we nurse and cloth diaper so we don’t have to take a whole lot with us when traveling!!

  289. Lisa Soares says:

    definately a carrier, usually the moby or ring sling for us. although my little one thinks the world is ending if we forget Mr Froggie (soft frog rattle)

  290. Bridget says:

    For my breastfeeding baby, I second the boob comments. Helps with food, pressure on the ears, comfort, etc. I also wouldn’t go on a trip without some sort of toy (like Sophie the Giraffe) that he can look at, teeth on, hold, and make noise!

  291. Anne says:

    Must haves for a travelling expectant mama: Tums, water, and lots of pantyliners!

  292. MrsGiarraffa says:

    Our must haves are cloth diapers, moby wrap, sippy cup and a Raffi Cd. Dont leave home with out any of those things. Quick trips or long trips. Ya never know.

  293. Laura says:

    As an expectant mother who lives in the south I cannot leave the house without a bottle of ice cold water! I try to stay as hydrated as I can for me and for my baby girl.

  294. Sara says:

    My Moby Wrap is my number one must have to travel!

  295. Kylie says:

    We really don’t travel much, but when we leave the house at all, I seem to be unable to travel without yarn, hooks/needles, and my Kindle! :)Our first baby is due in December this year, and after watching my sister cloth diaper for the firs time, I am realizing that even just going to the grocery store, it is going to be impossible to go without a wet bag and plenty of wipes. ;o)

  296. sunlilac says:

    our must is a baby sling and pack and play. Both are needed. One during the day and the other at night so we can all sleep.

  297. Amy says:

    I have several… If staying overnight it’s gotta be the sound machine. If it’s just a day trip — carrier/sling for the baby and music playing in the car for our toddler.

  298. Mary Grimm says:

    We must have the baby nari hip hugger, she hates all carriers and strollers

  299. Anonymous says:

    Our portable dvd player is a life saver on car trips! Our kids actually look forward to the long trips so they can watch movies since we don’t watch much tv at home.

  300. Something new to entertain and his Pea Pod sleeping tent. You have to feel secure when you sleep!

  301. Amanda Scott says:

    Our must have is actually the flip disposable, and traveling with the bum geniius soap! It gets out any stains either hand washing or he washing machine we just love it!
    Love the flips on our 6 lbs 2oz baby who is now 7 11.5!
    Would love to win this!

  302. Anonymous says:

    Just got back from traveling to Canada with our 2 month old! The Moby wrap was a must have. Comfortable to carry around in the airport and also kept unwanted stranger germ-infested hands off my precious little one:)–Jenni-Lee Evertse

  303. my must have is a wombfruit wrap. a bit like a moby but made locally.. and a lot cooler. LOVE that thing!!

  304. Karen Hudson says:

    Distracting toys that light up or make noise to distract from being stuck in the car seat. The current fave is “Senorita Cindy the Soothing Seahorse” (named by my husband. It basically a glow worm…lol. :-) Our Lilly love it.

  305. Meghan says:

    My Kemby Sidekick diaper bag that converts into a carrier when needed. There are time when my babe just wants to be carried, but at 11 mos, she’s really heavy.

  306. Ivy freimuth says:

    Our must have for any trip would be my daughters sleepy time music! She sleeps so well with it playing. I recently put it on the iphone and i am never without it!

  307. Barbie says:

    Hard to say! It’s been different at his different stages! My Moby and Ergo have been fantastic until the heat wave! Handsfree holding baby and much easier than a huge stroller!!!

  308. Anonymous says:

    Just got back from traveling to Canada with our 2 month old! The Moby wrap was a must have. Comfortable to carry around in the airport and also kept unwanted stranger germ-infested hands off my precious little one:)–Jenni-Lee Evertse

  309. Renie says:

    I’m expecting.. I always need water, panty liners, asprin and tums.

  310. Tiffany says:

    Just got a new car with a dvd player and now toy story is a must have on long trips as well as our woody doll!

  311. Jamlynnb says:

    My must have item is my very well packed diaper bag, cannot leave home (ever)without it!!

  312. Rosie A says:

    Gotta have the sling!

  313. Can you believe we left for a weekend with our 3-month-old and forgot to bring baby wipes? Of course, we didn’t realize this until we stopped to change his diaper. Needless to say, we now triple-check our stash every time we leave the house!

