Giveaway - Sit 'n' Stroll Convertible Stroller from tots on-the-go ($250 Value)

Tots on-the-go, an online store with a great selection of strollers and other travel gear designed to make traveling with young kids easier, has generously given me a Sit n Stroll stroller to give away to my readers! I hope you'll take a moment to check out Tots on-the-go, the store sells many of my favorite travel products, and this is an opportunity to support a small, mom run business.

The Sit n Stroll is designed to convert easily from a stroller into a car seat, and back again. You can use it to wheel your toddler through the airport, and then install it in the airplane seat during flight. It is also a great solution when you plan to travel to a city where you'll be taking lots of taxis, and lets you avoid the risk and expense of renting car seats when you travel.

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I will be giving the Sit n Stroll from Tots on-the-go away to one lucky reader. If you'd like a chance to win, leave us a comment before 11:59PM PST on Monday Nov 17 2008 and tell me your favorite tip or product for making the trek through the airport easier. Please include your email address in the comment form (your email isn't shared with anyone, and I will not send you email unless you win).

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  1. Rhonda on November 10, 2008 at 5:42 a.m.

    The last time I traveled with 3 kids- 2 were on harnesses like little puppies and I was carrying the other. It seemed very cruel to have them on a leash, but at least I didn't lose them! ( Of course they played that they were dogs and kept barking to gain attention!) They are now grown and have babies of their own, and I'd love to win this for one of them. Actually I think Grammy would keep it and lend it when needed! Thanks

  2. Rhonda on November 10, 2008 at 5:47 a.m.

    I blogged you here:

  3. Tamara on November 10, 2008 at 7:23 a.m.

    Hi Debbie.
    Don't include me in the draw as it will cost too much to ship. But I did just want to say that I never venture into an airport without my Ergo Backpack. My son just loves it because he's up high, close to me and always on the move whereas he gets frustrated sitting in a buggy where all he can see is a sea of legs. Plus it gets me fit!

  4. Sarah on November 10, 2008 at 8:04 a.m.

    the airport offers so many potential hassels and potholes for a lovely trip to Grandma's....but planning ahead is the best tip. Have everything you might need and baby might need packed in the diaper bag - we got a bigger than normal one so I didn't need to carry a purse. And wearing your baby helps! Grandma got a gently used car seat so we leave ours behind to slim down the bulk of hauling everything through the airport.

  5. Emily on November 10, 2008 at 8:31 a.m.

    I have been coveting the sit n stroll for some time now. We travel a lot and this would be a big blessing. My daughter, who is nine months old, has already flown 6 roundtrips- and it will be 8 by Christmas.

    My tip for getting through the airport quickly is my pouch sling. It's a simple sling- no ties or latches involved. Plus, there's no metal so we can go through the metal detector without taking her out. (This was the main reason I didn't get a ring sling. We have to go through security everyday at my office, where her daycare is.) With her in the sling, I can carry the diaper bag on my shoulder and drag a pilots case behind me. No checking bags for us. Plus, I can lay the sling out flat on the floor and it gives us a small area for her to play on without worrying about icky airport floor germs. It can double as a blanket or as a nursing cover if needed.

    Also- I have linked you on my blog. I don't know if this will count, since it's mostly a personal blog, but several of my readers are young parents.

  6. Gregory Zura on November 10, 2008 at 8:59 a.m.

    Tip 1: Know your airport ahead of time. Many airports have online maps of their facilities. Just as you would read a tour guidebook about where conveniences are in, say, Paris, you should familiarize yourself with the location of conveniences in the terminal or terminals in which you may spend hours.

    Tip 2: Use the airport chapel for quiet time. The rush of travelers can overwhelm even adults with too much visual and aural stimulation. Little kids need a break, too. The airport chapel is a frequently unused and out of the way place to prevent meltdowns.

    Thanks! Great site.
    Gregory Zura

    If you'd like a chance to win, leave us a comment before 11:59PM PST on Monday Nov 17 2008 and tell me your favorite tip or product for making the trek through the airport easier.

  7. Becki on November 10, 2008 at 10:46 a.m.

    Just blogged about it - awesome contest!

  8. Liz on November 10, 2008 at 11:04 a.m.

    Lots of toys - I pack the diaper bag filled with more toys than I think I need. When she was smaller, we just carried her in the Bjorn, but now we have Grandma fly out!

  9. Julianne on November 10, 2008 at 11:16 a.m.

    The airport is like a mall you can't escape from and that you're at at the worst possible time. So I would prepare as if going to the mall during nap or bed time. Snacks in a snack trap with links to attach to baby carrier or stroller. And two baby carriers--one pouch for hip carries (ring sling's no good unless it has non-metal rings) and one soft-structured carrier with sleep hood for front and back carries.

  10. Emily Boyd on November 10, 2008 at 11:18 a.m.

    Breastfeed/bottle feed a baby as the plane takes off and lands. It distracts the baby and prevents their ears from popping.

  11. BRash on November 10, 2008 at 11:25 a.m.

    The air sickness bag! I give that to my son (who's 2, but we've been doing it for a long time) and a few small toys and he spends an hour or more putting the toys in the bag, taking them out of the bag, dumping the whole bag out, closing the bag with the little wire-closer-thing, opening the bag again, etc. etc. etc.

    I try to save it as the last resort and all the old toys he was tired of by that time (the crayons, the yoyo, the small cars, etc.) become interesting again because of the bag!

  12. amanda @ on November 10, 2008 at 11:35 a.m.

    Oh, my fingers are so crossed for this! I've wanted one for, oh, six years or so!
    I stumbled your post, btw (su name: kiddio)

  13. mini_pixie on November 10, 2008 at 11:44 a.m.

    I definitely agree with Gregory about knowing the airport. In fact, my husband & I both worked in SFO for years, and I regularly look up airport maps online to get the lay of the land ahead of time.

    When we travel with our girl (now nearly three) the number one tip is to wear her out as much as possible before setting foot on the plane. Trips to the water fountain, hide & seek under the seats, walking up and down the piers to see the different sizes and colors of airplanes, anything to get her ready to sit still for a couple of hours (or more!). Like Emily, we traveled a bunch the first year- Las Vegas, Ohio, Michigan, Seattle & Hawaii, plus assorted roadtrips. An adventure, always!

    Now that I think about it, maybe my tip should be "Keep your sense of humor about you!"

  14. Kristy Hall on November 10, 2008 at 11:58 a.m.

    Sedatives. That's my only tip.

  15. Liz on November 10, 2008 at noon

    I just travelled with my 2 yr old and I have to say, the biggest savior was choosing to fly on Virgin America. She had her own personal TV on the seat in front of her - total life (and sanity) saver!

  16. amanda @ on November 10, 2008 at 12:08 p.m.

    Oops, I forgot my travel tip, so disregard one of my comments, but my very favorite thing for making the airport trip easier is the ergo baby carrier. As Debbie so kindly pointed out it's metal-free so you don't have to dislodge a sleeping baby to go through security. Piece of cake!

  17. Kristy Hall on November 10, 2008 at 12:13 p.m.


  18. carole on November 10, 2008 at 12:13 p.m.

    my favorite is the beco or some other baby carrier. if you do the front carry, you can still haul a backpack and pretend to be the ultimate pack mule! still i'd love this convertible stroller because it means we can avoid bringing our ginormous car seat when we visit grandma and grandpa!

  19. Ellen on November 10, 2008 at 12:58 p.m.

    I liked carrying baby in a sling and putting the convertible car seat on top of the stroller, with the carry on bags on top of the convertible car seat. It's a little precarious!

  20. Carrie on November 10, 2008 at 1:05 p.m.

    My travel tip is that many airlines/airports will not count formula or expressed breastmilk as fluids when counting your fluids for carrying-on. The rules vary, and I think the breastmilk or formula must be clearly marked as such, but calling the airport in advance of your trip could provide you with the necessary details for your trip.

    And a tip for traveling with toddlers - fill an empty wallet with old gift cards, wallet-sized photos, old gym membership cards, etc. (Nothing with a credit card number or social security number on it, of course.) This is an inexpensive (or free), portable form of entertainment to keep the toddler busy during the trip.

  21. Gregory Zura on November 10, 2008 at 1:14 p.m.

    I blogged this offer here:

  22. Stephanie V on November 10, 2008 at 1:19 p.m.

    I brought a bag of toys my son had never seen before. Also books and lot of snacks. Wish we would have had one of these sit and strolls!

  23. Liz on November 10, 2008 at 1:20 p.m.

    I've seen the sit n stroll in action and have evied those that have them. Talk about a smart product. Finally something that makes a parents life easier!

    I would definitely recommend portable dvd players to help ease the little traveler and the messenger bags. An extra set of hands help too. Also Crocs for everyone travelling since you basically have to get naked to go through security these days.

  24. Jessica on November 10, 2008 at 1:22 p.m.

    My best tip comes from a VERY VERY long trip to Dubai and back with our 9 month old. Be ready to fight for the bassinet on the airplane! On both our trans-atlantic flights, we were hassled about it and had to speak to supervisors in order to get the bassinet for our daughter (there were not other parents wanting it, they just didn't want to accomodate a bulkhead seat change). It was worth every bit of stress to have our daughter be able to rest comfortably for the majority of the long flight, not to mention the toy storage and changing table uses! The bassinet is there, don't let them tell you otherwise ;)

  25. Erica on November 10, 2008 at 1:33 p.m.

    My kids are frequent flyers and with every airport experience I wish I had one of these puppies. Instead, I can be found lugging a carseat, while pushing a stroller and one or two or (eek)three huge carry ons. Total nightmare!
    My advice for older toddlers (3+) is to get them there own little rolling backpack. Stuff it full of books and toys and food for them. They will love rolling along the airport and will even stay next to you.
    For the younger group, I always make sure they have their comfort items with them at all times. For us that is a binkie strapped tightly to their clothing and their blankie. This helps them stay calm through all the bustle of the airport, and allows them to have something familiar while on the airplane (which may even induce sleep if you are so very, very lucky.).

  26. Barbara Baker on November 10, 2008 at 1:35 p.m.

    My best tip to share would be to keep snacks available for kids, but not their normal ones...let the kids go to the grocery store with you before a trip and pick out some "strange" or "not normal" snacks that you're sure they'll love!
    Aside from that; it may cost just a little (and I mean a little now). get a really cheap mp3 player and fill it with their favorite songs. That would keep them entertained for another few hours. While in the airport; play Ispy with them too or the quiet game or something that would keep them happy...and don't forget to offer a nice little reward apon arrival of your destination.

    Absolutely awesome giveaway...please count me in!!!

  27. Jenny Smrekar on November 10, 2008 at 1:40 p.m.

    My airport/travel trick is new toys and a DVD player!

  28. Erica Zimmerman on November 10, 2008 at 1:42 p.m.

    Hey Debbie-
    Blogged about this contest at

  29. susan varney on November 10, 2008 at 1:46 p.m.

    granola bars

  30. jffryclough on November 10, 2008 at 1:47 p.m.

    i zone out until it's over

  31. heather on November 10, 2008 at 1:51 p.m.

    I haven't had to make it through airport with baby yet but we are about to have to do this as we are adopting a toddler from Russia. Our baby carrier is what I am hoping will help with surviving the airport and the airplane. I hope to use it to carry him around comfortably. We have the Ergo carrier and Becco carrier to use with him :)

  32. Hilary on November 10, 2008 at 1:59 p.m.

    I also always take the Ergo when traveling - aside from the obvious babywearing use, it can be used a pillow when you're not wearing it.

  33. Estelle on November 10, 2008 at 2:24 p.m.

    My favorite tips have already been mentioned, like being prepared and knowing the layout of the airport. I also like to put slip on shoes on my little ones if possible. It's easier to just slip them off and on when going through the security checks.

  34. Denise Jacobson on November 10, 2008 at 2:28 p.m.

    I am disabled so when I travel I use my wheelchair. We have rigged it up so that I can place the diaper bag on the back of it and I can get whatever I need with just 1 hand. My granddaughter sits on my lap while I am sitting in the wheelchair. If I am feeling up to walking on my better days then I have the wheelchair rigged up whre I can put a carseat on it, while it is buckled up and the child no matter what age can sit and and watch the world go by. When we get on the plane then the car set gets put on a seat and the wheelchair gets put into the closet that they have on board the plane.
    I fly with my granddaughter at least 4 times a year. SHe has bee living with me since she was born. At first Iwas wodering how I was going to fly and get through an airport until my boyfriend came up ith this idea. We have always taken my granddaughter when ever I fly. I would never leave her at home or with any other relatives while I go on my trips. Plus it gives me something constructive to do while on a plane.

  35. Jennifer on November 10, 2008 at 2:41 p.m.

    We have a portable dvd player that goes everywhere with us. It has been a lifesaver on the cross-country trips. My other lifesaver was that we educated our 3 yr old about everything that would happen at the airport i.e security, long lines, lots of people. We even play-acted how to go through security, shoes off and all!

  36. TamrahT on November 10, 2008 at 2:43 p.m.

    Our family has yet to try this tip in an airport situation but,... I always keep a small pouch travel ready for each kid. The pouch has a couple crayons, coloring pad, a small book, fruit leather (or other dry snack) and small toy (doll or car, for example). They get excited because they only get them when we travel! And, I like to also hide a few things away in my purse for later.

  37. charline s on November 10, 2008 at 3:12 p.m.

    Always take toys snacks and patience

  38. John on November 10, 2008 at 3:12 p.m.

    I always remember to bring some tylenol to help fight jet lag and pills for motion sickness just in case anyone should feel sick. Nothing is worse than a huge headache while trying to figure out the route to the next flight.

  39. Margaret Smith on November 10, 2008 at 3:13 p.m.

    My best tip would be to be organized. Carry all the items you need for your child in a bag, include change of clothes, diapers, wipes, extra pacifier, bottles, snacks and a couple of toys. In addition, carry your tickets and important paperwork also in this bag. Organization is the most important.
    Thanks so much for this wonderful giveaway. What a great prize!

  40. Megan R. on November 10, 2008 at 3:31 p.m.

    My tip for getting through the airport easy is to bring a fun bag that can fit in your carry on full of treats and little toys that your child has never seen or played with to keep him/her entertained.

  41. Amy Huang on November 10, 2008 at 3:32 p.m.

    A bag of fun (toys and such) to keep the kids busy.

  42. Tammy Murray on November 10, 2008 at 3:57 p.m.

    At the moment I am not using any type of baby traveling items. My boys are 17 and 22. However very soon (woooohoooo) My daughter in law and soon wil be having there first baby (its a girl)I leave here in Florida and they leave in kansas. I am so glad I came across this website. They will be traveling after the baby arrives. Most of their family all live here in Florida. There are some many awesome tips that I cant wait to share with them that will make traveling so much easier for them. Thank you for given me the opportunity to enter the contest.

  43. Steve Scott on November 10, 2008 at 3:57 p.m.

    Bring lots of small toys. Kids get bored quickly.

  44. Charmaine on November 10, 2008 at 4:06 p.m.

    What a great thing... being students without much money, but lot's of airport traveling, I have to say that my biggest tip is to splurge and pay the $2 to get one of the airport carts to lug around your luggage and kids.

  45. Vergie on November 10, 2008 at 4:09 p.m.

    trek through the airport easier by having to carry as little as possible tots and roll

  46. Valeta Brown on November 10, 2008 at 4:33 p.m.

    When I travel with my kids I always make sure I have lots of books.

  47. Suzanne B on November 10, 2008 at 4:34 p.m.

    My tip... organize! Everything!
    Diapers, formula, snacks, toys... kids. Definitely the kids. OH, and get there really early.

    They love it but don't forget that they might get scared, it's terrifying to be around tons of people. Give them time to adjust.

  48. Melissa on November 10, 2008 at 4:39 p.m.

    We bought our sit n stroll 5 years ago and you cannot imagine how much use it has gotten between us and many friends who have borrowed it for short trips. Our son still argues about wanting to sit in it. We love that we can put it in the rental cars for a car seat. Even though we have one, I'll enter the drawing anyway since we figure we've got at least 2 more years of sit n stroll to go...

  49. Amanda on November 10, 2008 at 4:45 p.m.

    Try and stay calm yourself and have plenty of snacks and toys.

  50. Pilar on November 10, 2008 at 4:53 p.m.

    Laptop + Letter Factory DVD = Happy Toddler (and Mommy!)

    Put fun snacks and new toys into the equation and traveling gets easier. Not easy- but easier!

  51. Linda on November 10, 2008 at 4:59 p.m.

    Wear shoes that are easy off and easy on. And wear socks so you're not walking barefoot on the floor.

  52. Jessica B. on November 10, 2008 at 5:07 p.m.

    We made sure to have some children's benadryl with us for a long flight through the night. Very helpful to keep our son on a semi-normal sleeping pattern.

