Best baby travel gear according to redditors

We found 334 Reddit comments discussing the best baby travel gear. We ranked the 177 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Baby Travel Gear:

u/Lord_Derp_The_2nd · 51 pointsr/Homebrewing

I noticed your carboy handle in the first picture, figure I'd add that my LHBS told me to avoid those. They stress the neck way too much, especially if you pick it up by it. They recommended I get one of these for moving mine around.

u/ebgngrvgzber · 17 pointsr/Homebrewing

Those things make the neck snap off if any liquid is inside. You really want one of the strap-based carriers instead, like this:


u/dukewilhelm · 15 pointsr/camping

We did this with both kids at < 1 yr. Backcountry canoing for a week too (in the summer). We found the PeaPod to be a very useful tool for naps, since it gave us freedom to get things done (like washing diapers :) ).

Camping with the little ones gets better and better. Now they are carrying their own packs on the portages and stomping through the mud.


The pea pod was one like this. ours had an inflatable floor for cushioning.

u/binderclips · 9 pointsr/AprilBumpers2018

:( That does sound hectic. My registry is kinda all over the place because I've already bought a ton of stuff, but just some suggestions of some things (FTM so no idea really if these are good or not, some were recommendations from friends, some were recommendations from various online resources).

  • car seat, extra base if you have more than one car, and stroller
  • baby carrier - I got the ergobaby 360 with infant insert but the Lillebaby 360 is also super popular.
  • swaddles - aden & anais seem to be hugely popular.
  • bathing supplies - washcloths, bathtub
  • first aid kit supplies - NoseFrida, nail clipper, thermometer
  • feeding - bottles, sterilizer (some people told me I had to have it, some said it was totally unnecessary), bottle cleaner brush, drying rack (seems like everyone else loves the Boon grass, but I don't have the counter space!) You can get a pump through your insurance if you plan to breastfeed, I ordered mine through Aeroflow. I ultimately chose the Spectra S2 over the Medela PISA because it's a closed system, which apparently means less chances of bacteria getting into the system and thus easier cleaning.
  • burp clothes - I was told to just get a ton of cloth diapers to use as burp clothes, and to have them everywhere.
  • diaper pail - I have two friends who say this is good enough, so I went with it. They also said to use doggie poop bags to contain the smelly diapers.
  • humidifier
  • Boppy for nursing
  • Backpack style diaper bag
  • baby may need a more convenient place to be set down other than the crib, something you can have near you in the kitchen, shower, whatever. Popular options are the rock n play, Boppy lounger, or a pack 'n play. I plan on getting the Chicco FastAsleep pack 'n play because the crib/dresser/changing station is on our 2nd floor, so I figured this could double as a changing station/napper on the first floor.

    Lucie's List is probably the best resource I found online.
u/_Jane_Doe_ · 9 pointsr/self

Oh OP, I'm sorry for the loss of your sister, truely I am. Everything must be a whirlwind atm for you and your family, my sincere condolences.

Your poor, poor parents. It's going to be rough parenting a child without being able to pick them up all the time, both for your parents and your neice. Could they afford a nanny or live in help, do you think? You could also look into day care. There are heaps of kids in 9 - 5 day care. There might be some that do pick up / drop offs which would benefit your parents. One of the hardest things is getting a kid in and out of a car seat. Do they drive at all?

Get them a baby carrier for right now. Something like this Makes it heaps easier to carry the child. Easier on your back and arms and babies love them.

Good luck, OP, I hope you're doing okay.

u/sbtm25 · 9 pointsr/Parenting

We love love love our peapod toddler travel tent. Our 1 1/2 year old has slept in it almost exclusively for about 6 months while we travel for work. We put it on top of some blankets or a mattress on the floor for added comfort. They have 2 sizes, we have the small. Can't endorse enough. Easy to clean, don't have to worry about bugs if you end up in a place with mosquitoes, folds up into a carryon, and best of all: he can't quietly escape to go exploring in someone else's un-baby proofed house. While our location changes constantly, at least he always has the same bed.

u/GreenStrong · 7 pointsr/whatisthisthing

I think this is a front facing baby carrier, similar to a baby bjorn.

Does it seem to be on the right scale for that?

u/stubborn11 · 7 pointsr/Homebrewing

Glass carboy supporter here. I use the nylon brew straps whenever moving my glass. Next to my wort chiller, it's probably the best tool I have in my arsenal.

u/CommeCi_CommeCa · 7 pointsr/beyondthebump

Congrats! My baby has yet to sleep in his crib, so I won't comment on that, but he did sleep wonderfully in a rock 'n play Can't praise it enough. Only problem is transitioning them out of it.

Other things I really like:

Car Seat: Chicco KeyFit Magic 30 Super easy to install and use.

Boon Grass I really like having a special drying rack for all of my bottles/pump parts/ect and I like this one because you can stick stuff anywhere and it's cute. Also comes with cute accessories.

Bath tub Baby seems to like it and it dries quickly and can be hung up.

If you're into babywearing, I have an Ergo 360 and a K'tan which I've found to be comfortable and easy to use.

u/geoff_the_giraffe · 6 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

I would stop letting them take your child from you. It’s going to be hard to train yourself to not give them the opening but I would actively avoid them or turn away whenever you need to to stop the grabbing. If they say anything, greyrock the shit out of them and just say “no thanks” or “we’re good” etc and just ignore them. If you need to JADE, keep it really simple “baby’s really tired now and needs to sleep” or something similar.

