Thursday, May 31, 2012

If You Could Only Take One Accessory When Traveling With Baby...

What would it be?

For me, it would be my ERGObaby carrier.

Hiking Catherine's Pass

I'm sure many of you are already wise to the fact that a baby carrier is a very handy thing to have along when traveling.  It took me a little longer to figure this out!  After my daughter was born, I wasn't even planning on buying a carrier, but I changed my mind when I realized how helpful it could be both around town and while traveling.  After purchasing an ERGObaby Performance, my husband and I agree that it's been the single best purchase we've made thus far for our daughter.

We've used it hiking Zion's National Park and Arches National Park...

Zion's National Park

Checking out the Strip in Las Vegas:

Bellagio Fountain, Las Vegas

And countless other places!  The carrier has been great in lieu of a stroller, which we haven't traveled with so far, and it's perfect for keeping our now busy toddler contained on shuttle buses and planes as well.

I like the fact that the carrier adjusts so that we can carry her facing us, on our hip, or on our back.  And given that it can carry kids up to 70 lbs, we'll be able to pack her around until she's at least 10 (kidding, of course!)  Why no photos of ME carrying my daughter, you ask?  Although the ERGObaby is extremely comfortable for me to wear too, my husband usually takes over the job when we're together  :-)

What is the one travel accessory you would take along when traveling with a baby/toddler?  Please share in the comments below!

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I purchased my ERGObaby carrier, and all opinions in this post are my own.  ERGObaby has not provided compensation of any kind for this post, and none of the links in this post are affiliate links.