  314. A ring sling! Can’t travel without it!

  315. Cassie says:

    piddle pad! we’re actually embarking on a 2 day car trip thursday and i know the piddle pad will be a lifesaver if me newly potty trained toddler throws a tantrum in the car!

  316. Karis Jorden says:

    Our must have is a zippy cup! My son loves his cup. He won’t let us travel without it or some snacks.

  317. Autumn staley says:

    Must have for baby is the boob hands down! For my 3 year old her blanket and her water cup. The world ends if we get in the car without those two things!!!

  318. Elyse Anders says:

    Baby Bjorn and Boon cups for the baby.
    PSP stocked with educational games and movies for the preschooler.

  319. Rhiannon Hall says:

    boobs…enough said :)

  320. Carolyn says:

    A little cooler for milk, change of clothes, paci, diapers, and now that she is getting old enough, a few toys :)

  321. My must is definitely a carrier! My favorites are my Sleeping Baby Productions ring sling and my SV Bamberoo!

  322. ElisaF says:

    Our little lady’s must have is her blanky.

  323. Crystal says:

    I would have to say that my sling, ergo carrier, snacks and plenty of cloth diapers would be the must haves on our trips.

  324. Ashley G says:

    We don’t leave the house without squeezable fruit pouches, goldfish, and Flip inserts!

  325. Katie says:

    Must have my moby! And my little mesh fresh food feeder and fruit so she can have something to gnaw on.

  326. Elizabeth Blish says:

    I agree with the person who said a baby carrier!!! Also, crayons and paper. Never go on long trips without them. ;)

  327. Anywhere we go at night or over night, we HAVE to take the yoga ball. Bouncing our little one on the ball is the only way to get her to sleep at night unless I want to nurse her for an hour straight!

  328. CaseyLynn says:

    My ring sling, our muslin blankets, and a binky :)

  329. BethS says:

    My must-have item is my nice big wetbag…enough to hold a weekends diapers without a big stink!

  330. Fifi says:

    My daughter can’t sleep without her white noise machine and binkies, so those are must haves!

  331. Kayt W says:

    Our must have is the Oh Snap! carrier for our toddler. We’ll be visiting family in 3 weeks and I’m definitely going to have it with us.

  332. my kids’ must have for trips is gameboys for the older kids and binky and his stuffed dog for the baby.

  333. Lesley says:

    I would definitely say our must have travel items are our ergo carrier, Grandma El’s Diaper Rash Remedy just in case, & wet bag with zipper!

  334. mekjsk2000 says:

    sippy cup, toys (coloring book and crayons, lacing book, softer toys),snacks

  335. Toni Keltner says:

    Pacifier! We usually just let our little ones have their pacifier at nap time and bed time, but sometimes when traveling and veering off schedule a little, a pacifier or another “lovey” will do the trick to comfort a fussy little one.

  336. Beth says:

    Our must have item for traveling is the IPAD my son got from the Aiden brown foundation while undergoing chemotherapy. He Loves the apps and watching Elmo! Its or life line!

  337. Erin says:

    A baby carrier! So much easier than a stroller.

  338. samantha says:

    My must have item for traveling with baby is my moby wrap and of course a wet bag. They make life so much easier. :)
    smoo06 at yahoo dot com

  339. Emily says:

    any carrier. As long as my little one is close to me or Daddy she’s happy!

  340. Katherine C says:

    My must have for travel with my toddler is the backpack carrier. She loves it, almost as much as I do!

  341. Pam says:

    I wouldn’t travel anywhere without a baby carrier!

  342. Our Chicco umbrella stroller- lightweight, but very durable!

  343. sarajo says:

    Gotta have my hand made take on the moby wrap for LO. For my older boys, a diapers, wipes and wet bag. Seems like no matter what, when ever we leave the house, one of them poops!

    While camping, we use PFs on all the kids!

  344. Madeline says:

    It’s all about the Ergo when we travel. It’s a place to nap, nurse, and hang out!

    madelinemiller at gmail dot com

    PS – just traveled with my Flips disposable inserts and they were perfect for being out and about! I would love more!

