Our Mommy MD Guide’s reply: With two toddlers, I learned quickly that you can’t bring it all with you from home when you travel. Fortunately, many clever companies rent kids’ equipment, such as strollers and Pack ‘n Plays when you arrive at your destination. This allowed me to avoid lugging tons of gears through airports. A good resource for renting baby items when traveling is www.babytravelpros.com.
—Ann V. Arthur, MD, a mom of a 10-year-old daughter and an eight-year-old son, a pediatric ophthalmologist in private practice at Park Slope Eye Care Associates, in New York City, and a blogger at www.waterwinetravel.com