Two Great Travel Items

12/13/2007 at 05:54 AM ET

We just took our daughter on her first weekend away for Thanksgiving and I brought along two things that made the weekend much more enjoyable:

SwingThe first was the Boppy Rock In Comfort Travel Swing. I own the Fisher Price Pappasan swing and the Rainforest swing and I must say, I think I love this more than both of those combined. First of all, it takes up barely any room. It has a two position recline and a very comfortable head pillow that can be removed as baby grows. It really cradles the baby so it’s very soothing. It also plays 5 different melodies that are actually nice to listen to, not that typical annoying garbled noise. There are 6 different speeds, which can be set up on a timer or you can keep it moving continuously. It folds up nice and easy and doesn’t take up too much room. It also has a lock so it can just be used as a regular seat. We are going away again in 2 weeks and have already decided we are going to FedEx the swing (along with some other items) ahead of time because we loved it so much. I honestly wish I just bought this and didn’t have the two other bulky swings that take up tons of room in my house.

TubNot sure how you felt, but I was scared out of my mind giving baths to my daughter for many weeks. 11 weeks later I am finally getting used to it, but I don’t think I was using the right tub. For our trip, I ordered the Summer Infant Mothers Touch Deluxe Baby Bather (that’s a mouthful!) I loved it so much I am getting rid of my other infant bath tub (the hammock one that everyone said was SO great – I didn’t agree). Not only does this fold up easily and incredibly light weight, but it dries fast and has a two position back rest. It also is nice and wide and is a little higher on the sides so baby doesn’t fall out. I used this in a sink on our trip but I am planning on getting an inflatable tub to put it in until I can use the main tub when our daughter gets bigger. Love, love, love it!

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Karin on

We received the Boppy swing as a gift for our son (we never had a swing for our first child), and all of us love it! It’s small and light-weight so I can move it from one room to another in our house, it doesn’t take up lots of floor space, it folds up into an unbelievably small and flat box in case you want to take it somewhere, it’s comfy for my son, and my daughter loves to strap her dolls and bears into it to play! I would definitely recommend this swing. And the colours are neutral and soft – not ghastly or annoying – which is a plus, too!