One of my favorite travel products is BubbleBum. BubbleBum is the first inflatable booster seat for kids ages 4-11, and you will be glad to know it's recommended by the IIHS (Insurance Institute of Highway Safety).
Yes BubbleBum is a booster seat and great for travel, but it's so much more. Car companies have taken note as Volvo is coming out with a product similar to the BubbleBum. The BubbleBum is convenient, portable, and safe.
Grainne Kelly is the founder of BubbleBum and just in time for summer, Grainne is offering some great travel tips for the entire family.
Your trip may be long or short and these tips will come in handy.
Scan your travel documents ( this would passports, visas, travel insurance, immunization information, list of medications) and email them to yourself. You can also keep a photocopy in your bags/luggage.
This paragraph comes from Grainne Kelly:
Make sure that your children are in approved child safety seats as required by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Infants (under 20 lbs.) should be in rear-facing convertible seats with harness straps at or below shoulder level, toddlers (20-40 lbs.) should be in forward-facing convertible seats with harness straps at or above shoulders and young children (more than 40 lbs.) should use a forward-facing, belt positioning booster seat with the lap belt fitting low and tight across the lap/upper thigh area and shoulder belt snug across the chest and shoulder.
Pack a first aid kit that contains at the minimum: pain relievers, a thermometer, anti-itch lotion, bug bite/sting cream, instant ice pack, sunscreens, bug spray, motion sickness tablets, and of course, Band-Aids.
If you have young children and staying at a hotel or someone’s home, you should bring childproofing supplies like electrical outlet covers and those special travel baby gates.
For traveling in the car there are certain things you might want to bring. Take along extra toys and fun activities to keep your child busy. Load up on snacks and drinks for the entire family in the event you encounter a long layover or have car trouble.
Write down your contact information and make sure each child has it in case they become lost.
Once again take a look at the BubbleBum. It won the recent National Parenting Publications Award, showing it's a approved brand from both parents and parenting experts. It's also safe. BubbleBum was crashed tested in Europe and the US and has been approved to meet ECE R44.04 and FMVSS213 standards.
Check out BubbleBum at: http://www.bubblebum.co/us.