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Toddler Travel Must Haves

Family travel can be tough, especially with a toddler. But it doesn't have to be! A Grande Life has the perfect picks for Toddler Travel Must Haves!

Poli Sippy Cup, The Easy-To-Clean, No Loose Parts Playful Sippy Cups

Poli Sippy Cup, The Easy-To-Clean, No Loose Parts Playful Sippy Cups

Why A Grande Life recommends Poli Sippy Cup - For starters the way that it's quality made and is ACTUALLY spill resistant. Like they mean it when they say it, spill resistant. It doesn't have all the little pieces that you must remove and wash (and if you forget, mold and bacteria grow). It's the perfect size for little hands, and has adorable cheerful images on them.

About Poli Sippy Cup

Many traditional spill resistant cups with small parts are difficult to adequately clean causing bacteria and mold to accumulate. Fortunately, there’s the Poli Sippy Cup! No more fussing over lost parts and cleaning as the Poli Cup’s parts are secured to the inside of the lid and come apart for easy cleaning, no brush required. Talk about a time saver!

Designed by a former teacher and mom of two, Poli sippy cups come in three playful nursery rhyme designs: Humpty Dumpty, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and Hey Diddle Diddle to promote early reading skills as well as a fun bonding opportunity while parents and their tots jointly recite the rhymes. The innovative Poli Cup features adjustable flow to grow with your child so babies don’t get extra gas in their tummies, and a soft chew resistant spout for sensitive gums and teething babies, and is conveniently designed for small hands and cup holders. Poli Sippy Cups are 100% safe and are BPA, phthalates, lead free, break proof and made in the U.S.A.

  • Kids love the easy flow and fun classic nursery rhyme decor
  • Adjustable valve (slow or easy flow rate) grows with your child - perfect for baby to toddlerhood stage
  • Fast and easy cleaning, no brush required - small parts are attached on the inside of lid
  • Soft but durable, chew resistant spout for teething tots with sensitive gums
  • Right size for little hands - Includes dust cover for travel and fits all cup holders - Holds 8 ounces
BooginHead Pack'Ems Snack Pouches, 2-Pack (1 Small and 1 Large)

BooginHead Pack'Ems Snack Pouches, 2-Pack (1 Small & 1 Large)

Why A Grande Life recommends BooginHead Pack'Ems Snack Pouches - For summer road trips, travel, and workouts, people everywhere are looking for a greener and healthier alternative to all of the wasteful, sugar-loaded, and preservative-filled premade snack packs available at the store. Pack’Ems are the simple solution! They give you a sustainable way to pack wholesome munchies for road trips and all occasions! Pack'Ems are perfectly clever and reusable (which beats flimsy and throw away any day)!

We love that they are top rack dishwasher safe since we very rarely actually hand wash anything. The fun and vibrant patterns make them easy to find in either our bag of goodies that must be with us at all times when traveling with our family, or even in our car.

About BooginHead Pack'Ems Snack Pouches

Pack’Ems are the perfect companion for your diaper pack or your kid's backpack. They come in both large and small and feature a gusseted bottom for easy, stand-up design. They are easy to open and close with unique VELCRO brand Press-Lok™ patented material. The best part is they are made of extra durable, environmentally friendly plastic that holds up through multiple washes and keeps food fresh longer. They are dishwasher-safe, easy-to-clean, BPA, PVC and phthalate-free. Reusable, recyclable and affordable, what's not to love! Pack'Ems are available online at Amazon.

  • BPA, PVC & phthalate free
  • Top-rack dishwasher safe
  • Envirofriendly and cost conscious
  • Perfect for lunch boxes and travel
  • Two sizes in each package: 1 small and 1 large pouch
BooginHead PaciGrip

BooginHead PaciGrip

Why A Grande Life recommends BooginHead PaciGrip - No explanation needed. The simple and practical purpose of not loosing pacis was enough for us. Too many times we would be out and the paci would have been thrown, fell, dropped, etc. BooginHead PaciGrip helped save our sanity by saving the pacis!!

In fact, now SippiGrip and PaciGrip are some of the items that I give to any expectant mother as a part of her shower gift. They are like the little known secret lifesavers that make a world of difference.

