Fridays Faves: August 23, 2013

TGIF. I’ve got a relatively low-key weekend ahead of me, save for drinks and dinner with a girlfriend tonight. But otherwise, it’s time to mentally — and maybe physically — start prepping for our first official vaca with our little munchkin next week.

Next Thursday, we leave for Colorado Springs for a long weekend. I’m equally excited and anxious. We intentionally booked Springs since the flight time from Chicago isn’t too terribly long, but still, I must admit being a little apprehensive taking our daughter on her first flight at just over three months old.

To that end, my faves for this week consist mostly of things baby travel-related. Happy Friday!

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I’m not sure that I’m ready to sit apart from my husband on the plane just yet, but I love this tip to order diapers and supplies and have them arrive at your destination. Genius.

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Nora has only recently grown accustomed to being worn, but I think the Baby Bjorn will be a must for the airport. And of course I wouldn’t use the airplane bathroom water for anything other than washing my hands. Yuck!

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Ha! I love the second tip, as I’ve been thinking that now that we have the stroller bag, we really need to practice with it before we get to the airport.

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I have to admit, when I initially heard about Jessica Alba’s eco-friendly company and corresponding book, I brushed it off as celebrity fluff. Then, when recently watching a rerun of Ellen where Alba was a guest, I was intrigued enough to check it out. She’s not just another celebrity slapping her name on something; she seemed genuinely dedicated to healthy living and eco-friendly products. I’ve only thumbed through the book thus far, but I like what I’ve read. She has some seemingly common sense tips, too, especially when it comes to babies. For example, take a roll of dog poop bags and keep them in the diaper bag for when you don’t have a place to dispose of a dirty diaper. Seems so intuitive, but I would’ve never thought of that with my mommy brain.

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These maps are fascinating — with the exception of #6, which is just sad, sad, sad.