Also, this carrier might make it more difficult for her to try to take your baby out of it or at least would take long enough that it would give you the few seconds you need to back away before she can get to LO.

Be strong mamma! You’ve got this! The only people that baby really needs are you and DH.

u/silentcecilia · 5 pointsr/AttachmentParenting

It would definitely increase SIDS risk since it's not a firm surface. My advice would be to get a travel bassinet or in-bed cosleeper like this. It will make it safe for babe in your bed until s/he grows out of it, when your bed will probably be safe anyway. Added bonus is that s/he can nap in it too when you're not in bed, and if you travel with babe you can take it with you, making for a familiar sleeping environment in another place. I can't recommend these things enough. I would not flip the mattress as it is not made to be safe or comfortable for anyone when flipped.

u/string-of-pearls · 5 pointsr/BabyBumps
u/Honda350 · 4 pointsr/BabyBumps

This one is 55% off, down to $54 from $119. Not bad!

u/travelingmama · 4 pointsr/beyondthebump

This is the model I have, but I went to a babywearing meet-up group today (we get together to see other carriers, try them out, buy/sell, and borrow) and there were women doing it in mei tai style carriers and kinderpacks, any type of carrier like those make it pretty easy. My little one is just shy of 3 weeks old! It's a little difficult with him because he is so little. I tried it again and was successful, but he unlatched a little more often that time. Not too bad though.

One of the moms at the meetup group showed us this awesome trick! She breastfeeds her daughter in a ring sling and she bought a bunch of 3 dollar tanks at old navy cut the straps and sewed them into a loop that goes over a nursing bra. This website explains it. So she wears either the same color or a coordinating color and when she puts her daughter in her carrier just lifts her shirt up so it's already ready, but her tank covers her torso. Then she just pulls down the tank top and feeds her. It was the coolest trick I've seen. I'm so glad I went to the group just for that tip alone!

u/KEM10 · 4 pointsr/Homebrewing

If you're careful and don't use one of those carboy handles, you'll be fine. This is the carrier you want.

u/ernieball · 4 pointsr/beyondthebump

I'm not sure what your price point is, but there are a few options out there! Fisher Price has the Rock N Play Bassinet at $89.99.. Or similarly there's the Dream On Me Traveler Portable Bassinet at $79.99. If there's a place to put it, something like the Brica Fold N' Go Travel Bassinet for $34.99 might work. If you're wanting to comply with the AAP, look for the words crib, bassinet, or playpen - they're the only ones that have been tested and approved. Words like sleeper and napper are not tested and not approved for use by the AAP.

This said - please excuse me while I observe a moment of silence for my beloved Rock N Play.

u/drgath · 3 pointsr/Homebrewing

It was one like this, with a plastic buckle. The stitching was fine, but give the plastic buckle enough pressure, at it unbuckles itself. After that one incident, it immediately went in the trash as I realized how bad of an idea it was.

As long as they're quality, the netting ones look safe. Definitely don't try to use the carboy handles when it's full. That's not what they were meant for, and I've experienced it slipping off, no matter how tight I made it.

Still, nothing can go wrong in a keg in a bathtub (right?), so that's my preferred fermenter now.

u/minerdeity · 3 pointsr/climbing

We belay with the baby in a backpack all the time on top rope in places with minimal rockfall potential. I've done a few easy leads with her in it, too. [edit: not on my back while I'm climbing!] In hundreds of times doing it, there haven't been any close calls. I'd make sure you know how to go hands-free with a munter-mule, though.

When leading harder stuff where a big fall was a possibility, the baby hung out in a portable tent like this when she was really small, with a foam pad underneath to make it comfy.

Later on, the Edelrid Fraggle harness comes in an xxs version that fits our 18 month old with room to size down. Probably too big at 6 months, but eventually you can get one so you can keep the kid on a safety tether (mine is made from 8mm dynamic accessory cord) at crags where there are ravines or water nearby. She hangs out at eats bugs while roped to a tree with her older brother watching if I'm leading something hard. Also lets her do a little climbing on easy friction slabs. :)

Whatever you do, get a bike or climbing helmet with a closed top for him. I almost beaned ours with a dropped ATC once. Everyone wears a helmet now, always.

Generally I haven't found climbing with the baby all that bad until she started to walk, at which point it becomes more challenging and you need a second set of hands. Babies sometimes get fussy and people might get annoyed, but that's true anywhere you take a baby. Store, restaurant, park, crag, gym. That's how it is. You do what you can to quiet the kid, but in the grand scheme of bad crag behavior, crying babies (even before kids) are NBD compared to the routine annoyance I feel towards poorly behaved adults.

u/Amykat322 · 3 pointsr/beyondthebump

As he gets older, you may want to buy a carrier like an Ergo. It's super comfy (can be worn on front, side or back when baby is older). It's great when he's fussy and wants to be held but you need to heat a bottle or cook dinner, vacuum, grocery shop, etc. Gives you both hands free. I use it still with my 16 month old who weights 24lbs. It was $$$$ but worth it in my opinion. And you can always resell it when you are done with it and prob get half of what you paid. ERGObaby Original Baby Carrier, Black/Camel

u/sweetmama18 · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps

I usually went with my husband, one of us would take the stroller the other with the cart. I know some moms that used something similar to this BINXY BABY Shopping Cart Hammock | The Original | Ergonomic Infant Carrier + Positioner

& they loved it. Most started using it around 2 months and baby had a little more head control.

