Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Go-Go Babyz TravelMate- A Review

Travelin' with Baby

     Welcome to the Travelin’ With Baby Giveaway Hop Event, hosted by So Easy Being Green and According to Jenny! This Event will run from October 10th - 24th with a Twitter Party Grand Finale on October 25th from 9-10 PM EST!  In this Hop, each blogger has a great prize, worth at least $25, to make traveling with your baby easy and fun! Don’t miss out on the fabulous Grand Prize worth over $500 featuring the best, must-have Baby Travel Products!


Mrs. Mommy Product Blogger's Travelin' With Baby Travelmate Giveaway

    When I decided to be a part of the, "Travelin' with Baby" giveaway hop there was really no question in my mind what companys' product I wanted to review for this event. Go-Go Babyz is a company dedicated to making travel with your baby easier. This company is a perfect fit for this giveaway hop! Last week I featured Go-Go Babyz'  Sidekick Shift, a diaper bag that does double duty as a baby carrier. Today, I'm going to be reviewing the Travelmate.



     The Travelmate makes it possible to roll your car seat, like a suitcase, rather than lugging it. The Travelmate is light weight (5 lbs) and easily straps to most car seats. This changes the way you travel immensely by allowing you to roll your car seat one handed. I cannot tell you what a help this is. As a Mother who will be flying with baby solo many times this year, this product is a MUST HAVE.  Another positive attribute of the Travelmate is that it can double as your airport stroller. Simply strap your child in their car seat and wheel them through the airport. I sincerely love a multi-tasking baby product!

Weston likes to assist with assembly

   At the basic level, the Travelmate is simply a set of wheels on a frame with a telescoping handle. The handle can be used at 4 different levels for comfort no matter what your height. In order to use it, you simply place your car seat against the Travelmate and tighten the strap around the car seat. Here is a great video of the Britax Marathon being used with the travelmate.


The Travelmate retails at $89.99 and can be purchased online or at stores across the country (and some internationally). If your interested in being green you can also purchase a recycled Travelmate for the discounted price of $72.99.


If you would like the chance to win your own Travelmate please enter the rafflecopter below. Also, don't forget to visit all the other amazing blogs listed below to check out their travel related reviews and giveaways!

UPDATE: The giveaway has ended. Congrats to the winner,
Lena N. 


Disclosure: I received a product to review for free. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission guidelines. Additionally: According to Jenny, So Easy Being Green, and the Travelin’ With Baby participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.




117 comments:

  1. Our biggest challenge is getting L to sit still during flights! She is so curious and wants to explore everywhere.

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    1. My next flight that is going to be an issue. More mobility = more problems!

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  2. My biggest challenge is being able to prepare food, not many place to warm a little meal. It is not a happy place when you have a little one that is hungry

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  3. Last time we traveled we missed our flight & I had bruises on my leg for weeks from carrying the car seat.

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    1. Ouch! That is terrible! Next time you'll need this Travelmate! :)

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  4. Our biggest challenge was carrying all our stuff plus baby, carseat and stroller through the airport. This would help get our bulky convertible car seat through easier!
    selenke@yahoo.com

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  5. Our biggest challenge is carrying all of our stuff plus keeping track of a 3yr old and baby. This would be so helpful not to have to carry it all.

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  6. we are flying soon with baby and I am terrified...this could at least solve the tote the car seat through the airport dilemma.

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    1. Don't be terrified. Ready yourself! Get yourself a Travelmate!

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  7. biggest challenge when I fly is packing mine, babies and the cloth diapers

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  8. We are out numbered with kids! We found the best way to travel these days is to go at nap or late at night. This gives us time to talk to each other and listen to "grownup" music.

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  9. When we traveled to Mexico when my son was just over a year old, carrying his carseat through the airport was a pain, the Travelmate would have come in so handy!

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  10. My biggest challenge is keeping track of baby, bags and BF when we travel.
    joyebarr@gmail.com
    Joye barr

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  11. I feel like a sherpa when we travel -- this would definitely make taking the car seat a lot easier.

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    1. LOL re: comparing yourself to a sherpa.

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  12. The biggest challenge are the kids take after their mom... they just don't enjoy travel that much, and dad likes to go as quickly as possible with as few breaks as possible. It makes for a cranky family.

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  13. My biggest challenge is carrying my son, our luggage, and getting to the terminals on time. My leg has internal metal so I have a hard time with it sometimes. It's either carry him, and his carryon. Or, have someone come with me to help.

