Pop-up cots

Ideal for instant set ups and quick getaways these cots literally ‘pop up’ when taken out of the bag.

Essential guide to travel cribs

Considerations when choosing a travel crib The first question to ask yourself is: When will you use it? Is it intended for weekly stay-overs at grandma’s? Or as a secondary cot downstairs for nap-times? For road trips with nightly stopovers or for a one-off trip overseas? Or perhaps as baby’s main cot with the option…

Review: Graco Travel Lite Crib

Ideal newborn crib. This is one of the most popular playards on Amazon, probably because it solves a problem most parents have – small bedrooms. In fact our bedroom is pretty spacious, or so we thought when there were only two of us! But add a full-size cot and there’s no avoiding the tucked-in elbows….

Review: Phil & Teds Traveller Crib

The best travel cot for air travel. Compact, light and durable, also good for camping or the beach. So first off let me say I haven’t owned a Phil & Ted’s Traveller Crib myself. With 3 children, I have gone through a few different travel cots for different purposes, but not this one. However I…

Review: Graco Pack ‘n Play playard with newborn napper

A complete care station for your baby that has all the extras you will need from birth until they move to their first bed. If you are expecting your first baby and have a long shopping list of gear – a cot, bassinet, changing table, some kind of storage area – this is a really…

Review: Deuter Kid Comfort III child carrier

Specially designed for hiking, this super safe padded child carrier with a 5 point harness seat is as comfortable for you as it is for your baby Hello again! I haven’t posted in a while, mostly because we’ve been out and about in the mountains with the kids most weekends thanks to the newest member…

20 presents new parents REALLY want

Original gift ideas for parents of newborns Do you know what the No. 1 gift for new parents is? Yes it’s baby clothes. Specifically newborn clothes. Because all babies wear clothes right? And once you walk in to a store, it’s impossible to resist those tiny little outfits. But the truth is most of those…

Essential family camping list

After a ton of camping this summer I’ve learned a thing or two about what to bring… and what to leave behind! Sample mistakes: On our big trip in June I packed way too many clothes – we spent 90% of the time in swim suits. The next trip I forgot the frying pan AND…

The Big Trip Home

Some helpful tips for travelling with kids We’re just back from our annual catch-up with friends and family in Ireland that we’d been organising for months beforehand and – I can hardly believe I’m saying this – it was a breeze! Could it be we’ve got this travelling en-famille thing down at long last? God…