books that help prepare toddlers for airline travel

Books That Help Prepare Toddlers for Airplane Travel

MyCuriousPlanet When you’re getting ready for a family vacation or holiday trip that requires some airplane travel, it may be a good idea to prepare your toddler with a few books about airports and vacation planning.  Books like these are usually inexpensive and can go a long way towards reducing stress and anxiety for kids in a new situation.  In fact, there are many great books that help prepare toddlers for airplane travel on Amazon for less… More

San Francisco Bay Area Adventures for Kids

Hidden San Francisco Bay Area Adventures for Kids

With spring upon us, there is no better time to get out and start exploring with your kids.  Luckily, you don’t have to go far to find great adventure… it can be hiding in your own back yard!  Here in the San Francisco Bay area, we have more than our share of amazing places for kids and families to explore.  There are hidden gems that often get overlooked for the more obvious mega stops, though, so we… More

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Quick’n'Easy Nursing on an Airplane

When I was a new mother, one of my most anxiety driven moments was the first time I had to nurse in public.  It was a beautiful afternoon so I’d decided to walk to a local bookstore with my baby, right after we’d finished nursing.  I figured that gave me at least two hours but of course after only a few minutes in the store he decided he was hungry again and started crying inconsolably.  I was… More

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The Safest Car Seat Position and LATCH Advice 2014

Summer vacation is just around the corner. Soon, the kiddies will be out of school, beautiful weather will smile down on us, and your family may be tempted to take some road trips. Traveling with kids is great fun but before you all hop in the car, let’s revisit the basics for the safest car seat position and some new LATCH rules for 2014. As some of you may already know, car seat rules changed in 2014!… More

tips for flying with infants

Rockstar Tips for Flying with Infants (part 2)

There are so many tricks and tips to flying with infants that makes the experience so much less stressful.   This week, I’ll continue where we left off on Rockstar Tips for Flying with Infants (part 1).  Let’s just go into some of the things you should know that may help to prepare for flying with infants. With a lil planning, you’ll be in for a pleasant trip! How to Buy - When flying with infants, try to… More

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What is the BEST Stroller for 2014?

Baby gear… it’s an exciting but daunting part of having a child, especially if it’s your first child.  Picking out baby gear can take hours and hours of research and comparison shopping.  There are so many brands, features and pros and cons to consider, choosing something as simple as the best baby stroller can really make your head spin! Our house went crazy trying to find the best stroller for our needs.  We wanted something light-weight, reasonably… More

Traveling with Infants

Rockstar Tips for Flying with Infants (part 1)

Sometimes, we parents like to worry about things that haven’t happened or don’t even exist.  Flying with infants and kids is one of those examples of unnecessary worry.  Sure, it’s different and a bit more challenging than traveling solo but, with the right state of mind, it can be fun and rewarding.  In fact, if you think about it you’ll realize that flying with infants and babies before they can crawl and walk is the easiest time… More

Traveling with Children

Busting Misconceptions of Traveling With Children

Hello, hello… is anybody out there?! Welcome to My Curious Planet, a website dedicated to providing tips on traveling with children, sharing inspirational stories on traveling with children and just generally busting the misconception that traveling with children is not fun.  It’s a loving, fun, offbeat world where life and travel do not have to be put on hold just because you decide to have a child.  This is a misconception that I heard through most of my… More