These eco-friendly, mesh bags are ideal alternative to plastic bags, bins and boxes. Featuring a handle for easily hanging the bag on a hook, the bags zip closed and can be taken with you anywhere – from home to the gym to the office – and are available in a variety of bright, bold designs. What a perfect Valentine’s Day gift idea for the economic foodie in your life!  Read more about eco-friendly, mesh travel bags here.

How do you celebrate Mom? This year, Kiddos Magazine has chosen a few Moms to share with us their daily experiences and personal advice. Yes! Kiddos Moms That Rock! I believe that connecting as moms is worthy; on page 8 you will find valuable ideas you can hopefully bond with. Also, I want to encourage and dedicate this special Mother’s Day edition to all Moms out there that are walking “the single parenting journey” as I do, to create UNIQUE family traditions with your child, do things with them that they remember year to year. Treasure those moments because it becomes part of who they are. Being a single mom is not an easy task and there are still so many things we can learn from each other. Happy Easter! Happy Mothers’ Day!

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Cubes, plastic bags, sacks of all sizes can help keep your travel bag organized – and so will these eco-friendly mesh ZizzyBee Bags that have a hook, let you see inside and come in a variety of bright, bold and fun designs. (3 bags for $19.99)
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Having a travel toy bag is a must for parents with kids starting out even as babies. Kids have very short attention spans and there’s nothing less fun that a crying baby or toddler while at a restaurant or even worse on a plane while the “buckle your seat belt” sign is on.Travel toy bags are fun and keep kids entertained without having to always divert to using technology devices. (Don’t get me wrong…we have also used a cell phone and iPad to entertain our toddler, but we try to make it a last resort option).

Instead of screen time, encourage kids to play, learn, and explore as they eat at a restaurant, fly on a plane, ride in the car or on a train, or even when visiting places outside of the home like Grandma’s house.

I remember when flying with our three year old 9+ hours overseas – it’s not easy to say the least and I remember having to walk the aisles up and down just so our son would not cry, but then we started to bring the travel toy bag with us and it completely changed everything.

We of course always brought toys for him before, but a travel toy bag is different. It’s more thought out and is like a bag full of surprises.

Here are six tips to create the Ultimate Travel Toy Bag:

Tip #1: Use a sturdy, long-lasting toy bag.

Avoid using plastic Ziplock bags for your toy bag. Not only do they not last or hold up well, they are bad for the environment (1 million marine animals are killed each year from plastic trash entering our oceans and by the year 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish…oh and by the way, we have 3.5 trillion fish in our world oceans).

Our go-to – ZizzyBee Bags!  ZizzyBee Bags were first invented by a mom who needed a better toy storage/organization bag other than plastic, zip-style bags that posed a danger to her small kids and were not environmentally friendly.

best eco toy travel storage bagZizzyBee Bags are reusable, washable, see-through bags that have an easy hang or hold loop and zipper. They last FOREVER! My ZizzyBee Bags have gone so many places and look like new (machine-washable which I love).

The coolest part is by using a 3-Pack of ZizzyBee Bags, you save 1000+ single use plastic zip-style bags a year per household!

I use ZizzyBee Bags for so many things:

  1. I keep one in my purse to hold purse clutter – so only my wallet, phone and keys are in the bottom of my purse when I reach down in – and the ZizzyBee bag too which holds everything else.
  2. I use when traveling to hold toiletries and when I get to my destination, I usually hang my ZizzyBee bag in the bathroom to keep my things organized and clean.
  3. When I go for a walk, quick trip to the store or playground, I don’t grab the bulky diaper bag. I grab a ZizzyBee Bag with diapers, wipes, bottle / snack. My son is potty trained now though 🙂
  4. I keep a ZizzyBee bag with a change of clothes in my son’s backpack – when he’s in preschool his teachers don’t have to dig around to find a change of clothes – they just need to grab the ZizzyBee Bag!
  5. I also put all our sunscreen, goggles, etc. in one bag so every year, we know exactly where all the sunscreen is when we need it. Awesome to keep everything organized while at the beach or pool too.

I literally could go on and on with how I use ZizzyBee Bags, but one of my all-time favorite ways is a travel toy bag!

We always have one ready to bring to restaurants and bigger travel trips.

Tip #2: Add toys that your kids get access to only when traveling.

This makes a travel toy bag much more effective when the toys are just for traveling. Kids will want to play with them longer because they know upon arrival at the destination, the toys go back in the bag and are put away until next time.

I like to also rotate some new, surprise toys so there are new items in the toy bag, too.

Tip #3: Add the right toys.

This is very important. Once I bought a bunch of cheap toys at the Dollar Store and made a toy bag. When I was trying to save money, I ended wasting money because my toddler lost interest within minutes or totally ignored the toys all together.

