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motionsickness

Does your child suffer from motion sickness? You may have taken road trips when there children were babies and never had a problem with car sickness, only to have them get sick when they are toddlers. Children 2-12 are susceptible to motion sickness, including car sickness. Here are some tips to overcome the symptoms associated with motion sickness.

1. Have your child look at objects outside the car as opposed to toys or books inside the car.

2. Before and during the trip feed your child bland foods like crackers, gelatin, plain baked potatoes, applesauce and toast.

3. Keep a good air flow going in the car.

4. Stop and walk around when possible.

5. If you have a large vehicle with three rows, try not to have your child in the way back as that can make the motion sickness worse.

6. Keep Kids Upset Tummy and Nausea Relief on hand, it is a great safe and all natural way to alleviate some of the upset stomach and nausea that is caused by motion sickness.

 

beachbagmusthaves

Going to the beach with baby can sound like a fun and overwhelming idea. What will you have to bring? Here are some of our beach must haves.

1. Umbrella

2. Diapers

3. Swim Diapers

4. Baby Powder (this is a must, sprinkle on feet to get sand off at the end of the day)

5. Gripe Water On the Go Packs (perfect for any tummy troubles that arise during the day)

6. Play Yard (We love Guava Family’s Lotus Crib, perfect spot for baby to nap and play)

7. Sunscreen (you can find a list of safe sunscreens here)

8. Large play mat

9. Ziplock Bags (perfect to protect cell phones, pacifiers and more from sand)

10. Light blanket

11. Toys

12. Water and Snacks

What are your beach must haves?

SURVIVING A copy

Planning a summer road trip with baby? Here are some tips to help make that road trip with baby a success.

1. Try to plan travel around baby’s nap time or bedtime.

2. Bring along plenty of soft toys and soft books for baby to play with when they are awake. Bubbles are also great to bring along to keep them entertained.

3. First Aid Kit. Bring along a first aid kit filled with band aids, antibiotic cream, saline nose drops, bulb syringe, gripe water (on-the-go packs are great for dosing, but the night time gripe water is perfect if traveling during baby’s bedtime), thermometer, fever reducer and allergy medicine.

4. Diapers and diaper change stops. Plan to bring along plenty of diapers for the trip and plan how often you will stop to change baby’s diaper. Research and plan the stops ahead of time, try to stop at restaurants or stores where you know they will have a changing table.

5. Snacks. Bring along plenty of snacks and also plan how often you will have to stop to eat.

6. Ziplock bags, bring along a box of Ziplock bags. These are perfect for dirty diapers, trash, dirty clothes and much more!

7. Make sure the car seat is properly installed and your car is in good working condition with fluids topped off and tire pressure at the correct level.

What are some tips that have worked for you?

It seems the smaller they are the more they need, it can be easy to forget something. Here is a list of our must haves for when you are traveling with baby this summer.

travel packing list

Carry-On/Easily Accessible

Here are the things you need to have on hand while you are traveling:

Diapers (1 for every hour and a few extras)

Gripe Water (keep on hand for any tummy troubles that may arise while traveling)

Wipes

Diaper Cream

Bags for dirty diapers and soiled clothes

Full change of clothes

Light weight blankets

Fever reducer/pain reliever

Formula and spare bottles if formula feeding

Spare pacifiers

Pacifier clip

Small snacks if baby is eating solids

Bibs

Small toys

Copy of baby’s birth certificate (never needed it but like to have when flying with baby)

Carrier

Remember to bring along for the trip:

Lightweight stroller

Car seat if you will be riding in a car at your destination

Portable crib

Sweet Slumber Line (bedtime can be difficult while away from home, doing the same bedtime routine can help baby transition to sleep)

Bottles

Formula

Bottle brush

Dish soap

Small snacks

Bibs

Breast pump

Baby food and spoons if baby is eating solids

Diapers, Wipes and Diaper Cream

Clothes (pack 2 outfits per day if you will not be doing laundry while away from home)

Inflatable bath tub

Toothbrush

Saline drops

Bulb syringe

Thermometer

Nail clippers

What are your travel must haves?

taking time for mom

With Mother’s Day now a day of what seems like the distant past, it is easy to forget to take time for yourself. Taking a few minutes for yourself is very important and we want to make sure you remember to do just that. Here are a few of our favorite ways to take a few minutes of ‘me time’.

1. Bath

I love a good bath! If the bath is at bedtime sneak a little sweet slumber baby wash, it isn’t just for baby and will help you get relaxed for bed.

2. Exercise

Take an exercise class at a local gym or do some yoga at home. If you prefer running lace up your shoes and get moving.

3. Spa Day

Plan a spa day (or spa morning) with some friends and get that massage you have been dreaming about.

4. Enjoy the Silence

One of the things I loved to do for some ‘me time’ when my kids were little was to get a sitter and go a restaurant by myself. I loved eating in silence with just a book to keep me company. It really is the little things.