BELLA Family’s Summer Travel Essentials

Memorial Day weekend is approaching which means summer is almost officially here! I’m certainly ready to travel, whether that means going to a different park in New York City, or packing up the car to get a little further away from our daily routine.

BELLA Family rounds up some essentials to make your trips – near or far – a little more enjoyable…

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Tag*a*long is a multi-use handle that can be attached to nearly everything. The Tag*a*long provides a secure spot for a walking child to hold on to. The Tag*a*longtook seconds to attach to our stroller and my daughter loves holding it as we walk through the playground. I can tell she loves having a little more independence with it, although I am always a few inches behind her! Perfect for when you’re out and about in busy areas like the grocery store, parks, parking lots, or airports. Anytime you’re on the move and want to keep your kiddo safe, the Tag*a*long handle is there to guide and keep young ones nearby. Now that we’re all getting out more, yet still staying safe, the Tag*a*long provides a sanitary spot for kids to hold on to and helps to reduce the temptation to touch their surroundings.

Baby Delight

Imagine all the conveniences of your child’s stroller in a lightweight travel chair. Baby Delight solves all of our problems with the Go With Me™ Jubilee Portable Chair. The 5-point removable harness makes your baby stable, secure and comfortable as they sit upright in the seat. The chair can then be used through toddler and big-kid ages, either with or without the snack tray. Indoor/outdoor polyester along with the included sun canopy makes this the perfect chair to carry with you for use outdoors, or anywhere indoors.


Stephen Joseph

Be the envy of the beach and picnic set with a  Wipeable Play Blanket by Stephen Joseph. These fabulous play blankets are perfect for indoor or outdoor use, super soft, have an extra cushy quilted feel and are water resistant so you can enjoy playtime anywhere, anytime. The compact foldable design makes it easy to pack and bring on any adventure. Designed with vibrant colors and adorable patterns that are sure to capture your little one’s imagination. Bonus point: They can be personalized with your little one’s name!



Truth be told I’ve always dreaded packing. Now with a toddler, I feel like we’re going on an international tour with the amount of stuff we bring on trips. Like a home, things are a little easier when everything has their place. Fortunately, BAGGUsaves the day with their bold, colorful printed pouches that make packing a breeze. My favorites are their Flat Pouch Set  and 3D Zip Set. Never wonder where that random charger is for the nightlight ever again!


Technology is wonderful, but have you ever been in a situation where your phone ran out of charge and you wanted to scream because that thing you needed to remember is lost in the black hole of your phone? It has happened enough times that I now carry a pen and paper with me everywhere. Repeat with me, “Write. It. Down.” Do it in style with NOTIQ’s  Simplicity To-Do Frost Planner.  The Simplicity Collection Frost Notebook features elegant, slightly textured blush pink paper with NOTIQ’s minimal and clean layout to organize your thoughts, notes and plans. Use it for your grocery list, packing list, travel sites, task lists, and most importantly, kid-friendly eateries!

I’ve also learned to streamline what I bring with me on daily outings and trips. The Saffiano Vegan Leather Card Key Case  in Lush also by NOTIQ helps to carry the basics like keys, debit card, credit card, and driver’s license. The vibrant emerald green is easy to find in a purse or put the case in your pocket and you’re ready to go!

Be safe and happy travels!

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