• Take some time & pray or simply be Thankful for what you have (and don’t have). • Be Thankful For What You Have. You have No Idea How Many People Would be Grateful to Have What You’ve Got. • Be Thankful For What You Have. For it Could All Be Taken Away Tomorrow. • Be Thankful For What You Have; You’ll End Up Having More.
#Grateful for this Life 🙏🏽 #ThankYou#GraciasPorTodos#Salamat ❤️ #AJxMEXICO2019 🇲🇽
#3 Packing Tips ——— (cont’d from previous posts)
Lastly, travelling with 2 young kids, there were a few items I packed for them that came in super handy and things that you may not have already thought of:
1. Lysol wipes - Great to wipe down the crib, and surfaces around the room that we would come into contact with.
2. Snacks - Individually packaged ones are ideal and convenient for those day trips. I brought Made Good granola balls, Gold Fish crackers and food pouches.
3. Ziploc bags - Sounds funny but these came in handy when we wanted to pack a few pastries, croissants, sandwiches, etc from the buffet to bring them on our excursions and especially to save you money from buying lunch at the airport!
4. Stroller fan - This was great for Devyn as it kept her cool while we were at the pool or out exploring all day. We bought the Glovian clip on fan from Amazon and it worked so well and it’s quiet too. (See pic)
5. Plastic bowls and utensils - The ones at the resort are not kid friendly.
6. Bouncer chair - Devyn is 3 months and we wanted to bring something she could sit in when we were in our room to keep her entertained if we were busy tending to Avery or busy getting dressed. We brought our simple Fisher Price bouncer and love it as it’s very compact and light that we were able to pack it in our suitcase. (See pic)
7. Baby Banz headphones - we went to a few evening shows and the music tend to be very loud. These headphones helped block out some of the noise and helped Devyn fall asleep. (See pic)
What other things did you pack for your kids that was super helpful? *
#2 Travelling Tips ——— (cont’d from yesterday’s post)
We brought our compact stroller rather than the double, as well my baby carrier and the infant car seat. We figured that when Avery is using the stroller, I would wear Devyn.
Stroller - Mountain Buggy Nano which we purchased specifically for travel and absolutely love it!
- Compact (folds and fit in most plane’s overhead compartment)
- Lightweight (13 lbs!)
- Easy to maneuver (can steer with one hand)
- Can attach most infant car seats without having to purchase adaptors. 👈🏼 Main reasons we purchased this stroller. It comes with straps and bungee cords to secure the car seat into the stroller seat.
Con: - doesn’t fully recline so it’s not ideal for babies under 6 months unless you purchase their bassinet. (We didn’t buy this and used our car seat instead. Devyn was fine napping in the car seat when we were out)
- It doesn’t come with a snack tray/cup holder
Baby carrier - This was my life saver! Ive been fortunate that both my girls love being in the carrier. I wore Devyn in the carrier travelling to and from the airport while we had Avery in the stroller. It allowed us to move through security quickly and getting on and off the plane was easier when we had both of the girls strapped in. I also used the carrier during the flight so Devyn could sleep on me. This freed up my hands and saved my arms from going numb holding her. She slept better that way too!
Suitcase - We have the Heys para-lite luggage. It’s our 1st time owning hard case luggage’s so hope it lasts for us. So far it’s held up well. We like that it has four 360 degrees spinner wheels which makes it effortless when pushing/pulling. *