Some fun and functional finds that help take the hassle out of traveling with your baby
The e3 Buggy, a refreshing departure from bulky double strollers, lets your baby lie flat while her older sibling rides in the front seat (sold separately, $90). Also sold separately, a wheeled travel bag ($60) has plenty of space for the stroller and other gear. $379. Phil&Teds Most Excellent Buggy Co.: 800-593-5522, www.regallager.com.
Turning the Wonder Wheel will delight your little front-riding passenger on car trips while teaching her about farm animals. The entertaining toy plays the perennial favorite “Old MacDonald,” even if your child isn’t turning the wheel. $30. Tiny Love: 888-846-9568, www.tinylove.com.
The slim TriosTote 3-in-1 Organizer’s spacious pockets hold diapers, wipes and more. It can be carried on your shoulder or converted to hang on the back of your stroller or inside your car. It’s machine-washable, too. $15. Kiddopotamus & Co.: 800-772-8339, www.kiddopotamus.com
Traveling with a baby requires an extra set of hands. Not possible? The over-the-shoulder Mac Sac keeps all your baby gear within reach. There’s a pocket for wet items, and the bottom zips out into a changing pad. $70. Maclaren: 877-442-4622, www.maclarenbaby.com.
The PeaPod indoor/outdoor bed will let your little one sleep just like a … well, baby, anywhere. An inflatable air mattress fits in the bottom pocket. It doubles as a sun shelter and weighs slightly less than 4 pounds. $50. KidCo: 847-549-8600, www.kidco.com.
— Pamela Brill