  53. Matt on November 10, 2008 at 5:12 p.m.

    Books, videos and snacks! The same items which keep them happy at home plus an extra bit of patience will go a long way.

  54. Chelle on November 10, 2008 at 5:13 p.m.

    Have plenty of non-messy snacks, have some sort of baby carrier to carry your baby, if your little one is young enough no shoes--it makes for easier screening, and of course for us moms wear a shoe that is comfortable and easy to get on and off :)

    Great giveaway! Thank you!

  55. Naomi on November 10, 2008 at 5:28 p.m.

    I like the GoGo Kidz adapter that turns your carseat into a stroller. Similar idea. I'd like to try the Sit 'n' Stroll to see how it compares.

  56. Cynthia on November 10, 2008 at 5:31 p.m.

    My tip for making the trek through the airport much easier to have their favorite toys and lots of snacks. That way, if they don't like their toy, I can always give them a treat to eat and that will help settle them down for a bit.

  57. Denise on November 10, 2008 at 5:31 p.m.

    My tip is to take a LOT of activities and snacks. My two year old stayed busy with sewing cards, crayons and scratch paper for a very long time.

  58. Kathy D on November 10, 2008 at 5:46 p.m.

    Have a few small toys the kids have never played with before in a bag to pull out when standing in line or sitting and waiting for flight

  59. Hyphen on November 10, 2008 at 6:15 p.m.

    Slings saved my life when we traveled with small children. I could keep the baby in the sling until the last possible minute in the Xray line. Then slip the baby out, send the sling through, walk through the metal detector, grab the sling at the end and put the child right back in. It works well with toddlers too because it keeps them confined. No need to chase after them in line or while walking to the gate.

  60. Nancy J on November 10, 2008 at 6:31 p.m.

    My tip~ Pray a lot that your flight is not delayed

  61. Stacy on November 10, 2008 at 6:33 p.m.

    A lightweight stroller, a mei tei and snacks.

  62. Paula on November 10, 2008 at 6:50 p.m.

    My best tip is to bring lots of NEW toys that the kids haven't seen before. On a recent trip to FL from NJ, I went to the local dollar store and picked up little toys that kept my daughter busy during wait times.I scheduled the flight around the time of her nap, so as we lifted off the motion of the airplane helped her go down. I also had her walk most of the way from the moment we got in to the terminal to the gate....she was ready to sit down by the time we reached the gate!

  63. Lacey on November 10, 2008 at 6:52 p.m.

    I think the best tip is planning ahead and the best product would be the Baby Sherpa Diaper Backpack. Having a combined diaper bag/ carry on is a really big help!

  64. Jessica on November 10, 2008 at 7:42 p.m.

    I have yet to fly with my little one. But when we go home on vacation I pack lots of toys. And since we head up in the mountains I take something for her to suck on (because of elevation) for her ears.

  65. steven lewis on November 10, 2008 at 7:55 p.m.

    how neat,,,this would make a great gift for my expectant neighbors

  66. Susan T on November 10, 2008 at 9:01 p.m.

    Extra hands. Take someone else with you when possible. And a bag full of snacks and toys your child likes.

  67. Autumn H. on November 10, 2008 at 10:11 p.m.

    I always let my child have his own backpack filled with his stuffy, snacks, juice box, books, etc - to keep him busy as we wait and wait for the plane!

  68. Sharon Jones on November 11, 2008 at 3:05 a.m.

    Soft blankets, healthy snacks, favorite toys...take em all...:)
    thanks for entry!

  69. Andrew Gordon on November 11, 2008 at 4:31 a.m.

    have your kids prepped before getting in line so they know what to do.

  70. Darlene A on November 11, 2008 at 4:31 a.m.

    I know it seems cruel but for my peace of mind and for very good safety reasons I have a "leash" on my child when I'm in unfamiliar areas or potentially dangerous situations.

  71. Thomas Gibson on November 11, 2008 at 4:34 a.m.

    Going through an airport can be quite challenging alone, then you add a baby and you really got tough challenges. I alway study the layout of the airport(s) via online before I go anywhere. And always arrive 3 hours before flight, sometimes longer.

  72. Dee on November 11, 2008 at 4:36 a.m.

    I always buy a new toy or two..and bring LOTS of snacks!!!

  73. Kathy Scott on November 11, 2008 at 4:54 a.m.

    Keep suckers for them to suck. Helps with their ears.

  74. Carrie on November 11, 2008 at 5:12 a.m.

    Haven't traveled with a little one lately, waiting for the first grandchild now. I do always pack light and never underestimate the power of snacks/junkfood!

  75. Dana on November 11, 2008 at 5:15 a.m.

    Snacks, snacks and more snacks!!

  76. Megan Dezendorf on November 11, 2008 at 5:20 a.m.

    I never travel without what we call "dial-a-snack"; it's a plastic container that has four compartments that was originally intended ( & used) as a formula powder dispenser. We fill each compartment with a different snack so when my son is on the plane and gets tired of one snack, we dial in another.

  77. Tawana on November 11, 2008 at 5:31 a.m.

    I always try to have nana or aunt Beth, whoever can come along to help. I'm hoping 2 give this to my sister. She bought me 2 really nice strollers. Now she's married and hoping one's on the way. This would be a perfect gift 4 here. I've already been buying little things her and there to help her out since she's always been there 4 me. Thanks.

  78. Joanna on November 11, 2008 at 5:36 a.m.

    I always bring small toys and I make little snack bags for each child.

  79. Carol G on November 11, 2008 at 5:40 a.m.

    I am past the time of having to look out for small children on the way through an airport (am trying for the stroller for my granddaughter!), but I always made sure that I had enough in a small pack for each of the kids to have something to do, non-messy snacks, etc. It seemed to work OK!

  80. amanda on November 11, 2008 at 5:44 a.m.

    Baby Carrier!!!! It leaves your hands free!!!! Infantino makes one that goes up to 32lbs!!!!

  81. Andrea V on November 11, 2008 at 5:45 a.m.

    I buy inexpensive toys that they've never seen before. This keeps them busy. DVD player to watch movies also helps. And try to fly during nap time so hopefully they will sleep most of the way.
    vickers at comcast dot net

  82. Jennifer O on November 11, 2008 at 5:46 a.m.

    I most recently traveled with my coworker who not only has a one month old but a 4 year old. The four year old is extremely shy, so we had to hold her hand the entire time to make sure she didn't leave our sight because she is so quiet, but luckly I was there to help with the baby when it was time to go through security. It really is a big help having extra hand with little children. Having a baby wrap helps since security makes you take everything you own off and the wrap you can easily slide off and put through the machine while holding the baby. Always make the older children go through first and then you holding the baby. That way you can watch the older ones and they can be entertained by watching their shoes go through the xray machine on the other side :O)

  83. Mandie on November 11, 2008 at 5:48 a.m.

    Keep the kids in the stroller at all times!! Have lots of toys,snacks and a dvd player! I also bring the carseats for the plane so they have a comfortable place to sit on te plane!!

  84. Erin Colburn on November 11, 2008 at 5:55 a.m.

    My tip doesn't really make things easier but keeps your items protected. My husband and I purchased a stroller check bag and car seat check bag. They were both very inexpensive but heavy duty bright red canvas bags that slip over your stroller and car seat and keep them dirt and grease free! We love them!

  85. marybeth on November 11, 2008 at 5:55 a.m.

    Wear your baby in a sling or carrier! Thanks for the giveaway!

  86. cindy w on November 11, 2008 at 5:56 a.m.

    While products and planning are a big plus, it seems you can't anticipate everything. In my experience the best plan has always been a good nights sleep and LOTS of prayers.

  87. simone on November 11, 2008 at 5:58 a.m.

    Wearing our baby in the sling is a godsend. No metal so we don't have to take him off to go through the metal detector. This product seems like a great idea! Thanks!


  88. Loretta Foley on November 11, 2008 at 6 a.m.

    Bring modeling beeswax in fun colors. Its easy to mold into different shapes and doesn't stick to everything. Keeps kids interested for hours.

  89. Jen on November 11, 2008 at 6:01 a.m.

    We last flew when my son was 3 months old - I highly recommend it because new babies tend to sleep the whole time (the noise of the plane and motion is soothing). But since you can't keep then tiny forever... I would pack a bunch of small, new toys in my bag. Then take them out one at a time over the course of the flight. New things always seem to keep them more entertained.

  90. Angela on November 11, 2008 at 6:02 a.m.

    I will be traveling with four children this spring. I will have lots of snacks and books.

  91. Joanna S. on November 11, 2008 at 6:04 a.m.

    One of the best things to do was taught to me by my dad. When you leave the house, always count the number of suitcases you have, including handbags etc. Then, every time you stop and every time you start walking again, count them. That way, you'll never forget a bag somewhere because your mind was busy with other things.

  92. MF on November 11, 2008 at 6:07 a.m.

    Travel light so you don't have to keep track of multiple bags and multiple people.

  93. Nicole on November 11, 2008 at 6:08 a.m.

    I do not bring a stroller, but wear Josie in her carrier. This keeps her from straining to get out and she can see what's going on which keeps her entertained. Of course, this won't work too much longer, but for now, it's a lifesaver!

  94. Kelly G. on November 11, 2008 at 6:13 a.m.

    What a great giveaway. Recomended your blog to my sister who has a little one!

    I think the best tip I have for traveling with baby is to keep calm even if things get hectic. Kids moods feed off of the moods of the adults they are with, if you get anxious and paniced your kids will too and we all know how that can gum up the works.

    Thanks again for a great giveaway!

  95. Jen on November 11, 2008 at 6:13 a.m.

    Traveling alone can be difficult, but with kids is another story! I always have a plan of action in place, including calls ahead to make sure flights are on time. Give plenty of extra time for those emergency bathroom breaks, snacktimes, etc. But the most important part is maintaining a good attitude, as this seems to really keep the kids happy~ making the whole situation easier.

  96. Jessica W. on November 11, 2008 at 6:15 a.m.

    I know when I travel I never leave home without my baby sling and a very large and comfortable backpack. And especially snacks, fun toys and candy to keep him busy.

  97. Sarah Gehman on November 11, 2008 at 6:17 a.m.

    I always wear slip on shoes (learned from experience with an infant in my arms and tennis shoes on). Bring a lightweight stroller that i can fold easily and take right up to the plane to have them put underneath and then bring back up for me when we land. always have a change of clothes for you and child and ziploc bags with little snacks.

  98. diana misselhorn on November 11, 2008 at 6:18 a.m.

    lots and lots of toys...need something to keep the kids quiet these days...and snacks

  99. pam on November 11, 2008 at 6:22 a.m.

    As many extra hands as possible.

  100. Kelli on November 11, 2008 at 6:23 a.m.

    This is a great prize! My sister is having a baby next April and this would be perfect. I know an important first step with the baby is getting outside into nature!

  101. charleen on November 11, 2008 at 6:25 a.m.

    Well we have a daughter approaching 2 and i'm 5 months pregnant but we fortunately have not yet had to travel through the airport. We have taken long car rides and been on a advice i's always helpful to have extra help, food for bribery, toys to entertain etc. thanks for including me in this drawing for the stroller...i definitely want to get one for when the second child arrives!

  102. Heather R. on November 11, 2008 at 6:25 a.m.

    I am a nervous mommy when it comes to traveling with my baby...well, now 2 year old. I don't have any great tips for getting through the airport, I just hang on tight and hope it goes by fast!. However, once we are waiting and/or travel has begun, I break out my bag of tricks! Snacks and books and small toys he has never seen before. I know this is an oldy...but it works!

  103. Angel B on November 11, 2008 at 6:28 a.m.

    I'll probably have a better tip later (flying with my 2 month old tomorrow) but planning on using his infant car seat and stroller frame and then gate checking these. Will also have a baby carrier if needed. Also bought a backpack to maximize space and keep myself hands free.

  104. Dina on November 11, 2008 at 6:30 a.m.

    Double umbrella stroller, kid's backpack full of books, drink and snacks, and a toy laptop!

  105. Kristin on November 11, 2008 at 6:34 a.m.

    Bring lots of snacks and a favorite blanket for snuggling

  106. Hope on November 11, 2008 at 6:37 a.m.

    My favorite airport trick - portable DVD player. It's the only time my kid's quiet. The fact that headphones are required makes it so I don't have to hear Dora. Bonus!
    Great Giveaway!

  107. Linda Stewart on November 11, 2008 at 6:44 a.m.

    Toddlers who are walking well like the freedom to move around on their feet rather than being pushed in a stroller so I've found that a good backpack type Safety Harness is worth it's weight in gold. It gives a toddler the opportunity to be mobile which will typically wear them down so they are ready to nap during a flight.

  108. Suzanne Forte on November 11, 2008 at 6:55 a.m.

    Airport tip:

    Always check the news to see how long the lines are. Also, I keep a small stash of grocery bags to keep items like jewelry, etc. Makes getting thru the check points somuch easier.

  109. Tracy on November 11, 2008 at 7:03 a.m.

    Neck pillows for all.

  110. Jess on November 11, 2008 at 7:04 a.m.

    Favorite tip - bring more grown-ups.

    With my daughter, we made a book with photos showing everything that was going to happen(security check, waiting, ears feeling funny.) We read it before our trip, so she was more comfortable with all the excitement. (She liked reading it on the plane, too!)

    Getting a cart helped a bunch, too.

    Now I have two kids & haven't traveled with them both yet. The sit-n-stroll looks like it would be a big help.

  111. Cortney A on November 11, 2008 at 7:04 a.m.

    I always make sure that I bring lots of small and different things for them to play with and eat. They get so bored so quickly. I also have small rolling bags that they can pull by themselves.

  112. Catalina on November 11, 2008 at 7:06 a.m.

    Probably the best item needed to get smoothly through the airport is a good, multi-purpose stroller.

  113. Janae G. on November 11, 2008 at 7:07 a.m.

    When I have traveled with my little one, my stroller with a basket was a lifesaver. I could stack stuff on top of the canopy/drink holders and all the extras in the basket and then roll a carry on with my other hand. Also, lots of snacks and toys to keep her busy.

  114. Kristine Matlock on November 11, 2008 at 7:07 a.m.

    We (kids and I) pack their very own backpack with a small favorite toy and a small stuff animal, something to color with and on (word searches and puzzles are great), they have MP3 players, which helps with the noise, snacks, and I put a surprise in there too. Also, slip on shoes. It helps through security.

  115. Cortney A on November 11, 2008 at 7:11 a.m.

    I posted it on my blog!! Pick me!!

  116. Denver on November 11, 2008 at 7:12 a.m.

    I use a sling...the one without the metal rings! This keeps my baby close to me and leaves my hands free for other things such as my luggage. It also doubles as a cover-up when nursing.

  117. Nicole Diehl on November 11, 2008 at 7:13 a.m.

    we haven't flown much with kids, but snacks definitely helped...

  118. Melissa on November 11, 2008 at 7:16 a.m.

    Husband and I go to Austria every year where his family is from. One thing that is so good to have is some kind of portable DVD player or laptop and a bunch of their favorite DVDs and CDs.

  119. Linda on November 11, 2008 at 7:18 a.m.

    Keep the child busy and entertained! Snacks, books and other small toys work wonders!

  120. Elizabeth on November 11, 2008 at 7:18 a.m.

    Please pick me! We're about to have our first baby, and this would be so wonderful to have!

  121. Anna on November 11, 2008 at 7:21 a.m.

    I always have a beach bag in my car filled with crayons, coloring books, notebook (for the older one to write like a journal) and play-doh (& a sheet so we leave none behind) the play-doh is always a hit keeps both big and little busy the whole time. (the coloring is really a back up to the play-doh but we usually don't get to it).
    Thank for this opportunity to win something this great and needed for many.

  122. Deb on November 11, 2008 at 7:25 a.m.

    I think the play tray is a great idea. I would be a good place for a toddler to watch a DVD on a portable DVD player on a plane.

  123. nikki on November 11, 2008 at 7:29 a.m.

    I pack as lightly as I possibly could.
    I put my son in his stroller and stroll all over airport until it's our time to go...
    Toys, snacks, drinks, mommy's full bust of energy is a must!
    So mommys.... Grab those coffees ~ YOU'RE GOING TO NEED IT!!!

  124. Leslie on November 11, 2008 at 7:33 a.m.

    Oh, wow. What a fabulous stroller! We're expecting another baby in June and this would be perfect for our family.

    My tip is to pack well. Be as organized as possible and think ahead as to what items you'll need to have grouped together. Less time digging in bags with a fussy child is a good thing!

  125. Debbie on November 11, 2008 at 7:39 a.m.

    Nice. It is so nice to have a stroller you can use for travel.