  345. Olivia M says:

    For my 3 yr old daughter her blanket is always a must. For my 20 month old son snacks and his toy story toys. Sippy cups for both. For mommy to be (expecting in Oct.) tums and lots of water.

  346. Megan says:

    A teething ring! You can tell what we’re doing now!

  347. I think it is essential when travelling with baby to have a great carrier and stroller!
    sabrina radke
    sradke1024 at gmail dot com

  348. Kellie says:

    I’ll agree with all the posts about the Moby!! With my second, I COULDN’T go far without that. He was like a little joey and wanted to be snuggled in there all the time. With our newborn, it’s the only carrier I feel comfortable with (but I haven’t tried all of them). Love our Moby!!

  349. Snacks and sippy cup – never leave home without them.

  350. Yin says:

    My must have product while traveling with a baby would be a camera. I love to capture the special moments with my family, and the camera does just that. I don’t know what I would do without it.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  351. Ashley says:

    As a preggo, my Toms are my best travel essential! Comfortable and wearable in all weather and situations.

  352. Jenny says:

    We live one and a half hours from the grocery store so going to the store is a long trip. We always bring water/Jucie.

  353. Cori and Ben says:

    My must have for traveling in the car is my daughters frog blanket because it seems to be the toy that keeps her quiet the best for car trips. She is a screamer and without the frog she screams most of the trip.

  354. R times 5 says:

    flips with disposable inserts lol! now that I have two in diapers I could really use some more. I love that I can just wash the covers in the sink if needed and keep going

  355. etta says:

    Our baby will be here in October. Each time we’ve traveled during my pregnancy, I have to take my body pillow. We took a last-minute overnight trip back in May and I forgot my body pillow. It was torture trying to sleep!

  356. olivia says:

    For my 2 toddlers blanket and snacks are a must have. For mommy to be again, this go around i have to pack tums.

  357. Toys, she always wants to play!

  358. Hana says:

    For overnight trips to grandparents, friends or a hotel the Kidco Peapod travel tent has been amazingly helpful. Lightweight and easy!

  359. Marvin says:

    Snacks! Our son is a big eater and can get ravenous pretty fast.

    petitchouffe AT gmail DOT com

  360. Kate says:

    Must have is definitely favorite snacks and a newish small toy.

  361. wanda says:

    We always bring a Bummis wet bag and a pack n play and his Teddy bear.
    Wanda.Lew at gmail

  362. Lisa Q says:

    Snacks are always good for any trip!
    lisa dot ann dot q at gmail dot com

  363. Trina says:

    My must have is a snack trap with cheerios for the little ones and crayons/paper for the older one!

  364. Morrigan says:

    must for travel – cj butter spray, wet dry bag, and many types of snacks!
    morriganirene at gmail dot com

  365. MichelleRad says:

    I try to remember play-doh, and crayons and paper! Also she has a lift-the-flap book we use all the time. For pregnant mommy, water bottle!

  366. Robertsons says:

    Other than the obvious diapers, nuring cover, wet bag, etc. CHEERIOS!!! They are the only thing that can get both of them to calm down instantly.

  367. Jen B says:

    Snacks! (and my wet/dry bag)
    jenniferbleiler at gmail dot com

  368. As an expectant mom-to-be, the essential item in my car these days is FOOD! -And lots of it :)

  369. boyzrule says:

    Must have organic friut /veggie pouches for emergencies

    Dmoretti1967 at

  370. Lindsey says:

    My must have for traveling with my Toddler is her Magna Doodle! It really keeps her entertained and we have so much fun drawing and learning new things!
    lindseygalvez at gmail dot com

  371. Katie Lin says:

    My must have baby item for travel is definitely my baby carrier. My son doesn’t like to stay in the stroller for very long, so the carrier saves me! Thanks for the opportunity. :)

  372. for baby– carrier!! for toddler — stroller!!

  373. christy says:

    Her blanket (we’ve left it behind once- never again) & the Ergo carrier!

    lalanuts at gmail dot com

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  375. lala says:

    Our must-have item is a baby carrier. I loved my Moby wrap when Grant was a newborn, but now we use the Baby Bjorn since Grant is too big for his infant seat, but not yet sitting/mobile.

  376. Aurora says:

    We love carrying our little one in the Moby! We also have to remember to grab our large wet bag when out for longer than a couple hours!

