Plus there’s a special Sassy Mama discount so you can shop ‘til you drop (and travel with zero stress!)
We’ve all had a nightmare experience travelling with tots in tow. From attempting to carry bubba and a toddler or three plus luggage through the airport to being ‘that’ mama with the kid screaming his lungs out the entire six-hour flight. Yes, it can be very (very) stressful. Enter Babysouk.com, an online shopping destination that will answer all your prayers, mama.
With their easy-to-navigate website and payment system, next-day scheduled delivery and VIP (that’s Very Important Parent) service, Babysouk.com is the place to shop for all your travel needs. From compact, foldable strollers to sleeping bags, safety harnesses and more, they’ll lend a helping hand throughout your journey with The Ultimate Travel Souk. Buckle up, prepare for take-off and check out our top picks below:
Your travel journey starts with packing. And with tiny tots comes a tonne of stuff. Gone are the days of a traditional boxy case… the phil&teds Universal Travel Bag (AED 499) is super handy because of it’s Velcro straps and wheels which make it easy to pull along.
Once all that’s done, your mind turns to getting to and from the airport. A good car seat will last you your kiddo’s infant years, which is why we recommend the Mountain Buggy Protect Seat (AED 599). At 3kg, it’s also amazingly light. This is one perfect stage one option. Not only does it function as a car seat, but you can attach it to any Mountain Buggy stroller (or any stroller that takes a maxi cosi -though adaptors may be needed), such as the lightweight and compact Mountain Buggy Nano (AED 1,499). It’s great for today’s busy and modern travelling families as it also features a custom fit travel bag to make mama’s life easier. The Nano meets the standard weight and dimensions to carry on board and takes up little space on trains and cars. Phew.
Munchkins running up and down the aisle on the flight is the absolute last thing you need, mama, especially when other passengers are throwing dirty looks your way. CARES Child Aviation Restraint System is also available on Babysouk.com, and is a fully approved safety feature to add to your little one’s seat to keep them safe and strapped in (because they will wriggle out of the regular plane belts).
Whether you’re staying at a fancy hotel or with family, phil&teds Nest (AED 499) is a pop-up baby bed that you can put your little infant to sleep in anywhere. It’s great to use by the pool or the beach and comes with its own mosquito net so you know your mini sleepy head will remain itch-free outdoors. Another item that’s available on Babysouk.com is phil&teds Traveller Cot (AED 899), an easy-to-assemble travel cot that’s even lighter than a baby!
Let your roly poly sleep soundly in the Go Go Sleeping Bag from Merino (AED 400). Made of the finest and softest merino fibres to help regulate your kiddo’s temperature as they sleep, this comfy bag is available in two sizes for two different age ranges (0-2 years and 2-4 years), so you don’t have to keep buying a new one every six months.
After a good night’s sleep, it’s time to hit the town and go sight seeing. Make sure you’re hands free with a baby carrier from Boba (AED 495); it’s comfy enough so your little can be in front of you or behind you and sturdy enough to carry their weight. Another carrier to consider is Mountain Buggy’s Juno (AED 660), which is a great one to invest in as it transitions seamlessly from newborn to toddler. Come on, mama, how else are you going to enjoy the sights holding a wriggly little one in your arms unsupported? The Juno has been developed in collaboration with medical professionals, parents and children to make sure that everyone using it is safe and happy.
Another one for a city break is the Mountain Buggy Jungle Luxe stroller (AED 3,600 including a nappy bag and a change mat), convenient enough for those long walks around town city-sploring with hubby (and perfect when your babe wants a nap en route).
Holidays are mostly about food (are we right?), so make sure your little one is swaddled and cosy in a buggy while you and hubby indulge. The aden + anais muslin swaddle wraps (AED 245 for a pack of four) are soft enough to be used as burp cloths, nursing and pram wraps, portable cot sheets, picnic rugs… the uses are endless. Definitely a multi-functional travel item you need to bring with you.
Mamas with older kids know how much of a hassle it can be to get them to sit still. The BeatrixNY wheelie bag (AED 399) allows them to pack their own stash of small toys, books and more to entertain themselves with on the flight or in the evening in the hotel room.
Here’s the best bit, mama: Babysouk.com are offering a 10% discount until Tuesday, 31 May, 2016 when you enter the code “SASSY10” at checkout. Happy shopping!
Phew! That’s a lot of stuff available on Babysouk.com – but believe us, mamas, it’s truly your one-stop shop for all your baby needs. And with summer holidays on the horizon (or even if you’re planning a quick weekend getaway), the Ultimate Travel Souk is a must.
Brought to you in partnership with Babysouk.com