  126. Stacy on November 11, 2008 at 7:40 a.m.

    The best tip I have is pretty simple...........give yourself plenty of time. Even if you think you're too early, you're not. The more time you have, the less stress you have.

  127. Anita on November 11, 2008 at 7:40 a.m.

    The last time I traveled with all three kids was a nightmare. The baby was in a belly carrier, the two and three year old were both in a single child stroller, I layed the seat down and set the three year old to the back and the two year old was strapped in front of him. Needless to say it was not a smart idea considering all they wanted to do was fight and the baby cried everytime I had to stop and separate the older two from fighting. Luckily the baby is the only one in need of a stroller now, and the old stroller just doesn't do it anymore.

  128. Cindy Barnett on November 11, 2008 at 7:41 a.m.

    I think the easiest thing with older kids - my son is two- is to get one of those backpack things with the leash. I know, it looks bad, but everyone I know who has a toddler has one. They get the sense of freedom to walk where they want, and you get to hold onto them.

  129. Amy on November 11, 2008 at 7:41 a.m.

    This would be great for my toddler

  130. Emma on November 11, 2008 at 7:43 a.m.

    These days, my daughter is all about "being like mommy." Since I usually get a cup of coffee whilst waiting at the airport, I also order a "short" (aka, small) cup of milk. The tiny sip hole on the lid makes the cup look like a "sippy cup." Toss in a couple of pastries and not only is my daughter happy to get to pretend she's like me, we are having quality "mommy and daughter" time.

  131. Kristin on November 11, 2008 at 7:44 a.m.

    Check everything! I use a small backpack for diapers, toys, my wallet and dog treats (for our service dog) and check everything else. I can buy a magazine or water, skip the makeup, going light is the best thing you can do!

  132. Jenne on November 11, 2008 at 7:44 a.m.

    Putting your youngest in a carrier and strolling your older is the best way for our family in an airport. We know as we have traveled to abroad to adopt 4 of our 6 kids.

  133. Kimberly Miller-Shemash on November 11, 2008 at 7:47 a.m.

    If your children are at the age where they are walking try to find the smallest backpack w/wheels I found 2 that measured only 8 inches high and 8 inches across. Put a few baged treats in them like Cheerios, small toys for the plane ride, and let the child pull the back in the airport w one hand and hold the stroller withe other hand. put all your carry-on luggage in the stoller and push. The children feel like they are helping mommy.

  134. Kerri on November 11, 2008 at 7:51 a.m.

    My tip, goldfish...lots of goldfish (for a toddler to snack on of course, they save us!) :)

  135. Ali on November 11, 2008 at 7:52 a.m.

    My daughter has traveled a bunch in her 7 months. I find it easier to wear her in a front pack as we travel through security. This way both hands are free. I also don't check the stroller or car seat until we get to the gate. If it's just me, I would probably check the car seat.

  136. Anita on November 11, 2008 at 7:55 a.m.

    Lots and lots of toys to keep their little fingers busy. hope I win this, what a great prize!

  137. DeAnna on November 11, 2008 at 7:56 a.m.

    Get there EARLY! Have time to potty (or diaper change) and just look around. Bring that stroller! Be sure to have snacks & sippy cup & napkins & wipes. DVD players are great, but bring small quiet activity toys also. Whenever I travel with young ones, I always purchase several small toys (themed with your trip is even better), I wrap them, and then give them at strategic times as necessary for distraction.

  138. samantha on November 11, 2008 at 7:57 a.m.

    Pack more than enough stuff to keep them occupied during the travel. Lots of snacks and toys.

  139. Kathleen W on November 11, 2008 at 7:58 a.m.

    I have twins and am terrified to travel yet - they are still less than a year old. I have enjoyed reading all these tips for when I do become brave enough to venture out! LOL! ;)

  140. Lynna on November 11, 2008 at 7:59 a.m.

    A travel dvd player!!!

  141. Rebekah on November 11, 2008 at 8:01 a.m.

    overpack formula and snacks and put your baby in a carrier. If you are a member of AAA and many other auto clubs you may be able to borrow a certified car seat at your destination for free.

  142. Tash on November 11, 2008 at 8:07 a.m.

    Bring one new toy that they haven't seen so that when little one gets restless, you have something to quiet them. Also try stringing naturally sweetened fruit cheerios on a string for a fun, and unusual snack! That will get you another 20 minutes! :)
    (I hope this isn't a double post, my computer froze while trying to post)

  143. Misty valles on November 11, 2008 at 8:09 a.m.

    I take lots of toys and little snacks to keep kids entertained and busy!!

  144. lafonda mccullars on November 11, 2008 at 8:12 a.m.

    a small backpack of new dollar store toys. wonder colors are great

  145. Lori on November 11, 2008 at 8:13 a.m.

    I never go to the airport without the car seat roll bag. This bag has made our lives easier carrying (rolling) the car seat to the gate. Then if we don't get a seat on the plane we can check it at the gate and it is already in a bag.

  146. marcy on November 11, 2008 at 8:14 a.m.

    I use a back pack to help me at the airport, and the wrist leash for the older child, the airport scares me lol, so many people, I keep the kids close to me, the carseat/stroller would be an awesome gift to have, no struggling with getting a stroller in and out of the trunk!

  147. Beth on November 11, 2008 at 8:14 a.m.

    Snacks snacks snacks LoL and some quiet toys of course. crayons of color wonder markers are great too :)

  148. Alicia on November 11, 2008 at 8:16 a.m.

    My tip, happy kid...happy Mom & Dad....snacks, drinks, suckers for take-off, new toys, crayons, cards, chewable dramamine (if necessary). I always carry extra clothing too. I give myself lots of extra time too, for some reason my kids need to potty every minute it seems!

  149. Kathy on November 11, 2008 at 8:17 a.m.

    I just took our first flight with all 3 girls in October, oldest being 10 & then 7 & the newest addition was 5 months at the time & what worked best was having her in my baby bjorn carrier which she loves & then I knew where she was safe & the other 2 holding hands with me since I wasn't traveling with my husband. I would definetly do that again but with this stroller you wouldn't have to worry about having a carseat when you get there .
    Don't think you need everything with you.

  150. Valerie on November 11, 2008 at 8:21 a.m.

    We always try to bring an extra adult to help with the kids. My sister in law is great about traveling with us and is a huge help. The kids love her and when one parent needs a break she is right there to fill in.

    Bringing lots of toys or books helps too. A kids digital camera is fun too because they can take pictures of things in the airport and then come tell you about it. Or, you can make a list of things they have to find in the airport and then they take a picture of it, kind of like a scavenger hunt with pictures.

    Awesome stroller, I hope I win!

  151. jenni on November 11, 2008 at 8:22 a.m.

    I like to take the snugli and a backpack full of, books, drinks, plenty of distractions, etc. I also bring plenty of sanitizer because the airport is full of nasty stuff. Keep your little ones as safe as possible!

  152. Katherine on November 11, 2008 at 8:23 a.m.

    Lots of snacks, a few new toys, and a baby carrier were life savers during my first flight with my baby.

  153. Ann Marie Miller on November 11, 2008 at 8:25 a.m.

    Sit n Stroll is the way to travel! With a family and lots of kids this would be the best way to travel. Less worry about toting around the car seat and all the bags at once. This is an answer to a prayer! Good luck all!

  154. stephanie on November 11, 2008 at 8:25 a.m.

    My tip is to pack diapers and wipes in multiple carryons if at all possible. If they are packed in both my carry on and my husbands, either of us has the supplies to get it done or he can change one kiddo while I change the other.

  155. Heather on November 11, 2008 at 8:26 a.m.

    I have not yet traveled with my son, however I think when I do, I'll be sure to pack lots of books and quiet toys for the plane ride and the "leash" for the airport. I know it's controversial, and I don't use it for shopping, but waiting in the airport will surely get boring for him and he'll want to stray away from me if he gets the chance. There will be nothing worse than losing track of him at a time as stressful as traveling!

  156. Aleida R on November 11, 2008 at 8:27 a.m.

    When I travel I like to have a lot of snack to keep my son occupied and a portable DVD player so he can watch a couple of movies or his portable V-Tech game to play while we wait.

  157. Lori on November 11, 2008 at 8:31 a.m.

    I would love to win this prize. I have never won anything so we will have to see how it goes. How exciting it would be to win this giveaway!!

  158. lea on November 11, 2008 at 8:32 a.m.

    I would love to win this!!!

  159. Bailey on November 11, 2008 at 8:33 a.m.

    Oh this sounds like a neat giveaway. Maybe I just might win so I am going to enter. Good luck to everyone.

  160. Melody on November 11, 2008 at 8:39 a.m.

    We have a two and a half month old and have not yet travelled with him. My best friend just got back from Hawaii with her young one and left some great tips on her blog, so I'm passing those on as my tip. :)

  161. Karen Luedy on November 11, 2008 at 8:39 a.m.

    The best way to survive the airport with an infant is with a baby sling :)

  162. julie on November 11, 2008 at 8:40 a.m.

    a sling (or other baby carrier) all the way with all kinds of snacks. I usually also use a cheapo umbrella stroller for one of the other kids to sit in. I also am a fan of the portable DVD player (or a laptop if you have one).

  163. Sandra on November 11, 2008 at 8:41 a.m.

    When I travel alone with my baby, I use Sky Cap. I spend a few bucks on a tip, but then I am already checked in and can go straight to security. This gives me extra hands for my child, diaper bag, and carry-on. I had to do this a couple times this summer and it was so helpful!

    Thanks for the giveaway. I hope I win!

  164. Stacey Rapp on November 11, 2008 at 8:44 a.m.

    Tip: I give the kids a small canvas bag. They are allowed to pick four things that they can play with while we wait to board the plane. Also to keep us together we always take yarn, tie it around dad's wrist, then mine, and then the kids so we are all tied and there is no chance of anyone wandering off. It works like a charm.

  165. cindyw on November 11, 2008 at 8:48 a.m.

    Having tried just about everything, it seems to me that even with all the best products, planning, and packing there is always the unexpected. I've found that a good nights sleep combined with LOTS of prayers and a little faith my travels have been blessed!

  166. Mandi H. on November 11, 2008 at 8:52 a.m.

    Well i traveled with my 7 month old, to go to Colorado to spend time with his aunt(my sister) and 4 yr. old niece and 2 yr. old nephew. This was the second time he's seen them since he was born. It was my first plane adventure and i was more nervous than he was. I'm a single mother and I'll tell you...the biggest tip I have is "ASK FOR HELP". I was amazed at how cordial and helpful people are. I probably wouldn't have needed the help if i would have packed a whole lot lighter. But it was definately a learning experience. Her husband is stationed in Iraq and they will be moving to Kansas soon. Hopefully our next expedition will be a lot less stressful. Thank you for the opportunity of winning your beautiful stroller.

  167. tamika on November 11, 2008 at 8:55 a.m.

    1. know your airport. especially good to know for longer layovers, what is within 5 minutes that is child friendly. in my town, there is a theater and wal-mart very close.

    2. enlist help. if you are waiting for your luggage, grab a cart and send the children off with hubby for a walk (or sundae).

    3. my hubby hated me for this, but a leash is wonderful. older children can help push the stroller or luggage cart.

    4. rewards!!

  168. Lori Z. on November 11, 2008 at 8:55 a.m.

    Plastic baggies. I'm sure we looked like some sort of amateur drug dealers as we carried our baggies of white powdered formula through the airport! Thanks!

  169. Mere on November 11, 2008 at 8:56 a.m.

    I strap the little one to my back, put the toddler on a toddler leash, Daddy and I each grab the hand of a "big" kid and our oldest can walk on his own. Everyone is accounted for! And I cannot stress the importance of snacks, snacks, snacks!

  170. Michelle L on November 11, 2008 at 8:58 a.m.

    When my kids were little and now with my niece, I make sure that I have the essentials in my bag and that each of the kids has their own "special" bag with toys and treats that they have chosen. Instead of carrying a purse and a bag, I use a bigger bag that can also carry my purse contents.

  171. Jamie on November 11, 2008 at 9:04 a.m.

    I have a ride-on suitcase that has awesome wheels that my son can either pull himself or ride on. It really helps!

  172. Karen on November 11, 2008 at 9:08 a.m.

    Snacks are the best travel tip in the airport!

  173. jamie on November 11, 2008 at 9:11 a.m.

    I traveled with an 8 month old, who was put in a small umbrella stroller. I left the big one home. It was very convenient and light. I packed snacks for the plane and a pacifier for take off and landing.

  174. Heather Ricci on November 11, 2008 at 9:14 a.m.

    When I travelled with my daughter this past summer, I put some of her favorite videos on my ipod so that we could stay together and watch them. We also packed snacks in kid friendly containers so that she could hold on to them easily by herself. Success!!

  175. veronica sandberg on November 11, 2008 at 9:15 a.m.

    plan ahead on what you are going to do there. have things packed according to airport rules.

  176. patricia skinner on November 11, 2008 at 9:17 a.m.

    Keep plenty of snacks on hand and have a really huge tote bag to carry all your essentials.

  177. Geneive on November 11, 2008 at 9:20 a.m.

    When I travel with my 2 kids, which can be frustrating. I carry my sling for my youngest this way she is on my chest and I can adjust her as I please. And then I push my oldest one in a stroller. But for going in the airport, I make the travel into a game. This way it is easier for her and myself to do what we need to do, and you don't have to tell your child(ren) to stop playing because you will all be playing. Just make sure that you arrive early enough to play with your child(ren). They will enjoy the airport and remember the trip. And don't forget to travel with "just in case" items. Think ahead before you fall behind. :)

  178. valerie on November 11, 2008 at 9:22 a.m.

    Oh how I would have loved to have had one of those when my kids were little. I do have a two yr old now and it would be so helpful and much easier to have a seat I can just sit in the stroller. Never fails...he has just gone to sleep and I have to move him from the carseat to the stroller or vice-versa and he wakes up everytime. What a wonderful gift to me that would be!!lol

  179. sheri on November 11, 2008 at 9:24 a.m.

    I almost had a panic attack (and I don't normally have those) when my husband told me that we weren't taking the stroller on our trip through the airport. I couldn't imagine taking a 17 month old through a busy airport without some kind of controlled area for him to be in. But we bought a monkey backpack that had a "leash" as a tail. Some people REALLY looked at us like we were the worst parents in the world, but it worked. He loved it and we were able to keep up with him. It also gave him a chance to walk around between flights.

  180. Sarah on November 11, 2008 at 9:28 a.m.

    I don't have kids yet - so my tip is to not pack more than you can carry, and stay away from checking luggage!

  181. Calise on November 11, 2008 at 9:34 a.m.

    I just don't travel! I have 3 kids, and I have thought many times about putting leashes on all of them. Bribery works for my kids, and maybe this stroller would help! :)

  182. garnet on November 11, 2008 at 9:39 a.m.

    Pack an extra set of clothing for baby and YOU in the carryon. You never know when a blow out, big spit up or messy spill is going to ruin your day!

  183. Jen on November 11, 2008 at 9:41 a.m.

    My carrier! It is so much easier to wear the baby than juggle everything.

  184. sheryll on November 11, 2008 at 9:41 a.m.

    When traveling with my grandchildren(2,5,& 6), each has there own snack paper sack which includes a few crayons to color their sack. Also, Oriental Trader has inexpensive sticker scenes that lets them be creative and make up stories. Even the 2 year old likes to do them, if you give her the stickers. They are great for dining out also.

  185. Meagan DeLong on November 11, 2008 at 9:45 a.m.

    I wear my baby in my Ergo carrier!

  186. karen zardin on November 11, 2008 at 9:46 a.m.


  187. Brooke Bartolome on November 11, 2008 at 9:48 a.m.

    Have another one on the way. This would come in very handy!
    My fingers are crossed that I might finally get lucky and win something!

  188. Meagan on November 11, 2008 at 9:57 a.m.

    I have two things that I do...first: make sure that the kid is well fed! Well fed = happy kid! Second: for a younger child, a sling makes all of the difference! Helps keep them under control and limits the amount of germs your little one is exposed to!
    I hope that I win this...looks perfect!

  189. jenna on November 11, 2008 at 10:02 a.m.

    I would love to win this for my sister. She could use it!! A tip for traveling with children is to pack plenty snacks and fill up the sippy cup ahead of time. Thanks for the giveaway!

  190. Camille on November 11, 2008 at 10:02 a.m.

    Fly at good times -- for us it is mid-day. Early mornings and late evenings are brutal!

  191. julie on November 11, 2008 at 10:05 a.m.

    I would have to say toys and snacks oh and candy works really well:0)

  192. Melynda on November 11, 2008 at 10:05 a.m.

    I went to Argentina with my one year old last spring (and pregnant). I bought a cheap stroller for the airport. Since it was 25 hours of travel time, every time we got off the plane I encouraged him to run around.

