Guest Post: The Jet Set Girls!

We have a special guest post today from The Jet Set Girls! With the holidays approaching, Hope is passing along travel tips that will keep both parents and baby happy!

 

 

With three children that have traveled across country more times than I can count from our home in D.C. to places like Sante Fe, Chicago, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Miami, and Hawaii, I’ve developed some rules to travel by.  First of all, if they can’t walk bring a stroller and check it at the gate. I use a Techno XLR by Maclaren because it’s super lightweight and folds up small, plus you can use it from newborn to big kid.  The heroics of carrying the baby in a sling while towing a toddler and a 50 lb. diaper bag are gone. 

 

Which brings me to the next rule, if they’re big enough to walk they can carry a backpack.  Fill it with electronics (Nintendo DS scores big points on the plane), books, new crayons, coloring books, and Playdoh.  A new pot of Playdoh works wonders for a bored kid.

 

 

I used to carry a LeSportsac as a diaper bag, they’re light as air and you can run them through the wash machine.  They may not have as many bells and whistles as the run of the mill diaper bag; but with some organization they’re great.  I never dealt with bottles (what with a baby attached to my chest for the duration of many flights), that the scaled down LeSportsac was great.  Now that Stella McCartney is designing for them, the bags are even swankier.  I love the Classic Carryall in Silence which is the same plum color I’m addicted to right now. (More tips after the jump!) [Read more...]

Jolie-Pitt Twins Score Great Gifts

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s newborn twins are still under wraps at the hospital in Nice, France; but People Magazine reports mom and babies will soon depart for home.

For now, home is the family’s 880-acre estate in the south of France, called Cheateau Miraval. The twins will arrive to bundles of gifts.

 

Milkshop, a child’s boutique made popular by their celebrity clientele, sent Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline bunches of goodies.

 

BlaBla Piggy, $35, was sent to Vivienne. The hand-knit doll features modern colors, and is washable.

Milkshop also sent the babies these luxury body products from Kiehl’s. Diaper Rash Ointment and Gentle Cleansing Milk, both $18.

More Milkshop baby gifts for the twins, after the jump…. [Read more...]