Parenting Win of the Week: Yes, New Moms CAN Travel

Whether you're traveling with or without your little one, these amazing organizations and resources are here to help.

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I remember the travel anxiety that I used to have right after I had either of my kids. It’s hard enough to travel these days in general — long lines, canceled flights, other woes — but as a new mom traveling with or without your kids, there is SO much to think about.

We took a trip to Austin soon after my second was born and I remember needing to pump, but having nowhere to store my milk. Luckily, the hotel was super accommodating and put a mini fridge in my room. However, getting through security at the airport with that milk was a whole other issue.

Needless to say, traveling with or without that new baby can be really stressful. I recently came across a new initiative launched recently by Kimpton Hotels called the On Demand Family Fridge Program. Rolling out this month globally at their hotels, this program offers new parents the opportunity to have a mini, discreet countertop fridge in their room that is specifically designed to store breast milk at the CDC recommended temperature of 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

Whether you are with or without your baby, this can be a lifesaver.

I also recently came across a few companies that partnered with Milk Stork to allow safe shipping of breast milk when traveling for work, and others even extended that to personal travel. Milk Stork also provides other benefits like pumps and lactation consulting.

If you are traveling with a baby, select Kimpton hotels offer some of the 4moms products including an infant seat, play yard and bathtub. Loews Hotels are also good about offering things you need for your baby, everything from cribs to child-proofing kits and nightlights.

Of course, that doesn’t take out the unknowns of what it’s like to travel with your baby. We’ve all been covered in spit up mid-flight or dealt with uncontrollable crying while waiting for a rental car, but it’s nice to see that there are initiatives out there to make it just a little bit more comfortable to travel as a new parent.


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