    I wish I had this Sit n Stroll, though. When we finally got to Bariloche they didn't have the car seat I requested and I spent an extra hour in the airport trying to figure that out.

  193. Kelly on November 11, 2008 at 10:08 a.m.

    I like to take a friend that can help until it's time to board the plane...then get another friend or family member to wait at the destination airport.

  194. Melynda on November 11, 2008 at 10:08 a.m.

    I have a post on this at my website It will be up on Friday.

  195. Amy on November 11, 2008 at 10:09 a.m.

    My advice is to push off nap time and get them moving or exercising while you are waiting in the aiport. This will make the flight enjoyable for you, your children and the other passengers while they snack and rest. We were told by several passengers that our 2 boys were the best children they have ever seen on a plane - they were so tired they slept almost the entire flight :)

  196. Melynda on November 11, 2008 at 10:10 a.m.

    I stumbled this, but I have no idea what my stumble upon id number is. I just click on the little thumbs up button...

  197. Carrie A. on November 11, 2008 at 10:15 a.m.

    This looks like a great giveaway! Would love to win this especially since we are expecting a baby in Jan!

  198. Erin G on November 11, 2008 at 10:23 a.m.

    oooh, pick me, pick me! I lost my stroller at a farmers market last month. yes, I am that dumb. :)

  199. Becky on November 11, 2008 at 10:28 a.m.

    Because traveling with children requires bringing so many things! I recommend wearing slip on shoes so you don't have to untie everyone's shoes at the screenings and security checkpoints. I am always conscious of the other people having to wait in line behind us!

  200. Lindsay V on November 11, 2008 at 10:31 a.m.

    Definitely lots of treats and a few outfit changes for both you and baby for spills, etc.

  201. Heather on November 11, 2008 at 10:33 a.m.

    When traveling with many small ones, like I do, I enlist the help of the airport & airline staff. They are usually very accomodating if you let them know ahead of time you would like help. When possible, I have the airport bring one of their golfcart transports to our gate to help me with making tight connections.

  202. lisa on November 11, 2008 at 10:34 a.m.

    babywearing! this leaves hands free. and it makes it easier to go through the security line. I've never been asked to remove the baby.

  203. Shawn Hartman on November 11, 2008 at 10:36 a.m.

    I am pregnant and would love this stroller. I would be happy to use this stroller at the airport to go visit GRANDMA!!!

  204. Baba on November 11, 2008 at 10:53 a.m.

    My travel tip is make it easy on yourself if you are traveling with babys and toddlers. Avoid heavy bags that you have to carry on your shoulders. If you can avoid bags all together and pay the airport personel to cart them for you. It's well worth any tip you give them. Also ride the carts when ever you need to and tip the drivers. The drivers don't mind and they know how hard it is on mothers with children. Yes, they are there for emergencies, but often can take you to your departure gate, so don't overlook them. You'll get there fast and still have energy to enjoy your trip.

  205. Tracy Morrison on November 11, 2008 at 10:59 a.m.

    We use our sit 'n stroll with our older child. I need another one for my 15 month old. She is now too heavy to lug around through the airport. I love the sit 'n stroll, and could really use another one. : )


  206. Donna on November 11, 2008 at 11:04 a.m.

    With my toddler my must haves are:

    ergo carrier
    lots of snacks - especially "new" snacks
    a lovey
    new toys/books
    and as a last resort, the portable DVD player.

  207. Deeanna on November 11, 2008 at 11:14 a.m.

    My favorite tip is to mail to your hotel any heavy items the week or a few days before. The postal service is much cheaper than the airlines. In addition, I buy diapers and formula if possible at the destination and don't back but just the necessities.

  208. Julie A. on November 11, 2008 at 11:23 a.m.

    My Baby Bjorn to allow my hands to be free to carry other items. Thanks for the opportunity to win the Sit n' Stroll!

  209. Susan on November 11, 2008 at 11:25 a.m.

    I haven't traveled much at all with my 22 month old so I don't have any tips. On a six hour car ride we made sure to get him extra exercise b4 the drive and to drive during his naps. That's the only tip I have. I am glad I found your blog bc we have a cross country trip planned in January and I would love to win this prize.

  210. isela on November 11, 2008 at 11:28 a.m.

    Having a good carrier and having daddy help me are my must haves.

  211. Marlena U. on November 11, 2008 at 11:30 a.m.

    If you're traveling with an infant, I think using a baby carrier/wrap is the key. You can keep your baby close, the baby is likely to nap longer and you have two hands free to get through the rest of the process!

  212. Samantha Rasmussen on November 11, 2008 at 11:31 a.m.

    We just traveled with our 2 month old...I think it has already been mentioned, but having a baby suck on something (ie binki) or feed them during take off and landing helps their ears pop. Also, you can bring empty water bottles through security, so we always bring at least two so that we can fill them up from a drinking fountain...this saves us money so we don't have to buy a drink while we are waiting for the plane.

  213. Heidi on November 11, 2008 at 11:34 a.m.

    New toys, new snacks, the blankie, extra rest for mom the night before travel. and loads of patience. I would love to get this, my daughter is adopting siblings.

  214. Sarah S on November 11, 2008 at 11:35 a.m.

    I currently have a packpack that you can put the car seat on - it's saved me so far when traveling alone with my son, but this would be even better!

  215. Carrie Moore on November 11, 2008 at 11:38 a.m.

    I can really use a stroller for my Granddaughter! Thanks! God Bless America!!

  216. Stephanie on November 11, 2008 at 11:39 a.m.

    Getting through security is the hardest part for me (at least with an infant). Dressing yourself right is the key to simplicity! Wear something with pockets. Wear shoes that you can slip off and on. Don't wear a belt.

  217. Joanna on November 11, 2008 at 11:40 a.m.

    Don't be afraid to ask for assistance. We were on a delayed flight and feared missing our connecting flight. The airline made a phone call to say we were coming. The Snugli helped to have some free hands.

  218. Katharine on November 11, 2008 at 11:41 a.m.

    My tip is to book early so you can get the best seats all together. Also book an ealry morning flight so the kids are well rested and ready to go. If you travel any later you run into naps and cranky tired kids. Also try to get a direct flight if at all possible, it is worth extra money not to have to run through the airport with kids trying to make a connecting flight. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful convertable stroller, wish I had it on our last trip!

  219. Elizabeth on November 11, 2008 at 11:42 a.m.

    Tip: Nothing beats a good old coloring book and some crayons! These can entertain even the fussiest kid for hours!

  220. Mrs. Schmid on November 11, 2008 at 11:50 a.m.

    Making airport traveling easier with little ones -- get them their own small bag with wheels. They feel grown up, rolling their bags around and you pack the bags with activities, snacks, etc. so it's all right there at your finger tips!

  221. eunice on November 11, 2008 at 11:54 a.m.

    we pack only the one change of clothing and essentials in our carry on....helps it be less back breaking!!!

  222. Andrea W. on November 11, 2008 at 12:02 p.m.

    I haven't traveled yet with my newborn, but I read that an absolute must is to make sure she is feeding during take-off and landing, as t protect her ears from popping. So, I'd say my must-haves will be the binkie & the boob/bottle!

  223. Michelle Clay on November 11, 2008 at 12:02 p.m.

    I agree with Mini Pixie; knowing your way around an airport is the BEST stress reducer! Even without kids, I ALWAYS look up the airport I'm landing at in the magazines onboard, and have my game plan from getting to the next gate.

  224. Sara on November 11, 2008 at 12:04 p.m.

    For us, traveling with a 1 year old, lots of snacks, a bag of toys and our portable dvd player are MUST HAVES when traveling in airports!

  225. Cortney Genova on November 11, 2008 at 12:07 p.m.

    Lots of snacks... Nothing new, Don't want to upset little bellies! A baby wrap (if still small enough to carry in one) and always POTTY FIRST!!! BTW I used to babysit for a pilot and they had this sit n stroll, I think it is a MUST HAVE for traveling parents!!! I would love to pass this along to my sister who is getting ready to have her 1st....

  226. Ashley Flores on November 11, 2008 at 12:16 p.m.

    I have never had to fly with my toddler but this is the site I will come to when I do!

  227. ELOISA SANDOVAL on November 11, 2008 at 12:18 p.m.


  228. Jessica on November 11, 2008 at 12:20 p.m.

    We have yet to fly with our 20 month old, but traveling after dark works well for us. We make a 6.5 hr trip home once a month, and he sleeps the night away while Mom and Dad drive.

  229. JIll on November 11, 2008 at 12:23 p.m.

    SNACKS... TOYS... and THE ERGO!!!!!!!!!

  230. Nanci on November 11, 2008 at 12:23 p.m.

    I dress the kids in bright shirts that are all the same color. Its easy to spot them this way (and it works for older kids too!). Thanks for the giveaway.

  231. debbie on November 11, 2008 at 12:23 p.m.

    I would have to say PRAYER! :-)

  232. Kim on November 11, 2008 at 12:26 p.m.

    I just finished a trip with my 5 month old daughter to Disneyland. My husband took a different plane. Bring your carseat with you. When your at the counter, you can ask if the seat next to you is available. If it is, your in luck. If not, you can always gate check your carseat. I used a strap and go stroller for the carseat as well. I bought a bottle of water at the airport and as soon as possible, I made a bottle for her so it was ready when needed. Bring a sling!

  233. callmeabookworm on November 11, 2008 at 12:27 p.m.

    I usually try and feed my kid just before travel. The food in his belly usually makes him sleepy and he's docile enough thru the airport trek. It doesn't always work, though! For those times I always try and travel light and buy whatever I need at the destination rather than lugging it with me on the journey.

  234. Katie Mendoza on November 11, 2008 at 12:29 p.m.

    My 4 year old daughter has been on maybe 50 roundtrips.... all by myself. I have it down to a science now.Since she is normally not allowed to eat candy all that much- I just bring a huge bag and let her go to town. It works- you have to deal with them being hyper when you get where you are going- but it keeps them quiet. Also my daughter is given washable markers and allowed to color on herself- she comes off the plane looking like a tattoo artist but again- quiet.... I always make sure I sit next to the grandmas- because if the kids scream they either don't mind or will help you out....
    I bring a big sheet- put it under my daughters car seat- tie it to the seats all around us to make a netting- whatever she drops- I do not have to dig under the seats for- when it comes time to get off the plane- I simply fold the corners and carry the big bundle of stuff.... I always have enough toys, candy etc to keep my daughter and every other kid on the plane quiet- you don't know how many times I have helped out another mom by having an extra coloring book. Also I pack like the trip is going to be double the length- because your plane could be delayed- you could be sitting on the tarmac for hours and run out of diapers.. happened to me once.

    My absolute best hint- everytime I get a free drink reward from southwest- I save it in my carry on- when she starts getting loud- kicking seats what have you- I pass them out to the people around me- makes people hate you alot less if you get them all drunk :)

  235. brenda on November 11, 2008 at 12:34 p.m.


  236. Courtney on November 11, 2008 at 12:35 p.m.

    Wear slip-on shoes and for kids in a stroller go ahead and take the shoes off of the kid just as soon as you put the kid in the stroller.

  237. tami lewis on November 11, 2008 at 12:37 p.m.

    rule- 1 bag per person.
    carry snacks that aren't messy. sippy cups too.
    colorwonder crayola products for older kids.

  238. Kimberly Weaver on November 11, 2008 at 12:42 p.m.

    One big thing I've found to do to be prepared with our two year old is ENTERTAINMENT. We absolutely have to have coloring books, movies (portable dvd player), and to be as relaxed as possible. I've found that, when I'm stressing out, it rubs off on my son and my husband. So, I've learned that not everything is going to go according to plan, and to just go with the flow.

  239. Melissa on November 11, 2008 at 12:43 p.m.

    The Doodle Pro is fantastic when we travel.

  240. victoria on November 11, 2008 at 12:52 p.m.

    Always take books and toys and snacks.

  241. Jessica on November 11, 2008 at 12:54 p.m.

    snacks, new little toys, and the Ergo, plus a double stroller, and the oldest holds onto a hand or the stroller at all times. (I have 4 kids 5 and under--needless to say we don't fly very often!)

  242. regina b on November 11, 2008 at 12:55 p.m.

    Many have already said so, but the ergo is really essential. Besides that, lots of toys/books and snacks.

  243. KimberLeigh on November 11, 2008 at 1:08 p.m.

    In the airport, we HAVE to get the wiggles out before our next connection. My husband and I take turns walking our son (toddler to kindergarten) all over, playing "eye spy", finding anything interesting to look at. We'll do this until it is our turn to board.

    On the plane, VIDEO IPODS are a lifesaver. We've put on episodes of his favorite shows, movies and music.

    Thanks for a great contest!

  244. Marin on November 11, 2008 at 1:09 p.m.

    We've done the trek from Florida to Vancouver, Canada a couple times with our two toddlers and we find backpacks are the way to go! We ditch the diaper bag and use a backpack instead, and load it with snacks, games, books, etc. Color Wonder products are also fantastic! No coloring on the plane's seats. Yay!

  245. Stacey Brown on November 11, 2008 at 1:11 p.m.

    My tip is benadryl!

  246. Shannon on November 11, 2008 at 1:23 p.m.

    i love my baby sling for my infant and lots of snacks for my two year old. She loves to take crayons and make pupets out of air sick bags

  247. Tanya on November 11, 2008 at 1:26 p.m.

    I think a sling, fun toys and lots of snacks! I have never seen this product before and it looks like it would be incredibly helpful when traveling.

  248. Sara S. on November 11, 2008 at 1:26 p.m.

    I recommend packing a stash of brand new toys your child has never seen before. Try raiding your local dollar bins! Having new toys to be excited over will keep them occupied during the flight.

  249. amy on November 11, 2008 at 1:30 p.m.

    in the carry on bag each of the children carry I always pack 1 set of clothing and socks and also thy can carry a few things to do in tere such as coloring books, little toys, video games...and so on

  250. Kristine on November 11, 2008 at 1:38 p.m.

    It's been a year since our last trip and now he can run. I plan on bringing the backpack w/strap to keep him close for our trip coming up. This would be a great addition!

  251. Rachel Reeves on November 11, 2008 at 1:49 p.m.

    After traveling this last week, I so need this stroller!!! How perfect

  252. Tiffany on November 11, 2008 at 1:50 p.m.

    Try to fly when your child would normally be sleeping so they won't be as active during the flight. Also if you fly at a time when there are less people on the plane (ask when you are booking your flight) you can get up & walk around the plane more to help entertain your child.

  253. Delores on November 11, 2008 at 1:51 p.m.

    We traveled a lot with our younger children -- 24 hours from bed to bed sometimes. I think the best tip is to be prepared to get up and walk around with your child(ren) if possible while on the plane. It really helps break up the trip. Also, definitely put one or two (one for you and one for your husband) in a front or back carrier. Having hands free for bags is essential.

  254. Amanda on November 11, 2008 at 1:55 p.m.

    What a great stroller!

    Traveling Tip

    Be sure to have a change of clothes in your cary on for everyone - 1. For the inevitible "baby/toddler" messes and 2. Just in case your luggage doesn't made it the same time you do.

  255. Julienne on November 11, 2008 at 1:56 p.m.

    Well, I'm definitely not an expert at traveling through the airport with young children, as I have a 2 month old and have only gone to the airport once. But, I will say this - get there with plenty of time to spare!!!!

  256. Linda Lansford on November 11, 2008 at 2:02 p.m.

    always allow time. if you are in a hurry things go wrong

  257. Mary Jenkins on November 11, 2008 at 2:05 p.m.

    I haven't taken my baby to the airport yet. She doesn't travel well at all so I'm a bit afraid. From traveling solo, I can tell you that if you can make a buddy on te plane you'll be doing yourself a favor. Yeah it makes time fly, and it's nice to have someone to watch your stuff, share a blanket with you and help you find your gate at the next layover.

    I'm giving away a family board game on my blog. Be sure to come by!

  258. Sherry on November 11, 2008 at 2:11 p.m.

    The best tip I have is to get to the airport early and bring snacks! My daughter (17 mos) will only sit still for so long and to visit family, it's a 4 hour plane ride. And when we travel, we have baby and the dog!! We like to get there early, because it gives the baby a chance to run around and get tired out a little before getting on the plane. One last tip, don't get on the plane early even though they let you. It's just longer for your child to have to sit there and not be able to do anything. You have a better chance of staying on the plane if you just go on when your section is called

  259. Gloria S on November 11, 2008 at 2:15 p.m.

    Make sure you use a nice stroller!

  260. Debbie on November 11, 2008 at 2:16 p.m.

    A backpack instead of your regular diaper bag. On a long trip to Hawaii, I packed two carry-on bags. One stayed under the seat, with things we needed often -- food, bottles, wipes, pacifiers, toys. The other stayed in the bulkhead with all the other stuff -- meds, diapers, changing pad, change of clothes.

