Category archive: travel

August 26, 2004

When traveling with baby formula

Opt for the double freezer bagging rather than just putting the cannister in your suitcase. And be sure to press out as much of the air as possible from those bags. Otherwise, the combination of air pressure changes and baggage...
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August 23, 2004

Fold-up Infant Cabana (yes, small as a dinner plate)

Finally. After scouring sporting goods stores, tentmakers, and baby shops, I'd given up on finding a simple sunshade so we could take the kid outside (and not fry her while I lay my pasty self out). I want(ed) a tensile...
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August 21, 2004

Pop-up Travel Beds

While my nose has been buried in Japanese diapers, the UK has apparently been overrun by springloaded travel beds that fold up "as small as a dinner plate." Baby Chic 101 (a new blog with enough baby designer links to...
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August 20, 2004

Rocky Flying with The Squirrelly

Over at Defective Yeti, Matt has a typically wisdom-packed, comedic account of a cross-country flight with his son, aka The Squirrelly....
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August 14, 2004

That's Odd: United decides Bugaboo not a stroller, and other travel lessons

What's the Daddy Types secret for getting your kid to sleep the entire flight, even a 12-hour stretch from Osaka to O'hare? Get her to puke right after takeoff. (Of course, self-induced vomiting will come in handy when she starts...
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Jetlag Special: 5AM Thank-yous

Back from Japan, safe, sound, (almost) all accounted for, and jetlagged. More on that later. Thanks to the folks below, company's coming, and I've gotta start picking up all the stuff lying around the Daddy Types floor. First, DT fan...
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August 8, 2004

Japanese Hotel Crib

This is the hardwood crib the hotel gave us. It folds up to about 1/3 of the depth, but what I like most about it is the basic, no-frills shape: square rails and spindles, no tole painting (although the...
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Bamboo Bugaboo

It's too sunny and too hot for the kid to ride around in a stock Bugaboo/Maxi-Cosi carseat. The pullout shade doesn't cover her legs; the black carseat soaks up heat; and there's no ventilation, either. So I jury-rigged a...
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August 7, 2004

Taking your non-Asian baby to Japan: A Phrasebook

KAWAIIIIII! (kah-wah-eeeeeeeee) Cute. Used as an exclamation by 98% of the Japanese women of any age when they see your kid. Hana ga takai! (hah-nah gah tah-kai) What a big nose! and O-tosan ni sokkuri! (oh-toe-sahn nee soak-curry) She look...
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August 4, 2004

quick japan update

1. flying 14 hrs was a breeze. the kid slept 8-9 w/no drugs, no crying, the only problem was over-eager-to-help-and-hold-her neighbors and total randoms. 2. oh, except she goes berserk as soon as the plane pushes back from the gate....
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July 31, 2004

Daddy Types Japanese Tour '04

Well, I'm actually doing it: taking the kid on a 14-hour flight to Japan, and a 2-week trip to the sticks. Daddy Types is certainly going to sleep through the night, but if they have the "internet" over there, I'll...
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July 29, 2004

Has Anyone Actually MacGyvered a Diaper?

Early on, when the kid had a blowout at Barnes & Noble, and I had only a spare Onesie (R) for a cold day. I had to turn her hoodie into a pair of pants (with a baggy MC-Hammer-style crotch)...
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Just heard this: Flight attendant spiked kid's juice with Xanax

I was talking with some friends last night about the kid's big flight this weekend (14 hours to Osaka), and one child-free guy asked, "isn't there something you can give them, you know, to take the edge off?" "Haha, where's...
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July 25, 2004

A service for traveling to LA with kids

Gotta hand it to Los Angeles, they have a highly evolved service economy. One hotel I used to stay in had overnight dry cleaning which, if you think about it, everyone should have, but they don't. (Thank the film industry...
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July 21, 2004

How to Fly the Daddy Types Way (v1.0)

1. Check everything but the onplane essentials (and your laptop, which won't fit in the diaper bag, so you stuff the emptied diaper bag into your checked luggage and use a camo duckhunting tote from LLBean. 2. Take the stroller...
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Newark Airport Terminal B - NO

Yeah, I know Newark's not in NYC. I almost went back to change the kid's diaper at the security checkpoint when I found out there's no changing table. Ghe-ttooo...
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July 18, 2004

JFK Terminal 9, American - NO

Thanks to DT reader Sebastian, who also points out the women's room DOES have one. "Actually, places where women's bathrooms have changing tables while men's doesn't bother me the most, since it means they did think about changing tables but...
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UrbanBabyWatch: Flying

Advice on flying, from the oft-treacherous shoals of UrbanBaby's message boards: Flying w/stroller, carseat and base? "Check the base, gatecheck the stroller and carseat, that way you can use the carseat if there's an open seat." "airlines provide a large...
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July 16, 2004

Disposable 8 oz cups for anything

We got a pack of these 8 oz. cups w/lids to start the kid on solid foods. They're fine for mixing tiny amounts of rice cereal--not that she's actually eating any of it yet--but we find we're using them for...
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June 14, 2004

The Right Baby Formula Dispenser

We got this blue-lidded, 3-chamber baby formula dispenser from Munchkin . But we found it leaks so much formula, we had to store it in a Ziploc bag. And it would occasionally leak from one partition to the next, screwing...
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