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Travel Play Yards/ PeaPod- There is a growing competition with play yards for travel. These 'travel beds' are designed to be lightweight and easy to fold up and store. If you travel at all with a baby, these are a great idea and a product you can use until your baby is about three years old. The most popular travel yards brands are Baby Bjorn, Phil & Ted's and Guava Baby. All seem to have their own pros and cons and all are more expensive than traditional play yards. However, most moms don't regret the purchase. PeaPod is a unique concept involving an inflatable mattress. For a more complete review, visit the Plane Take Along section.

Travel Swing- If you have a baby who likes to swing, even spending one day away from it can bring terror for a mother. Fortunately, there are now some good, relatively sturdy products that can fold up and come along on a road trip with you. Try out the swing before you leave and ensure that the batteries are fresh so that you don't regret using trunk space on the swing without getting to use it.

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Stroller- Since you have more room, it makes sense to bring along a stroller to push baby through the new sights and sounds. Be prepared for some changes, though, such as bumpy streets or preparing for climbing stairs. Alternatively, bring a baby carrier- such as a Baby Bjorn- and leave the stroller behind.

Travel High Chair Seat- What a fabulous invention! Two new brands (My Little Seat and Trendykid) have this fabric based chair that is lightweight and very portable. Now your baby can sit up to eat spoon fed meals or to help you have hands free time with baby near by. This is a much needed product for travelling moms.

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Foldable Play Mat- Babies still need stimulation and room to play, so a portable play mat is a great thing to bring along. Many can fold small enough to fit in a suitcase and can be set up on a floor in a hotel room or at a relative or friend's house. Your baby will enjoy having a place of her own even on the road.

Boppy- Oh the Boppy. Once you start to use it, you can't imagine a better set-up. Of course you want it to come along on a trip. You may want to pack an extra cover in case of a spill on the road. Also, for the space, look for other ways to use it too- as a head rest for you on the road and as a way to give baby his tummy time while propped up.

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Bottles/ Formula- One of the hardest parts about travelling with an infant is ensuring you have enough bottles and formula for the trip. Knowing that your routine will be disrupted, you must plan to have enough bottles to get you until you are able to wash and sterilize them again. Plan ahead for how and where that will happen. It may be an idea to pack an extra bottle in your carryon and enough formula for a delay in take off from your flight.

First Aid Kit with Medications and Thermometer- No one wants to be stranded in a different place with a sick baby, but it happens more often than you think. Be prepared for a small illness with your own medical kit and include basics like gas drops, infant Tylenol, an aspirator, and an easy to use thermometer. Also keep your pediatrician's phone number on hand so you are able to call in if you feel like things are a little more serious.

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Go-Pod Portable Activity Seat- This seat serves as a portable exersaucer. While it folds up to look like a folding chair, it unfolds quickly to become a positioning seat for your little one. You have to attach any toys, but to have an instant activity center for a child no matter where you are is really appreciated by many moms. Recommended weight is 12 to 26 pounds so this isn't useful for a newborn, but it is perfect for those infants who are able to sit unsupported.

green spouts Stacking Cup Set- A solution for older babies who are starting to eat and need more than a simple play mat for entertainment. These cups can be used to put food into and to feed your little one, but they are also a great toy for entertaining babies. A toy with a purpose is always good, but it's even better when you are limited with space on a trip.

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