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Holiday Travel Done Right

We travel a lot.

My parents live on the other side of the state, and we try to see them at least once a month. With adding kids to our family, we’ve been trying to see them even more often.

November through December – we see them A LOT. It’s great; holidays are the travel inspiration to see family more frequently. Or even to relax! I have had acquaintances who visited Spain sometime recently and she was describing to me the beautiful culture of the country! So much so, that I even now know that there are transport websites (StressFreeCarRental.com and similar others tend to provide such services) that can take me around the country from the airport itself! I mean, who knew technology could make life so much easier, right? It sure would be amazing though, if I ever got the chance to travel with my family!

That’s why I’m tempted to do so now. I may even consider a private jet hire so that I can spend some quality time with my family all alone. Another reason is that I want them to have a luxurious travel experience at least once in their lives. Though I’m not sure if I can afford it, I’d give it my all. It is just as important to spend time with one’s family as it is to have a stable job. You won’t be able to stay deprived of them for long.

As many of you might know, traveling with kids can be tough, and private jet could be a convenient option in that case as well.

Anyway, there are a lot of packing struggles that I experience when getting our family ready to leave. The main issue that I come across is fitting all our stuff into the car (when you’re traveling by car). It’s hard! If you don’t think you can fit it all into your daily car, consider renting a party bus from Texas, it makes traveling roomier and more fun.

We have found a product that will make packing, and re-packing so much easier.

Meet: Lotus Everywhere Travel Crib by Guava.

This travel crib is seriously the best baby product I’ve laid my eyes on. Keep reading and I’ll tell you why I love it so much!

Guava is a family-owned company that offers high-end, top of the line baby products that are innovative and built to last. Their products are so unique, and they don’t like your typical baby gear.

Neutral is always better, in my opinion. Neutral products are great because they can be anywhere and not look like an eye sore. So many baby products are brightly colored and have bold prints on them, having any of the in the same place can be pretty distracting. I love how this travel crib is designed with neutral colors that won’t disrupt any space. Not to mention, you can use it baby after baby – boy or girl.

Even more than their products being neutral, I love that they don’t look like baby products. Everything that Guava creates and sells is designed to be simple, efficient, and elegant. What a great rule to live by. As parents simple and efficient are [like] what we live by. Throw some elegance in there, and you’ll turn heads.

Safety is very important to Guava, and they really do stand behind it. High quality materials and lots of testing ensures that the products are safe for your kiddo. Many third-party safety tests are completed on the Guava products to guaranty the safety of them. This really makes me feel good when laying my little(s) in their crib.

As previously mentioned before, traveling with kids is a challenge. There’s so much equipment and gear you [may or may not] need; always safer to be prepared, right? Having a place for baby to sleep is obviously a must. I love that this travel crib is lightweight and looks really sleek.

This Guava Travel Crib is so compact, it hardly takes up any space in the trunk. Folding up super easily and compactly, it’s nothing [or everything] compared to other travel cribs. With a few simple steps you can have the crib collapsed and in the bag in no time.

The small size of the crib allows you to pick it up and move it from room to room. Because of the small profile you can leave it open and move it – it fits between doorways! Weighing only 13 pounds, almost anyone will be able to lift it.

The mattress is easily attachable, and is easy to clean too. The clips latch very simply, and keep mattress flat on the floor. Because the mattress is supported by the floor, there is no weight limit. There is a height limit for the crib, though – 35 inches. My two year old son is much too big for this Guava crib; he can for sure climb out of it, and he could easily tip it over because of how lightweight it is.

The best part though? The carrying bag is equipped with optional backpack straps.


Seriously, an amazing feature.

Simply unzip the back pocket and pull the straps out. Connect, using the clips at the bottom of the strap, to the corresponding loop; and off you go!

A really unique feature the crib offers is the zipper opening on the front side. This is great for getting baby out of the crib. Instead of bending over to lift them up, simply un-zip the zipper and squat down to grab them. My son is one and I just un-zip the zipper so he can crawl out himself. My older son is also a fan of this feature. It kind of creates a fort-like feel, which is great for his age.

You can even lock the zipper so little fingers can’t open it on their own.

The whole crib is washable, which is such an important feature for a kids product. Simply un-zip the fabric cover, wash in a cold water cycle, and dry on delicate cycle.

Be sure to click the link to see what other products they offer. We stand behind Guava and their brand and would love to see our readers repping their products! Their products are top of the line and so safe for your baby. No toxic materials, and no flame retardants; that ‘s something all parents want to hear!

Stress-free Holiday Travel with an Infant

Stress-free Holiday Travel with an Infant

Traveling during the holidays is stressful enough, but when you have an infant, there is an added level of anxiety. A lot of parents like to hire a campervan in Australia in this situation so they have the space for someone else to take care of the infant while on the road but that isn’t for everyone. As any parent will tell you, road trips with children of any age are challenging. But infants require extra attention and a little extra preparation. With some careful planning those long drives to visit family and friends can be relatively easy and without worry. If you’re going to another country with your little one and there will be a lot of air travel and road trips involved.

For air travel you can either go for commercial flights or hire a private charter. The difficulty with flying with a commercial airline is that, along with you, your kid can also feel the stress of waiting in long lines during security. You may also have to pack a lot of food for your kid as the in-flight meals are not satisfying. If you need to take your little ones to the bathroom repeatedly, you can also get an eye from fellow passengers. That is why, many parents prefer hiring private charters from charter companies like Jettly. Flying private means, you can skip the usual stress associated with airports and commercial flights. Plus, many private aircrafts have on-board entertainment features that can improve the mood of your kids and give you a chance to relax.

For road trips, consider checking out something similar to e-mietwagenkreta for your car rental needs. A friend used their services when they went to Crete, so I hear and they were very happy with the service. 1: Travel while they sleep: Infants sleep an average of 17 hours a day, so that gives you plenty of time to drive, while your baby is in a peaceful slumber. Plan your trip around naptimes or hit the road when you know your baby will be ready for a longer sleep. 2: Frequent breaks: Infants nurse or bottle feed every few hours, so during a long road trip, plan for frequent stops. During those brief breaks, you can feed your baby safely, change diapers, and give your little one a break from the car seat. 3: Provide entertainment: There will likely be times during a long drive that your infant is awake. Just like older kids, babies get bored, too. But a little entertainment can keep your little one occupied and fuss-free in the car. Invest in a few stimulating toys like the Giddy Up Gal Rattle and electronic musical Pony friend by Yookidoo. They are full of textures, sliding beads and sound surprises that will promote your baby’s tactile, visual, and auditory development. MSRP: $14.40 Available at: www.Amazon.com zoo 4: Use a portable baby monitor: Keep an eye on your rear-facing infant from the front seat with the zooby Car and Home video baby monitor by infanttech. This portable monitor is a must-have for traveling parents. The wireless monitor includes night vision so even if you’re driving at night, you can watch your little one as they sleep. The zooby comes in a variety of plush styles that babies and toddler will love. MSRP:: $199.00 Available at www.babiesrus.com . There are also better alternatives, but these come with a cost usually. If you don’t have to stick to a budget, consider a Levana Baby Monitor (Reviews here: https://www.babymonitortown.com/levana-baby-monitor-reviews/). zoobaby 5: Bring a security item: A small security item like the Security Blanket by Miracleware can make your little one feel comfortable even on a long car ride or in an unfamiliar place. Its small size, and soft, breathable fabric make it the perfect blanket for rear-facing infants to cuddle while they sleep. MSRP: $12.95 for a two pack. Available at www.Babiesrus.com blanket