4 Must-Haves for Holiday Travel with Babies

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Ho Ho WHOA!! If you’re traveling with a baby this holiday season, that’s what you’ll be saying when you see how much extra STUFF you often find yourself packing for that tiny little one! Who knew such a small creature could require so much gear?

Trying to prepare yourself for a day-trip can be daunting, and a week away can be completely overwhelming. So, we’ve prepared some must-have travel gear to ease the chaos and try to help you be more prepared.

1) Diaper Dash – Pre-packaged diaper changing kits

For on the plane or in the car, you often have a diaper bag full of diapers, a container of wipes, bottles of diaper cream and your changing pad. You have to lug all that gear to the restroom (or another makeshift changing area) along with your baby, take all items out of the bag and find a place to set the bag in that bathroom (remember – all those bathroom germs will be carried around with you afterwards, too). Afterwards, you have to pick up the unused items, including that nasty changing pad, and place them back in your germ-covered bag. Products on the Go and Little Toes have invented pre-packaged diaper changing kits. The kits are eco-friendly, biodegradable, all-natural and include bamboo diapers and cloths, all-natural diaper cream and a disposable changing pad. So, once you’ve cleaned and changed your baby, you simply toss the rest in the garbage. No hassle for you and great for your baby and the planet. Order prepackaged diaper changing kits to make your life happier.

These contain everything you’ll need for a changing, taking the guesswork out of attempting to make sure you’ve brought absolutely everything you’ll need.

2) Caregiver Guidelines – Write a list of items a caregiver should know

Allergies? Picky eater? When Grandma gets her turn to be in charge of the kids, she needs to know these things. Don’t set caregivers up to fail – the best way to share what you think could be potential issues is to write them down and go over the list with the caregiver. Put the list in clear sight and easily accessible. This also works with ground rules. Kids will push boundaries, especially with the people that are most likely to spoil them. Writing down necessary information can put and keep everyone on the same page.

3) Prepare for Fun – Get swimmy diapers and sunscreen before you go

If you live where it’s snowing during these winter months, you may forget that tropical climate does exist — especially where grandparents tend to live. Swimmy diapers and sunscreen aren’t exactly on your mind while you’re in 40-degree weather. If you’re headed South, you’ll likely have access to water parks, swimming pools and the ocean. And because these items are seasonal, you can’t be sure you’ll find them easily at a local retail store, so look to order them online. You can have them shipped to you in advance, or even send them in advance to where you’re staying so you don’t have to have the added gear.

Instead of buying a whole pack of swimmy diapers (that you know your little one will be grown out of by summer), you can purchase a package that contains everything you’d need for a day in the sun. These items are also all-natural and planet-friendly, so you can feel good about putting them on your baby’s sensitive skin. Ordering these grab-n-go day-in-the-sun packages will cut also down on wasted swimmy diapers and ensures you have high-quality natural sunscreen at the ready.

4) Extra Lovies – Order extras of the items your kids love the most

Poochie, Lamby, Blanky — whatever kids call them, these little creatures have been dubbed full-fledge members of your family! And outings and travel can wreak havoc if that dear lovie gets lost. You might even be tempted to dial 9-1- 1 for assistance on finding lovie to avoid tantrums and sleepless nights. If possible, find a duplicate and order several of them. eBay can sometimes be a great outlet for a discontinued toy. Keep a couple at home and bring a couple for the road. Always have one in a safe spot (like the top of the closet at home) where junior can’t access it, but you can in an emergency. You can even try to encourage your little one to fall in love with several lovies (this works best the younger your child is), so if one is missing, another one is an easy substitute. If you’re traveling and lovie goes missing, it could make for a VERY long trip, so stock up early!

Need more great travel products and baby goods? Feel free to visit http://products-onthego.com or look for our products on Amazon.

Happy Holidays!
Dr. Sharon

Benefits of Disposable Bamboo Diapers for Babies

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A slew of factors go into picking a diaper that will work for your infant. Will it cause a rash? Does it absorb enough liquid? Does it fit correctly? As a parent, you consider all of these questions before strapping just any ol’ diaper on your child.

