Last week I was in a bit of a panic. The girls' spring break was fast-approaching, which meant they would be home all day for a whole week. How was I going to juggle entertaining them, dealing with my crazy skin issues, tending to the new baby, and working on Lollacup? Instead, I decided to pack up the family and visit my parents, because it would be a much-needed change of scenery.
I’m sure many of you know that packing for a family of five is no easy feat. When the car was packed, there wasn’t an inch of empty space, and I consider myself a light packer. Luckily my two older girls are at an age where they don’t need much, as long as they have one another. This is the beauty of siblings. Most of the “essentials” revolved around the baby. Because she was only 6-weeks-old, she, too, didn’t need much: clothing, swaddles, diapers, wipes, formula, burp cloths, and a place to sleep.
Now the reason for this blog post. . . I didn’t think I was going to have another child, so I gave away most of my baby gear. I was, however, fortunate enough to receive a Lotus Everywhere Crib as a gift, so we took it with us on this trip, and it was awesome. There’s no assembly involved, it essentially pops open and collapses closed, and it packs neatly into its own little travel bag! We had it set up the whole time in the house for sleeping & “playtime” and we were able to quickly collapse it down and take it down to the pool as well. This being said, we’ve partnered with the makers of the very cool Lotus Everywhere Crib to do an exciting “baby essentials” giveaway. Click here to enter the giveaway. Good luck and have a great week!