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Mommy's Lil Helper: Leave the Extra Suitcase at Home

Whenever I travel with my baby, I have to bring along a whole extra suitcase for all the stuff she needs for the vacation – diapers, wipes, diaper cream, pack and play sheets, monitors, books, toys, bibs, feeding supplies, bottles, clothes, shoes, bathing supplies, etc.

This coming weekend I will be traveling sans husband so I have decided that instead of having to lug two suitcases, a stroller, a car-seat, diaper bag and my babe, that I will ship a box of goodies to my destination thereby alleviating the stress and panic that comes with overburdening myself with tasks I can't handle. All I have to do is show up with my daughter and her necessary items to get me to the hotel. Once there, everything else will be waiting for me.

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jessy777 jessy777 9 years
It is a great idea but it is important to call the hotel and confirm delivery if you ship it a couple days ahead. Most hotels will generally hold packages as much as a week before your reservation. My mother does this all the time at her hotel and we keep extra provisions on hand for people traveling with children. My mom remembers what was like traveling with three young kids and decided to make her hotel as child friendly as possible.
Анастасия3171605 Анастасия3171605 9 years
nice idea. but requires too much planning ahead... i have a bad habit of packing over night before the actual travel day ;)
pugglelover pugglelover 9 years
I did this when I got married in Vegas. I shipped my wedding dress DHL since I didn't trust the baggage claim either and the box was too big for me to carry on. I shipped it overnight to the station in Vegas where they held it for me and I pick it up since the station was next to the airport. I would definitely do something like that again
JennyJen2 JennyJen2 9 years
A guy I work with does this anytime he is traveling cross country. He says he trusts UPS and USPS more then baggage claim.
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
I tend to bring enough diapers, etc... for the actual traveling and figure they sell those wherever we're going. :P That helps, too.
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