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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

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First Class Experience on the Go: 8 Ways to Arrive in Style and Comfort

First Class Experience on the Go

Most frequent flyers will tell you, the key to making travel efficient is all in the planning. From making reservations well in advance, allowing yourself plenty of time to navigate through security, to packing smart, the best way to take some of the stress out of traveling is to plan ahead as much as possible. Here is a series of expert tips to ensure your travel experience is first class all the way, no matter where you’re headed.

  1. Avoid extra fees. Plan ahead if you are checking a bag, or ensure your carry on meets FAA and airline requirements and size restrictions. Use your smartphone as your boarding pass to avoid printing fees (and save trees), pay in advance and find coupons to save on Wi-Fi. Generally, if you purchase Wi-Fi before you board your flight, it can cost significantly less than if you wait until you reach your seat.
  2. B.Y.O.F. (Bring Your Own Food!). Nothing puts a damper on the thrill of a getaway faster than a soggy sandwich that costs $12. For the sake of convenience and cost effectiveness, bring along your favorite snacks to avoid becoming “hangry” and/or poor. A great combo is a homemade salad to nosh on while waiting at the gate, and then a bag of almonds and some fancy chocolates to enjoy in-flight. Think of it this way, if you’re bringing something healthy from home, you won’t feel so bad splurging on an airport treat like fro-yo, a smoothie, or a gigantic cinnamon roll with that amazing gooey glaze that you can’t get at home. It’s okay to indulge; you’re on vacation, after all.
  3. Drink up. Bring an empty water bottle through security and fill it up at a drinking fountain on the way to your gate. Not only is it better for the environment, but you will be happy and hydrated while wait to board the aircraft, take off, reach your cruising altitude, and wait again until the beverage cart finally reaches you. Plus, staying hydrated helps fight off jet lag so you’re ready to start the fun as soon as you touch down at your destination.
  4. Invest in a good travel pillow. You can get some quality shut eye in those economy seats, but only with the right gear. If you want to avoid neck pain, a quality neck pillow is key. Pro-tip: an eye mask makes a great compliment to a neck pillow for the most restful sleep. It’s a wearable do not disturb sign.
  5. Don’t leave home without earphones. Earphones are right up there on the list with your wallet and your kid. If you inadvertently leave on of those behind, the rest of your trip will surely be a disaster. Seriously, you need earphones for air travel for a variety of reasons: to drown out noise that may interfere with your travel zen, to send the message to your seat neighbor that you’re not interested in hearing why they were in Memphis, and of course to catch a movie or some in-flight TV. The possibilities are endless, but only if you have earphones!
  6. Be strategic when selecting a seat. Whether you’re a nervous flyer, someone with a tiny bladder, or just looking for some peace and quiet, there’s a seat that’s perfect for you. If you are a person who will need to get up a few times during the flight, or you’re tall, then an aisle seat will allow you to get up as much as possible without disrupting other passengers. Travel and Leisure recommends choosing a seat forward on the wings, for a quieter ride with less jet noise. If you have a connection to make, a seat closest to the front is your best bet for quickly getting off a flight and on to the next.
  7. Get Cozy. Don’t forget to bring a scarf, sweater or cozy sweatshirt (style tip: pairs well with eye-mask for chic travel affect) or even a blanket to keep warm, particularly at higher altitudes. Socks are nice to have, too and can make all the difference.
  8. Bring along some toiletries. The recycled air and lack of ventilation can really take a toll on your skin. Be sure to bring along a small spray bottle of water, some light moisturizer, lip balm, and gum. This is the perfect combination to keep you looking and feeling fresh.

Travel is about exploration, expansion, and experience. Get out there and enjoy yourself in comfort and style, ready for anything – because you live life 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.

 

Sunshine on the Go: Sun-Drenched Fun and Skin Care

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From packing lunches to applying sunscreen in advance, taking a trip outdoors with kids can be a tough mission. It’s no secret that outdoor adventures are fun, but even a day out and about  takes planning and preparation, especially when there are kids involved.

One of the most important tips when getting the family ready for a fun-filled day at the beach or park is to plan, plan, and plan! Products on the Go offers a variety of packages that will help you quickly, and easily prepare for your day at the beach, pool, waterpark and all the adventures in between.

Our Sunshine on the Go ReadyPacks offer a plethora of necessities for fun-in-the-sun including sunscreen, moisturizer, reusable water bottles and even a towel. All of these must-have items are priorities when spending time with your family in the sun.

In order to stay safe and prevent sunburns and skin damage, it is important to apply sunscreen before you go out in the sun and then consistently re-apply throughout the day. We recommend re-applying every two hours.

To make your life even easier, Products on the Go also offers natural and eco-friendly diaper changing sets including everything you need to change your babies diaper while out and about. We offer both a wet and dry option, so you never have to worry about forgetting something at home.

When you’re out in the sun all day, it’s important that you stay hydrated. Being in saltwater and having the sun beat down on you can be extremely draining; add in running around with young kids and you’re guaranteed to get weary.

Staying hydrated is important for everyone in the family. Be sure to drink lots of water and constantly re-fill your water bottle! It also helps to set up a shady area for you and the kids to cool down under. An umbrella or tent are certain to save you from that long summer heat.

Lastly, don’t forget to make sure you pack healthy snacks to keep everyone energized and happy throughout the day. There’s nothing worse that a grouchy and hungry kid. In fact, the Sunshine on the Go JetPack has a convenient insulated zipper bottom to keep drinks and snacks cool in the heat. Quick tip for packing food: go for smaller items that don’t require much preparation or utensils to limit the number of items you have to carry (and remember).

Being with young ones at the beach is so entertaining. It’s almost inspirational to see you child’s imagination go wild as they build sandcastle fortresses and moats to play in. A smart tip for helping your kids create an epic sandcastle is to bring an old credit card with you – along with the obvious shovel and pail. An old credit card is great for molding and sanding down your castle to perfection.

There’s no limit to the fun you can have in the sun with your kids. It’s important to use sun care while also enjoying yourself and Products on the Go is here help you do that by giving you one less thing to worry about! Feel free to comment below any additional tips and tricks you’d like to share. Send us your pictures too, we’d love to see you and your family having fun-in-the-sun too!