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Moms Know How to Travel in Style

18 Mar

I’m going to come out and say it. I’m not a mom.  BUT my friends are starting to have babies, and if there’s one thing I know, babies need a lot of stuff.

Whether traveling via subway or a 3-hour flight, I don’t know a single mom who doesn’t have at least a bag full of things for their children. The stroller, some toys, snacks, other things I’ve yet to hear of! So why shouldn’t they do it with quality products that are designed well? At Trumpeting Media’s “Travel in Style” blogger event, sponsored by Baby Cargo and Citrus Lane at The Peninsula New York, I learned about some necessary and helpful items for traveling with the kids in tow.

Here are some highlights that I’m taking mental notes about for the future:

Baby Cargo’s Lightweight Umbrella Strollers are “as versatile and well-traveled as your favorite cargo pants — chock full of pockets, easy to fold and as light as they come.” I’ve spotted these strollers while out and about, and they look good in person.  I’ll wait until the time comes to test out if there’s actually a stroller that is easy to fold, but at about $150 for the basic model, they’re definitely affordable.

I live in Brooklyn.  I like to ride my bike, and when I get to my destination I lock it up.  It’s pretty likely that I will lock up my stroller as well, and I’ll probably use a buggyguard. Besides, what adult wouldn’t want and excuse to carry around a cute hippo?

The Bubble Bum is an inflatable booster seat that is perfect for traveling.  When deflated it can fit in a large purse, and is easily inflated to use as a booster seat for the car or airplane.

Speaking of things that can fit in your purse, DiaperBuds are vacuum-sealed disposable diapers!  Think about how much space you can save by popping in a few of these into your carry-on.

Okay, okay.  So I don’t know that much about sippy cups.  BUT, I do know that these sippy cups from Tommee Tippee are adorable and they have caps on top of their dura spout to make sure your child’s drinking experience is spill-free and leak-free.  Serious mental note being taken right now.

A little bit about Citrus Lane.  Citrus Lane is a really cool concept – it’s a subscription e-commerce company where after you sign up receive a box every month filled with cute and practical products recommended by real moms.  My Citrus Lane box featured organic baby food in squeeze packs and some really awesome looking snack containers that I really want to keep (and just might).  A membership is about $25 – $30 a month, and they offer different pricing options.

Want to learn more about these brands? Join Trumpeting Media for a Twitter party hosted by Baby Cargo, Citrus Lane, and The Peninsula Hotel on Monday, March 19th at 8:30-9:30pm.  To find out more information, like what prizes you can win, and to RSVP, visit http://www.trumpetingmedia.com/travelinstyle.  Also, visit http://www.babycargo.com/travel-in-style/ for a chance to win a deluxe travel package worth over $5,000!  The contest is running from March 18 – April 27, 2012.

* Please note I received samples of these products to review.  I was not paid for this post.