ETA the stroller is a jogging one which is easy to maneuver with one hand if i needed to hold baby for a few minutes.

u/ainulil · 3 pointsr/cricut

Eek! Yeah - didn’t think about the weight of carrying her around.

Have you seen those baby hip seat carries ?

Here is one (of the more expensive ones) I found on Amazon: TushBaby The Only Safety Certified Hip Seat Baby Carrier - As Seen On Shark Tank, Ergonomic Waist Carrier for Newborns, Toddlers & Children, Black

Idk if it would help?? I’m sure she will be walking in no time though! Then it’ll be a whole new set of problems, right? 😅😬🙈

You’re doing great!

u/paperbag33 · 3 pointsr/Advice

i just saw on twitter someone with the same problem and they said they bought this tag off amazon that says not to touch the baby. you can find a lot of stuff like this and if they still approach the baby just be honest that you don’t want them touching them. hope this helps.

u/sxeQ · 3 pointsr/Homebrewing

You should try those 'carboy carriers', like this. I have some for my plastic carboys and they work great.

u/Darthtagnan · 3 pointsr/Homebrewing

They are inexpensive and essential for glass carboys.

u/cmaddog111 · 3 pointsr/MaddenUltimateTeam


Name suggestion would be Catalina.

Having a 7-month-old, my advice is to buy an Ergo Baby Carrier and fit it for yourself. If you can get that thing to work like I did with naps, you'll get in a couple hours of uninterrupted Madden with your wife free to do whatever she wants for a few hours.

Plus, everybody looks sweet with a baby attachment.

Everybody wins!!!!

u/manmachine87 · 3 pointsr/Septemberbumpers2017

I got this wrap last week and it's really great and easy to use. The ergobaby is too big for a newborn even with the insert. She doesn't like it. She loves the wrap though and sleeps the whole time she's in it! This night light. It's rechargeable. You just tap it and you can dim it. Also has two light settings. A warmer light and a whiter light. Perfect for all those night feeds!

What else... A billion burp cloths. Mats for the changing pad so we don't have change the cover as frequently. Thicker receiving blankets for swaddling rather than the muslin ones. They're so much easier to swaddle with because they're smaller and thicker. The muslin cloths are good to have around for other things though.

That's all I can think of for now besides the obvious stuff.

u/raverjon · 3 pointsr/electricdaisycarnival

Piggyback Rider SCOUT model - Child Toddler Carrier Backpack for Hiking Trails, Camping, Fitness Travel (Black)

u/xxoooxxoooxx · 3 pointsr/AttachmentParenting

Check out the K'tan wrap: It's a stretchy fabric wrap without all the wrapping. So easy!

u/okname · 3 pointsr/CampingandHiking

No op, but we did tent camping with our daughter at 6 months old in Northern California. We used a Phil and teds bassinet, like this kind of big enough to keep her snuggled, small enough to keep her between us in our smaller tent. We had a bottle warmer for our car (if we had that) or would just use hot water if needed. Something to use up high in the tent, most of time we just used a light up frisbee threw it up top to help her fall asleep. Osprey backpack was great, used the removable bag as a diaper bag. It was fun I highly recommend it!

u/batswantsababy · 2 pointsr/babywearing

The Infantino Mei Tai is pretty affordable, and I find it to be really comfortable and easy to use. You can do front, back, or hip carries with it and it's fairly easy to put on.

Here's a link, although it's not exactly the same as the one I have: Infantino Sash Wrap and Tie Baby Carrier

u/tinwhistler · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

You can get one at Amazon if your brew store doesn't have one.

It's not quite as nice as the one I used to have (like 15 years ago), but it gets the job done.

u/BabbaFeli · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Get her this:

Bitches love carrying their newborn child around.

u/walkeywalktall420 · 2 pointsr/trees
u/shear_theology · 2 pointsr/Parenting

Ergo Carriers or something similar can be very helpful. I also second the person who said get a swing. As others have said, you just need to experiment a bit. Have you tried a white noise machine? Have you tried making sure they're in a very dark room? Also, how much caffeine do you drink? If you're breastfeeding and drinking a bunch of coffee, that'll transfer to your kido.

u/lurkmode_off · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

Get one of these, or something similar, to use in airports and rest stops to/from your flights. When my first was 5 months old we used it for a 6-hour drive to the airport and while awaiting a flight; it's great to give the kid some tummy/wiggle time and give you a short break. We also used ours as a bed while we were away since he wasn't mobile yet.

u/whenifeellikeit · 2 pointsr/ADHD

First of all...

Realize that you are entitled to ask for help if you need it. If you need a little break for a couple of hours after work for yourself (and if you can afford it), then I recommend spending that time at the gym, and that you get a babysitter to come and cover for just a couple of hours. I know you feel obligated to be there to care for your son, and you are obligated to participate in his care. But you are also obligated to take care of yourself for your own sanity and health, and taking a little bit of time for exercise is going to benefit your son as much as it does you. If you get off work in time to take care of him, have a babysitter come during that time instead. Head straight to the gym or the track and get a vigorous workout in, then come home and send the babysitter on his/her way and take care of your son for the rest of the evening.

See, exercise is not only good for your body, it's also good for your mind. And most of us with ADHD here can attest that a good workout is just as essential and effective for clarity of thought and mental focus as a dose of medication is. You will control your symptoms better if you get regular exercise. So if you do anything to "pawn him off", it should be that.

