Sunday, June 29, 2008

Travel tip - family pre-boarding on the airplane

To pre-board or not pre-board? There are many stories on the web about the benefits of pre-boarding the plane when traveling with a baby or small child. The option of pre-boarding is a personal preference, but personally, I have never pre-boarded and try to be the one of the last people on the plane when I traveled with my young children.

I traveled quite frequently with both my children when they were between the ages of 6 months and two years old. Both my children were very active and curious, even as small babies. Being confined in a car seat or even on mom's lap never was the most exciting part of their day. They loved to move and explore. So whenever we traveled, we would walk all around the airport exploring and boarded the plane at the very last moment to avoid having to be seated in a confined space for too long. Even the slow walk up the aisle to our seats, has provided entertainment for the baby who enjoys people watching. By the time we find our seats and get situated the plane is usually ready for take off and we are on our way.

I alway brought along small toys and snacks for the plane ride. Whenever I traveled with my son, who was by far the more active of the two kids, I used to bring a empty wipes container filled with ordinary objects from around the house that would be new to him to explore. Things like cotton balls, popsicle sticks, rubber ducks, stacking cups or a ring of measuring spoons, helped keep his attention away from standing up and grabbing the hair of the person sitting in front of him! Most of the items we brought were inexpensive so if we lost them on the plane or anywhere on our trip, it was not an issue. My son once dropped his bottle on the plane during ascending, and the bottle rolled back about five rows before being stopped by someone's bag under the seat! We didn't get it back until after we were getting off the plane.

My choice of not pre-boarding would be different if we were traveling on an airline that didn't issue seating assignments, but I have been lucky to never have been in that situation.

Patty, owner JetSetBabies

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Kids Magical Wonder

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From fabulous nursery decor, to the posh crib bedding, its all there. Along with some of the hottest names in designer baby clothing, such as Baby Nay, Bossy Baby, and Sweet Peanut, just to name a few. Looking for a unique diaper bag? Check out the stylish collection from Clairebella and JP Lizzy.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Introduction to JetSetBabies

JetSetBabies opened its "doors" for business on February 13, 2003...but the concept was born way before than. In March of 2001, I was taking a trip to Phoenix with my two children, Aaron, then 7, and Anna was just 7 months. While trying to figure out how I was going to pack and carry all my baby supplies by myself, I thought I could probably buy baby supplies on-line and ship them directly to my vacation destination. Well, I searched the web and couldn't find a company that specialized in providing that service, so instead, I bought some baby food, diapers, and other groceries at NetGrocer and sent them ahead. Needless to say, it was fabulous to have a huge box of supplies waiting for me when I arrived and not having had to carry them.

When I returned from my trip, I mentioned to a friend what I had done, and happened to say that I was surprised I couldn't find a company that did only that. She turned to me and said - "Why don't we do it". And so the company was born. We spent several months building a website, choosing products, and finding a wholesaler, as well as all the paperwork that goes into starting a new business. We had the JetSetBabies site ready to launch and chose a start date of Oct. 1, 2001. However, in September of 2001, tragedy struck the U.S. and we were apprehensive about how the terrorist attacks would affect the travel industry. We agreed to wait a year before starting our new business. A year lasted a little longer than anticipated, but we turned on the site in February of 2003.

JetSetBabies has not only been a fun and exciting venture for us as business owners, but become a helping hand to traveling parents all over the world. If you've never used our services, we ship diapers, wipes, formula, baby food, and hundreds of other baby supplies that you use on a daily basis....directly to your vacation destination so it is waiting upon arrival. No more need to lug heavy suitcases, and pay overweight fees at the airport. No more finding a grocery store in a new city you've never been to before. What a lifesaver for the vacationing parents.

We ship all over the world and we also ship to places within the United States for people coming here from other places in the world.

We also do home delivery of all of our products. We even do home delivery to other parts of the world. Please check us out often.

Happy travels!