travelinstyleTraveling with babies is never easy. The gear, the diapers, the wipes, the toys, etc. etc. etc. Kind of makes you want to stay home. No no no! Recently, Trumpeting Media Invited me to the BabyCargo “Travel in Style” event at the beautiful, luxe (yet super family friendly Penninsula Hotel in midtown Manhattan.) to check out the latest trvel gear for babies and toddlers. I don’t even have babies anymore – but the stuff was too cool not to share. Wish I had had all this stuff when I was carting twin babies around.

Bubble Bum: The world’s first ever blow up booster seat -This thing is genius. Small enough to stick in a backpack, but a truly functional booster seat for your rental car of taxi ride. Weighs less than a pound, fits into its own little sack. And purple. I like purple.

buggyguard Stroller Lock – You lock your bike when you leave it outside, right? Use buggyguard to secure your stroller too — anywhere you need to “park” it – zoos, restaurants, theme parks and more.. Plus, it’s cute.

DiaperBuds – Freeze dried diapers. Well, not really, but vacuum packet so they take up a fraction of the space. Perfect for plane rides or long days on the road. They even make SwimmieBuds – for super absorbent swim diapers that you can take anywhere.

EZ Paint – this paint on the go product, developed by a single mom, is great for travel. No spilling, no water needed, brushes included. Non toxic and washable. The colors are great – from standards to neon brights, and they come with coloring cards, or design your own. We love this stuff.

Hold On Handles – Do you have one of those toddlers who doesn’t want to stay in the stroller? Try thesesuper cute plush handles that let kids hold on and walk beside the stroller. They can feel independent, and you can feel like they’re safe. Hold on Handles are a safety must have when traveling through a busy airport or
crowded street.And of course, lightweight, chic and architecturally inspired babycargo strollers and travel gear to help you lug it all around!

To celebrate all this great stuff, and their launch, BabyCargo is also sponsoring this awesome giveaway. Enter The Travel in Style contest by sharing your best or worst travel experience. Once an entry is submitted and approved on this link, it will be posted on Facebook. The entry with the most “likes” will win the Grand Prize. On the final day of the contest 9 runners up will win a Baby Cargo stroller of their choice and one lucky winner will receive a deluxe Travel in Style contest package worth over $5,000 that includes airfare to New York, a two-night stay at The Peninsula Hotel in New York, and a ton of cool travel gear including much of the stuff listed here and more.

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Good luck.