Most people get heart palpitations at the idea of traveling alone with a newborn. They think it’s an absurd idea to take a newborn to the Berlin Fashion Week … but, I like to challenge the conventional thinking of appropriate outings with our little one 😉 She’s too young for Disney World, but she loves the high-pitched Kardashians screeching “Darling, you look FABulous!”, so I think she’ll fit right in.
The amount of preparation and planning that goes into traveling with a newborn would cause even the most organized OCD sufferer to break into a mild sweat. Running through airports with too much hand luggage and having to clean up a blow-out poo (newborns have the tendency to soil themselves entirely with explosive poos especially when they’re doing name calls for final passengers to board and you’re on that list) is not a walk in the park. My main concern with this trip is that I would not be able to single-handedly carry a stroller, car seat, suitcase and handluggage into a train carriage and taxi and some airlines only check in either a stroller or a carseat free of charge and then you’re forking out extra for an essential part of safe travel with a baby.
And then the good folks from Simple Parenting invented the Doona! I am absolutely amazed that someone did not think about this incredible piece of equipment earlier. With the click of a button, one of the safest carseats on the market becomes a stroller that is very easy to use and stylish looking too – so ideal for our Fashion Week expedition.
All the traveling parents from Roger Federer to Shakira to Princess Charlene and Prince Albert have them for their little ones. It makes sense too as it frees up valuable space in the boot for suitcases and shopping.
I shopped for my one on an awesome baby shopping site Babarazzi run by a mompreneur, Carmen Peters, who is due soon with her third baba! She waxed lyrical about it!!! And good luck, Carmen with your new little bundle of joy.
Also, congrats to all our winners thus far from our giveaways:
- Sarah who won the Medela Pump – our biggest giveaway to date
- Marisa Calvert who wins R500
- Bianca Hector who wins the getaway with Village ‘n Life to Hermanus
Keep visiting Modern Mommy for our journey updates and more fabulous giveaways.
Lots of love and Light,