Travel essentials part two: National Geographic Kids magazine and Totseat reviews

So here is part two of my travel essentials reviews. Today I am bringing you two fabulous items we were lucky enough to review. Again, I will be taking them both away with us and will bring you an updated review when we return.

Firstly, the big one was delighted to receive the National Geographic Kids magazines. They were quite simply packed full of stuff she likes to read- what more could you ask? Since the big one loves to read and has a particular interest in encyclopedias (she doesn’t get that from me, just like her dad on that one) and animals, these magazines were perfect for her. She read them all in practically one sitting!


So, how do we review the magazines on holiday if she’s read them? The great thing is that each edition is absolutely PACKED full of stuff that you can go back time and time again and read something new. There are also so many points for discussion that I know they’ll keep her entertained a while. And if not, I have a super-duper discount code that I am sharing with you guys!

Each edtion of the National Geographic Kids magazine is allows kids to “come face-to-face with exotic wildlife, discover ancient cultures and civilizations, explore the wonders of the natural world, read about their favourite stars, and get creative with exciting things to make and do.”

The magazines are aimed at kids aged from 7 to 12 years old and the discount I have to offer allows you to get them with a 50% reduction. The link to the discount offer will be at the bottom of this post and I will get it posted on the sidebar of my blog too. Spread the word!

The second travel essential we were lucky enough to review is the ingenious Totseat. This is one product I know that many of you have already used and loved and now I know why! The toddler is not so good at sitting in his high chair- he prefers to sit at the table with us mostly. This usually means that he can’t see over the top of the table and he can’t stay on his bottom. It also usually ends with the toddler climbing onto the table and screaming his protests when we make him get down. It does not make for a relaxing meal.

We tried the Totseat yesterday. He seemed to like it. Being at the table with us suited him well, although we needed a cushion as our chairs are quite low. He ate his dinner, and that’s more than good enough for me! But the best thing about this product is that it can be taken out and about with us and we can always guarantee that he has somewhere to sit if there aren’t any highchairs. When we’re away, my sister and her toddler will be with us and so if there is only one highchair in the apartment (if any) then we’ll be sorted with the Totseat. Also, the toddler can always sit at the table with us, which is another bonus.

Another great thing about the Totseat is that it can be popped into the machine after use and doesn’t need dis-assembling like his chair does. Might be a pain to do this after every meal, since the fabric isn’t wipe clean, but we shall see. Overall, this is a fab product and I’m looking forward to taking it away with us!

Click here for your National Geographic Kids magazine discount code!

1 Comment

  1. August 4, 2011 / 4:49 pm

    I love the Totseat! I think it is such a clever idea. And, if you are taking your Totseat on the go to Grandma’s house, my SmartSeat Chair Protectors are a great way to protect Grandma’s heirloom chairs from stains and spills. Designed to snuggly fit around the seat of the chairs, the SmartSeat Chair Protector is completely waterproof, stain resistant, and machine washable. It works much better than a towel and looks nicer too! I would love to have you try it out with your little one!

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