It never ceases to amaze me the amount of stuff you need to bring when traveling with kids. It doesn’t matter how long or how short the trip is either. There is a laundry list of items to bring from sleep gear to toys, clothes to food, and everything in between. I just get overwhelmed with everything. By the time we would pack everything for our two kids and my wife and I, we had no room for anything else, or a way to carry it all. Did I mention that we have three dogs? If we were driving they usually came with us. That means even more stuff and less space. Every time we traveled with our kids I always thought to myself “there has to be a better way.” Anything to simplify traveling and the amount of stuff needed were always welcomed. That is actually the thought that launched Go-Go Babyz. We were traveling when our son was six months old and my wife had that thought and came up with the idea that eventually became the Travelmate.
With the holidays upon us, so is the busy travel season. Families are packing up all their baby gear getting ready to travel a couple hours away or across the globe. I am sure many of them are pulling their hair thinking “there has to be a better way!”
Fortunately, there is. I am sure if you are reading this you know that our main focus in product development is to make life easier for parents on the go. Most of our products are designed to simplify traveling with kids. If you are traveling through the airport this holiday season our Travelmate Family of products are designed to turn your car seat into a compact stroller; no need to pack that bulky, cumbersome stroller anymore. Do you travel with a diaper bag and a baby carrier? No need to anymore with our Sidekick; it’s a diaper bag and baby carrier in one.
I know there are plenty of great products out there that help make traveling with kids easier but there are two companies that we really love that have created some great products to make your life easier. Bags are on every list of items to bring on a trip. The right bag makes all the difference. Multifunction bags are a favorite of mine. Why have a different bag for everything? Baby Sherpa makes a great diaper backpack that has room for a lot of the essentials you need for your baby and yourself. It looks good, feels good and holds what you need. It is four bags in to provide a one-stop storage solution for everything from food and diapers to medicine and gear for the most active of families.
My latest find is the EquiptBaby Bag. It’s a stylish bag that comes with a changing pad and collapsible bassinet. What a concept! I know there are some great travel cribs and other sleep gear out there but they can only get so small. The EquiptBbay bassinet folds up small enough to fit inside the bag. Its’ the ultimate diaper bag for babies and families on the move! Perfect for day to day use, an overnight or an extended stay. EquiptBaby has everything in one centralized location so you can grab it and go!
I always love to hear about innovative products that make your life easier. Do you have any great finds that you just can’t leave the house without?
Happy Holiday Travels!
– Kevin Williams
VP & Dad