I know from experience that this can be a hard thing to do as a parent. But my non-ADHD partner has insisted on getting child care (from grandmothers and paid babysitters) so that I have time to exercise during the day at some point. He wants me healthy and functional, and if we have to spend a little money to do that, it's worth it because I operate so much better. Still, the guilt gets to me. Just gotta get over that and realize that, as dedicated you are to your child, you must also be dedicated to yourself in order to give that child the best parenting possible.

Otherwise, here are other tips:

  • If you can't get away to the gym, pop that baby in his stroller and get out there for a walk together. He'll love it and it'll help clear your head after the work day so that you can come home and get things done. Make a routine out of it and soon both of you will look forward to the bonding time on your walks. You can talk to him and show him the world, and it will create special memories for the two of you while ensuring your sanity.

  • Set a timer each night for 15 minutes and spend that 15 minutes cleaning. Put Little Man in the backpack so he doesn't cry. Get one like this if you don't have one already. For the 15 minutes you dedicate to it, you can get a lot done. Sweep through a room or two and just pick things up, dust, return things to their rightful places, put away some laundry, whatever. 15 minutes a day and you'll have a clean house before you know it.

  • Don't let him have too many toys. Seriously. We've got a "One in, One out" rule. Every time a new toy comes in, one old one goes away. They end up not playing with most of them anyway, and they blow up everywhere and just end up getting broken. If he gets used to not having a ton of toys, he really won't know what he's missing.

  • This seems like a trivial one, but it helps anyway: store your food storage containers with the lids on. Makes organization easier, even though it takes up some more space. I know you'd love to have your lids and containers all nicely stacked and filed, but fuck it. You've gotta do what you've gotta do. Keep the lids and containers together and you won't end up with the godawful mess that the container cabinet always turns into.

  • Make sure you keep a routine at all times. It's good for you and it's good for him. Kids need structure, but ADHD brains need structure just as much. Get into a routine so that the same things happen at the same time every evening. "Get home, go for walk, come home and read a book, holding time on the couch while you close your eyes for 10 minutes, get up, put him in the backpack and clean for 15 minutes, prepare dinner (also with baby in backpack), eat dinner, bath, massage him with lotion to relax him, read another story, bottle, cuddles, bed by 8." That's just an example of a possible routine, but you get the idea. If you get him into a set bedtime routine, then you can use the time after bed to do stuff for yourself.

  • Sometimes babies won't stop crying. Remember that crying won't hurt him. If all his needs are met (food, sleep, diaper, physical comfort, etc), and he's still crying because he wants to be picked up, you can either carry him on your back wherever you go, or you can learn to tune it out and let him learn to self-soothe. Those moments when you feel like you're going to toss him out the window if he doesn't stop crying? That's a moment when you go put him in his crib where he can't get hurt, turn on the monitor, and close the door behind you as you leave the room. It's better to take time to cool off than it is to get increasingly frustrated with a screaming baby.

  • Set up a safe play area that's large enough for him to move around, but is fenced off so he can't escape. Don't worry too much about the effin' mess in there. Let there be pillows and blankets and toys and all that, and keep all that stuff in that one area. Don't let it extend to the rest of the house.

  • Keep his clothes in bins instead of a dresser. Baby clothes are a bitch to fold. Don't bother. Just separate them and toss them into those square baskets you can put on shelves or something. Saves on laundry time so much.

  • Get a big toy box and just toss all the toys in there. Just like the clothes, it's pointless trying to keep them organized on shelves.

  • Remember that this stage will pass and other new joys and nightmares will take its place. He won't scream when he's put down for 2 minutes forever.

  • Keep a lot of teething rings in the freezer.

    That's all I got for now. Good luck! You can do this!
u/Globbits33 · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

Our daughter was in her crib on the night we brought her home. We got her a little bassinet to go inside the crib (BRICA Fold N' Go Travel Bassinet on top of the crib mattress, so that she was in a smaller space to begin with. I swaddled her and we set up a webcam with audio so I could hear her. She is now nearly two and has always loved sleeping in her room!

u/mizzikee · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

Excellent suggestions. Well written. As far as getting stuff in and out of a chest freezer, most kegs have handles so that's take care of. But for getting carboys in and out these work fine.

u/weeglos · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

Your cost: $14.99 plus labor

Brew Hauler on Amazon: $8.69 + $4.85 (shipping) = $13.54

I congratulate you on your DIY, but you're not saving money with this, I'm sorry to say...

u/DystopianSobriety · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

As /u/BrewN00b suggested I use the "Brew Hauler". You can get them on Amazon for ~$11 (I get mine from my LHBS for ~$13). It makes the PITA of carboy hauling easyer and more importantly safer.

u/CesarioKart · 2 pointsr/PoliticalDiscussion

Eh, Ben Sasse is kind of the epitome of pandering politics to me, and I'm a constituent. He ran a bunch of commercials during his campaign where he literally moved the Capitol to Nebraska on a Mack truck, regularly wears a Nebraska Cornhuskers jacket during TV appearances, and he literally walked around shaking hands with a his child strapped onto him at a parade I attended in a small town. The dude is cartoonishly phony.

u/UnicornToots · 2 pointsr/babywearing

I totally understand. That's why the only thing that came to mind was a pram or a secondhand infant car seat (just without the base and rest of the travel system).

