Baby Delight Snuggle Nest XL Traveler

Ok, so you guys know I’m a huge dockatot fan. Love love love our dock. I will still get one for Fitz to use at home and after he outgrows this for travel, but I check the dock when we travel. It’s just too much to carry on. I found this Snuggle Nest online for a great deal (1/3 the cost of the dock) and it turns into a bag! I can put diapers and wipes, a little blanket and extra outfit in here for the inflight plus have Fitz’s bed with us. No worries of it getting lost and it won’t be using up my carry on allowance bc it’s my diaper bag! It’s light enough that Bash can even carry it around. Now I really can’t wait for Fitz to get here and join our family adventures☺️ And I can give a full review of the product then! 

PS: please forgive the tot tornado in the pictures. They aren’t worth picking up until he is in bed😂

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Alert!!Great deal on a great travel stroller option!

Ok, so I’m getting ready to get dressed to then pick up our sitter so we can go out for our anniversary, 3 yrs!! Yay!! But I got this in the mail today and I had to share. I’m literally copy and pasting my insta post, sorry, but I had to share asap so you guys can get in on the deal!! The soft pram insert is already hard to find I’ve discovered, so if you are considering this stroller and want that feature might get to it! 


I’m so stoked about this deal that I had to share! One of the ways we plan on solving our two babes in strollers with one being a pretty large dude (22 months and just look😳) for his age is to just use two singles. We decided to get a second of our favorite and easiest stroller. This was by far our Baby Jogger Vue Lite. Well, when looking for a great deal on a second one, I came across its big brother the Vue on sale for $78!!!!!! This is originally a $200 umbrella stroller. They are discontinuing this amazing stroller!☹️But it means great deals for us!! All the reasons I love the Vue lite are on my blog, but this one comes with all that and even more features (bigger tires, included cup holder, head hugger, calve rest in front) and a more padded bigger seat perfect for a bigger toddler. I think it only weighs like 4 lbs more. Not even noticeable to me at this point carrying a 31 lb toddler around while pregnant. Sebastian immediately enjoyed the front leg rest that is lacking on his lite version. For $78 this is a total steal!! Like the lite it has optional car seat adapters (on an umbrella stroller!!) but I don’t think we will get them this time either. Still can take a pram pack, but it’s pretty enclosed for a small baby when parent facing. We might even just check two of these at the gate instead of a double for our trips!😱 I’m just so amazed at this stroller and the deal I got on it! Definitely check it out mommas and papas before they are all gone! The Vue lite is still a great choice too btw😊 #momlife #strollersnob #babyjogger #travelingwithbaby #beststroller #bestumbrellastroller #travelingmom

Buon Viaggio!! Baci!! 😙😙

Travel Gear Must Haves: Fisher Price Ultra-Lite Day and Night Play Yard (Dock a Tot optional)


Update!! We have used it twice now, and it’s awesome. We took it to Paris and Florida, checked it like a regular bag. We even fit the dock a tot in the bag it goes in! I don’t think it would fit if the infant sleeper was also packed in there. 
First, I have to say we have never used it to travel with, yet.

 We just transitioned our son from co-sleeping with us using a Dock a Tot and sidecar crib to his own crib detached from our bed. We are leaving for Paris in a month, so I had to find something that would be easily portable and safe for him to sleep in on his own as they wanted 90 euro a week to use their pack n play! 😳 Going back to bed sharing would ruin all of our progress of sleeping on his own, so I did some research and found this lovely travel cot for under 90 euro (I got it for $89)! This bad boy was the cheapest I found with the best features! I was looking at the Baby Bjorn, and while it is all organic, non-toxic, etc it is also almost triple the cost. If that is something that is very important to you, I would recommend checking that one out.

For us the short term use has as pretty ok with the materials it’s made of and this one has an infant sleeper attachment! That’s right, infant sleeper attachment!! It’s also inclined which is awesome for reflux babies, like our son. You can put your baby on the bottom level too, but I don’t like really little babies near the drafty ground. 

Weighing only 13 lbs with everything in the storage bag that has both a handle and shoulder strap this travel play yard is impressive. That means with the frame, mattress, infant sleeper attachment and the diaper changing mat and caddy all packed in the handy bag it comes in you can easily carry it and baby, check it on its own or even put it in your big suitcase!!

It just pops right open, clicks to tell you it is locked in place, drop the mattress in, do up the velcro straps and done! Or if you want to use the infant sleeper snap it into the top 4 corners, put the cushion on and voila! Just as easy to fold back up and put away.

Despite being light weight it is very sturdy. Our son is pretty big for 15 months, and I am not worried about him tipping it over at all. 

