See what inspires our amazingly talented team of designers to create Baby Cargo products through our "Behind the Design" board on Pinterest. Just for fun this morning, here is a color inspiration board from our designer Mindy:
Here are a few tips to help when planning a hotel stay for young families courtesy of The Peninsula Hotel:
Before you travel, contact your hotel’s guest relations department to determine what items they have in-house to ensure a restful night’s sleep for your baby (and you!). Most hotels will provide a portable crib or pack-and-play, along with coordinating linens. The Peninsula New York provides full-size cribs and toddler beds complete with specialty linens. Baby monitors, soothing sleep sounds devices and baby reading books are also available upon request.
Baby Gear Essentials – Lighten Your Load
Reduce the amount of gear you pack for your child by making use the hotel’s baby amenities! Most hotels will offer an array of items, from bottle warmers to full-size strollers – the important point is to call ahead and find out what’s available and reserve for your stay. At The Peninsula New York, guests have baby gear at their disposal including:
Be sure to bring enough formula or food to get you to the hotel and back home. Contact the concierge at the hotel in advance of your visit and ask them to find out which pharmacies or grocery stores carry your formula – that way you can buy what you need once you arrive rather than packing. The Peninsula can even arrange for one of our Page’s to run to the store and purchase what you need in advance of your stay.
Keep Your Hotel Informed!
The most important step you can take to ensure a smooth hotel stay with your baby is to inform the hotel in advance. At The Peninsula New York, baby proofing your hotel room is a complimentary amenity that can be accomplished before your family checks in. Also, inform the hotel of any allergies your baby/child may have so the kitchen can make proper adjustments. While the hotel cannot dispense medicine, The Peninsula New York does have access to 24-hour pharmacies and a Page can be sent to pick up any drug store order 24 hours a day.
Utilize the Concierge
The concierge can be a traveling family’s best friend! Let the concierge team customize a special itinerary for children, from kid-friendly parks and playgrounds to fun restaurants, concierges truly are the key to a successful visit to any city. In addition, they're able to share insider knowledge on the best babysitters, local boutiques, children’s museums and shows.
...This innovative line of strollers and gear breaks the traditional design mold. Baby Cargo's Ultra Lightweight Series is made for travel and all designed to weigh under 15 pounds. The 100, 200 and 300 strollers include specially engineered wheels for a smoother ride and a shoulder strap for carrying. They are easy to fold and super compact...Read more.
...Baby Cargo’s Lightweight Umbrella Strollers are “as versatile and well-traveled as your favorite cargo pants — chock full of pockets, easy to fold and as light as they come.” I’ve spotted these strollers while out and about, and they look good in person... Read more.
Biggest Baby Shower LA...Of course there is always a ton of gear, but what I really loved is that there was a wide range of product in all price ranges, like Baby Cargo strollers, who make high-end umbrella strollers at really affordable prices...Read full article.
Baby Cargo 300 Series. Review and HUGE giveaway!...Their line of three compact strollers are all priced between $100-$199. They are perfect for the mom who only uses her stroller to go to the mall or zoo, but sturdy enough to act in place of a full size luxury stroller when on vacation or on a quick trip to the park...Read full article.
A new family of lightweight city strollers by BabyCargo…So far, we’ve given this stroller a run for its money taking it on adventures through our local outdoor mall, the zoo, an amusement park and a farmer’s market. It’s holding up well to our expectations and our all around city-centered lifestyle – where everyday is different. Read full article.
Baby Cargo...Do you see those 2 big bags of goodies I'm holding? They are full of products that will make life so much easier when you travel with kids. I am going to blog about all of the products over at MOMMYBITES and introduce you to an amazing new stroller brand! Read full article.
How to Travel in Style with the Kids!...And there is a contest beginning March 18! Parents are invited to enter The Travel in Style contest by sharing their best or worst travel experience...Read full article.
I love being so close to NYC…I am so excited to see their new liners, footmuff, and stylish stroller bag! Who doesn't want to change up the look of their stroller every once in a while?…Read full article.
5 Family Travel Accessories for Babies and Preschoolers...I saw a stroller bag from BabyCargo that breathes new life into the diaper bag. Technically a stroller accessory, it has stroller hooks to attach to the back handles of the stroller, but also has shoulder straps and is flat and useful enough to wear as a messenger bag/diaper bag when not strolling...Read full article.
Traveling With Children? 7 Must Have Items...Baby Cargo is light and compact, has a handful of compartments for storage, a padded seat and… the ability to RECLINE. Perfection! While I was learning about the line, I kept thinking about how AWESOME this stroller would be at Disney World…Read full article.
Now, you don’t have to let a heavy stroller add to your worries when you load up the car for your next trip…The Baby Cargo Stroller offers an ultra-lightweight solution that easily folds to fit in your car or on an airplane. Read full article.
...I would definitely recommend this series to any family or friends. I think the price is reasonable and the three color choices are very chic...Read full article.
The Shopping Mama ...Parents will appreciate the easy to maneuverability, easy compact fold and comfort features like pockets and cup holder. There’s definitely a lot to like about Baby Cargo and we look forward to seeing more products from the company!... Read full article.
…A brand-new line that launched in December, Baby Cargo has the lightest, most affordable, and best looking new umbrella strollers. Perfect for: Parents who need a lighter second stroller — but still want it to look good… Read full article here.
The lightweight aspect of it is heavenly. Especially with me being pregnant right now. I can easily lift it in and out of the trunk without risking hurting myself. In fact this stroller weighs in at only 15.8 lbs!
The strollers were easy to maneuver around town, quick to collapse and open, and the shoulder carry strap is genius. And another favorite: the clips on the sides of the seat that I can attach toys to- or the sippy cup tether. They are lightweight and compact- perfect for storing in a packed trunk or closet.