You can also look into getting a travel bassinet like this or this but you would have to put it on the floor of wherever you're going. A Rock N Play or a baby bouncer can easily be folded up to go in the car, then opened up at your destination, too. They're really light-weight and could also be an option.

u/surrogateuterus · 2 pointsr/April2017Bumpers

They have sales on open boxes. Right now this is what they have

Amazon has sales occasionally in the range of $90, but right now is the least expensive.

It is certainly true that you have to be willin to settle for plain colors usually. But i prefer it. Works with more clothing options and for the SO to wear as well without worrying about being seen with certain patterns.

u/Arielyssa · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

From my research I would go with either the Maya Wrap, the Moby Wrap, or the Peanut Shell Sling.

Moby Wrap

Maya Wrap Sling

Peanut Shell Sling

The Maya Wrap Sling seems to have great reviews from breastfeeding moms but it is pricier than the other two.

u/thesmilies · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

Brew haulers work just fine with full carboys.

u/EatThePeach · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

i've got a baby k'tan carrier , it's super simple and easy to get him in and out of. i was very confused and intimidated by the moby, this was a far more appealing option

u/ryryak · 2 pointsr/dndnext


When items like this exist in our world there' s no reason to think they couldn't in the settings of dnd. Maybe some kind of retractable leash for the child/kobold harness so they can remain attached but dismount at will? (Or move around on the harness freely)
maybe a larger foot stand that sticks out the back more. Could always engineer a howda that attaches to a backpack and the kobold sits above the backpack at around/above the Goliaths height?

u/hannfrank · 2 pointsr/SantasLittleHelpers

I have [this] ( in gray that I used only like once I would be happy to send your way if you'd like it!

u/Augustus4 · 2 pointsr/February2018Bumpers

Hah great nickname. No it’s something like this: Baby K’tan ORIGINAL Cotton Wrap style Baby Carrier, Black, Small

u/k-thanks-bai · 2 pointsr/parentsofmultiples

Mine is a boba as well - I also have this one ( which I find to be a bit more supportive and will use more when they are heavier.

I also have ring slings so I can wear them in two rings slings at once, but they are seemingly too tiny for that. Or I'm used to wearing a 25 lb toddler in a ring sling and putting a teeny baby in one is just weird feeling.

u/Febtober2k · 2 pointsr/Parenting

One of my wife's coworkers got her a Baby Bjorn, so we do plan on using that a lot, although not exclusively.

I'm not sure why, but it's incredibly rare for me to see anyone using something like the Bjorn around the city. It seems like such an easy thing to do, especially if you're just going out for a walk or quick errand, that I can't really figure out why it isn't more commonplace.

u/shinypinkflamingo · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

We have an infant seat and two bases (one for each car), plus the stroller it snaps into. Two seats is unnecessary for sure. The stroller is nice, but not essential.

As for wraps/slings... We have a Moby, a Snugli, and an Ergo. I like them all for different reasons.

The Moby I use mostly at home because it's complicated to wrap and a bit hot. But it's fantastic if your baby wants to be held and you need to get stuff done. I used it a lot when he was under a month old so he could snuggle up and sleep while I did dishes and such.

The Snugli is great for little babies who hate the Ergo insert (as ours did). we used it on our first outing at a week old and I just supported his head with my hand. It is easy to put on and take off and getting baby into it is a cinch. Once they start getting heavier (over 10lbs) it starts to get a little less comfortable for the wearer. I can only wear him about an hour in the Snugli before my back and shoulders start to complain.

The Ergo we use for long wears and if I'm going to need to nurse with him in the pack. It is especially good for an all day outing. I have successfully breastfed with him in the Ergo and me sitting down. (I saw a woman once doing it standing up with an older baby who had good head control.)

My husband happily wears both the carriers and is quite comfortable in them. My tall sister has a Maya wrap and loves it. I found it hard to use with my short torso.

u/ATWsmith · 2 pointsr/Mommit

This is perfect! Thanks again.

Summer Infant Travel Bed

u/PlainJaneDoe · 2 pointsr/DanLeBatardShow

I found an alternative model!!

Piggyback Rider SCOUT Model - Child Toddler Carrier Backpack for Hiking Trails, Camping, Fitness Travel – Orange

u/Temmon · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

This is the one I got. I also found this one without the sling and with some pockets when I was finding mine for you. I'd be tempted to get that one if I was buying again. Searching Amazon for Hip Seat will get you a lot more options.

u/jmurphy42 · 2 pointsr/NewParents

This is what I was going to recommend. I know the last thing you need is more expensive baby products right now OP, but this or this could help your GF immensely (if she's got the back muscles to bear it).

Infants often sleep better when worn, and even when they're awake it'll at least free up your GF's arms so she can do other things.

u/chevreuil45 · 2 pointsr/breakingmom

My kids have a bit of a different age range (my first two are less than a year apart and they were almost 4 and 5 before i had the twins). But as for survival, quiet activities were a god send for me, something that was brought out when i needed to feed the babies or they were sleeping. Whether it be a tablet or one of those quiet books/boxes, keeping it a novelty helped keep them interested. I bought one of these so i could take the twins outside when the older kids needed to get outside for some running around. My kids loved being big helpers for the babies so i had them help out if they wanted, little things like asking them to pick out a baby's outfit or singing/talking to them during a diaper change.

