Packing for a road trip with a baby in tow takes planning. Take the stress out of it with up to 20% off baby essentials at Smyths Toy Store. And don't forget to avail of the expert advice in The Baby Room.
So foreign holidays are out, but staycations are very much in.
Our wonderful island has lots to offer the whole family, from grandparents to grandkids and even the pet pooch.
If you're packing up the car for a weekend family break, you'll need all the travel essentials that come with staycationing with children.
Smyths Toys' Baby Room has fantastic offers until July 27, with up to 20% off selected car seats, travel systems, bedding and much more.
Here are some of the items IMAGE staffers have in their virtual baskets that will make that road trip more comfortable.
Joie iSpin 360 i-Size Group 0-1 Car Seat
This versatile car seat will make sure your little one is safe and comfortable on car journeys, from birth to four years. It is easy to use with a 5-point safety harness with one-pull adjust, 6-position recline in both forward and rearward positions that adjust without reinstalling. And the Smart Ride™ lock-off ensures your baby stays rearward facing until at least 15 months.
Those road trip sing-a-longs just got a whole lot more comfortable!
Drift by Baby Elegance Travel System
Planning a scenic walk out West? This hero purchase will see you through staycations from when your baby is born to when they grow to 22kg! With a carry cot, pushchair seat, car seat and a pram that easily folds up, this is ideal for boarding in and out of a car for the ultimate road trip.
Babylo Cozi Sleeper
Sometimes it can be difficult to get accommodation that suits the whole family, especially in the era of Covid. This handy portable sleeper allows you to easily lie next to your baby by simply dropping the fabric side.
The 5-position height adjustment system allows you to adjust the height of the sleeper to suit the height of your mattress. Which means if mum and dad want a night to themselves, granny and grandad have no excuse to not babysit for the night!
Ingenuity ConvertMe Swing-2-Seat
For chill time at the Airbnb or hotel, this baby seat can move on-the-go with you. Your newborn can swing or sit in comfort while you get a few hands-free minutes back in your day.
Mini Uno 3-in 1 Travel Cot & Changer
This travel cot is ideal if you're travelling with a little one and staying in an Airbnb, or a hotel where you'd rather have your own belongings. It's suitable for newborn to toddler (up to 15kg) and comes with a raised bassinet which can easily be removed using the on/off zipper.
It is easily put up and taken down within seconds and offers a comfortable place for baby to sleep when away from home. It can also be used as a playpen.
And if you're not travelling but just want to bag some bargains on baby essentials...
Babylo Hi Lo Highchair
Any mum or dad with a few mouths to feed knows the importance of a good highchair. This clever design smoothly adapts to six different seat heights, so your baby's seat can always be just right — no matter how quickly they grow. Suitable from six months, the Babylo Hi Lo Highchair is equipped with a 5-point safety harness which can easily adjust to three different reclining positions.
BT Video Baby Monitor 6000
Allow your baby to settle in the comfort that you can see and hear them from any room of the house. The parent unit on this monitor displays video on a high resolution 5" colour screen, so you don’t have to miss a thing, and the monitor plays five different calming lullabies to send your baby soundly to sleep. Sound level lights track your baby’s sounds, so you’ll see if they stir even when the volume is low. A clever two-way talk back feature lets you talk or sing to baby from another room.
Disney Baby Minnie Mouse Peekaboo Baby Activity Jumper
This adorable jumper will keep your little one entertained while you get some much-needed time to do the myriad other things parents do in a day! The fun-filled seat rotates 360°, encouraging your little Minnie Mouse fan to explore the surrounding toys. Baby can easily reach all the toy stations while jumping. Little ones can spin the ball with its colourful beads, explore the tactile leaf stalk and play with the Minnie Mouse bead chaser toy. The heart-shaped mirror encourages self-discovery, while the electronic play station is packed with lights and sounds to keep baby engaged and introduce cause and effect.
As well as all of the above, and much more with up to 20% off, Smyths also has employed certified advisors in The Baby Room to help any expectant or new parents find out more about the products.
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