About BooginHead PaciGrip

PaciGrip is an innovative baby accessory that keeps pacifiers attached to baby and off the floor. The universal clip is compatible with popular pacifier brands and is easy to use. The clip is strong enough to stay attached, yet gentle on baby’s clothing. It is available in a variety of colors and patterns that are appealing to both boys and girls. It coordinates with the SippiGrip cup tether. It is strong enough to hold small toys or a set of keys around Mom’s wrist. The non-toxic material is durable enough to toss in the washer to keep it clean and sanitary. Good Morning America featured it as a must-have baby accessory that brings value to Moms and their tots.

PaciGrip is available at BabiesRUs, BuyBuy Baby and Walmart stores as well as Amazon.

  • PaciGrip is a simple design that simply works!
  • Strong clasp that won't pull off, but is gentle on clothes. Compatible with all types of pacifiers
  • Washable, durable and non-toxic.
  • Also great for holding small toys!
  • Pacifier Not Included
BooginHead SippiGrip Cup Holder

BooginHead SippiGrip Cup Holder

Why A Grande Life recommends BooginHead SippiGrip Cup Holder - This was one of the first items that we decided to purchase on one of the first trips we took with our daughter. At the time she had just turned 1. We drove to Hilton Head, vacationed for a week, and then drove home. For the countless dinners out, and when we were strolling around town the sippigrip cup holder was with us everywhere. At that point she was in the "let's throw everything and see if Mommy and Daddy pick it up" phase. The sippigrip absolutely helped us maintain our sanity.

In fact, now SippiGrip and PaciGrip are some of the items that I give to any expectant mother as a part of her shower gift. They are like the little known secret lifesavers that make a world of difference.

About BooginHead SippiGrip Cup Holder

SippiGrip is an award winning mom invented baby accessory that was designed to help babies and toddlers keep their bottle, sippicup or toy from falling to the ground. It is an awesome item for on-the-go families. The strong grip can be used with bottles and cups of different shapes and sizes. The material coordinates with the PaciGrip and is available in a wide variety of colors and patterns. It has an adjustable length to use with strollers, car seats and high chairs. It is strong enough to hold a full cup or a medium sized toy. Best of all, it is non-toxic so it won’t harm kids it they put it in their mouths and it is washable so it can always be fresh and clean.

SippiGrip is available at BabiesRUs, BuyBuy Baby and Walmart stores as well as Amazon.

  • Adjusts in length up to 12" to strap to height chairs, strollers ,and car seats
  • Unique grip material
  • Washable, durable and non toxic
  • Available in a variety of patterns and colors
  • Winner of the iParenting Media Award
BooginHead SplatMat Protective Floor Mat (GoGo Chevron)

BooginHead SplatMat Protective Floor Mat (GoGo Chevron)

Why A Grande Life recommends BooginHead's SplatMat - It's the perfect way to ensure the kiddos have clean place to sit wherever we go. Sometimes toddlers are super messy, and when we are staying in a hotel/condo/time share for the week, we don't want to ruin the nice place that we are staying in. The SplatMat is a perfect solution, it's super portable and can be used in so many ways. It's perfect for arts and crafts time, as well as outdoor picnics. We love it.

BooginHead SplatMat Protective Floor Mat

SplatMat is a unique 52” mat for baby to sit on or to put under your child’s chair to catch spilled or dropped food. Available in the new Super Power and Brown Flourish patterns, it is also great for use with art projects and keeping mom’s floor clean and sticky-free.

  • 52" round design covers more area than a typical square mat
  • Reusable and durable Easy to clean
  • Compact for easy travel
  • Great for picnics, parks and beaches too
  • Phthalate and BPA free
MyBuckleMate Seat Belt Buckle Holder

MyBuckleMate Seat Belt Buckle Holder

Why A Grande Life recommends MyBuckleMate - MyBuckleMate is the ultimate seat belt buckling solution. It solves the problem of kids not being able to easily buckle themselves up! It is a must-have essential for all on-the-go families taking road trips this spring and summer. The amount of time and frustration that this little genius product saves is incredible. This is one of those "why didn't we think of that" or "where has this been all our lives" products.

