For this week’s installment of my “Baby Registry Favorites”, I’m breaking down the items that I love for traveling in the car.
Don’t forget that you can check out the rest of my baby registry must haves under the Mamas+Littles tab at the top of this blog!
Britax Infant Car Seat– I have a confession to make… we do not/have not owned this car seat yet, but after switching from a Graco infant seat to a Britax seat when our first was ready for something bigger, I will only buy Britax from here on out. Why? Their safety ratings are fabulous, and you can tell that they are built for quality. We love our Britax Marathon car seat.
Sophie the Giraffe– I know what you’re thinking; “Why is Sophie a must have for in the car?”, but just hear me out and trust me on this one. My kids LOVED to gnaw on and hold Sophie while driving in the car. She helped us get through a lot of road trips back in the day. So, not only do I constantly recommend Sophie as must have in general, but she is great for keeping tiny and hands and teething gums occupied whilst riding in the car.
Brica Stretch-to-Fit- Window Sun Shade– If you don’t have built in UV shades like we do in our new minivan, aka the Swagger Wagon, then these sun shades are great. They’re inexpensive, easy to install, and what we used for the last few years, until we needed to purchase a bus to transport our offspring!
Brica Car Seat Protector– These were a lesson-learned purchase. Have one of your kids projectile vomit milk everywhere in the middle of a 5 hour road trip and you will understand why. Spilled milk, spilled juice, explosive diapers, and car sickness incidents all happen when you have kids, and let me tell you, cleaning your car’s seats is no picnic. These are a lifesaver!
Car Seat/Stroller Toys– Toys like these that can be attached to a car seat are great when you have little ones. Bonus points if they jingle, rattle, or crinkle. My babes loved to play with toys like this while riding in the car or strolling in the stroller.
Britax Marathon Convertible Car Seat– As previously mentioned, this is the seat we upgraded to when our oldest outgrew his infant car seat. I only have good things to say about our Britax Marathon, and totally believe it was worth every penny. It is made for babes from 5 pounds to 65 pounds, so once you invest, you can get quite a bit of use out of it!
Stay tuned for my next list of favorites, which will include items that I love for the nursery!