Thursday, July 12, 2012

Packing Expert Offers Packing Strategy And The Must-Have For Summer Day Trips!

The Gerber Babies Blog welcomes our newest sponsor TrendyKid! I hope you enjoy the following guest post from our new travel expert, Rachel Stephens!
Children’s packing and travel expert Rachel Stephens, co-founder of the Washington DC-based children’s travel accessory and apparel company called TrendyKid, says a lightweight backpack is a must-have for all those summer day trips families love to enjoy. The Travel Buddies backpack, sold separately or part of an affordable two-piece set that also includes a 17” wheelie case, comes in brightly colored animal, alien and robot silhouettes.

“It’s important for kids to be responsible for packing their essentials; it makes the prep for any trip – including day trips to the zoo, amusement park, museum and even play dates – fun,” she said. “Kids can pack their own toys, storybooks, little games and snacks themselves.”

Stephens and her husband Mark travel frequently with their two young children, both in the United States and internationally, including trips to New York, the Caribbean, England, Italy, Turkey and Dubai. She knows a thing or three about keeping children organized, self-sufficient and happy on the road.

One of the strategies Stephens developed is P.A.C.K.

P – Plan your games and activities for the journey.

A – Anything ou won’t miss you don’t need.

C – Can fit in your own bag.

K – Keep your must-haves in your backpack!

The 13” Travel Buddies backpack is light and manageable for children to carry once they reach their destination. It also conforms to the standards set by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 with regard to child product safety so parents can feel good about their children carrying the backpack and case. Designs available include Lola Ladybug, Pom the Panda, Archie Alien and – in eye-popping 3-D, new Rusty Robot.

Visit TrendyKid to see the Travel Buddies backpack and cases. While there, check out TravelKool ($69.99), a travel gear collection for ‘tweens. Designs available include Chat, featuring all the icons that this social media-savvy set is so familiar with, and Danger Zone, so cutting-edge cool it has its own warning labels. The set includes a polycarbonate wheelie case and a media bag to hold electronics – de rigueur for these teched-up travelers.

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Disclosure: Trendy Kid is my newest sponsor! I am looking forward to sharing a review and special giveaway soon. Look for more guest posts from Trendy Kid each month!

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