5 Items for Life On-the-Go With Baby
Start showing them the world early. With these handy products, travel - near and far - is a bit easier.
My First Shades
Adjustable neoprene bands keep these shades in place, and they float if they fall into the baby pool. 100 percent UVA/UVB protection. $14.99, myfirstshades.com. Ages 2-5. Also available at REI and Kixx.
Baby Bjorn Play Yard Light
Since this play yard weighs less than 11 pounds (including the brief-case bag), it's great for travel. Easy to assemble with no pieces to screw together, the play yard simply pops up when you take it out of the bag. The bed fabric and waterproof mattress cover are both machine-washable. $299.99, babybjorn.com/us.
This water-repellant, lightweight, go-anywhere mat is ultra compact and easily transported as an accessory in an attached stylish, 6-inch zip pouch. It has weighted corners so it won't blow away when you spread it outside. An easy-buckle strap secures to any bag or stroller. $39.99, monkeymat.com.
Bitybean Child Carrier
Designed for infants and children ages 3 months to 3 years and weighing between 8 and 40 pounds, this carrier fits in a small stuff sack that is about the size of a smartphone. Adjustable waist and shoulder straps make it easy to wear. Starts at $54, bitybean.com.
Made of coated linen with retro-inspired designs and a leak-proof, insulated insert, these lunchboxes are cute for a toddler who wants her own bag, and mom, too. Wear it as a backpack or messenger-style. $29.99, soyoung.ca.
Little Green Pouch
Pack smoothies, applesauce or other squeezable foods with these dishwasher-safe pouches that come with a zipper top that opens to hold up to 6 ounces of food. Additional accessories include PouchPop silicone spouts and collapsible mini funnels. A four-pack costs $14.99, littlegreenpouch.com.