Over the bridge and under the tunnel, to grandmother's house we go . . . Whether your kids have weekly visits to their grandparents' or it's just an occasional treat, things tend to go a lot more smoothly when everyone is well prepared. While we don't think that Grandma needs to create her own baby registry, we do believe that a few purchases in the grandkids department will make her feel better prepared for their overnight visits. Save costs by using our suggestions as a starting point, and scout out consignment shops and/or parent group classifieds to see if you can find any secondhand steals. Or, split a big ticket item with a nearby friend — chances are, your weekend grandparent visits won't overlap very regularly.
Click through and see some of the smartest purchases Mom can make to ensure a comforting — and comfy — home-away-from-home for her kiddos.