The mattress has a pretty good thickness, not that different from our home pack n play. The foot print of the bottom isn’t much smaller either. It takes standard play yard sheets. 

Basically, I wish I would have known about this guy sooner because I would have used it at home for nap time with that inclined infant sleeper, and killed two birds with one stone!  

I’m really excited to use this bad boy, and let you all know how Paris went with our 1 yr old. He will be meeting one of my best friends for the first time😁 


**the dock a tot pictured is the larger Grand size. Our son is 32.5″ tall and 15 months old.  

Leave a comment! Let me know what you guys think or if you have any questions. 

Baby Travel Gear Must-Have: Baby Jogger Vue Lite Umbrella Stroller

I could probably write a 10,000 word essay on why I love this umbrella stroller! It has so many features in one little (relatively speaking) package.

**I am in no way compensated for this review/pick. Just my personal opinion and purchase.


The first thing I love about it is that it is made with quality materials that feel durable and sturdy. I want all of my bigger baby purchases to last and be safe. The Baby Jogger Vue Lite is no exception. The metal frame is light weight, only 14.5 lbs, but definitely feels sturdy. It’s capable of being a travel system with the baby jogger infant carrier car seat and adapters, so that tells you how sturdy it really is! I have never used this feature. The material is also high quality with a very large 50+ UV sun protection canopy that has amazing coverage for both seat positions. 5 point harness for your squirmy wormy, escape artist or not sitting up on their own yet baby. One fairly easy to push brake, comfy and taller than most umbrella stroller handles I have seen, lots of accessories!

My second favorite thing about this umbrella stroller, it has the option of both parent facing and outward facing. This is super important in our family. And get this, you can switch it with just one hand! If your baby is like mine, and enjoys face time with mommy, or if you are like me, and in congested areas want baby facing you to avoid being knocked into or touched by strangers, this is the umbrella stroller for you! Heck with its almost lie flat recline and bassinet insert (that’s right a bassinet add-on for an umbrella stroller!) that makes it useful from birth to 55lbs, this may be the only stroller you need!


For us, it’s our travel stroller. We keep this bad boy, in the separately purchased, handled storage bag, in our car at all times ready to go. It folds up fairly easy, takes me and hubby two hands pretty much, and is light enough for me to carry while also wearing or carrying our son! It has a little handle on the side that is perfect for when you’re on the go and run into stairs. Just hold baby, fold, grab the handle, go up or down, unfold and put baby back in, no fuss! It also stands up on its own when folded!! My full-size doesn’t even do that!

Another thing that makes it perfect for travel is the front wheels lock. Yes, an umbrella stroller with front locking wheels! So you can survive cobblestone, grass, gravel etc. It’s not all terrain still, but it helps a lot!

The basket under it is nothing special, but hey, it’s an umbrella stroller. We get our diaper clutch (filled), extra water bottle, Kidco peapod, a burp cloth and a book under there all at once. Sometimes I even stuff a blanket, but that’s all it can handle! No diaper bags are going under there. You also can’t access it from the back, another common umbrella stroller downfall. To add a little bit more storage I suggest getting the cup holder (or two). You could add the Baby Jogger parent console too, but in the parent facing direction it might be in your way. A perk of using it facing out is that sitting straight up, it does give you an area to put some more stuff. I can put my jacket back there or a small/medium diaper bag or hand bag, which is really nice and unique to this umbrella stroller design.

Some other cons, no peekaboo window (it’s bigger sibling the vue has this, I believe), every accessory sold separate (but at least it has them!), and the seat isn’t very padded. This is all pretty common with umbrella strollers. However, the seat situation I easily solved with this one of those universal car seat inserts you can pick up just about anywhere that sells baby stuff. You will see it in some of my pictures. We just fold it up with it in there, no issue, problem solved.

The price is on the higher end for umbrella strollers, but reasonable for the quality and features of the product. I picked mine up from buy but baby for $179 (not including any accessories I mentioned), but I found it at Amazon now for $143.99 with free shipping.

There is a similar Summer Infant version on the market now. I’ve seen it, next to my Vue lite even, the quality and features are not there. It’s worth the extra $50 for the better product, in my opinion.

Cons aside, this is the perfect gate check, keep in the car, use from birth, take all over the world, light weight, sturdy stroller.

Overall, we love this umbrella stroller and so does our little man! I’m kind of a stroller snob, my other set of wheels is a Stokke Xplory, so it takes a lot for me to say I love a baby product.


What is your favorite travel stroller? And why? Questions on this stroller? Leave a comment below.

Safe and Happy Travels:)