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  14. No funny or silly or particularly trying times YET! We have made two successful round trip flights so far, but now that he is getting a little older, I don't know how Christmas will go! *fingers crossed*

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  15. Walking through the airport trying to haul all of the stuff plus push a stroller has definitely been interesting!

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  16. Wow, my biggest challenge as far as traveling goes was flying home to Chicago from Melbourne, Australia, with a two year old and an eight week old (my younger daughter was born in Australia - we were there for two years while my husband completed his MBA). I basically had to nurse my eight week old the entire way, and I delayed potty training until Stateside so my two year old could wear pull-ups and not ask to use the restroom every five minutes (would have been huge risk of "accidents"!). I was deliriously tired by the time we reached LAX for our flight to O'Hare and while waiting at LAX we spotted Danny DeVito (who was soooo pleasant and nice to my toddler who nearly plowed into him running down the hallway, lol!). I was nearly certain I was hallucinating from stress and lack of sleep, lol!!! But, we survived. :) 20 hours in the air, total.

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    1. Your a true warrior Mama! That is an amazing story!!! 20 hours is a long time for anyone let alone someone with two under two who gave birth only 8 weeks before. At eight weeks post partum I was still a basket case. You deserve a medal.

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  17. the biggest challenge we ever had was having to carry/bring so much on the plane..not enough hands!

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  18. biggest challenge was driving what is normally a 6 hour trip, and it was 8 with the baby

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  19. Biggest travel challenge was moving from SC to NY at 8 months old, and having to pack and unpack with him around.

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    1. Totally understand. I moved from Miami to NoLA with a 6 month old...without my husband. Rough!

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  20. The last time we were in the airport we put the car seats on the stroller made the big kid pull a suit case and I carried the little one in a sling. It was a bit too difficult. This would be great

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  21. My biggest challenge is keeping her entertained when she wants to get out of her car seat.

    knickgirl_3 at yahoo dot com

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  22. keeping calm!! lol
    biggest challenge is getting through airport security and taking off my jackets, shoes, etc. ugh
    imnotarunner at gmail dot com

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    1. Keeping calm is a challenge for me too. All the hurry up and wait that goes on doesn't help either

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  23. The biggest challenge is carrying everything and not dropping something. I feel like I have my hands full with more things than anyone person should carry.

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  24. My biggest challenge was the 18 hour drive from East Texas to Florida with my newborn. We cloth diaper, so that was really difficult on the road. Plus, I exclusively breastfeed, so we were having to stop every two hours so I could nurse him.

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  25. my daughter always wants to run around on the plane. she hates having to sit on my lap

    karinaroselee at gmail dot com

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  26. We don't have any yet, our first one is due in four weeks.

    Unless you can count being miserable on a flight while 6 months pregnant. Oh man, my feet were so swollen!

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    1. Pregnancy is not for the faint of heart. Goodluck with the up coming babe! Congrats in advance.

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  27. the biggest travel problem is getting all that equipment to fit in the trunk of the car. terri.moore30@yahoo.com

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  28. We don't have kids yet, but reading comments on this blog in particular is quite entertaining.... Sherpa... Danny DeVito!

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  29. Wow this is awesome and perfect for traveling on bus or plan. Carrying items are a true hassle

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  30. My big challenge is to carrying everything with 2 kids and one baby!!

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  31. The longest we have traveled so far is 5 hours away to my inlaws and my daughter is breastfed so we had to stop a few times for her to eat! This would come in handy when we fly to see my family in Minnesota soon!
    jbang0331(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  32. We haven't traveled far yet, just camping. We were miserable cause we both got bad colds, however our 2 month old daughter thought it was the BEST TRIP EVER! She was happy as a clam while we were congested and achey.

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  33. My biggest challenge was my daughter used to cry everytime we got in the car, but now that she is older and I can reason with her she does much better

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  34. My biggest challenge is keeping them occupied while on the plane. They get bored quickly and want to run up and down the aisle or talk to random people.

    babyteaganexplores at gmail dot com

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  35. biggest challenge is just getting there with all the stuff newborns need and my husband being a first time daddy my first in 17 and then a 8 week old now he doesnt get all the things babys need.

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  36. we had a challenge trying to carry our son and our stuff at the airport. this would have been great!

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  37. Keeping my son from kicking the chair in front of him the whole flight.