u/mrgoodbytes8891 · 2 pointsr/predaddit

I agree with you on the Baby Bjorn. My wife and I both love it and it's especially great for me as a guy. I carried my nephew around in one for a few hours at the park and he slept almost the entire time. It's definitely one of the more comfortable carriers that I've used. If anyone is looking to get one, I'd check online for more information and prices. Amazon is the cheapest I've found.

u/icestrike9 · 2 pointsr/ofcoursethatsathing
u/polyread · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

This would not work for crowded restaurants, but there may be some situations where a Brica Fold n Go Travel Bassinet would work. We used this at church and it fit perfectly at my feet slightly underneath the pew in front of us, so baby could sleep within my sight.

u/kiln · 1 pointr/NewParents

Look for a babywearing group in your area. You'll find lots of different carriers to try out and find something that is best for him. I find some of the carriers difficult to get on on my own, but there are tricks to each of them that you can learn at a meet-up. Also, YouTube is great for how-to videos. I would suggest something other than a Baby Bjorn. Boba, Beco, Tula, Ergo are just a few. I also love the ease of a padded ring sling (specifically I have a Maya Wrap ring sling). He might find the adjustments on a buckle carrier too much. But the ring sling is beautifully simple! And it is good from newborn through toddler.

I would imagine a number of ways to put baby down that are higher up (than the floor) would be helpful, like a Rock n Play sleeper

You might look for a car seat that is extra light to carry. The Maxi Cosi Micro is the lightest one that you can get.

And check out a good stroller. Whatever you do- get one that you can push with one hand! If you have a "baby boutique" type store nearby, you can go and check them out and see what will be best for your family. I suggest a higher end store than a Babies R Us because they can be extremely helpful in finding one that is a good fit and pointing out features that might be useful. Even if you don't buy one there, you can get ideas of things that might be helpful to look for. Some strollers have a more complicated folding system that require 2 hands while others are super easy and just require you to pull a strap.

u/usofunnie · 1 pointr/Mommit

I had this thing for our road trip, my daughter didn't really like it though.

Summer Infant Travel Bed

u/nilihanth · 1 pointr/PS4

You'll never catch me on my weekly frolic through the woods with my PS4 without using one of these.

u/bluebeecwab · 1 pointr/babywearing

Depends on if his big bro was carrying a backpack with our water bottles and snacks or not. If he was carrying his little backpack then I just wore it empty, sometimes just clicked around my waist and I let it flap down, sometimes had it empty in “backpack” mode.

If I had a big backpack that meant I was carrying him on my front anyway so I’d either keep it in place if I thought he’d need to get back in soon but if we were in a flat away from cliffs area and he was awake and wanting to run is stuff it in the backpack!

Also for winter I recommend a blanket/cover type thing... that way baby stays warm! I used this one and it worked just fine!

Bebamour Universal Hoodie All Season Carrier Cover for Baby Carrier (Dark Purple)

u/elfindespair · 1 pointr/babywearing

Uhm may not be for you but my daughter was the same way, she is currently 4 months and have been wearing her facing out in a hip seat carrier for about a month now (so since 3 months). Not everyone likes it but once you get used to it it’s great she can face forward and see everything and be perfectly comfortable and supported by the seat. Its not much strain to me or my back either because the seat helps with a lot of her weight. Ima link the carrier on amazon so you can see what I am talking about but yes very much recommend it worked out amazingly for me and her.

amazon hipseat carrier

u/FantasticFeats · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

Holy shitsnacks! I've had one slip the collar of standard carboy handle before but the worst that happened there was some minor cuts (and of course 5 gallons of beer that was ready to ferment going everywhere). I double checked afterwards and the handle was screwed tight and the appropriate size, so now I use carboy carrier straps exclusively:

Get well soon man.

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u/NeverInformed · 1 pointr/WTF

the face is just so creepy and mom's smiling like everyone on her block has one. At least this looks a bit more practical loooking.

u/Runningwithtoast · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

Sounds like you've got that covered!

If you bike, you may want a baby helmet or bike trailer or baby seat, though they're not recommended for use until age 1 because of concerns about repeated head trauma. It may be nice to get ahead, though. For time at the lake while you guys are prepping the boat, cooking, etc, maybe an activity center?

My husband and I looked at a few different travel beds, but liked these two the most:

The KidCo Peapod also has a Plus version, which I think was a bit less sturdy but went to age 5, if I remember correctly.

u/Dristig · 1 pointr/bjj

Yeah wearing the baby is a "thing" I used a Moby Wrap a ton. It is a really long piece of cloth that you wrap around your baby and yourself to hold them tight against you without using your hands. The thing I did was wear my daughter like that all the time in the house just around. Not only when we went out to do things. That allowed me to rest my wrists.

u/Natsuki98 · 1 pointr/WatchPeopleDieInside

I remembered these esist.

u/StillNotMyName · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

I've never used one, but these always looked light but comfy for baby.

u/mahi-mahi · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

There are some super compact (and cheap) portable bassinets... At 4 months, this could be much easier than a portable crib! Something like this : for 30$...
Full disclosure, never used such a thing, just something I've looked at that I figured could be useful if I were to travel in the first few months :P

u/junkmale · 1 pointr/AskReddit

I second that- look at the baby bjorn. or a carseat they will greatly appreciate it in 6 months- it's a win, trust me.

u/IlludiumQXXXVI · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

I got mine used off facebook but I think it's the same as this one

u/cmcg1227 · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

The rolling over thing will get better. Spend a few minutes per day encouraging him to practice rolling over, but he'll get that soon enough regardless.


