This post is sponsored by Snuggle Bugz. Starting today, Snuggle Bugz is celebrating Canada Day by offering 5 days of Daily Deals. These deals won’t last — each day there will be one amazing deal – but just for that day!
Our family is heading out on a road trip to spend Canada Day up at a cottage. We’ve got our share of travelling under our belts, but I always find I can use a few extra things to keep things rolling smoothly. So I took a good browse through the Snuggle Bugz website and I’ve picked my top 5 wish list items for road tripping!
#1: A Booster Seat for my Big Boy
My son is now four years old and this big boy needs a larger car seat to be comfortable. I’d love to put him in the Britax Parkway SGL. In addition to receiving the highest rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (I checked the site and all of Snuggle Bugz boosters have this same high rating), I like this one for its extra layer of padding for comfort and the removable cover for cleaning.
#2: A Stow’N Go for my Sanity
I would love to put a Stow n’ Go organizer on the back of both of the front seats so that each of the kids can have their own things (yes, where the sibling cannot touch them!) and in a spot where they can access them easily. Also, it is a total pet peeve of mine when the kids rub their dirty shoes on the back of the seats! With these organizers, at least all the dirt will be on their things (insert evil-mother-laugh here).
#3: A Portable Blind (aka A Parents’ Best Friend)
It’s happened to me before: You arrive to a rental cottage or hotel only to realize that there is no black-out blind – gah! This means that the kids will be up and crawling on you at 5 am! No, no, dears … with a portable blind, they can get a nice deep (and long!) sleep. You might even manage to get a morning coffee in peace!
#4: A Suitcase of their Own
Not only do I find that it makes packing easier when each child has their own small suitcase, but it helps for morning and bedtime if they are not sleeping in the same room. Stella already has her own suitcase from her Nan and Grampy, and I’d love to treat Max to this Skip Hop Zoo Luggage. Not only is it just plain cute, but kids just love to have their own special suitcase!
#5: Don’t Forget the Night Light!
Kids can feel a bit nervous sleeping in a new place, but if they have their night light from home, it adds a whole lot of comfort at bedtime. I like the Mobi Glowmate because not only does it offer a nice light in the bedroom but if your little guy or gal needs to get up in the night to go to the washroom, he or she can simply grab it and carry it along in the hallway.
Do you have any favourite road trip tricks to share? Do tell! And don’t forget to visit SnuggleBugz to check out their daily deals to celebrate Canada Day EH!
p.s. I went to the Snuggle Bugz daily deal already this morning to take a peek. You need to provide your name and an email to check it out … today’s deals are particularly great for the new parent! There’s a high-end baby bouncer that’s regularly priced at $89.99 discounted down to $39.99! But there’s other deals as well on smaller products, like Born Free bottles priced at only $2.99 each!