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  38. this is actually something i am going to pay forward to a family who really could use this...thanks you

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  39. This would help immensely when traveling with our children! So far I have been very lucky (dispite multiple delays) that we have had no major bow outs or issues. We do travel very frequently thought so our kids our use to travel. I always way over prepare for the trip and make sure I am super organized and this always pays off.

    sandysaveseveryday AT gmail DOT com

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  40. Our biggest challenge is juggling all the carry on bags. We can't seem to travel with less than 3 bags full of stuff.

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  41. So far my biggest challenge was flying from Germany to San Francisco with a newborn, not fun.
    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  42. Taking my 2 1/2 year old on a plane from FL to Michigan AND having a huge delay on the way. Ugh!

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  43. my funniest story has to deal with poo. lots of it. i think maybe the air cabin pressure cleared my babys bowels, and we had 3 poopy diaper changes on the plane.. in the airplane bathroom. thats fun.

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  44. My baby is less than 3 months, so we haven't traveled very far. We plan on taking a plane next year to WA state. Hope that goes well!

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  45. Our challenge has been loosing my income, since I resigned to stay at home. Cutting our budget by more than half has been a challenge, but really worth it!

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  46. right now our travel challenge is making sure i bring the right amounts of what we actually need. i always seem to pack extra of the things we dont need!!!

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  47. Keeping them entertained has been difficult. I bring lots of snacks and get my daughter new toys or DVDs.

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  48. My biggest challenge is traveling with my daughter on the subway in NYC. Some Train stops don't have elevators and its so heavy to carry the stroller up and down so many steps. While people pass you by and don't ask if they can help u.

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  49. my biggest worries include keeping track of children every movement especially the youngest one - - - Paul T/Pauline T aka Paul Tran..... emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

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  50. It's always tough to keep kids entertained.

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  51. our biggest challenge was driving from MA to Florida. We managed to do it in about 26 hours. My daughter was such a good girl. When she realized we weren't going to stop soon she just took an extra nap

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  52. My biggest challenge is keeping my 11 month old quiet and entertained lol. We fly every 6 weeks and don't get him his own seat and he HATES just sitting on someone's lap for more than 2 seconds. He ends up having SO many extra bottles and snacks just to keep him happy. lol

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  53. My biggest challenges are annually when we go to Disney. We have been going every year since my oldest were 1 and 2. Now they are 5, 3 (almost 4), 20 months and I am due in January with #4. It was not as bad as I had thought the first time we went despite the 4 hour delay to leave for Florida and having to entertain them and use my arsenal of snacks,toys, etc in the airport. Thank God the bulk of our flight was in the same boat with little ones! Now my biggest challenge I can see is being outnumbered when we go next year. Not only are we outnumbered but we will have had 4 kids in less than 5 years so they are little and my 20 month old has severe food allergies which is becoming more of a problem as he gets older and wants what his brother and sister have. Bringing his food to restaurants in Disney isn't going to cut it I can see, but on a positive, he does love his stroller! Lugging all the stuff through the airport will be interesting too with 4 kids.

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  54. my son stopped bottle feeding only breastfeeds now after we had to take a 25 hour road trip

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  55. No challenges yet, since our baby girl is due this November, but it would be nice to prevent future travel challenges.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!


    sweetmelbelle31 at yahoo dot com

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  56. Biggest challenge is she hates riding in the car when it is dark outside, she screams bloody murder the whole time and we have no idea what to do about it.

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    1. Have you tried windows open? Just a thought that works for us sometimes.

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  57. I'm flying next month with my 6 month old (and no husband) for the first time. I'm nervous I won't have enough hands.

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  58. Biggest Travel Challenge - going ANYWHERE with a Toddler who is still potty training. I hate using public bathrooms!

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  59. The biggest challenge is carrying all the different bags and dealing with a squirmy baby!

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  60. I'm always worried that the kids are going to cry and scream on the plane

    cc_girly(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  61. Lugging the baby seat around is rough, especially as he gets bigger. It looks like this can help with that.

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  62. No funny stories but this would help with our upcoming trip to MN for Christmas. Still trying to figure out how to travel with 4 kids (9, 6, 2 and 7 weeks!).
    Kimberlie

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  63. My biggest challenge is to fly by myself to Europe with 2 kids under the age of 2.

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    1. Thats brave. Are you attempting it soon? Would love to know how it goes and if you have tips!

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  64. I want to take the train to see my parents but I have worried about lugging the convertible car seat along would bags while wearing the baby. This would make it easier.

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    1. Even better you can strap baby into the carseat so that you don't have to wear them. Then you can devote all your energy to carrying bags and rolling the travelmate (with carseat attached)!

