I'm lucky to have great little travelers for my kids. I love to go places and they love adventuring! We're a good mix. However sometimes car trips can be challenging due all the stuff that seems to travel with children from special carseats to toys and tablets. I was recently introduced to some fun kid products guaranteed to make travel easier and I'm thrilled to share more about them!
Full Disclosure! I was lucky enough to be given a few products for testing purposes in exchange for this post. The girls excitedly ripped open the package and immediately wanted to use the BubbleBum Junkie. The BubbleBum Junkie is the perfect way to keep all your kid's entertainment items and snacks organized during road trips or even just jaunts to the store. I know I get tired of things falling all over the car and listening to cries of, "Mom! Can you get my book, kindle, etc?" The kids found the activity trays to be the most delightful feature of the BubbleBum Junkie. I love that you can seatbelt in the BubbleBum Junkie so it doesn't fly around the car if you stop short. It will also hold a tablet so both kids can watch a movie without a fight over who gets to hold the device.
Over the weekend, Molly tried out the Sneck pillow system in Scott's car. My car still has a 5-point harness for her seat but Scott's car uses a high-back booster which she loves but often complains about the belt cutting into her neck. The Sneck solves this problem and provides a comfortable place for napping in the car! The travel pillow's micro-bead pods are cozy and makes it perfect to take along on car trips, plane rides or even on the train. The Sneck easily attaches to the headrest with a Velcro strap that also has storage for MP3 players or small toys.
My favorite product has to be the BubbleBum seat! The BubbleBum is the original, inflatable car booster seat for kids aged 4-11, weighing 40-100 lbs. Now that the kids are getting older, traveling with their car seats on planes is a HUGE pain. Also car seats can make travel very limiting in cities when you are dependent on Lyft or Cabs. The BubbleBum solves this issue! Weighing less than one pound, the BubbleBum deflates in minutes and can be stuffed in your bag when not in use. I also love that you could put this in your kid's backpack for after school playdates!
The BubbleBum won GOLD in the 2014 National Parenting Publications Awards and is a IIHS (Insurance Institute of Highway Safety) “Best Bet” in their booster seat evaluation report, where they’ve branded BubbleBum as one of the best for safety. All of these factors make me excited to use the BubbleBum on our trip to Disneyland next week. Molly told me that she loves the pink design and thinks it is "beautiful". The BubbleBum comes in Pink Chevron and Black.