  261. THERESA on November 11, 2008 at 2:17 p.m.


  262. Rebecca on November 11, 2008 at 2:22 p.m.

    I love using a sling for younger children, and pulling his own bag seems to keep our older son occupied. He gets to choose what's inside, so he loves the idea of taking his stuffed animal friends for their "ride".

  263. Stacy on November 11, 2008 at 2:22 p.m.

    I last travelled by plane with my daughter when she was about 18 months old. Best idea I came out of from that trip? Bring LOTS of snacks! Food is a great way to keep a toddler occupied and nearby - and they won't wander too far away from food!

  264. Kim McHughes on November 11, 2008 at 2:22 p.m.

    Take a set of reins or a harness for a toddler so he/she can move around a bit at the terminal while keeping him close. This really helps as you try to pick luggage from the carousel or present documents.

  265. Stacey on November 11, 2008 at 2:23 p.m.

    a bag of goodies - toys, snacks, books - preferably ones that they've not seen in a while or are new so that their attention is held longer than 2.5 seconds!

  266. Greta Green on November 11, 2008 at 2:27 p.m.

    Traveling with my toddler is so difficult. Most of the time I just get so discouraged when I have to do an errand, I put it off until I can't anymore.

  267. Rebecca on November 11, 2008 at 2:31 p.m.

    Five years ago I moved to Argentina with my at the time my 4 year old son. It was a total nightmare because we had to make 3 conections and I was hauling 4 fully loaded handbags and a 4 year old on a recently operated knee. I literaly arrived with black and blue arms and my nerves a total wreck. I wish I would have had a sit n´stroll back then. I came back three years later with a husbands(great for carrying bags) a 7 year old that was much more helpful and a 1 year old that was safely held against my chest in a babybjorn. It really made a difference to have my hands free to deal with the hectic frenzy of airport traveling.

  268. lorraine ferland on November 11, 2008 at 2:32 p.m.

    have each child bring a backpack of snacks, favorites toys and blanket

  269. Meg on November 11, 2008 at 2:41 p.m.

    Keep the babies up so that they'll sleep on the plane and also make sure you have toys to keep them entertained!

  270. Tina on November 11, 2008 at 2:48 p.m.

    The best is a backpack you can put your small one in. It frees up your hands to take care of other things.

  271. Margaret on November 11, 2008 at 2:57 p.m.

    When traveling with my 14 month old I bring lots of books and her favorite puffs to munch on. She has one book with magnetic puzzle pieces that can occupy her for hours. It is the best!

  272. Ruth on November 11, 2008 at 3:01 p.m.

    A sling is a definite must for hands free travel.

  273. jen mroch on November 11, 2008 at 3:02 p.m.

    Our best bets for traveling...DVD player, sling, positive thoughts!

  274. Aniela R. on November 11, 2008 at 3:05 p.m.

    The kids that can pull their own luggage, do. Shoulder rides sometimes work. For longer trips we try to buy some larger items that we need (pack of diapers) at our destination.

  275. Jere Ann on November 11, 2008 at 3:17 p.m.

    I couldn't get through the airport without one of those small diaper changing stations. I put it in the diaper bag and pull it out to take into the changing stations. There's no room for a full diaper bag!

  276. jenny on November 11, 2008 at 3:21 p.m.

    Oh, this would be awesome! We are in dire need of a stroller! I am the person shopping with the child roaming free in the stores, and acting crazy! lol!

  277. nicole on November 11, 2008 at 3:29 p.m.

    i haven't taken my son thru the airport yet (i'm a little scared of the thought). this stroll n go would make it soooo much less cumbersome. whenever i'm out i prefer to carry my son in a sling b/c it makes maneuvering crowds easier.

  278. Earl on November 11, 2008 at 3:51 p.m.

    Do your best to get the front seats in the coach section. There is ample leg room to lay down a blanket to change diapers or let your squirming toddler move around. You are also close to the exit to get off the plane quickly.

  279. Casey on November 11, 2008 at 3:59 p.m.

    You can check out movies for $1 at Redbox before you leave then return them to a redbox location at your destination. Gives the kids a chance to watch some new movies while you travel.

  280. sheila dirschell on November 11, 2008 at 4:09 p.m.

    I hope I win, It will be a nice christmas gift.
    thank you

  281. Jill L on November 11, 2008 at 4:13 p.m.

    Check all your bags so you don't have the extra stuff to carry!

  282. Jennifer W. on November 11, 2008 at 4:25 p.m.

    I have a few tips:

    1. Arrive early.
    2. Pack only what you need.
    3. Use a baby carrier.

  283. Linda on November 11, 2008 at 4:26 p.m.

    I brought new small toys and because they were unfamiliar, she was quite entertained. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  284. Christy on November 11, 2008 at 4:33 p.m.

    My favorite trick is packing my medium suitcase with clothing I need, then I place it inside my larger suitcase. This way, I have an extra bag on my return trip for all the things I always seem to buy while I'm away. It also saves on the new bag fees most airlines are charging now.

  285. Sara B. on November 11, 2008 at 4:33 p.m.

    I know it looks dorky, but I really like the toddler leash.

  286. marybeth i. on November 11, 2008 at 4:36 p.m.

    bring a lightweight, easily collapseable stroller and bring a well stocked diaper bag :) Traveling is stressful enough without any children.

  287. Melissa A on November 11, 2008 at 4:38 p.m.

    I love this product. The inventor of this should win a big prize. It would be so convenient to travel without having to bring a stroller. I have a 1 year old son and a new baby on the way and am always looking for ways to making taveling easier.

  288. marybeth i on November 11, 2008 at 4:39 p.m.

    blogged about it!

  289. Marisa on November 11, 2008 at 4:42 p.m.

    I have not traveled with kids yet (this Christmas will be the first time). However, I have read that many moms like using a sling or other type of baby carrier.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  290. Vicky Boackle on November 11, 2008 at 4:43 p.m.

    always go online an get the layout of the airport.

  291. Heather K. on November 11, 2008 at 4:53 p.m.

    I'd like to share my favorite product for traveling...the Sit 'N' Stroll. It makes the airport trek effortless and gives your child something familiar to sit in so they feel more comfortable when away from home. I'm hoping to follow my own tip when we embark on our first trans-Atlantic trip with our one year old next month.

  292. Anita on November 11, 2008 at 4:59 p.m.

    Allow enough time to get through the airport so rushing is not a problem. Avoids unhappy kids and parents.

  293. Eliza on November 11, 2008 at 5:03 p.m.

    We flew across the country when my son was 8 months old and I made sure that he had his bottle/sippy cup for the landing and take-offs to help his ears with the altitude changes.

  294. Ashlyn on November 11, 2008 at 5:06 p.m.

    Instead of hauling a diaper bag, use a backpack instead and pack sparingly. Also make sure to pack your umbrella stroller if you have any layovers.

  295. Erin on November 11, 2008 at 5:10 p.m.

    I have traveled to Italy twice with my Sit n Stroll and it worked great. I was very disappointed when it was stolen from our storage unit (just the sit n stroll, nothing else) last year. Would love a new one!

  296. M.A. on November 11, 2008 at 5:16 p.m.

    Dress comfortably; wear slip-on shoes; have a well stocked diaper bag and an easy to use & fold stroller; make sure you're well rested and have plenty of time; bring along fun little toys and yummy little snacks; stop to enjoy sights along the route; ask for help if you need it; stay composed and keep a sunny smile on your face... In short, do your best to make it a good day!

  297. haely on November 11, 2008 at 5:21 p.m.

    I've been afraid to travel with my baby. The Sit n Stroll would simplify things alot.

  298. Melanie on November 11, 2008 at 5:35 p.m.

    Bring lots of toys and snacks.

  299. BETTY PRICE on November 11, 2008 at 5:35 p.m.

    Pouch sling. Never leave home without it. It's like having an extra set of hands.

  300. Kathryn Devlin on November 11, 2008 at 5:36 p.m.

    I get the earliest flight available (getting everyone up early), usually by the time we get through security, find our gate, and get over their intial excitement, they sleep on the plane. No tears.

  301. Kerry on November 11, 2008 at 5:38 p.m.

    I have traveled a lot with my young kids and my best tip is to put together their own backpack full of games/toys/activities that they have never seen. Whether it is a plane or car ride the kids love pulling out the unexpected treats. They especially love sticker books and dry erase boards/markers.

    If all else fails - pack plenty of snacks!

  302. Lisa on November 11, 2008 at 5:46 p.m.

    I bring lots of snacks, my kids are always hungry.

  303. karissa on November 11, 2008 at 5:51 p.m.


    JUST KIDDING! I don't even know where I would start! I haven't been to the airport with kids yet, I would say arrive early, don't have more then 1 kid per adult.... if possible. plenty of games and activities and raisins and snacks. This stroller sure does seems like a dream though! I would love it!

    thanks so much for the chance! I loved reading everyone's feedback too!

  304. crystal on November 11, 2008 at 5:51 p.m.

    I usually plan any trips during her naptimes that way i can just carry her on my baby bjorn.

  305. karissa on November 11, 2008 at 5:54 p.m.

    I dugg!


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  308. Sarah C. on November 11, 2008 at 6:15 p.m.

    This is fabulous! I've never seen anything like it, and having hauled 2 carseats and a stroller during our last trip, I would LOVE to have a dual-purpose item like this!

    My best tip is to invest in a very small, wheeled bag for your older child to pull. (We have a very small Thomas bag that made a great carry-on.) This gave my son a "job" in the airport, and he felt important and involved.

    And...if all else fails, carry the baby and use a stroller to cart all the gear!

  309. Summer P on November 11, 2008 at 6:24 p.m.

    I always take an empty baby bottle for my 4month old. Then I ask for water in the plane so they don't have to take away my bottle or so I don't have to go through the search crap. I use the water to mix formula for my baby even though she is usually nursed. It makes life much easier

  310. melissa spicer on November 11, 2008 at 6:25 p.m.

    I remember traveling alone with my child and there is nothing that helped more than having my stroller and a backpack. Although I carried my daughter I was able to load the car seat etc.. on the stroller.

  311. Colleen on November 11, 2008 at 6:31 p.m.

    Ziplock bags with the zipper tops have saved my life with a toddler and air travel. Not only do they keep things neat in the carry-on, my toddler thinks it's fun to open and shut her little toys in the bag.

  312. Colleen on November 11, 2008 at 6:34 p.m.

    Added my digg to this post (username: sunnymum)

  313. melissa Arcaroli on November 11, 2008 at 6:50 p.m.

    dvd player, extra snacks, special airplane only surprises
    get to the airport early to allow time for checking in and security.
    ask if extra seat is avail to bring baby carrier on if traveling w/ infant in arms
    ask for water when get on plane- never want to have to wait for a drink, especially good for older children who should suck on something during take off and landing

  314. Liubis Reyes on November 11, 2008 at 7:08 p.m.

    Winters around the corner and i need a stroller to take out on those heavy snow days and i would love to win this

  315. Jeanne on November 11, 2008 at 7:09 p.m.

    I always check the airport websites to look for play areas to let the kids burn off energy before the flight.

  316. ashlee on November 11, 2008 at 7:21 p.m.

    In the airport... I bring lots of treats and stickers and check everything I possibly can at curb side check in.

  317. Kristinia on November 11, 2008 at 7:23 p.m.

    Well since I've never flown .. I will this Christmas for the first time ever with my baby girl (2 months old), I hear its good to bring a very comfy blankie and pillow?

  318. Amy Brewer on November 11, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.

    I would love to have this stroller. As far as the airport, I can not help you because I have never been to an airport. I am afraid of heights really bad. I hope I can still enter because I would use this for my long walks. I have a little cheap one right now and this would be so much comfortable for him. Thank you for the chance to win..

  319. gaitha on November 11, 2008 at 7:38 p.m.

    I haven't flown with my daughter since she was 4 months, so it was pretty easy then, but since we live away from ALL family, we have done plenty of road trips. The thing I wished I had when I flew with her was one of those slings, it was a terrible pain to get her in and out of the car seat stroller break it all down and put her back in in all by myself....ugh! This stroller would be great, especially since we are hoping for another pregnancy soon:)

  320. veronica harris on November 11, 2008 at 7:59 p.m.

    Thanks for the opportyunity to try and win.My husbands cousin Lisa is having twins.A boy and girl next month.

  321. Kama on November 11, 2008 at 8:04 p.m.

    I have yet to take my son through the airport, but I hear that wearing him in a sling will make it so I don't have to take him out at security.

  322. Michelle Y on November 11, 2008 at 8:05 p.m.

    My travel tip would be to bring lots of anti-bacterial wipes, snacks, coloring books, different toys to play with, a variety of travel activities, i.e. paper crafts,origami but, most of all DVD player with a couple of different children movies usually does the trick.

    Don't forget to bring gum for the kids to chew on especially during take-off and landing. It helps with the ears.

    I would love to win the travel stroller/car seat for my brother who finally had a baby boy after 3 girls. One set of twins and another girl. Thanks for the chance.

  323. reeva m. on November 11, 2008 at 8:14 p.m.

    my tip for getting through the airport easier is to carry him with no shoes on and checkin as much baggage as possible!

  324. Nadia on November 11, 2008 at 8:26 p.m.

    If at all possible, schedule flight during nap or bed time. In the airport, let your kids stretch their legs until the last possible minute because they will be chair-ridden for many hours afterward (send in your spouse to reserve the overhead space). Bring lots of snacks.
    Thanks for this awesome giveaway! We could sure use this on our next trip coming up soon.

  325. Lisa on November 11, 2008 at 8:40 p.m.

    how do you enter the giveaway?

  326. Donna on November 11, 2008 at 8:54 p.m.

    Save a new, interesting toy to introduce at long waiting periods.

  327. Melanie on November 11, 2008 at 8:56 p.m.

    We always bring healthy snacks and our own on-board entertainment! Games, books, DVD players.

  328. Angela K on November 11, 2008 at 8:56 p.m.

    I always bring a couple of new toys that the kids haven't seen before.

  329. Tony on November 11, 2008 at 9:11 p.m.

    Get there 2 hours early and bring coloring and activity books for the kids.

  330. Heather Hansen on November 11, 2008 at 9:39 p.m.

    Must have crayons and paper, small toys and cars, and LOTS of SNACKS! And a dvd player as a back up is nice to have just in case!

  331. amy on November 11, 2008 at 9:54 p.m.

    Entertainment! Lots and lots of entertainment for common delayed flights and long plane rides.

  332. Lachelle on November 11, 2008 at 9:58 p.m.

    I am one of those moms that uses the backpack harness. It has made traveling so much easier since my daughter won't sit in a stroller! We pack lots of snacks and go to the dollar store and stock up on new little toys. This way traveling is fun and enjoyable for all involved!

  333. Monica on November 11, 2008 at 10:05 p.m.

    We used our baby bucket for 4 flights and were able to take it on the plane all but 1 time. We asked for the extra seat when we checked in and then again when we got to the gate. It was so nice to have the extra room and extra security when we were flying for so long!

  334. Tammi P on November 11, 2008 at 10:17 p.m.

    Anytime we travel the greatest thing i have found is to get a bag together with inexpensive toys, books, crayons etc...(inexpensive because lots of times they get lost) and take that with us when we need our twins to sit still for more than 10 min. The secret is that you never let them get into this bag at home or in the car. They only get this bag of "goodies" when you have to travel long distances so they stay more focused on these things because they are all new. Its also more effective if you know you are going somewhere soon to have the bag where they can see it but cant get to it and make sure they know that is their "trip" bag full of fun stuff just for them. That builds the suspense and they are so excited by the time they get it that they really dont care whats in it....they would play with it if it was a bag of rocks just because they have waited so long to get it...but dont taunt them too long before your trip or they lose interest. You can make a calendar a week in advance and have them cross off the day till they get their surprise bag. There are lots of ways to get them excited and you a little less stress on the big day of traveling. Thanks for the chance to win!

  335. Shelley on November 11, 2008 at 10:21 p.m.

    The best thing for the trek through the airport is a stroller with a little step on the back for an extra rider. Peg Perego makes one. It is not as big as some of the other strollers that allow for an extra rider, so it is a little lighter and easier to pack up at the gate. Absolute life saver.

  336. Shannon Roberts on November 11, 2008 at 10:32 p.m.

    Oh boy could I ever use this!!! My best tip is TIME!! Give yourself tons of time to make thing run smoothly.

  337. Lisa on November 11, 2008 at 11:13 p.m.

    I've always wanted to try one of these high strollers. With Winter and Snow Days ahead of us I hope to win this Stroller for my 15 month old son.

