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The New Travel Essentials

Seven things that make holiday trips easier.

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Traveling with a baby for the holidays can get ugly pretty quickly. But with these seven life-savers (plus some patience, and hopefully a few helping hands on the other end of the journey), you've got a good chance at a bon voyage.
 
PEPP. Nuna's sleek, compact stroller folds easily, and reclines fully in case of impromptu naps. $299.95 at rightstart.com.
 
Grab & Go Stroller Organizer. Skip-Hop's clever caddy holds everything you need, and comes with a detachable wristlet so you can leave the purse behind. $20 at skiphop.com.
 
journeyBee. This portable crib weighs in at less than 12 pounds. It's also a snap to set up. $199.99 ($169.99 through Nov. 30) at parentlab.com.
 
On-the-Go Drying Rack with Bottle Brush. Unless you plan to pack your entire stash of bottles (not recommended), you'll be doing some scrubbing. OXO's little kit makes that doable. $14.99 at oxo.com.
 
On-The-Go Essentials Kit. Just in case Grandma doesn't stock your favorite eco-friendly cleaners, Dapple's travel set includes TSA-compliant bottle and dish liquid, toy and surface wipes, paci wipes, and detergent. $9.99 at dapplebaby.com.
 
Baby Nano Puff. An extra wind- and water-resistant layer often comes in handy. Better yet if it takes up practically no space in a carry-on. $79 at patagonia.com.
 
ErgoBaby Winter Edition. Just what you'll need for those long walks to escape the in-laws. $159.99 at amazon.com.