Hey guys, I am so excited to finally be able to share this with you guys. So, you guys probably have a good idea that we travel a lot and I mean A LOT! I am pretty blessed to have a child that stays so calm and does absolutely amazing in airplanes, I guess he gets it from his parents or mostly prayers lol . Azlan is about to be 2 years old in November InshAllah and he has traveled quite a bit already ! The first time we traveled with him was from Dallas to Michigan and he was only 2 months old at the time.He has traveled Internationally and Nationally now, i will try to cover everything I have used and loved until now so let me begin.
Nuna MIXX Stroller 499$
So before deciding to purchase a stroller , I did a lot of research and it was so hectic. I ended up going for this because first of all its originally a European brand from Amsterdam but they are global and ship all over the world.When I went to Europe few months ago I saw the most stylish strollers and I was just like uh wow! Its not just the design but the quality of the products is amazing and they will definitely last you longer. I purchased it when Azlan was 3 months old and I ‘ve been using it since and haven’t had a problem once. Took it with me to Europe , traveled to 3-4 different countries with absolutely no worries. Its really hard to talk about but I will just share another instance of how strong this stroller is. Back home in the US, I went to the mall and was crossing the road that clearly had a pedestrian sign on the side and two STOP signs on both side of the road. There was a car on the other stop sign which I thought would obviously stop and let us pass but unfortunately that didn’t happen and I am not sure if he struck us on purpose or a mistake but he didn’t stop until he struck us and it felt like he actually sped up in the end and made sure that we were hit. The whole incident was just terrible and the only thing is that I am so thankful to God that both of us were scratch free and absolutely okay physically lol I am emotionally still definitely scared and shocked. By Law, nothing much could be done because according to the cops no one died lol.. So unless you die or are hurt no one can get a ticket or go to jail for almost running you over but all I could do was file a claim for my stroller which is ridiculous.
My point being that as bad as this incident was , I think a lot of credit goes to a good stroller too because the stroller survived the impact with a dent on it and kept my baby safe. Alhamdulilah. This is when I realized that I made a good decision making this purchase even though it was a bit on the pricy side. Back to the stroller , I am just gonna share some main points that I love about this stroller below:
- Comes in different colors I went with Black because black is always classy!
- Tires Come Off If you ever need it to make it fit because the tires are quite big and take up space.
- Big tires mean they hold up pretty well in snow, rain, sunshine where-ever I have used it in all these weather with no problem at all.
- Seat bends all the way so your kid can easily sleep.
- With a slight push off buttons seat can be turned outwards on inwards in case if you want to keep an eye on your little one.
- Storage place at the bottom is quite spacey.
- Comfortable for kids , Azlan loves his stroller and is always ready to be in it.
- Purchased it at Dillard’s because they didn’t have the black color available on their website.
- Comes with a rain cover.
SKIP*HOP® Chelsea Diaper Bag $99.99 BuyBuy Baby
I am just gonna say it that basically everything that I was buying was a hard decision to make LOL. Just because you have so many choices and you don’t have time to waste money and you just want to buy something that you love and that ‘ll last. This diaper bag has done just that for me I love it , I always get compliments on it and Its definitely lasting seeing that all the chaos it has been through. Lots of pockets to keep you organized and it looks great. Its not only great for putting baby stuff but its got plenty of pockets to keep your essentials and stuff in place as well. I went through two different diaper bags before I invested in this and both of them had starting tearing up and they weren’t even this spacious. Having a spacious, good looking and lasting diaper bag is definitely a necessity and this was it for me.
Munchkin Arm and Hammer Diaper Bag Dispenser 4$
So before I found this “GEM” I used to keep grocery bags with me in a case of emergency where I am not allowed to throw diapers. Of course that is still a bit of weird thing to do to pull out Walmart or Target grocery bags out of my diaper bag lol. So when i found this I was like why didn’t I know that this existed! Seriously, if you are a mom to a newborn or a toddler you better buy this if you travel a lot or even if you go out a lot with your baby , this will really come in handy trust me. Its really easy to use and it smells amazing. I just have it inserted like a keychain onto my diaper bag and its very lightweight you wouldn’t even know its there! Once you run out of it , they sell refills separately which are a lot of them for only about 7$. I love it and it comes in handy every-time and nobody will ever know that there is a diaper in the trash. 🙂 This is available at Target, Walmart etc but I bought it at BuyBuy Baby !
Mommy’s Bliss Gripe Water $9-$10
Usually available at Walmart, Target,Whole Foods. I’ve found it to be the cheapest at Walmart by a $1 not a big difference. I’ve used another brand too but this is my favorite and it works great for Azlan.I’ve been using it since Azlan was an infant still use this even at 22 months , sometimes he eats something such as chickpeas they are known to be gassy and by taking this he stays asleep and doesn’t wake up with tummy aches or gassy tummy.This is a natural product so nothing harmful for your baby. A definitely must have for new moms because if not everyday , there are definitely some days your baby might have a colic or just normal gas problem and this comes really handy.
Babo Botanicals Soothing Diaper Cream $6.65
This is the best rash cream out there. I have tried a couple of different ones but after i tried this never had to buy another one. This seriously works in hours and is formulated with natural ingredients. This is definitely a must have , I bought it at Central Market , I believe its available at Whole Foods as well but if none of those , its available on amazon too. I hope you give this a try , you will not be disappointed I am sure.
Little Martin’s Drawer Baby Nail Trimmer File with Light $29.95 on Amazon
So when Azlan was born, I was really scared of trimming his nails.I was scared that he is gonna move and we are going to be in trouble. This actually really helped me during the early months , I would say until about 4-5 months after that I stopped using and was confident enough to do it without. It actually works pretty good but still if you are not careful it can hurt his skin that comes after when the nail is trimmed.It happened to me once , but if you are new mother and scared like i was definitely give this a try it ‘ll ease your stress. :p
BABYBJORN Baby Carrier Original – Black, Cotton $45.89
This was also one of the purchases I am really proud of . It helped a lot in cold winter Michigan days to keep Azlan warm and right next to me when he was a baby. I used it in Europe as well even when Azlan was around 15 months . The weight limit is 25 lbs so it was working fine for us but not anymore since Azlan is past the weight limit. So with the amount of traveling we do , I think I need to purchase something new because it really helps a lot and makes carrying your baby easier. It washed easily and by itself didn’t weight a lot which made it easier for traveling and very easy to put on and take off .
Car Back Seat Organizer with Tablet Holder by Spinscher $40.47
I purchased this from Amazon a while back before we headed out for Europe. We actually took it with us to Europe as well and it really helped out with the long car trips around. Plenty of space for your kids to keep there stuff and it easily folds and fits anywhere in your luggage and will definitely keep your kid entertained ( with an Ipad inside lol ) for long trips. It even got really dirty at one point because Azlan spilled his milk in the pocket and I washed it in the washer and it has been absolutely fine with no problem to the quality. So, I believe those $40 were totally worth it. It installs in seconds easily around the front seat. Its currently out of stock though. :[
Good luck to all the mamas out there , I hope you guys enjoyed this post and it helped you make some decisions. Post your comments and feedback below if you have any ! 🙂 I will do another post all about how to prepare for traveling with your child soon !
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