Parents are bombarded with countless options—both in-store and online—leaving many to settle between the convenience of disposable diapers and the eco-friendly, organic nature of cloth diapers. Fortunately, there’s an option that incorporates both!  

Here are four great reasons to choose disposable bamboo diapers:

Bamboo diapers absorb more liquid than cotton fabric

A diapers main purpose is to store your little bundle of joy’s fluids inside, and keep it there until changing time. Compared to cotton fabric, bamboo diapers absorb and retain nearly twice as much liquid according to the Indian Journal of Fibre & Textile. They keep your baby’s bum and surrounding areas mess-free, while your toddler stays drier (and happier) longer.

Bamboo diapers are chemical-free

Bamboo diapers are free from chlorine, alcohol, preservatives, latex, perfumes, lotions and phthalates—gone are the days of worrying about the purity of what you’re putting on your baby. Unfortunately, most disposable diapers contain dioxins, a byproduct of bleaching the diaper white. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) categorizes dioxins as a highly carcinogenic chemical. Products on the Go bamboo diapers are made using total chlorine-free (TCF) fluff pulp bleaching techniques.

Bamboo diapers are naturally antibacterial, hypoallergenic and bacteriostatic (capable of inhibiting the growth or reproduction of bacteria)

Ensuring there is no bacteria between your baby’s kicks, wiggles, and squirms can be difficult. Often, the sheer challenge of getting a new diaper on leaves little time to get little nooks and crannies squeaky clean. With bamboo diapers, you can rest assured that whatever is going on inside the garment is as pure as possible—lowering the risk of rashes, irritation, and allergies.

Bamboo diapers are biodegradable

Regular disposable diapers take about 500 years to decompose—that’s a big carbon footprint. Opting for cloth diapers might seem like the better option, but doing so adds another layer of work to parents’ already tall pile of to-dos. Disposable bamboo diapers decompose in about 75 days, allowing parents the convenience of disposable while staying friendly to the Earth.  

Thinking of making the switch to disposable bamboo diapers? Check Little Toes on the Go diaper changing sets, made by Products on the Go!

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Q and A With Dr. Sharon

Products on the Go is all about happiness

Ever wondered what inspired the groundbreaking lifestyle brand, Products on the Go®? We sat down with founder and CEO Dr. Sharon Fried Buchalter to learn about what inspires her to help people.

 

Q: How do the daily pressures of modern life cause us to be stressed?

A: I’ve worked for many years as a psychologist and marriage and family therapist and I see stress as the biggest complaint of most patients. We’re out the door, at the office, uploading photos, reading articles and eating dinner out all while accomplishing more in a single day than any society before us, which is great. It also means we are really busy, all the time. When we discover we can’t fit in everything that’s important, we become stressed.

Q: How do Products on the Go cut down on stress?

A: The sets are designed with the consumer in mind; the average person. I wanted to create a solution to the stress, so I did it through products that make things easier for people who are busy. My products simply allow people to spend more time doing what they want to do and less time shopping.

Q: Can you describe some of these Products?

A: We have five prepackaged lines and in there are products that you would normally buy for a specific event or purpose, say for example, changing a diaper. Everything is in there, all-natural, eco-friendly and recyclable, there for you. All you have to do it use it, put it back in the bag, and throw it out.

Q: So what’s in the diaper changing set?

A:Well it’s called Poop Happens, because it’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when. We have a bamboo diaper (it’s so soft!), bamboo wipes, diaper rash cream, the diaper changing pad which is disposable, and hand sanitizer for after.

Q: Wow! What are some other Products on the Go?

A: In addition to prepackaged sets, we also wanted to look at the lifestyles of teens and tweens so we developed a sunscreen with shimmer and sparkle. The Sun Bomb Action and Sun Potion Princess sunscreens are a favorite with kids and parents because it’s fun to wear and looks great in addition to providing great protection and all-natural ingredients.

Q: Anything else we should know about Products on the Go?