  338. Dana on November 12, 2008 at 12:16 a.m.

    With 3 kids under 3 there is always something going wrong, I need time and I have to keep the baby in her seat or in a carrier, then the boys are in the stroller, but its a sit and ride and it sucks..... I really need a new one for the baby since she is 22 lbs and getting really heavy to hold/carry all the time.
    Hope to win!!

  339. Becca on November 12, 2008 at 12:40 a.m.

    I last traveled with my kiddos, via airplane, a couple of years ago. Newborn and a 1 year old. Whew.....exhausting.

    I learned that the best thing to do is travel early in the morning when kids are at their happiest. Keep all neccesary paperwork in the front pocket (in a ziplock case of a juice cup spill) to make the security process easier.

    Newborn in a Snugli....easy on, easy off. One year old in a umbrella stroller...easily folded!

    Get a seat for all the kids.....even the wee ones who ride in your lap. If one is in your can lay down on the plane!

    Organization and traveling at non-peak times is the key, I think!

  340. Kirsten on November 12, 2008 at 1:05 a.m.

    Anything that makes her happy. Seriously, it is not the time to fight with her about anything. I always try to travel when the kids are asleep. And I never go without my husband. He is invaluable. Nothing gets to him.

  341. Kirby on November 12, 2008 at 1:23 a.m.

    I have not had to travel through an airport with my son yet, but will be very soon. I looked at this product, because I think this is the only way I could travel easier with him. He would be on cloud nine in this cushy cushy ride. We have been traveling by car, dreading the plane ride with him, but this could make it much easier. I have several friends who have traveled with their children and they have found that giving young infants something to suck on helps their ears pop.

  342. rebecca on November 12, 2008 at 2:54 a.m.

    Get to the airpory early

  343. Julie on November 12, 2008 at 3:37 a.m.

    Snacks and toys! I would love to win this:)

  344. Cheryl on November 12, 2008 at 4 a.m.

    My tip - pack some small new toys to carry on with you, the kids will be excited and occupied with the new things!

  345. Sarah C on November 12, 2008 at 4:46 a.m.

    Thanks for a great giveaway -

    One way to help the kids through the airport madness is by telling them all about it beforehand (we will ride on a train in the airport, carry our luggage, go through a scanner that shows "the guy" what's in our bags) and then remind them once they are in the airport. That way they feel a little more familiar with the situation and less overwhelmed . . . reminding them of the end result (getting to _____'s house, or home) also helps them and me keep from going insane!

  346. Marie Rivera on November 12, 2008 at 5:43 a.m.

    Always pack alot of food and less toys. You can make the food fun by building little houses with crackers and using cheerios as door knobs.

  347. Patti on November 12, 2008 at 5:49 a.m.

    Leave the kids with Grandma? I don't know, I have yet to tackle airports with the kids!

  348. Lori on November 12, 2008 at 5:52 a.m.

    When I think of traveling with the kiddo, it makes me break out into a sweat. :)

  349. Christine Groce on November 12, 2008 at 6:07 a.m.

    My backpack purse is a must. I can carry xtra things in it like snacks, etc. for the kids. Please count me in. Thanks!!

  350. Aura on November 12, 2008 at 6:20 a.m.

    My 5 year old loves having his own backpack and suitcase. For a couple of weeks before the trip we go shopping for little trinkets and prizes, some new markers, some new cd's... and all are packed in a new little backpack. He helps pack his suitcase and likes to ride it too. Having his own luggage makes him really proud and he can't wait for the flight to start using everything!
    aahaft at gmail dot com

  351. F. Topp on November 12, 2008 at 6:30 a.m.

    Since I loved this carseat so much, and always wanted one, I created one! I took a luggage cart and strapped my son's carseat onto it. He loved it so much, he didn't want to run around the airport! He just wanted to sit!
    the only tough part was, when we got to security, we had to take it apart and put it back together after the xray machines. So if you can't afford the sit'n'stroll, you get creative! Hopefully I'll win this now, and then I won't need to do it again. But besides for security, it was totally amazing!

    Best toy for the plane: Travel size magnadoodle. They can write, color, play games, without drawing on anything else. And it's so small, it definitely fits into any tiny space in your bag.

  352. Katie on November 12, 2008 at 6:42 a.m.

    My tip is if you have to switch planes always look at the booklet that is located in the seatback in front of you. Normally there is a booklet there with maps of the insides of major "layover" airports. That way you know where you need to go before you get off the plane. Being prepared is always best and a must when traveling with children!

  353. Sara McClintock on November 12, 2008 at 6:47 a.m.

    My tip, and I am getting ready to travel to China with 2 kids, back with 3, is TAKE LESS STUFF!! LOL! That is what I am going to be telling myself as I am packing!!

  354. Sonya on November 12, 2008 at 7:23 a.m.

    This would be great!! Thank you for the opportunity!

  355. erica on November 12, 2008 at 7:40 a.m.

    We took our 2 year old on a plane and the only thing that saved us was our portable dvd player with an elmo dvd!!

  356. Kara Lawyer on November 12, 2008 at 7:40 a.m.

    My kids are to big for this but my brother and his wife are expecting their first a few days after Xmas and what a wonderful gift this would make for them! Would love to win this and I wish I had one of these. It would have been so handy!


  357. Melissa on November 12, 2008 at 7:58 a.m.

    I love my sling for getting around the airport and keeping track of my daughter without a hassle!

  358. Lindley on November 12, 2008 at 7:59 a.m.

    We always make sure to get there early and pack plenty of snacks and activities to keep my son entertained before and during the flight. He also likes rolling his own little suitcase. Thanks!

  359. Natalie on November 12, 2008 at 8:11 a.m.

    Tips for airport travel...take my husband with me!!

  360. Becky on November 12, 2008 at 8:16 a.m.

    The NO-Throw sold at Walgreens is my lifesaver. It was developed by a mom w/twins. Attach any size bottle, juice cup or snack cup and never worry about losing them or them falling on the dirty airport floors. Its worth every penny and is washable.

  361. Kristen Finley on November 12, 2008 at 8:28 a.m.

    What a great contest! I would love to win this stroller. I really need it. The best thing I can say when traveling with little ones is give yourself lots and lots of time.

  362. Maggie Smith on November 12, 2008 at 9:24 a.m.

    My tip to get through the airport with a baby is babywearing. If I could not wear my son in a sling or in his bjorn it would have been a nightmare. I need my hands free and my child close.


  363. Kristie on November 12, 2008 at 9:51 a.m.

    I haven't traveled with my little ones yet, but I imagine taking along several snacks and activities would be a big help!

  364. Kristen on November 12, 2008 at 9:59 a.m.

    candy, candy, candy

  365. hazel hunt on November 12, 2008 at 10:27 a.m.

    We always make sure to get there early and pack plenty of snacks and activities to keep my son entertained before and during the flight. He also likes rolling his own little suitcase. Thanks!

  366. Melissa Christensen on November 12, 2008 at 10:43 a.m.

    I feel like I need this stroller! We have a trip to NYC planned later this month and will be taking our 2 year old and 2 month old. Unless we win, we will be bringing our big travel system stroller for our 2 month old and our umbrella stroller for our 2 year old. My husband and I are both traveling, so we will be each in charge of one child. We are not doing the wearing thing because we need our infant car seat anyway, and have a baby sling on loan waiting to us in NYC. We also have travel beds and baby linens to borrow as well. This is my third trip to NYC with children, and the fact that we kept our daughter in her travel system until she was 18m old was a lifesaver for being able to get the carseat and stroller both out (she is very small and just now hit the weight limit for it). Using the big travel system is all about order of operations, take carseat out first, then fold stroller, put on belt, take out baby, put seat on belt, and then to the reverse once though security. It is actually faster for me to do it without help from anyone else because I have done it so many times. We also have a huge duffle bag that our Graco Comfortsport car seat fits into. This is an inexpensive car seat that is very narrow and lightweight. It easily fits into the duffle or the airplane seat, depending on which we choose.
    I will be putting a post on our blog, and you can read about our upcoming trip for Thanksgiving

  367. Cindy on November 12, 2008 at 11:29 a.m.

    A baby sling or carrier is my best tip for traveling! It keeps the smallest one contained easier so you can have two more hands for luggage and more kids! If you have a lot of kids like I do, it only helps a tiny bit, though! ;-)

  368. Kristan on November 12, 2008 at 12:13 p.m.

    The only way we make it through the airport with twins is umbrella much better than our double stroller for traveling!

  369. Crystal on November 12, 2008 at 12:25 p.m.

    Toys, toys, and more toys.....oh and don't forget lots of snacks (for the kids and your husband!)

  370. Keyomi on November 12, 2008 at 12:45 p.m.

    The best tips are these:
    1. keep snacks handy
    2. bring along a small coloring book with colors in ur purse. it keeps them busy
    3. DVD player helps too!

    thank you!

  371. Tarah on November 12, 2008 at 1:06 p.m.

    Make sure you read the regulations before you get there so you don't have to throw away a bunch of things you can't bring with you. Feed your kids before you get inside, it's cheaper!

  372. Tameka on November 12, 2008 at 1:32 p.m.

    My son needs a new stroller and this would be a great Christmas gift!

  373. Christina on November 12, 2008 at 2:26 p.m.

    I've only flown once with a 10month old and the only trick I can think of is to nurse when ascending and descending to help their ears. We have to fly with another 10month old in January and this car seat would be wonderful!

  374. Marci on November 12, 2008 at 2:49 p.m.

    Make sure your children have easy on/off shoes for going through security, that goes for the adults too.

  375. Chastity Bennett on November 12, 2008 at 3:16 p.m.

    My lifesaver for traveling with my little one was definately her diaper bag. I packed snacks and toys in there and kept her entertained the whole time (since I must have the only child who doesn't sleep on airplanes). I must say though that her favorite toy was her bottle. She played with all parts of it including the lid!

  376. Monique Rizzo on November 12, 2008 at 3:47 p.m.

    Would love to win a stroller, I pack a bag with snacks,games and toys!

  377. tim brown on November 12, 2008 at 3:50 p.m.

    bring lots of snacks

  378. Tori on November 12, 2008 at 3:53 p.m.

    SLINGS! Especially with young babies, it's their own little "happy place" as they can become overstimulated quickly in a busy airport or train station!

  379. Sky on November 12, 2008 at 4:49 p.m.

    My favorite tip is a multi-pocket backpack. We gave it to our son the morning of the flight and he wasn't allowed to open it until we were on the plane. There were so many pockets and each one was stuffed with something to do, or a snack, his camera and a surprise, like a movie for his DVD player. It worked wonderful!

  380. Naomi on November 12, 2008 at 5:03 p.m.

    My tip for the airport travel.......Cookies....lots and lots of Cookies.Its something about that chocolatey creme filled goodness that makes the trip smoother..or at least distracts them while we wait in a 4 hour security line

  381. Iliana on November 12, 2008 at 5:10 p.m.

    we got a little portable DVD player for our 2 year old and some new dvds he had never seen before for a plane ride from NY to Mexico CIty. Not only was he entertained through the whole trip but he was also quiet. The passengers next to us where quite thankful for that!
    Also if he needs to stretch out on a full flight we put a blankie on the floor and m hubby and I raise our feet to let him lay down for a few minutes and do some stretching...

  382. danandmarsh on November 12, 2008 at 5:24 p.m.

    Oh I would say the good old child on the shoulders works wonders!!! Hey great, great giveaway here!!

  383. Kelly on November 12, 2008 at 5:32 p.m.

    Bring lots of new and inexpensive toys/books. My kids love the light up spinning wands (no noise, they used them for hours). Give them something to suck on (bottle, nursing, paci) for the way up and the way down to keep their ears from popping.

  384. kristi blackstone on November 12, 2008 at 7:18 p.m.

    Just bring what you HAVE to have, more baggage makes it even more difficult!

  385. Mandie P. on November 12, 2008 at 7:40 p.m.

    My best tip for travelling through the airport with kids is: have more adults than kids if at all possible!

    (We really need a new stroller. We've managed to break 2 in less than a year!)

  386. Debra Krivanek on November 12, 2008 at 8:07 p.m.

    Can't underestimate the value of time, a second pair of hands, and snacks that can be eaten slowly for maximum amusment and without too much mess. I have to agree with a poster above - now isn't the time to fight either, just go with the flow and let them do their thing (within reason)! Hubby adds that the baby backpack is great for keeping toddler immobile but also interested during long walks to gates etc.

  387. Christina on November 12, 2008 at 8:25 p.m.

    Use wheeled luggage. :)

  388. Gillian on November 12, 2008 at 9:02 p.m.

    My Ergo carrier. We just got back from our third trip this year (and my sweet girl is only 10 months old) and it makes everything simpler from going through security--she's attached and my docs fit into the zippered pouch--to naps on the plane. We've got a fourth trip coming up at Christmas time and won't be giving up the Ergo anytime soon (it's also my favorite for getting around our city of Seattle).

    On our first trip I used our Moby wrap. I loved it and plan to use it again with a second child, but the Ergo is much easier to use in an airport situation.

    Looking forward to more travel!

  389. Shay on November 12, 2008 at 9:06 p.m.

    Pack a bag that can be carried onboard filled with crayons, coloring books, small toys (dolls) that can occupy your child's time.

  390. Becca on November 12, 2008 at 9:09 p.m.

    Bring a surprise toy along that. It can be something as easy as a $1 bin toy. Surprise your child with it when YOU are in need of some help getting through the airport. This offers a great distraction and makes for a more pleasant experience. Oh and always bring that extra special snack that your child only gets on special occassions. Thanks!

  391. Nichole on November 12, 2008 at 9:16 p.m.

    Lots and lots of snacks. I also download audiobooks from the Magic Tree House series on to my ipod and let the kids take turns listening. They love them and it keeps them really quiet for a long time.

  392. Alicia on November 12, 2008 at 9:56 p.m.

    I've traveled extensively with my 4 small kids (alone!) and they do very well. Last time we flew I told them ahead of time that I would get them each one candy bar (a big deal here) for each compliment the kids got from a stranger about their behavior. They always get thanked by people for being so good when we leave the plane so I figured it was a safe offer to make. They ended up with something like 6 compliments so they cleaned house. :) I am usually NEVER a bribing kind of mom but flying solo with 4 kids teaches you never to say never and it made it fun for them.

    The most important thing is what we parents do ourselves though. I always bring books, snacks and new little activities to keep them busy and I am Mary Poppins for the entire trip if it kills me. I keep them entertained and am sweet and supportive.

    And I nurse my babes, especially during takeoff and landing when the pressure change can hurt their ears (the swallowing pops them).

  393. Christy@pipandsqueak on November 12, 2008 at 10:09 p.m.

    We lived overseas last year and traveled a lot with our then 18 month old. Our lifesaver was a Patapum carrier which is similar to the better known ergo. We went through every security check with her on our back. It also went with us every day for when she was tired of the stroller or did not want to walk. We used it just last week as a 33 month old when we were walking downtown in our own city.

  394. Sandra Rowe on November 12, 2008 at 10:14 p.m.

    Do an electronic check-in before you go to the airport--no waiting in the dumb check-in line! Do it for your return trip too. While visiting Disneyland I found a public library and used their computers to check-in for the return flight.

  395. Christie on November 12, 2008 at 11 p.m.

    Find an area with TV, it helps. Get a special strap that lets you connect a couple of wheeled bags together, to pull as one.

  396. Shannon on November 12, 2008 at 11:26 p.m.

    Southwest's new air sickness bags are the perfect stick-and-restick surface for stickers. I snuck a few extra bags into my carry-on for future trips on other airlines, or even for waits at our favorite restaurant at home!

    My blog post about the contest is here:

  397. Helena on November 12, 2008 at 11:44 p.m.

    This give-a-way is the best thing ever. I have seen it onboard a flt in the AmericanWay Magazine and always wish to own one. My family and i travel to Morrocco every year and its about a 17hr trip, that includes from takeoff to home in morrocco, which includes layovers, depending if the flt is on time/delays. We also do other international destinations. This would help out a lot. The way we get around the airports with our little one is by having her ride on the top of our carry on luggage, which sometimes work, less often than more. This would help us out tremendulusly.We know its not the safest thing to do but when ur traveling with 2 kids and one don't want to walk, the others beyond cranky, books, toys, snacks and dvd's can't/wont do the job, then u have to come up with creative ways to handle them the(kids)luggage and going through airport security and changing gates. Having one of these strollers/carseat will make travel a lot easier.It will make getting a rental car faster, walking long distances much easier. I pray and hope we(my family)is able to win,it would make our trips much easier and enjoyable, whether they be international/domestic travels. Thanks for having these types of give-a-ways...

