On the Road Again

You’ve made peace with the fact that going away with the fam isn’t a vacation, it’s a relocation.

After figuring out how to transport diapers, books, toys, snacks, and assorted car seats, you have no time to plan the actual getaway.

Before you get all tripped out, visit Trekaroo. The new online community focusing on traveling with kiddos is filled with kid-friendly activities, hotels, tips, and reviews for spots across the U.S.

Filters let you adjust for price and age to find options appropriate for your budget and brood. You can even ask where to score babysitters on the road.

When you’re back home, you can create a profile and post reviews and pics from your own travels. The more people post, the better and deeper the info.

So you can skip down memory lane. Without tripping.

Available online at trekaroo.com.


Bob Stroller Baby Bump Contest

What: Send in a pic of your growing tum by Jan. 31 for a chance to win a stroller.
Why: Belly up.
Where: Online at bobgear.com.

Sounds for Silence
What: Australian pediatrician’s prescription for calming fussy babes comes with CD featuring noises from household appliances and neonatal sounds.
Why: Can’t argue with a near 97 percent success rate.
Where: Online at amazon.com. More information at soundsforsilence.com.

Ecofriendly Personalized Valentines
What: Green note cards so sweet they’ll turn your cheeks red.
Why: A smart pick to hand out in the classroom.
Where: Online at redstamp.com. Order by Feb. 1 for timely delivery.