A: Really just that they’re made with you in mind. Our collections allow consumers to reduce the hassle, shopping time, and pressure related to purchasing individual items by offering everything you need in one easy to grab pack. We know you work hard, that is why we at Products on the Go strive to simplify your life at home, on vacation, or anywhere you go.

 

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Poop Happens: Perfect the Art of Diaper Changing

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Let’s face it; poop does happen. For moms and dads on the go, Products on the Go has you covered with our eco-friendly disposable diaper changing kit called Poop Happens. Try these mom and dad-tested diaper changing tips to get you started.

Take the time to prepare
Minimize the time you and your baby will be uncomfortable by keeping Products on the Go’s eco-friendly Poop Happens diaper changing kit handy. Luckily, the experts at Products on the Go designed Poop Happens with everything you need: 1 natural Bamboo baby diaper, 2 natural diaper rash cream sachets, 10 Bamboo natural baby wipes packet, 1 biodegradable hand sanitizing wipe, 1 disposable diaper changing pad.

Always wash and dry and your hands or use the included biodegradable hand sanitizing wipe.

Safety Tip* When changing your baby’s diaper on an elevated surface can be a little dangerous. Always keep one hand on your precious baby at all times. If you are using a diaper changing table, remember to use the strap to secure your baby. Never leave your baby unattended when changing a diaper.

1)    Open the cute disposable diaper changing pad and open natural Bamboo baby diaper and place the back half underneath your baby. You will know if you are doing it right because the back half should come up to your baby’s waist. Let the clean diaper go because the disposable diaper pad and the diaper protect the actual surface. (Pro Tip: Sometimes your baby’s diaper is a huge mess, and using our disposable pads come in handy)

2)    Unfasten the diaper tabs on the soiled diaper. (Pro Tip: To stop the tabs from sticking to your fingers, fold them over.)

3)    Now pull down the front half of the soiled diaper. (Pro Tip: If you are changing the diaper of a baby boy you might want to consider covering his manhood with a clean cloth or the Poop Happens bag so he doesn’t pee all over you.)

Pro Tip: If there’s poop in the diaper, utilize the front half of the diaper to wipe most of it off your baby’s bum and then use the included Bamboo Natural Baby Wipes Packet.

4)    Next, fold the soiled diaper in half under your baby, clean side up. (Pro Tip: This provides an extra layer of protection between the clean diaper and your baby’s unclean bum.) Gently lift your baby’s bum off the table by grasping their ankles with one hand and lift upward.

5)    Always clean your baby’s front with the included Bamboo Natural Baby Wipes Packet or a clean cloth. (Pro Tip: If you have a girl always clean front to back towards her bum to keep the bacteria from causing an infection.)

6)    If your baby pooped, grab another Bamboo Natural Baby Wipes Packet and clean her bottom. (Pro Tip: You have two options you can lift her legs or gently roll her to one side then the other. Always clean the creases of your baby’s buttocks and thighs too.)

7)     It is always best to let your baby’s skin air dry and then pat it dry. To prevent diaper rash, use the Products on the Go Natural Diaper Rash Cream. (Pro Tip: It is always best to make sure your baby has a dry bottom. This is the best way to prevent diaper rash.)

8)    Remove the dirty diaper and place it to the side. Hopefully, you followed step 1, and the clean Products on the Go diaper should be underneath your baby.

9)    Gently pull the front half of the Biodegradable Bamboo diaper. (Pro Tip: Make sure his manhood is pointing down that way you won’t get peed on. Make sure the diaper between your baby’s legs is spread wide. You don’t want the diapers to bunch because that causes discomfort and chaffing.)

10)    Fasten the diaper on both sides with the tabs. You want the diaper snug but not too tight. (Pro Tip: Always look to verify that the tabs are not sticking to your baby’s skin.)

11)    Dress your baby and wash your hands or use the alcohol wipe. Since we use Bamboo in our diapers, baby wipes and hand sanitizing wipes it is easy to dispose of in the garbage.

At Products on the Go, we focus on easing the stress of everyday life and changing diapers can be stressful. Poop Happens and Poop Happens Swimmy is available in sizes small, medium, and large. Visit Products on the Go to learn more about our complete line of natural products.