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Our family is constantly on the road. This has lead us to have some pretty awesome adventures, but it also reminds me how hard it is to travel with kids sometimes. Namely: having a mobile baby that’s into EVERYTHING.
As a second time mom, baby proofing didn’t even cross my mind this time around. Instead of wrapping our home in bubble wrap, we’ve done a lot more redirecting. Rather than keeping locks on all the doors, we keep things up out of baby’s reach. It’s made for a lot less headache and running around. At least, while we’re at home.
Baby proofing while traveling
It’s a whole new ball game. You’re in someone else house (or hotel), with someone else’s things, that are probably a lot more fragile and a lot more expensive than yours. Your baby is on the move. Your baby is like a little magpie: ooh, shiny!
If you watched my Instastories last week than you saw J getting into ALL THE THINGS while we were visiting my parents. And when I say all the things, I literally mean ALL of them. Including a block of cheese he managed to find and make his afternoon snack. His immune system is going to be rock solid, that’s for sure.
He was climbing all over their couch. He was getting in all their shelves. He was fascinated by the sound my dad’s vintage record player made, as he opened and shut it 500 times. He pushed all the buttons on every electronic thing he could find. He made it his goal to climb up to the very shiny (aka: very expensive) vintage vases that my parents have been collecting since before I was born. I would bring him toys that my parents have kept there, but they were quickly tossed aside.
And then I had a lightbulb moment.
My Regalo play yard! You’ve seen it all over my Instagram stories, but this awesome baby gear item is one of my very favorites. Regalo has both an eight panel and a six panel My Play Portable Play Yard that’s perfect for little ones up to 24 months!
The Regalo My Play Play Yard is another must have for parents, no question. I love this lightweight, foldable portable piece and its hands down one of my favorites for baby J and all our travels. But we don’t just use it when we’re traveling on the road! We bring it out into the back yard to keep J out of the mulch too. When he was younger and a little less mobile, we would bring the My Play Portable Play Yard to the park with us as well. And because the bottom is an easy clean nylon, it would even be great at the beach!
Baby proofing with the Regalo My Play Portable Play Yard
The perfect way to create a safe play area no matter where you are, the My Play sets up in seconds. It is truly portable in every sense, and amazing for baby proofing while on the go. It’s super easy to set Jude inside with a few toys while we’re traveling. And it’s the ONE way that I’ve found to keep him out of mischief while we’re not home!
Because it’s constructed with an all-steel frame, the Regalo My Play Portable Play Yard was definitely made with durability in mind. Which, if you have kids, you know is crucial! Soft mesh sides allow for easy ventilation, so my anxious mama mind can be at ease while my kiddos play. The six panel My Play that we have measures 48” wide and 26” high, so it fits everywhere we go. Need something a little bigger? The eight panel My Play measures 62” wide and 26” high. Although I will say that both my almost 4 year old and 1 year old fit with plenty of room in the six panel!