  377. LiciaLee says:

    My must have item(s) are a carrier and toys to keep the baby happy. Traveling was so much easier pre baby!

  378. Felicia R says:

    We just traveled this past weekend and took LO on her first flight! Our essentials included our Ergo, snacks, a few wet bags, a rag, a few toys and an awesome diaper bag.

  379. Amber Joy says:

    Our must-have is the sound machine. Something about that static-y ocean waves…

  380. We recently got one of those little snack cups that has the cover that the toddlers can stick his hand in and get snacks out, but if he throws it on the floor the snacks stay in. We fill that with whole wheat goldfish and organic puffs and he’s set for quite awhile. :)

    voskuil.s at gmail .com

  381. Michelle says:

    We have to travel with our sound machine. Bringing a little bit of home with us helps her sleep thorugh the night whenever she’s in a new environment.

  382. Amanda says:

    A must have is a wetbag for accidents! We also make sure we have lots of the squeezable fruit pouches. They are awesome for traveling!
    Tvpg at aol dot com

  383. Jacquelyn says:

    For my infant – bjorn or moby wrap for sure! For the toddler – food in a squeeze tube!

  384. HPTeach says:

    We’ve got a few favorites…Planet Wise wet bag, snacks and kid friendly Itunes.

  385. Rachel G says:

    That one is hard. I would say definitely my Moby and boobs :)

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  387. momma.aynes says:

    I have to have my Beco Gemini carrier before I go anywhere., That is a must have with my little chunky monkey

  388. Jennifer says:

    My must have item is those organic fruit squeeze pouches. They are great for when my toddler needs to eat in a hurry and I can’t get to any appropriate food. I keep them in my diaper bag at all times!

  389. I have to agree with what a lot of people have already said, a baby carrier, what kind depends on age of baby.

  390. angryuterus says:

    For travel, I agree, a Moby. I carried/wore our son when we went hiking and camping, when we went to tour Chicago, I wore him all day…

    For a young one we need a properly stocked diaperbag to leave in the car and a small one for necessities – only if we will be away from the car for any long period of time.

  391. Lisa says:

    Our best travel item is something new and novel- be it toy or snack. Last airplane trip our two year old learned about fruit snacks. Happy day!

  392. raesalley says:

    her blanket is a must before we step out the door. Other than that, it’s our diaper bag backpack which I adore fully laden with a couple of outfit changes, spare diapers, toys but most importantly – the gyro bowl fully stocked with cheerios. I don’t know how parents managed to not spend all day picking up flung cheerios before these things were created.

  393. Darcie says:

    My baby boy is 6 weeks old and we’re slaves to our exercise ball right now. He can be furious and screaming and the second we start bouncing on that thing, it’s smiles and giggles. I swear it’s like magic.

  394. Sara says:

    When we travel, I cannot leave the house without my Moby wrap. It’s so much easier to carry my baby than try to maneuver a big stroller and keep track of my 2 other children.

  395. Dan and Peg says:

    I second the carrier. Any kind of sling or backpack is a must when we’re traveling. Also our bummis wetbag is great. It has zipper closure, and drawstrings, so no matter where we go, we can set up to CD on the go!

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  397. Kaitlin says:

    We love the Bumbo! It makes restaruants so much easier because she can sit on the table with us while we eat!

  398. Jill says:

    Ha! I love Theresa M’s comment, she’s so right, and goes great for infants– for the older toddler/pre K crowd, the answer is similar, but more dad friendly– snacks! Even just going to the grocery store, I always have either a box of raisins or a package of fruit snacks in my purse or in her ‘change bag’. Great for a reward, a distraction, or to beat those ‘I’m so hungry’ tantrum blues!

  399. Carrie Roer says:

    A pack ‘n play. And my daughter’s blanket. :)

  400. Drea says:

    My Planetwise dry/wetbag ~ It works so well and makes cloth diapering while traveling very doable.

  401. Anonymous says:

    The boob so far is our best travel problem solver! :) We’re hoping to find something a little more dad friendly soon.

  402. Sarah says:

    My absolute traveling must-have- a baby carrier. Wrap, ring sling, mei tai, SSC, I have traveled with them all! Often sans stroller!

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