Breastfeeding while traveling solo
Without a plan, breastfeeding can easily keep you homebound for months or even years. Whether baby’s on board for your trip, or you are solo and pumping, these tips will help you spread your wings. Can I pump or breastfeed in an airport? Yes, but the right place to do it isn’t always obvious. Though many states protect a woman’s right to breastfeed...
We’ve all been there -- the line at the grocery store is long, and baby is tired.  Cue the crying. It happens everywhere and sometimes for no reason. Babies, toddlers and little kids cry, this is a fact of life. We’re all used to it. But when it comes time to travel, being cramped in a tight space at...
Navigating: Car Seats on the Plane
Flying solo with a baby or toddler can be stressful, but this part is straightforward if you’re prepared. Q. Do I have to have a car seat for my infant on the plane? No. You don’t have to use a car seat, or even buy your child separate seat at all, as long as they are 24 months or younger. However,...
With winter break officially over, back-to-work parents are longing for something exciting to light up the long, dark days. It’s not too early to plan for sunshine and fun in 2018 — maybe a cruise on one of the following 4 family-friendly lines is just what you need to enliven your winter doldrums. Carnival Cruise Lines Parents like: Carnival’s Dream...
7 Ways a Concierge Can Save Your Bacon
When you pay your room fee, you’re paying for every single amenity the hotel offers. Why not use them? Here are 7 things you can get at your hotel—if you just know to ask. 1. Laptops or tablets: If you happened to leave yours at home, you’re not out of luck — many hotels have a few they allow guests...
When I use to travel pre kids I did everything off the beaten path and had my days full from early until late at night. That model clearly doesn't work with kids!  Before kids, I use to not plan at all when I traveled, and with kids you clearly need to over plan. We just returned from our two-week trip...
Once they have kids, some parents figure they have to hang up their adventure-travel backpacks and stick to Disney trips. Those parents are wrong. If you want to keep your traveling ambitions modest when you travel with your kids, that’s one thing. But if you crave more far-flung locations or out-there experiences, here are 4 family-friendly locales that may...
5 Bags Your Kids Will Beg to Carry
From the time they’re toddlers on up, kids just love to carry their own gear. And it sure makes it easier on you, whether you’re traveling by plane, train, car, boat, bike, or foot. Give them their independence with these kid-friendly bags, and get a free hand — maybe even two!                  ...
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Caring for young children at home with all their toys and plenty of space, that's one thing. It's another entirely to get your kids onto a plane. No one enjoys airports, so the other passengers are grumpy, just waiting for your kids to make a peep. And they will. You can't calm your kids down with a change of scenery....
No matter how confident she is at home, the thought of flying with babies or small children strikes terror in the hearts of single moms. What if everyone cries? What if everyone cries, and everyone on the plane glares at you? What if everyone cries, somebody poops, and you cause an international incident that causes the plane to turn...
Here at Happy Traveler, we love sharing our best advice for traveling with kids as a solo parent, and we are always looking for new sources of inspiration. There are tons of blogs out there about single parenting, and many address travel with kids, but few talk about combining the two. Here are some of our favorites! Exploramum.com Traveling as a...
4 way to travel lighter
Traveling as a single parent with kids is no different from doing the job at home, in some ways. But when your child is highchair-aged, dragging along all that gear can ruin travel fun. Why not leave your stuff at home and just rent when you get there? Baby’s Away: With 82 locations in 27 states, Baby’s Away can supply travelers...
Traveling with kids is great – until the moment it isn't. These 8 items solve many of the problems parents face when traveling with kids, from keeping what you need handy on the plane to making sure your phone-mad tweens and teens always have handy wi-fi. Travelmate: If you have $1000-plus dollars to spend on a suitcase, this is...
You only have two arms, which makes transporting your child(ren) and bags through the airport a real back-busting struggle. But there are ways to make it better, ranging from the cheap-and-(relatively)-easy to the "only for the well-heeled" solutions. When considering how to get your bags and your kids from here to there, what you'll want to do first is make...
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