Steffany Skelley Gilmer
Spring is right around the corner and Summer is not far behind - and with all these school-free days coming up, thousands of moms & dads all over the country will be traveling with their little ones to enjoy some much-deserved vacation family time!
As parents ourselves, we often travel long distance with our children to visit family on the holidays and also during Summer break. We've always loved to travel and spend quality time with our families, but let's be honest - traveling with kids and babies can be a nightmare!
First, you have to be masterful in the art of fitting all the luggage and supplies into your vehicle while still leaving enough room for yourselves and your children to squeeze in (thank goodness I'm good at Tetris!)
Next, for the millionth time before you leave the house, you must go over the list of Every. Little. Thing. your child is going to need on a daily basis. Did you pack enough diapers or pull-ups? Wipes? Bottles? Formula? Baby food? Toddler snacks?
Like us, many parents end up packing more suitcases full of essential baby supplies than actual suitcases of clothing for the trip! And, it never fails - once you reach your destination you always realize that something was forgotten.
The travel struggle with little ones is real, ya'll. But all is not lost...
Two physicians recently joined forces and created a NEW way to help make traveling so much easier for parents: Introducing, CayTer 2 You Baby - a one-stop online shopping center that allows parents the ability to pre-order diapers, baby food, snacks, pacifiers, wipes and more so you can have exactly what you need for your trip waiting on you when you get to your destination!
Can you imagine? No more stressing about baby supplies and whether you've got everything your little one will need for your trip! Simply go online, place your order and rest easy knowing everything you need is taken care of.
We are obsessed with this brilliant new service for traveling families and are so happy that we recently had the opportunity to interview one of the owners and founders of CayTer 2 You Baby, Dr. CharlRe’ Slaughter-Atiemo, MD!
A little bit about the founders of CayTer 2 You Baby:
CayTer 2 You Baby was started by a husband and wife - Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Emmanuel Atiemo, and board-certified Pediatrician Dr. CharlRe’ Slaugher-Atiemo.
"We are parents to two beautiful kids - an intelligent, overzealous 6-year-old son and an opinionated, vivacious 2-year-old daughter. We were inspired to start this company by our personal experiences of traveling with our children. These experiences included the difficulties in packing small items for quick trips as well as the difficulties in transporting a large amount of items for long distance trips," shares Dr. CharlRe’ Slaugher-Atiemo.
A mom herself, Dr. CharlRe' Slaugher-Atiemo shared with us one of her own difficult traveling experiences: "I will never forget when we went to Denver to visit some friends and were shopping in the mall, when our son - who was 2 years old at the time, had a massive blowout poopy diaper. I looked in my diaper bag and realized I had no diapers or baby wipes left…cue panic mode! We were in the middle of the mall - the kids play area to be exact, and I literally had no idea what I was going to do. So we took him to a bathroom, used too many wet paper towels to count to get him cleaned up and luckily I had a change of clothes and an extra white undershirt packed in the bag. So I wrapped the undershirt around his butt, put on the change of clothes and high-tailed it out of the mall, waving good-bye and profusely apologizing to our friends! There we were in the middle of the night, in an unknown town, driving around using our GPS trying to find the nearest Walgreen’s or Target. And I remember thinking, 'it shouldn’t have to be this hard traveling with kids.'”
It was then, after experiencing that stressful day among many others, and after speaking with other family members and friends who also travel with their children, Dr. CharlRe' Slaugher-Atiemo and her husband learned that they weren't alone and that the complaints and nuisances regarding traveling with children was a rather common occurrence.
"This is especially true for first-time parents or parents traveling with multiple kids. It’s so easy to get overwhelmed and then start to question 'How bad do I really want to go to the mall? Or maybe we should postpone the trip and wait until the kids are a little older and don’t need as much stuff…?' I’ve thought these questions a million times, and I’m sure a lot of you guys have too," added Dr. CharlRe' Slaugher-Atiemo.
A little bit about CayTer 2 You Baby:
Dr. CharlRe' Slaugher-Atiemo told us she considers CayTer 2 You Baby as being the ultimate service that caters to families on the go. She adds, "From our Baby Vending machines to our Baby Travel Store, we feel our mission is to provide quality trusted brand name childcare supplies that are convenient and affordable and make leaving the house with kids less difficult and more enjoyable."