  398. Tina on November 13, 2008 at 5:16 a.m.

    Aqua Doodle and off-brands entertain my kids wonderfully! You just need to keep track of one pen so no crayons or markers rolling all over the plane and it's easy (and part of the fun) to refill with water. We have a fold-up blank one plus the character ones that are like coloring.

  399. Lisa on November 13, 2008 at 5:42 a.m.

    I had 3 small kids one baby, I had them all in bright neon yellow shirts with a number 1-4 on them. Now that I am expecting a new one I could use something to make it much easier, even tho the kids are older ha so am I.

  400. jen on November 13, 2008 at 6:37 a.m.

    there are bottle sets made especially for traveling that include containers that are pre measured to be the right size for flying on the airlines so that you wont have to be stopped and dump your products, I also like to have antibacterial hand sanitizer, not just because the airport is filthy but the bathrooms are crowded and sometimes out of soap completely!

  401. robin on November 13, 2008 at 7:06 a.m.

    we would use a baby wrap to make it son is older and heaver, but it's still worth it!

  402. Emily Subica on November 13, 2008 at 7:38 a.m.

    First time mom... I think that the Sit n Stroll is wonderful that it can convert easily from a stroller into a car seat, and back again. You can use it to wheel your toddler through the airport, and then install it in the airplane seat during flight. I don't have a car seat yet or a stroller so this would be AWSOME if I won it!

  403. Betsie on November 13, 2008 at 7:43 a.m.

    Not sure if this has been mentioned (there are so many tips already!) but when my husband and I fly together with our two young children, he gets on the plane early, sets up the car seats, snacks, toys, etc, in the appropriate places, while I wait until the last possible second to board the plane with the kiddos. No sense in making them sit still any longer than they have to! :o)

  404. Lori Walker on November 13, 2008 at 8:41 a.m.

    The best advice I have is to bring as many snacks as possible. Kids love to munch and are usually quite while doing so!

  405. valerie mabrey on November 13, 2008 at 9:30 a.m.

    go early and wear a smile

  406. Catherine on November 13, 2008 at 10:45 a.m.

    Here are my tips that have worked great for me:

    1. The ERGO for trekking through the airport--it's front pocket is wonderful for stashing tickets, boarding passes, IDs, etc.
    2. Call ahead of time and ask if you can wait in the business/class lounge, even if you're flying coach. Sometimes they say yes and those lounges are great---they have snacks, restrooms, and spacious areas to crawl.
    3. Always arrive early!

    Thank you for such a terrific giveaway!

  407. Gina Stratos on November 13, 2008 at 10:48 a.m.

    Use a baby sling that doesn't have any metal latches or rings

  408. Jennifer M. on November 13, 2008 at 10:52 a.m.

    We get our 4 year old to help us through security. It keeps her from running around crazy and she actually does help by putting her shoes and travel pillows and things in a tray to go through security.

  409. Charlotte on November 13, 2008 at 11:29 a.m.

    The most important thing is to have toddler food ready at all times. Don't get caught without food because having to find healthy food in the airport is a hard task

  410. amber on November 13, 2008 at 12:26 p.m.

    As simple as this sounds....spill-proof sippy cups and a container of Cheerios are airport MUSTS. The're easy to carry, they can be taken on the trip, easy to refill, not too messy, and they're a simple staple that can work wonders. Nothing heavy to carry, nothing to have to worry about throwing away. Perfect, simple, just the way I like it.

    Thank you for this giveaway, this is so generous and really will be a BIG help to the winner. Please enter me.

  411. Maquel on November 13, 2008 at 1:04 p.m.

    LEAVING THE KIDS WITH GRANDMA! Just Kidding. I always make sure we are all in slip-on shoes now that security makes you take them off.

  412. shannon on November 13, 2008 at 1:11 p.m.

    I think the easiest way is to give them a chew toy so they can keep busy. A sippy cup and some snacks, and hope for a miracle!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  413. Rachel D on November 13, 2008 at 2:12 p.m.

    I like the stuffed animal backpack 'leashes' that you can get for kids. they work well :)

  414. Robin on November 13, 2008 at 2:15 p.m.

    I have a 13 month old, and previously my biggest advice was to do your best to arrange travel around your child's nap time. My son has slept through almost all 6 flights he's taken. However, now that he's down to 1 nap per day, rather than 2, I'm not sure this is going to work over the holidays. Keep your fingers crossed.

  415. kenneth on November 13, 2008 at 2:21 p.m.

    great for grandpa

  416. Anne Lee 337 on November 13, 2008 at 3:44 p.m.

    Prepare ahead of time. Make a list of everything you need to do, need to get, need to bring, and so on. I agree from other comments about using a metal free baby carrier. It's always very helpful to have a free hand or two. Another tip is to travel with a friend or loved one to help out, but only if it's possible. Also, ask for help from the airline staff, they're usually very kind and helpful and besides, it's their job to keep all flight passengers happy and comfortable right?. I hope these tips help. Thank you for the giveaway regardless!

  417. Liz on November 13, 2008 at 5:21 p.m.

    In addition to the usual toys to keep the little one entertained, bring pictures of the people you're going to visit and talk to her about them (especially if you don't get to visit often).

  418. Kevin Elliott on November 13, 2008 at 5:37 p.m.

    My favorite tip is absolutely making sure that the kid's have got their favorite blankets.

  419. Brittney on November 13, 2008 at 7:20 p.m.

    Make sure your carry on liquids or gels are all contained in 1 clear quart ziplock bag. They are quite fussy about this.

  420. Allie B. on November 13, 2008 at 8:03 p.m.

    Tummy and back carriers are awesome, and it beats throwing your back out! Spend time getting your child used to the carrier, so you don’t discover at the airport that she screams every time you try to put her in.

  421. connie s. on November 13, 2008 at 10:43 p.m.


  422. susan on November 14, 2008 at 6:01 a.m.

    Wheels!! Get as much stuff on wheels as possible. The kids, the carryons and and an extra set of arms if you can make that happen too.

  423. Chantel D on November 14, 2008 at 7:10 a.m.

    I have to use a stroller to help carry everything, and when my kids are young enough my baby bjorn is a must

  424. Tom Bellamy on November 14, 2008 at 7:45 a.m.

    Maintain a good attitude although people are rude.

  425. Lisa Fosses on November 14, 2008 at 8:43 a.m.

    bring at least 2 extra changes of clothes and extra diapers or underwear, and bring snacks

  426. Chrystal on November 14, 2008 at 8:49 a.m.

    My favorite product for travel is gogo Kidz.

  427. ROXANA FLORES on November 14, 2008 at 11:21 a.m.


  428. Veronica L. on November 14, 2008 at 11:29 a.m.

    My travel tips are: Portable DVD player, toys that they have not played with in awhile or have not seen and definitely some snacks!

    Thanks for a great giveaway :)

  429. Michelle on November 14, 2008 at 11:37 a.m.

    I always pack a change of clothes for each of my kids, plus a plastic bag,in our carry-on luggage. I have had a child throw up on their clothes once and another one spill a drink on themselves. Believe is a long plane ride with no dry clothes to change into, and it makes things even less comfortable when you reach your destination, but are still stuck in lines to rent a car, check into a hotel, etc., all without proper clothing.

  430. Tonia Ramos on November 14, 2008 at 11:37 a.m.

    Wow what a great giveaway and a lucky person that wins. Hope it is me!!!! I have my third on the way.

  431. Marla on November 14, 2008 at 11:43 a.m.

    Plan ahead and only carryon what you absolutely need and I agree with Tom about keeping a good attitude. That can make all the difference in the world. Thank you.

  432. Gina on November 14, 2008 at 1:28 p.m.

    My son is not the best traveler (he is three now) and what worked for us in the airport/plane ride was the earphones that are large enough to cover your entire ear (you know the ones that block out the sound?) we would play music low and he thought it was a game. My husband always travels with his i-phone or a portable dvd player that can be placed on his lap (we have a really small one) and play all his favorite episodes of sponge bob. Oh and aqua-doodle travel pads. You only need a tiny bit of water and it keeps them busy. If all else fails make sure you take a night flight and give them a tiny bit of melatonin (our dr. gave us that tip)!

  433. Dan on November 14, 2008 at 2:07 p.m.

    Pack as little as possible

  434. nancy on November 14, 2008 at 2:18 p.m.

    leaving lots of time, everything takes longer than you would think!

  435. Sherri B. on November 14, 2008 at 4:40 p.m.

    Leave earlier than you would if it was just adults traveling, use baby carriers whenever possible,and ask for help from the airlines. Most are always willing to lend a hand!!!!

  436. Max on November 14, 2008 at 5:01 p.m.

    airseat is a must

  437. Terra on November 14, 2008 at 6:51 p.m.

    Having a snack for the kids, maybe a portable movie, and extra time.

  438. Heather B on November 14, 2008 at 7:24 p.m.

    know your way around the airport BEFORE you get there!

  439. Jennifer Jozwiak on November 14, 2008 at 7:51 p.m.

    I'm not sure since I haven't had my little one yet. I'm terrified of making that first aiplane trip haha. I would make sure to pack light myself but have everything the baby needs to be happy and secure.

  440. Jessica on November 14, 2008 at 8:55 p.m.

    Last year, my husband and I made a trip through the airport with my son (2 months old at the time) and we found out very quickly that the less the better. Only carry things you KNOW you're going to need. Invest in an umbrella stroller (the big ones are HORRIBLE for going through an airport). Make sure you get a flight that has plenty of time between plane changes.. or you'll be stuck catching another one, lol. Good luck!

  441. Heather on November 14, 2008 at 9:06 p.m.

    You wouldn't need my tip if you had this prize. I always take the stroller and gate check it so I can use the stroller to haul the car seats!

  442. R Hicks on November 14, 2008 at 9:09 p.m.

    Its tough going through airport. We keep their fav treats handy as well as a few small toys. Usually works!

  443. Donna K on November 14, 2008 at 9:56 p.m.

    The main recommendation I would have is to schedule plenty of time for changing planes.

  444. Stephen Dell on November 15, 2008 at 6:11 a.m.

    I have never brought my son thru the airport, but I would probably just carry him. He is pretty light.

  445. Pam Smith on November 15, 2008 at 7:05 a.m.

    Pack a small interactive toy for the tots and your own healthy snacks. I also agree with others to check out the airport layout ahead of time to find the most kid friendly areas.

  446. Sandra on November 15, 2008 at 7:47 a.m.

    Surprises! Bring lots of surprises! I pack small new toys.
    Some examples are a small stuffed toy, book, slinky, etc. Oh never never pack a small bouncy ball. I did that - BIG mistake!

  447. RookieMom Heather on November 15, 2008 at 8:19 a.m.

    I'm a stickler for giving the lovey and pacifier out only at nap or bedtime... or airport time! Of course it's terrifying when we lose one (near miss once, and total loss another time) so I don't know if that's a great tip. Choose me. :-)

  448. Shana on November 15, 2008 at 10:25 a.m.

    My Best friend has something similar to this and I would LOVE to have one!! She said this is the best thing to take traveling...

  449. Jennifer M on November 15, 2008 at 10:33 a.m.

    Our last trip we invested in a padded car-seat cover with backpack straps that made things easier.

  450. Jessica on November 15, 2008 at 10:57 a.m.

    I've never been through the airport with the kids, but I would seriously think about using one of those kiddie leashes. Is that awful? I would be panicky trying to maneuver through the crowd with a toddler.

  451. tonya on November 15, 2008 at 11:48 a.m.

    To put a little ease on our mind when in crowded places like airports and amusement parks we use non toxic ink and write our cell number on our daughters arm that way if she gets lost someone can easily locate us FAST!
    thanks for the entry!

  452. Brad Webb on November 15, 2008 at 1:10 p.m.

    Always bring lots of quiet toys

  453. carol lewis on November 15, 2008 at 2:44 p.m.

    Toys and all their favorite things!

  454. Sharon Seneker on November 15, 2008 at 4:29 p.m.

    Carry everything in a backpack so you won't have to worry about keeping up with different bags, purse etc.!

  455. Rhonda Dennis on November 15, 2008 at 5:40 p.m.

    Always bring toys!!!!

  456. Teresa Hoyt on November 15, 2008 at 5:54 p.m.

    Bring a favorite toy for your child so they feel safe. Being surrounded by so many people that are in a hurry can be overwhelming! Thanks!

  457. Karian on November 15, 2008 at 6:03 p.m.

    A sit-n-stroller would be awesome to travel with! I have a 1 year old son who has already traveled too many times to count - his first airplane ride was from Germany to Kansas City when he was barely 8 weeks old! Since then we have visited friends and family all over the US - we lived in Germany for 3 years so there are a lot of people we have not seen for awhile!
    My tip to get through the airport is to carry as little as possible - have just one bag that is your purse and diaper bag, but no need to overpack...the first few times I traveled I brought way too many diapers, bottles, etc which only made the bag heavier and more difficult to get through the airport! Once on the airplane - NEW toys and snacks and if you are lucky a nice lady who is a grandma who wants to play with your kid will be sitting by you!

  458. Megan Mahle on November 15, 2008 at 6:42 p.m.

    Snacks/meals for adults as well as kids. Much easier to handle mid-flight meltdowns if your blood sugar is not low. I found that when flying alone with a baby, rolling carry-ons were not practical, but a backpack was great and stopped me from bringing too much stuff.

  459. Jodi F on November 15, 2008 at 8:34 p.m.

    I wear flip flops, it makes it easier when they ask you to take off your shoes.

  460. kat on November 15, 2008 at 10:15 p.m.

    My easiest rec is to always carry a couple of extra Ziploc Bags. If you don't have packing cubes, or you have an issue that creates a quick outfit change (pack a change of clothes for you and baby in your carry on is another tip I learned the hard way), then ziplocs are the perfect way to contain things. They also handily round up toys on the loose or snacks.

  461. kat on November 15, 2008 at 10:19 p.m.

    Also blogged about it here:

  462. Gaye McGill on November 16, 2008 at 3:43 a.m.

    Pack carefully and put all the "luggage" in the stroller; wear the baby and keep her close.

  463. Sheri on November 16, 2008 at 5:02 a.m.

    I would make sure you bring snacks/entertainment for kids in a backbpack that they can carry!

  464. Sandy Miresse on November 16, 2008 at 6:44 a.m.

    Each child has his own wheeled, small carry-on containing whatever he wants to entertain himself. (Mom packs it of course).

  465. Andrea on November 16, 2008 at 6:55 a.m.

    I always travel by myself, so that organized packing of hand luggage is key. Some airports have children's museums, bookstores with a children's section, or other forms of entertainment. I try to find out about them beforehand.My son has a special travel bag for the airport and airplane, which he gets very excited about. For in-flight entertainment, I pack small books.

  466. Theresa on November 16, 2008 at 8:44 a.m.

    Before the day of the flight, let child draw & design on a brown paper lunch bag. Put his/her name on bag and fill with surprises (special snacks, a small book, a small new toy or two) and give to child while you wait in terminal or during flight. Try to relax and enjoy the adventure with your child.

  467. mindy on November 16, 2008 at 8:46 a.m.

    I travel Internationally, leave early on these flights. Tips for comfort and entertainment with your baby(s)are: travel carry-on bag, baby sling or body carrier, air lap pillow or air pillow neck cusion, sleeping during long duration flights or when baby napping, watching movies or a portable dvd player, ipod with baby songs or musics, short walks, reading magazines, socializing with fellow travelers, bottle feeding or pacifier for altitude changes, extra items to bring diapers, toys, pacifiers, baby books, clothes, snacks and formula.

  468. Christy Hickman on November 16, 2008 at 9:03 a.m.

    I think it is so important to take a bag with goodies and things for the kids to do. They get bored so easily and I've found that the little travel games are great to take along. My daughter loves the travel connect four game. Thanks for the great giveaway. This would be perfect for our little boy due in a few weeks.

  469. Colleen Michelle Higgins on November 16, 2008 at 9:30 a.m.

    Organized packing.I always make sure the children had there own bag with there special toys.My Son has a family of there own and this would help them out when they travel to see use.

  470. Jill on November 16, 2008 at 9:55 a.m.

    My favorite product is my Maya Wrap sling. I can put the baby in the sling and cinch it tightly across my chest to keep him snuggly and safe. This keeps me hands free to carry luggage and travel bags, purse, baby bag ectera and makes my trip through the airport much easier.

  471. Teresa on November 16, 2008 at 11:30 a.m.

    I take along plenty of non sugary finger foods with us.

    :) Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! :)

  472. Brandy on November 16, 2008 at 1:18 p.m.

    My tip - forget slip on shoes for yourself. Take the few extra minutes needed for your sneakers (not old or worn out, but a good solid pair) and it is just SO much easier!

  473. Hesper Fry on November 16, 2008 at 2:51 p.m.

    Get there early and bring snacks.