I see you already attempt to baby wear, which is awesome. Some carriers have a sort of "side" carry option. This [Infantino]( carrier has a side carry option, or if you already have a wrap-style carrier like the Moby you can try a hip hold. This frees up some space for you.


For napping, I recommend sleep training. I'm very pro-feber personally. I'd say get the book, read it through, and then decide how you want to try it out. You can do it for naps only, or you can go all-in and do all sleep. The big thing is that you won't have him falling asleep on your chest, then put him down, only to have him wake up 5 mins later - you will put him down awake and then he will fall asleep on his own, which means he stays asleep (for at least 1 sleep cycle, anyways). I have a strong inkling that once he learns how to lay down and fall asleep on his own, he will also be less fussy chilling by himself on the floor with his toys and such.

u/CupBeEmpty · 1 pointr/AskAnAmerican

As far as car seats go we have used a slim booster like this one. But your kids need real seats.

For babies that actually needed a seat (like your kids) we just had to lug the forward facing/rear facing child seat around. Getting the straps that can secure a forward facing seat to rolling luggage was a godsend. You can even have the kid sit in the seat while you roll the bag/seat through the airport. It makes life a lot easier if not lighter.

For rear facing seats we just had a foldable stroller where the seat clipped into the stroller.

Everywhere we have been (Mexico and Canada) the hotels had cribs. We did use a little foldable bassinet like so for some trips. Though I can't remember when the kiddo grew out of it. When the kid was older we just had her sleep in the bed with us.

Some places also have car seats you can borrow. I have friends that rented a car seat/stroller in Europe when they visited. They did infant in lap on the plane and then rented the seat/stroller when they arrived. Every car rental place I know of has car seats you can rent. So if you can avoid having to lug one around it isn't a bad idea.

Also, don't forget that the little ones need passports too.

A tablet for the 3 year old with some educational games or some movies will work wonders.

If you are still nursing I highly recommend just getting one of those nursing blanket/cover things and nursing during takeoff and landing. It helps pop their little ears and keep them calm.

I am trying to think of anything else that helped. It is going to be a production either way so good luck. Have fun. The cool thing is that the 3 year old might remember the trip. My first memories are of traveling in Europe when I was 3 and I always thought that was pretty cool.

u/Xen0nex · 1 pointr/gamingsuggestions

Hahaha, went through the same thing some time ago. A couple bits of advice:

  • In general, turn-based games will be your best bet, but by no means does this constrain you to RPGs (at the moment I'm playing Dungeons of Dredmor, which can be done entirely with the mouse). I did well with some titles like Gratuitous Space Battles and Dwarf Fortress (which although realtime, can be paused at any time and controlled by just the keyboard).

  • Consider puzzle or puzzle-like games

  • I seem to recall a few DS / 3DS games having alternate button presets specifically designed to allow the game to be played with just one hand, but can't remember off the top of my head which ones...

  • Also, macros/hotkeys can be very useful. Something like Auto Hotkey / X-Mouse Button Control combined with either a cheap gaming mouse with multiple buttons, or a keyboard-heavy game can allow you to map all the keyboard commands to the mouse, or map any complicated commands to one chunk of the keyboard.

  • In TF2 I can confirm from experience that it is possible to play Sniper, run up to a Sniping Spot by alternating between the mouse and keyboard, then just camp out using only the mouse. Obviously wouldn't work for competitive stuff, but on pubs it went surprisingly well. For extra credit, copy to your clipboard some text like, "You just got sniped by someone holding a baby" and hit Ctrl-V + Enter after every kill :D

  • Something I didn't discover for a very long time: any product similar to a Baby Bjorn is an absolute gamechanger. Hours at a time, with both hands free!
u/cparakeyu · 1 pointr/OccupationalTherapy

Don't have much info on their actual deficits, but a piggyback harness may be useful and is easier to manage than holding the child or using a wagon in rough terrain and on hikes. Something like this Piggyback Rider

u/RruinerR · 1 pointr/camping

We have a 'Woombie Ecotravel Baby Donut' got it 5yrs ago with the first kid and its still in great condition. Just looked and the specific baby one we have is discontinued, but they have a toddler one which is a bit bigger and appears the same.
I don't recall paying $100 for it 5yrs ago but that appears to be the price of them now.

Either way, its great for any type of travel, even just day adventures with a kiddo.

Wife just looked over my shoulder and added some more info on this.
There is something called a Docatot which is the replacement for the baby one, but more expensive.
Apparently my mom found ours at a consignment shop and got it much cheaper then retail.

What she suggests is a Travel Bassinet like this which is more budget friendly.
Another thing she mentioned is when camping, there aren't many places to put a baby down, so getting something like this a beach mat, will really come in handy.

u/yaymokisses · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

I've been looking at the k'tan wrap and JJ Cole Agility for the same reason (also have ergo). JJ Cole is cheaper and also has good reviews for newborns:

JJ Cole Agility:

K' tan:

u/_BabyHewey_ · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

I got this one. Once I learned how to do it, I loved it. But I did have to watch YouTube

4-in-1 CuddleBug Baby Wrap Carrier | Soft Baby Carrier | Baby Sling Carrier | Postpartum Belt | Nursing Cover | Best Baby Shower Gift (Grey)

u/LoveIsTrying · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Thanks for the suggestions! Do you mean something like this: BRICA Fold N' Go Travel Bassinet ?

u/anontog · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

We used the boppy lounger in the corner of our sectional couch when she was still super tiny. Then I used this travel bassinet because I was paranoid about her being out of sight but wanted her out of the lounger. We eventually transitioned to her being in her bassinet in our room with a cheap baby monitor (sound only) and I'm just now having her nap in her crib at 5mo. Honestly, if we were to have a second, I'd probably start them off in the bassinet in our room - it helps them get better sleep and allows for you to get more done OR actually nap when baby naps since you're not holding them.

u/boooooyouwhore · 1 pointr/breakingmom

Her legs may hang over, but this holds up to 50 pounds

Binxy Baby Shopping Cart Hammock

u/monkey_feather · 1 pointr/babywearing

I just got this cover today, and I love it.