MyBuckleMate Seat Belt Buckling Solution

A must-have for road trips and everyday travel, MyBuckleMate keeps back seat buckles propped up and easy to reach so buckling up is always a snap! No more buckles flopping around, falling into seat pockets, or getting wedged under booster seats--buckles always stay where you can easily reach them. It is the perfect seat belt solution for kids in booster seats, and those with special needs or motor planning difficulties. MyBuckleMate is also able to fit in tight spaces (such as between booster seats) and stay secure, so seats can be folded down without removing it. It won't interfere with your vehicle’s buckling mechanism, as it locks into place around the fabric that anchors back seat buckles to your auto's back seat. It won't obstruct the buckle's release button or the latch plate where the buckle clicks into place. Available in Red (brand new!), Black, Gray, Beige, and Tan, each duo-pack retails for $14.99

  • Give your kids independence with this patented backseat buckle holder that keeps floppy buckles propped up and easy to "click in" buckles
  • Fits between booster seats - 3 across the backseat
  • Works in most Cars, Minivans, SUVs and Trucks with floppy buckles
  • Easy to install; You can fold your seats down without removing MyBuckleMate
  • Pack of two (2). Ages 3+. Patented, Made in USA.
MPOWERD | Luci Inflatable Solar Lights

Why A Grande Life recommends Luci lights - These compact and completely kid-friendly, safe lights are SOLAR powered, lightweight, waterproof, super bright and never needs batteries. Their pricing is super affordable and starts at just $9.99. Best yet, since they have all these fantastic features/benefits - they will last for years.

*MPOWERD Luci Color - Color-Changing Inflatable Solar Light *

This bright & colorful solar LED light is completely powered by the sun, no additional batteries needed. Set it in direct sunlight and Luci Color lasts up to 6 hours on a single charge
Color-changing light has a glittery finish. Perfect for parties, pool & patio lighting, dorm rooms, bath time, mood lighting, weddings, holidays and as a cool gift for kids & adults
Every light glows in 8 vibrant hues (red, green, blue, purple, yellow, cyan, orange, white) plus includes a color-cycling mode
Inflatable, lightweight, fully waterproof and extremely durable
Collapsible and compact, weighs just 4.4 ounces

Luci Color is an inflatable solar light that collapses flat so you can take bold vibrant light wherever you go! Just place it in direct sunlight for 7 hours and Luci Color will last up to 6 hours on a single charge. Luci Color shines in eight shades: red, green, blue, purple, yellow, cyan, orange, white, or you can cycle through them all in the color-changing mode. A convenient battery level indicator located near the light’s highly efficient solar panel lets you know just how much power is left so you know when it’s time to charge it in the sun again.

Like all Luci lights, it's completely waterproof - so go ahead, throw it in the pool, bring it to that concert, and turn your kid's bathtime into playtime. Because it’s solar and completely safe, Luci Color is great for a playroom or used as a night light. The super colorful LEDs make it just the right accessory to deck out your dorm room, or string some together and take your party to the next level. Home decor never looked so colorful.

_About MPOWERD: _

MPOWERD is a New York City-based B Corp that works hard every day to make clean energy products that are affordable, easy to use and good for the earth - that’s why we created Luci inflatable solar lights. We’re also on a mission to make the world a better place. MPOWERD is a socially-conscious company that wants to empower the 1.5 billion people in low-income countries still living without electricity by delivering Luci lights at prices they can afford. The more we sell, the greater impact we make, so every purchase makes a difference.

SCOUT Stroller Carrier

SCOUT Stroller Carrier

Why A Grande Life recommends SCOUT: Family travel usually means lots of items crammed into your car. Traveling with infants or toddlers means the additional gear such as strollers. Why not find a solution that takes the stroller out of the storage space that is much needed, and puts it on the outside of your vehicle. We love SCOUT because it absolutely alleviates the headache of 1. cramming everything in with a stroller, and 2. access to that stroller once you cram everything in.

SCOUT is a stroller carrier designed specifically for the BOB Revolution jogging stroller and vehicles with 15 inches or more of space below the tow hitch (e.g., Most SUVs and Trucks). SCOUT makes loading a BOB into your vehicle easy. You simply: TILT - Place BOB's front wheel into SCOUT's thick gauge aluminum arms FOLD - Pull the BOB's release cable, walk forward and be amazed as it seemingly floats up into SCOUT's cradle. GO - Snap BOB's handle bar down and figure out what to do with all the time you just saved.

