Cleaning/organizing, Family, kids, Lifestyle

13 Tips on Traveling With a Baby…

Traveling with a baby can be challenging because there are so many items to consider bringing.

After packing for my own three kids over the years, I came up with a list of helpful advice for parents that are traveling with a baby.

#1- Always pack an extra set of clothes and jammies because more than likely …you’ll need it.

Our sweet baby girl, 11 months old.

#2-Don’t forget the meds! The motrin, Tylenol and even vitamin d drops. Ironically— my kids tend to get sick when traveling and having these items on hand are key.

#3- Utilize ziplock bags! I use ziplock bags for medicine, diaper ointment, baby snacks … it saves things from leaking and it’s easier to find items in a ziplock bag.

#4-When packing diapers and wipes be on the safe side and plan for 10 diapers each day, and a pack of wipes every two days. This is generous, but it keeps you safe.

#5- Pack a stroller that is easiest to haul and collapses easily. Even an umbrella stroller is ideal if your child is old enough to hold their head up.

#6- Pack plenty of baby snacks and food, you can always take the extras back home.

#7- Pack at least 2 binkis and 2 bottles so that there is always a back up.

#8- Buy travel size of the following: baby lotion, baby shampoo and body wash.

#9- Bring at least 2-3 blankets.

#10- no matter the weather pack a jacket.

#11- Baby toys-Baby’s can be quite easy to entertain but grab at least 1-2 baby toys to have on hand.

#12-Bring oragel or teething ointment, you never know when their teeth may start cutting.

#13- If the baby is used to a sound machine — bring it! Losing sleep while traveling is not fun.

I hope these tips have been helpful!

As always, I would love to hear your tips as tricks when traveling with a baby.!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

Cleaning/organizing, Lifestyle

My Favorite Items to Collect..

I have to start out with a disclaimer because I try my HARDEST not to collect, because it tends to make piles around the house and I am always trying to dejunk to keep my house tidier….

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However, there are things I collect, and some things I collect I didn’t even realize I collected but I do.

Here is my list of collections:

  1. Watches. 

When I was dating my husband I had 36 watches! 

Keep in mind the most expensive watch I own was a $150 Guess watch…and the cheapest one was a $6 Target watch. pexels-photo-1162519

When I was in 5th grade I remember getting a watch where you could switch out the colors around the face of the watch…I loved that watch, and was so careful to keep that watch nice and shiny.

I have always loved watches. The different styles, colors and designs. 

And then smart watches were created…and I have given away quite a few of my watches, and yet I have kept a few because…who knows, perhaps my daughters will enjoy my watches one day?

Probably not, but that is my reason for keeping my collection.

PS- My favorite watches until I got my smart watch were my Guess Watches and my Fossil watch. I always hunted for deals on these name brands and rarely paid full price.

2. Souvenirs: 

If you know me, you know I LOVE to travel.

I love to buy a souvenir from my different trips. I have a wide range of souvenirs, from magnets, to jewelry, to pictures etc.

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I just don’t have the heart to discard souvenirs from my many travels because they are so symbolic to me.

 

3. Old cell phones

I know, this one is weird. And there have been a few phones that I gave away, but I do like to collect them.

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My toddlers have an old phone of mine that of course doesn’t work, that they play with all the time.

I guess the history major in me wants to hang on to this technology to show my children the progression of cellphones over time.

I know it’s strange, but I have quite the collection over the years.

 

Those are my main collections I have in my home.

As mentioned I really try to simplify and discard items that aren’t being used much. 

However, I can’t help but collect my certain things.

 

So now I ask you….what do you collect and why?

 

I think it’s fun to hear what people enjoy collecting.

 

Until next time,

 

xoxo,

Christy Lee