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  65. My biggest challenge has been keeping them entertained

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  66. My biggest travel challenge has been trying to take my 3 month old to meet the inlaws. Trying to pack everything we needed was ridiculous. We went from being the people who get to the airport 45 mins b/f to people who need 2 hours and 4 suitcases. This product would help us get through the airport with a minimum of hassle. That would be great.
    lajohnson555 at yahoo dot com

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  67. I'm nervous for the first flight with a baby!

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  68. My daughter is almost six months and we have flown twice w/her. The biggest challenge is lugging everything! This product sounds amazing as we are getting closer to switching her to a convertible car seat.

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  69. I did a 4 hour road trip with my 3 week old baby - turned in to SEVEN hours. Had to stop constantly due to crying jags. It's made me quite scared to travel longer distances even thought I know he'd probably do fine (he's almost 4 months now). I'd love to travel to Arizona (from Florida) with him but going through all of the hassle in the airport makes me nervous.

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  70. my biggest challenge is keeping my daughter happy she hates traveling

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  71. My biggest trouble is dealing with car seats.

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  72. getting in and out of the car and then end up carrying the child

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  73. My biggest challenge was carrying all the items myself. This would have come in handy!

    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

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  74. biggest travel challenge - we fly standby. if there are no seats left on the plane than we haul ourselves back home again. major stress with two small children!!

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  75. my biggest challenge is getting my son into his car seat- i always have to be prepared with novel toys to bribe him with so we don't have a wrestling match!! thanks for the review & giveaway! what a great product!!

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  76. puddle_of_light at yahoo(dot)com

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  77. My biggest challenge while traveling with my kids was keeping them buckled up.. Always having to pull over and making them rebuckle up..

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  78. We have yet to take a long distance car trip...i have no idea what that will be like once we get to that point.

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  79. my son gets carsick and airsick so he once vomited on me.

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  80. my son was about 4 months old and i had bought a second hand pram and had been shopping,,hands full pushing pram across the road and the wheel fell off,,ended up carrying baby shopping and baby bag to bus stop to get home

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  81. That is pretty neat, never seen anything like that!

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  82. there one thing i will not do it travel by plane with kdi

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  83. my biggest challenge is bringing enough of EVERYTHING

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  84. Now that my daughter is turning 2 and she's no longer considered a free lap infant, we will need to be bringing the carseat with us in the airport and could really use this product!!!

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  85. I'm worried about a trip from texas to florida we're about to take. I don't know how to keep my 5 month entertained for that long. He has become so busy and wants to be rolling around on the floors these days

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  86. My biggest challenge was flying with a 13 mo old who really wanted to walk around on the flight. My baby carrier was a lifesaver in the airport. crapinola@yahoo.com

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  87. I actually would love to win this for my sister. She is having a baby in December, and will be coming back to visit us each year, so she would get much use out of it. But...I have 2 kids, and think that when I fly to visit her, it would be really nice to have since mine are both under 2!

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  88. I worry about keeping my child entertained on an airplane.

    lauren.uda(at)gmail(dot)com

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  89. The biggest concern I have would be nursing the baby while traveling!! I really hope she takes the bottle or else we'll never get to go anywhere...

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    1. Or you could get brave with nursing. Way easier than dragging a bottle everywhere I promise you that. The other problem with taking a bottle is that then you have to pump or you end up engorged.

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  90. driving 8 hours with a 2 year old!!

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  91. Keeping him entertained while in he car!

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  92. our biggest challenge was not having enough pacifiers, both that i took with us fell on a dirty floor and our baby was crying until we stopped at a store and bought one..that 5 minute drive to a cvs was the longest and loudest ever! :)

    liz.ticona@yahoo.com

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  93. biggest problem is getting my son to sleep on the long over-night plane ride

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  94. My daughter gets motion sickness in the car its a challenge

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  95. Haven't traveled with my 2 week old yet

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  96. My biggest concern for traveling in the future is that I can keep a handle on traveling with three small children. We are being stationed with the Navy in CA from VA soon and this travelmate sure sounds like it would make it a bit easier on me.

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  97. My biggest travel challenge used to be when I would drive to the store with my three children (ages 2, 3 and 5) and I only had a single stroller for my 2 year old, and once I arrived at the store, my 3 year old fell asleep and I could not carry him and push my 2 year old in the stroller at the same time. I would sometimes just head back home instead.

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  98. I actually havent travelled with them yet

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