About the Product

  • Never lift your BOB again. Free up precious car space.
  • SCOUT brings refreshing simplicity to every excursion.
  • SCOUT is solid, compact, and lightweight. And it keeps BOB frame and fabrics off the ground.
  • Attractive design complements any vehicle. But easy to take on and off if preferred.
  • Designed in Austin. Built in Austin.
Safe Ride 4 Kids | RideSafer Vest | Tummy Shield | Car Seat

Safe Ride 4 Kids | RideSafer Vest | Tummy Shield | Car Seat

Why A Grande Life recommends Safe Ride 4 Kids - We've all been stuck in a situation where we are traveling with family or friends and cannot figure out how to fit multiple booster/car seats in a row and safely get to our destination.

For starters, where was the Tummy Shield when we were pregnant, we were completely in need of that. Secondly, the RideSafer vest comes in 3 different types and various videos for safe install/use. Visit for more details and all of their videos.


Safe Ride 4 Kids was founded by Greg Durocher — a former fireman of 18 years, paramedic of 10 years and Child Passenger Safety Technician Instructor since 2001 — along with his wife, Amie — also a Child Passenger Safety Technician. Together they have more than 25 years of car seat safety experience. They found our innovative but relatively undiscovered products that solved some challenges many parents face.

Safe Ride 4 Kids became the #1 reseller/distributor (not the manufacturer) and your primary education source of the Tummy Shield and RideSafer Travel Vest. We also offer driving during pregnancy and car seat safety information and tips.

They've been where we are — looking for solutions to various challenges of keeping our babies safe while driving and, in the case of moms-to-be, keeping yourself safe and comfortable too.

While the Tummy Shield was not available during any of their pregnancies, had it been Amie and Stephanie would have jumped at the chance to sit in the car more comfortably and safely. Amie and Greg were looking at buying a new car during their third pregnancy because their car with bucket seats in the back wouldn’t fit three child restraints across, when a CPST Instructor friend reminded them of the RideSafer® Travel Vest. It was a much less expensive solution, though they did eventually buy a new bigger car with four-wheel drive for the snows of Colorado. Amie and Greg found the RideSafer to be the perfect solution to traveling with kids and sending the kids in friends’ cars without having to move car seats around.

Greg and Amie met Jeff and Stephanie four years prior to going into business together. They met doing volunteer work in an environment which is not only physically demanding but is 100% focused on serving and supporting others during an exceptionally, emotionally challenging time in their lives. In other words, the four of them strongly believe in serving others as a personal core value.


They currently offer solutions for you for two age ranges: conception to birth and 3 to seat-belt ready.

From conception to birth they protect mom and developing baby with the crash tested Tummy Shield which redirects the lap portion of the seat belt to the upper thigh/lower pelvis. This effectively minimizes the risk that the seat belt will intrude into your pregnant tummy during a crash or sudden braking incident and it makes driving/riding in a vehicle much more comfortable for the pregnant mother.

Their solution for kids 3 and older is a convenient and legal alternative to the booster seat and the car seat. It’s great for parents who travel, need to fit 3 across, carpool, have children with special needs and several other situations. The Ride Safer Travel vest properly positions the vehicle’s seat belt on the child, lowers their center of gravity and, in the event of a crash, spreads the crash force across the vest instead of just the width of the seat belt like in a booster.


BooginHead Sippi Snack is the perfect travel companion

A Grande Life loves these great cups because they are perfect for little hands and little snacks. They are very durable and reliable. We don't have to worry about anything spilling or having to help our kiddos open the lid when they get hungry.

About BooginHead Sippi Snack

Fill your lil’ Boogin’s favorite snack & drink in one with our SippiSnack. The top compartment is perfect for snacks or pacifiers, and the soft straws folds away.

BPA, PVC and Phthalate Free
Leak-Proof cap
Top-rack dishwasher safe

Thermal Pots

BooginHead - Thermal Pots

We love BooginHead Thermal pots because they are the perfect size to take with you. We use them for day care, quick trips, and sometimes meal time at home. They are great for small hands and keeps your food hot or cold.

About BooginHead - Thermal Pots

Never leave home without our Thermal Storage Pots with insulated to keep food hot or cold for longer! The ergonomic designs makes it easy to hold for filling and feeding.

Comes in a pack of 2 with a spoon!