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3 Products That Saved the Day at Sesame Place

Even though I review a lot of parenting gear and I write about baby products, I’m actually a minimalist type of person. I’m not into the “stuff.”

Yet on my recent family trip to Sesame Place in Pennsylvania, some of that “stuff” really did make our trip easier.

Here are 3 of my new favorite products for a day trip:

1. Petunia Pickle Bottom Satchel Diaper Bag

Even though my son is 3 years old, I do still carry a diaper bag from time to time — mostly for the extra space (for spare undies and toys) and built-in cup pockets for his water bottle. The reason I love the Petunia is because it looks chic and non-diaper-bag-ish — but I had a new reason to love my Petunia at Sesame Place, because I could use it as a backpack. The great thing about the line of Petunia Pickle Bottom diaper bags is that they can be used as shoulder bags or as backpacks, and the back straps discreetly tuck into the back pocket for seamless transitions.

2. Quinny Zapp Xtra with Folding Seat

This stroller has one of the tiniest folds I’ve ever seen for a lightweight stroller — perfect for traveling. It’s also nice and slim for crowded streets, and — despite its tiny size — was comfortable for my over-6-ft.-tall husband. He typically has a real problem finding strollers that he doesn’t kick while walking, yet he was a big fan of this new-and-improved Quinny stroller.

3. The Tag*a*Long

This brightly colored attachable stroller handle is perfect for part-time stroller users. Rather than convince him to hold our hands or to get into the stroller, he happily held onto his special handle as he walked the streets of Sesame Place. (Buy the Tag*a*Long for under $15.)

What about you? What are your favorite travel products?

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