  474. Brooke on November 16, 2008 at 2:59 p.m.

    I check EVERYTHING and my carry on bag with all the kids things has been organized well in advance with toys and necesseties.

  475. Dddiva on November 16, 2008 at 3:19 p.m.

    I would say that having plenty for the kids to do, from drinks (make sure they are the proper size) to snacks to books to read to age appropriate games and toys is the number one thing I have done to make the airport as stress-less as possible. Oh, and if you want to help out other weary parents, have a puppet and include all the nearby kids in the story, everyone- kids and grown-ups alike always appreciates this.

  476. Rosanne Morrison on November 16, 2008 at 3:33 p.m.

    I made a recommendation to your city guides

  477. Rosanne Morrison on November 16, 2008 at 3:34 p.m.

    Tip for airport? Bring small easy bag with snacks, bottle and big toy that will not have small parts to fall down aisle

  478. Julie on November 16, 2008 at 4:42 p.m.

    Totally plan on having small snacks and drink cups along. A stuffed animal or blankie is very comforting to a wee one.

    Quickest way to get thru an airport? Carry the kiddo in a sling...on your hip or back if they are getting too big for a front carry.

  479. Chrysa on November 16, 2008 at 5:25 p.m.

    The number one tip is to limit or eliminate the items you have to hold while in the airport. If you can fit everything into a bag you wear on your back it's the best. Thanks for the giveaway!

  480. Hayley G. on November 16, 2008 at 6:03 p.m.

    I always pack little toys and books that the kids have never seen before. That way they look forward to going on the plane and are quite well behaved in anticipation of their treat!

  481. Dianne Martinez on November 16, 2008 at 6:08 p.m.

    Finally a stroller to help when I travel. This is fantastic. When I travel with my little one I always try to pack little toys and snacks to keep him busy.

  482. beverly on November 16, 2008 at 6:13 p.m.

    I like to use the carrier so that I can keep my baby on me. It keeps you from haveing to cart the bags around because you can put them in there.

  483. Brian on November 16, 2008 at 6:52 p.m.

    get there early!!

  484. hetal g on November 16, 2008 at 7:46 p.m.

    use backpack carrier to keep your hands free..that will help you in handling with carry on baggage.

  485. Rachel Bierly on November 16, 2008 at 8:28 p.m.

    A low profile but rugged convertible stroller like this one is a must in an airport

  486. chastidy vernengo on November 16, 2008 at 9:18 p.m.

    We play games like "I Spy", I have a 1 and 3 yrs old so it amuses them.

  487. Sharon Willis on November 16, 2008 at 9:27 p.m.

    I like to orignize everything and not over pack the kids things. it works for me

  488. Katerina Webb on November 16, 2008 at 9:49 p.m.

    Bring lots of quiet toys!

  489. bhavana on November 16, 2008 at 10:15 p.m.

    Try and make sure that baby is well fed before getting into the airport. A crying baby through security check is a nightmare especially since we cannot leave the baby in the stroller anymore. Also always carry enough milk/food for baby.

  490. Trisha on November 16, 2008 at 10:20 p.m.

    bring lots of wipes (i ran out once) quiet toys, snacks and water!!!

  491. Sara G on November 16, 2008 at 10:26 p.m.

    Lots and lots of snacks!

  492. Kerry Foster on November 16, 2008 at 11:08 p.m.

    It would nice to have more companys out there that are less fortunate that cannot buy the baby necessities.
    My sister-in-law of 20 years had her first grandchild on November 12, 2008. Her youngest daughter, who is 20, had a a little boy. They have very little income coming in and this stroller would be an absolute big help.

  493. Kristen B on November 17, 2008 at 12:21 a.m.

    Only pack 2 small toys, there is no need for anymore then that. Also, change the baby right before you leave to avoid messy airport bathrooms.

  494. Kathy Swenson on November 17, 2008 at 12:48 a.m.

    Always make sure that you have some healthy snacks on hand, because the food at the airports isn't really the best. If your child isn't a baby anymore, a special little suitcase on wheels with a handle will let them help with their little carry on luggage, and don't forget your "bag of tricks"..little books and toys that are new to them!

  495. Jessica on November 17, 2008 at 5:56 a.m.

    I change to a lightweight diaper bag with just the essentials and include lots of snacks. Also try to find a lounge for the kids to spread and enjoy the wait.

  496. Robin on November 17, 2008 at 7:19 a.m.

    A new toy with lots of things to explore is great. A magazine for my little guy to rip up (cheap!), crayons and absolutely, my Ergo for the baby is the way to go!

  497. Kristen on November 17, 2008 at 7:52 a.m.

    My biggest tip is to take the stroller and carseat and gate check them! That way, in case there's room on the plane you can use your carseat and you can use the stroller while on the long trek to your gate.

  498. Jamie on November 17, 2008 at 7:58 a.m.

    Hi Debbie - My two best tips are to always feed your baby on takeoff, and possibly on landing, too, and bring garbage bags with you for your infant car seat if you plan to gate check. I'm borrowing the sit & stroll from a friend for our holiday travel - I'd love one of our own! Happy (early) holidays...

  499. D Johnson on November 17, 2008 at 8:18 a.m.

    Drive instead

  500. Brianne on November 17, 2008 at 8:44 a.m.

    There is tons of gear out there to make traveling easier, but the best advice I could give is to have fun!! Let your child(ren) explore the airport, watch the airplanes, and encourage them to tell stories about their trip. Take your camera -- We try to take pictures in the airport and on the plane and capture every memory!! Our 3-year-old is counting down the days to our Christmas vacation, and he's very excited for his new baby sister to see the airport for the first time!!

  501. G Casson on November 17, 2008 at 9:18 a.m.

    Have lots of toys for baby to hold. Tie a small 3 inch twin or yarn around babies rattle toy so he/she cant drop it and have your teether handy also

  502. Christine W on November 17, 2008 at 9:24 a.m.

    Snacks are a must have plus I like to give my son a new book or toy to keep him interested! Thanks for the chance

  503. kathy pease on November 17, 2008 at 9:44 a.m.

    i dont fly but that looks like it would be great for strolling around the mall especially with christmas shopping coming :)

  504. jennefer sweitzer on November 17, 2008 at 10:10 a.m.

    Make sure to pack snacks.

  505. Vanessa on November 17, 2008 at 10:42 a.m.

    I have a special bag of toys that I only use when we fly. We also love looking for "dogs" in the SkyMall magazine and "hats" in the airport.

  506. sheri on November 17, 2008 at 11:22 a.m.

    Wow this is so cool I would use this to go visit my brother or go to NYC

  507. sheri on November 17, 2008 at 11:35 a.m.

    here is where I blogged

  508. sheri on November 17, 2008 at 11:38 a.m.

    sheriamore stumbled this giveaway

  509. Laura G on November 17, 2008 at 11:48 a.m.

    plenty of snacks and toys in the carryon

  510. Tiffany Losco on November 17, 2008 at 11:55 a.m.

    A stroller, we could have used at the airport. We didn't bring it because we didn't want to haul it around with us on the plane. So we walked for a long time, with our bags, and holding my daughter. Finally we decided for me to sit in a wheelchair, holding my daughter, and put the bags on the back of the wheel chair, and my mom push us. That was a little easier.

  511. Tammy on November 17, 2008 at 12:13 p.m.

    I bring snacks, toys, and a portable dvd player.

  512. xenia on November 17, 2008 at 12:17 p.m.

    As well as having plenty of toys and snacks, it was very helpful to explain to our almost 2-year-old what was happening and why we were doing it. For instance, the first time or two through security she was confused as to why we were taking her out of her stroller and taking off her shoes, but she eventually got the picture. It was harder making her give up her blankie to put it through the scanner but telling her that we were going to give it a ride in the bin and wait for it on the other end helped her see that it was okay. Thanks!

  513. Katy Mathias on November 17, 2008 at 12:29 p.m.

    Our approach has been to pile our carry-ons and my son's carseat into the stroller, then let my son walk/run through the airport. It tires him out for the flight, and then we can gate-check the stroller. The Sit-&-Stroll would be awesome -- less to carry when our son decides he wants to ride!

  514. Tamara Lovewell on November 17, 2008 at 12:29 p.m.

    I have a 3 year old, buy son, and for some reason we no longer own any strollers! This looks like a fabulous stroller and has many rave reviews!!

  515. audrey b on November 17, 2008 at 12:35 p.m.

    pack all the activities you think will cover the time frame and then double it--always delays, what a great giveaway, thanks

  516. Joletta on November 17, 2008 at 1:33 p.m.

    ALWAYS be several hours early for your flight! There are ALWAYS unexpected delays.

  517. Judy Y on November 17, 2008 at 2:36 p.m.

    When my daughter was little I used the baby Bjorn. I haven't traveled since she has been a toddler. This prize looks like a great solution.

  518. Lea Ann on November 17, 2008 at 2:41 p.m.

    I have five children (three are grown and on thier own)the two youngest I had later in life and I love every minute of being a mother. That is the tip...enjoy every detail of every is gone before you know it. Be prepared and don't sweat the small stuuf. Every frantic moment you have as a mother will turn around and be a funny story your children will tell your grandchildren about thier grandmother.

  519. Donna A on November 17, 2008 at 3:20 p.m.

    We have a graco stroller that the infant car seat can click into but since our 14 month old has been out of her infant seat for a long time we travelled with her convertible toddler car seat. It sat right on the stroller and we attached it to the stroller frame using the latch clips so she could ride in there as well as to save us from carrying the car seat through the airport. We also travelled with an umbrella stroller for our 2 1/2 year old son (though we let him walk in the airport as much as possible to help tire him out.) Once we got to our destination we used the umbrella sroller for our daughter most of the week and hardly used the big stroller but I was sure glad we had it for carrying the car seat through the airport. Fortunately my folks had a toddler car seat we could use for our son so we didn't have to travel with 2 car seats.

  520. Pamela White on November 17, 2008 at 3:22 p.m.

    I like the small luggage with 4 wheels so the kids can roll their own stuff with them and gives my back a rest when standing in lines. I also have each one of us use a Passport holder around our necks with boarding passes, Id so it is handy to show but closes for privacy.

  521. joanna smith on November 17, 2008 at 3:29 p.m.

    My tip for making your trek through the airport easier is to purchase a Gogo Kidz Travelmate. This genius product turns your car seat into an airport stroller that you can push or pull with one hand. Not only can your child fly secure in his car seat (as recommended by the FAA), you'll have your own car seat with you once you arrive. My husband purchased 2 of these because we have 3 young children, 2 of which are car seat age, and this products working fabulously when we travelled cross country by air. It folds up so small that when you are not using it, it does not take up any space. We now have a 5 month old daughter and would love to have this incredible Sit 'n' Stroll convertible stroller from Tots on-the-go. The one we are using is old and has been through 2 other children and it is falling apart! Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter.

  522. thriftygrrrl on November 17, 2008 at 3:38 p.m.

    When traveling solo, I check our luggage and carseat and wear my baby in an Ergo. Getting through security is a breeze!

  523. Matthew Meisenhelder on November 17, 2008 at 3:51 p.m.

    i make trekking through airports easier by keeping everyone in front of me, so i can see everyone and not lose anyone in my party.
    i also pack backpacks full of snacks, toys, books and other entertaining goodies

  524. Jeanne White on November 17, 2008 at 5:48 p.m.

    Pack whatever you can on your carry-on; expect your checked luggage to get lost, that way you can still survive your trip if the checked luggage is lost.

  525. Catherine KingChuparkoff on November 17, 2008 at 5:49 p.m.

    Portable Dvd players and a nintendo Ds(for me)makes the whole family happier.

  526. Varina on November 17, 2008 at 6:11 p.m.

    I'm a flight attendant (expecting my first baby this February) So although I don't know from personal experience what the best tip is, I have been on many many flights with children. There is one tip I know that works almost everytime to help keep a baby from crying during the flight. Feeding the baby (or giving them a pacifier) on the ascent and descent always seems to work like a charm. It helps them clear the pressure in their tiny ears before it even has the chance to bug them.

  527. jolene on November 17, 2008 at 6:13 p.m.

    bring candy!

  528. Barbara Hunt on November 17, 2008 at 6:43 p.m.

    Thanks for the great contest!

  529. missesmm on November 17, 2008 at 7:04 p.m.

    From a well-traveled woman:

    1> Don't forget to pack any liquids, gels, or aerosals in your quart-size ziploc to present at the security screening...these must be in in their ORIGINAL 3-oz or smaller bottles/tubes. Examples: hairspray, shampoo,creams/lotions/ointments, eyedrops, deodarant, liquid foundation/concealer/mascara, hair products, etc. *You cannot take drinks(coffee, sodas, waters) thru the security screening, however, you can buy them on the other side once you get thru Security.*
    2> Wear comfy shoes that can slip off and on easily. I recommend wearing dark-colored socks don't want to have barefeet on the nasty airport floor during the security screening and you don't want to ruin your new white socks either.
    3> Be prepared for the security screening: Take your coat/jacket off...they will make you! Have your ziploc bag with liquids/gels/aerosals ready to present to them. Have your laptop out for them to do their laptop screening.
    4> Do not put on or use the locks on your luggage. They will make you unlock it. If you are not around to unlock it for them, they may break the lock.
    5> Try to buy an e-ticket. You will be able to log onto the Airline website 24 hours prior to your flight and may even have the option to choose better seats on the flights.

  530. Elizabeth on November 17, 2008 at 7:26 p.m.

    Make sure you've got lots of snacks!

  531. Heather Weber on November 17, 2008 at 7:44 p.m.

    Bring LOTS of disposable changing pads, diaper disposal bags, and wipes and diapers!

  532. Sandra Christine Lopez on November 17, 2008 at 8:02 p.m.

    I fly early in the morning and carry on. I put my purse into a backpack that's practically empty inside. That way I can buy items at my destination and still carry on.

  533. Sherry R on November 17, 2008 at 8:06 p.m.

    Carry the baby in a sling and load the stroller with luggage!

  534. Scotti on November 17, 2008 at 8:10 p.m.

    I don't leave home without my carrier - early on I used a pouch and now the Ergo. And bringing plenty of snacks along is so important. Sometimes airport food is really bad!

  535. Emilie P on November 17, 2008 at 8:11 p.m.

    A great tip is to try and find a way to make the airport a fun and special place to visit. Make up games along the way and have some special treats and activities packed to make it more fun and a great distraction!

  536. Connie on November 17, 2008 at 8:12 p.m.

    I think it is crucial to go on a trip with a child with a good nights rest (for both child and parent), a fun attitude and lots of patience!

  537. Sarah on November 17, 2008 at 8:19 p.m.

    As mentioned by many people previously, pack only what you need. The less you have to carry or push through TSA the better. There are times when more is needed so for those times I ask the ticket agents. Many people are unaware that you can request help from the airlines to the gate if you are traveling with a little one alone.They usually contract the service out and its FREE! Traveling once a week for the past 3 years the sit and stroll is most definitely the best travel inventions for little ones.

  538. Leah on November 17, 2008 at 8:49 p.m.

    I love the Lillebaby EveryWear Baby Carrier in Red Haute MAMA!!! : ))) There is nothing more sweeter than BWing while traveling! : )))

    Thanks so much for the give~away! : )))

  539. Ellen L. on November 17, 2008 at 9:04 p.m.

    We actually haven't made our first plane trip yet, but the advice we've received is to carry the baby in a sling through the airport.

  540. Marcia S on November 17, 2008 at 9:10 p.m.

    The front pack was the best tool for traveling when our baby was 3-6 months. When he could sit up well we switched to the back pack. Both solutions kept him happy and our hands free.

  541. Tammy Greer on November 17, 2008 at 10:11 p.m.

    My kids each carry their own backpacks packed with the toys and snacks that they helped pick out and pack for the trip. When you engage them in the preparation of the trip, the experience can be a rewarding one.

  542. Suanne Giddings on November 17, 2008 at 10:11 p.m.

    OK - here is the coward's way to travel. Go with Grandma who needs wheel chair assistance. Actually, she goes wherever we go. If you are lucky you get and oversized golf cart and can pile everyone and all of the bags on it. They take you right to the gate! Even if a regular wheel chair is used, lots of bags can be loaded on it. I've never had to navigate the airport by myself with a child. I have enjoyed reading all of the tips. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway!


  543. Lily Kwan on November 17, 2008 at 10:46 p.m.

    I like to keep my boarding pass, passport, etc. in a badge holder attached to a lanyard and wear it around my neck to keep my hands free.

  544. kathy on November 17, 2008 at 11:16 p.m.

    I have learned to travel light. Just take the things that you will actually use. Get to the airport way ahead of time. There is nothing worse then getting stuck in a long security line and watching the time run out.

  545. Lauren on December 19, 2009 at 3:33 a.m.

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