It's still pretty lightweight, but layered with a little snow suit/bunting, etc it's nice and warm and gives a little extra protection from wind and rain. It'll also be perfect in early spring and fall by itself.

u/liamquips · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

This may not be what you're looking for, but when my twins outgrew their pack and play s we got Peapods. Love them.

u/10Quacks · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I have a small chest freezer that fits one 6.5 gallon carboy with a couple inches on all sides, and a little step for holding a pitcher of sanitizer for the blow-off tube. Just get one large enough to fit your fermentation vessel with some room to spare. Also, for chest freezers, CarboyCarriers are a must.

u/jonsey32 · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

If people are paying $US8 for this then I imagine that there's a market for a carboy carrier/cover/insulator. It's a neat idea if nothing else.

u/kezrin · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

I am short (5’0”) and had a really hard time finding a baby wearing solution that worked for me with #1. I spent probably $300 or more trying everything under the sun.

This was my favorite and is now number one on my registry list.

u/littlemantry · 1 pointr/babywearing

Aside from full-on carriers, I recently ordered a hip carrier for my MiL to carry my 30 pound 7 month old and it's actually really nice! He does have to be held with one arm still because they can lunge off, but I used it and was surprised at how little my own bad back hurt after trying it

u/aleii1 · 1 pointr/AskParents

So the Baby Bjorn original ($50) is a newborn carrier with great built in head support that you can start when baby is 8 pounds. It does not distribute weight well in the parent's back, however, so I used it up until baby weighed 17 pounds, and then it became too difficult for me to to keep using it, though you can still go up to 25 pounds.

The Ergo original needs a newborn insert for it to work for the newborns, and I've heard a lot of complaints that the insert makes it too hot and is not as well designed as the Baby Bjorn built-in head support. So that's why I switched to Ergo Original only after I couldn't use Bjorn anymore (after baby weighed more than 17 pounds).

The newer Baby Bjorn One (on sale for $100) is supposed to distribute weight better on a parent's back so I'd imagine you can use it well past 17 pounds. I actually just purchased this after I made my post to you, as I'm due again in 2 months. I preferred Bjorn over all the others I tried (I was very active while babywearing, bending down and twisting down to clean, wearing it many hours inside and out) so I'm hoping this newer version solves the past problems and I can use it the entire time through.

Look at the top review on the newer Baby Bjorn One, and they say that it is very similar to the newer Ergo 360, main difference being the Ergo has a loud velcro belt. Sounds like both of these choices solve a lot of the earlier problems and could be your one stop shop for a soft structured carrier throughout babyhood. My knowledge is a few years old - I wish I had experience with the upgraded carriers for you but they will know all about these in /r/babywearing so you may want to check out that sub too!

u/SqweetiePie · 1 pointr/beyondthebump
My MIL got me this and I love it! You can remove the inside pillows as baby get's older and holds them selves up better. My LO loves that she can see everything and everyone.

u/Seventy78 · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I've been using these:
with glass carboys to help make carrying easier (and eliminate some dropping risk)
Don't know much about the other differences, but if you decide to go glass, get something like these :)

u/d_rek · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

Amazon has had them on sale for around $5/each for a few weeks.

carboy carrier on amazon

u/RebeccaLaLa · 1 pointr/Parenting

We camped with our then-11 month old and she slept in a PeaPod. We also bundled her up in a pair of thermal pajamas, a fleece snowsuit (with hood) over that, and then a Zippadee-Zip on top. She seemed pretty comfortable.

Adorable image for kicks :)

u/Numap · 1 pointr/parentsofmultiples

We use pack and plays and toddler tents. We discovered them by accident! When it is a quick trip (just the weekend and the auto train) we use the toddler tents. Two fit on a queen bed and in the foot rest of the auto train. (Thankfully!!).

I am on mobile but will try to post a link.

u/fcapps13 · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

My daughters have been sitting up in a shopping cart since about 5 months when they were able to sit up while assisted. They're almost 7 months now and still can't sit up unassisted for very long periods of time but they're getting much better. I bought a shopping cart cover that has a support pillow. At first they would lay back on it so I added a rolled up blanket behind their head to be more comfortable. Now they sit up on it fine but if they get tired, they just lean back.

u/ChewWork · 0 pointsr/Homebrewing

For about the same price you can get yes there is shipping added that too. BTW i made my own as well, but it comes pretty close that price.

u/placidppl · 0 pointsr/Parenting

Yes but only when there was something NEW for us both to see and interact with. This frontpack was the most personally valuable thing I owned for a solid 2 years through both of my kids. We would go out on the town for hours and hours and then take a nap. Seriously one of the best times of my life.