"Imagine the luxury and convenience of not having to pack an over-stuffed diaper bag or worry about leaving an essential child care item at home.'" she says, "So that inspired us to start a company that would allow families the convenience of not having to worry about transporting necessary childcare items when leaving the house with kids. From family vacations to quick trips to the mall, our goal was to create a company that made traveling with children less difficult and more enjoyable. Our motto is 'We take the hassle out of traveling with kids.'”
What makes CayTer 2 You Baby Special:
"Our company CayTer 2 You Baby is special because we allow families the comfort of having all their routine childcare supplies while away from home," says Dr. CharlRe' Slaugher-Atiemo,
"Our Baby Vending machines are stocked with all the necessary essentials including diapers, wipes, baby food, baby formula, snacks, beverages, and a few medications and health supplies. We feel no parent should have to worry about forgetting an essential item for their little one and have to totally disrupt their outing just to get basic childcare items. Our machines also let you leave home without worrying about packing an over-stuffed diaper bag because families know they can purchase all the things they will need at one of our vending machines when they arrive at their destination.
"Our Baby Travel Store takes it one step further and allows parents to have all their childcare supplies delivered directly to their travel doorstep! They will ship all your items directly to your travel destination including hotels, vacation resorts or other residences like grandma’s house for the holidays,
"We are special because we are the only company or website that allows parents to order ahead of time, customize their package with specific items and quantities, select an exact guaranteed delivery date for when you would like to receive your items, and have everything you need delivered to your travel doorstep. Overall, we aim to take the hassle out of leaving home and traveling with kids," says Dr. CharlRe' Slaugher-Atiemo.
Here's how it works:
Parents can go online and order all the items their child will need while traveling. We love that this gives parents the opportunity to save time by planning ahead and customizing their package to have exactly what their child will need while on vacation or out of town.
The CayTer 2 You Baby website also allows parents to customize their package with only the amount they know their child would normally use. (Bonus points for being budget-friendly because this reduces the likelihood of supplies going unused, thrown away or having to be transported back home!)
Parents rejoice! No more bulky suitcases full of baby supplies, no more additional luggage fees for your baby bags at the airport, no cramming your car full of baby stuff, no more wasting precious vacation time frantically searching for the nearest store to pick up items you forgot to pack.
CayTer 2 You Baby has saved the day - and vacation - by taking the hassle out of traveling with kids!
With CayTer 2 You Baby, convenience and quality go hand-in-hand:
"We love that we can offer an extensive selection of trusted brand name childcare items. Each product that we carry has been specifically chosen based on the highest safety ratings and consumer reviews to keep little ones healthy and parents happy," says Dr. CharlRe' Slaugher-Atiemo,
"Because we are big on keeping kids healthy and safe, the majority of our products are organic and non-GMO. We also know that many parents have specific preferences and many kids have allergies and sensitivities, so we offer a variety of items that caters to all kids and families including gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free and kosher items. We have something for everyone!"
As parents (and doctors) themselves, Dr. CharlRe' Slaugher-Atiemour and her husband put a lot of thought into making CayTer 2 You Baby as convenient as possible for families to use.
The Baby Vending machines carry all the essentials: diapers, baby wipes, baby food, formula, healthy snacks and beverages and even a few healthcare essentials including Tylenol and a first aid kit.
The Baby Travel Store offers a wider variety of not only many of the vending machine items, but also includes other travel needs such as bottles, sippy cups, child size toiletries, travel toys and even travel-size laundry detergent!
"I am a board-certified Pediatrician, so I personally know the quality and safety standards for all of the products we offer. But more importantly than that, I’m a mom and have used EVERY SINGLE PRODUCT that we offer for my own kids. We stand behind all our products and ensure that each item is checked for freshness and that all packaging is secure prior to distribution. We carry only the best for our customers while keeping safety our top priority." added Dr. CharlRe' Slaugher-Atiemo.
For more information on the services CayTer 2 You Baby provides, to find their nearest vending location or to start planning your next vacation with kids, check out cayter2youbaby.com.
You can also follow them on social media @CayTer2YouBaby on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for special news, promotions, and fun child-related health tips!
Want a CayTer 2 You Baby vending machine in your location? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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