The small plastic dinosaurs, slinky, koosh balls, spin tops, and other cheap toys were not engaging (not to mention probably made from unhealthy plastic!) — so from then on I added better toys, and they actually did not cost an arm and a leg either.

My favorite go-to store to get the best developmental toys for babies and toddlers is People Toy Company.

best developmental toys for babies toddlers
Kids end up with piles of toys –even if you don’t buy toys often. We buy toys only on holidays and even then it’s just one or two tops, but then factor in our families and our son ends up with so many toys!

90% of toys don’t get played with as kids tend to gravitate towards their favorite toys over and over again. People Toy Company has these kinds of toys. My son plays with their toys for an hour or more!

People Toy has three toy collections:


#1 Brain Builders:

These are the most unique and well-thought out toys I have ever come across. Each toy is tested my moms and babies before going to market and the final product includes feedback from real moms. I love this!

Brain Builders are toys tailored to your baby’s monthly developmental milestones to help babies achieve cognitive and physical skills within their first year.

I have many favorites but if I had to share two of my go-to baby toys for travel, I would have to choose the Magic Reflection Ball and the Cry No More Baby Rattle.

Magic Reflection Ball

best toy to keep baby entertained at restaurantThis is a great toy to keep babies well entertained:

  • 6 Months+
  • The convex shape sparks your child’s curiosity as their reflection constantly changes.
  • Suction cup mount affixes to most flat surfaces and holds the Magic Reflection Ball in place while your child holds, pulls, and climbs around to create added visual stimulation.
  • Perfect for restaurants!
  • Only $8.99!

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Cry No More Baby Rattle:

best baby rattle that soothes babySound machines are amazing and this rattle gives you white noise on the go with a push of a button. Genius!
For newborns+:

  • Helps calms fussy babies
  • Helps baby fall asleep while traveling.
  • Dancing beads offer a visual and auditory symphony of cognitive stimulation.
  • At 8 months+ babies will grip rattle on their own.
  • Only $9.99!

Travel rattle for baby – BUY HERE>>

#2 Mochi Toys

best baby teething necklaceThese are awesome for traveling with babies too! My go-to Mochi toy is the teething necklace. Babies can remain calm and at ease when they know a teether is always in reach.

  • Eco-friendly and made with rice!
  • Built in jingling beads so baby hears a calming sound while chewing.
  • Removable and washable strap.
  • Chunky texture babies love.
  • $15.99 and worth every penny!


#3 People Blocks

magnetic blocks for toddlers
For my toddler, he still likes to play with these baby toys, but his all-time favorite travel toy is People Blocks!

People blocks are magnetic so they are easy to play with while traveling and keep my toddler entertained for a LONG time.

With so many fun shapes, sizes, and colors – he can build and rebuild over and over. The blocks fit perfectly in our ZizzyBee Bag.

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Tip #3: Think outside the box.

The travel toy bag does not have to have all toys in it – remember this bag is designed to keep kids busy and as parents we know our kids are fascinated by the simplest things and also interactive items:

  • Post-it notes
  • Small tin box (Altoids box) and add magnetic letters inside.
  • Discovery boxes – a snack or surprise hidden in a tiny box or bag, then wrapped in tissue paper. Kids love to open and unwrap things.
  • Mini felt board with felt shapes that have Velcro on the back. Kids can unstick and rearrange for a long while.
  • Little mini notepad and crayons.
  • Stickers (and something to stick them too – mini notebook works for this too)
  • Create a shape like an elephant on thick paper or cardboard, add holes with a hole punch around the edges, and provide string for kid to fish through the holes.
  • A calculator.
  • Cut up colored sponges – great for stacking like blocks but are light-weight.
  • Little containers with easy off lids.

Tip #4: Add some essentials.

Add some essentials in there as well:

  • Tissues
  • Crayons
  • Headphones – the ones made for kids with the big round speakers that stay on their ears. Lil’ Gadgets are one of our favorites! They limit the volume, are safe, durable and trendy. Only $17!
  • Snacks like raisins, bars, or other easy to eat yet nutritious foods. Make sure your child cannot get into the snacks so you can supervise their eating 🙂
  • Band-Aids

headphones for kids travel toddlersTip

#5: Clean the toys well after traveling.

I like to clean the toys when we arrive at our destination so any germs are removed as best as possible. Then I organize the toy bag so it’s ready to go when we travel back home.

A travel toy bag is a must when you leave the house for small errands, eating at a restaurant, and for bigger trips involving planes, trains, long car rides, or boats. What is your go-to travel toy that keeps your child entertained? Comment below!

Zizzy Bee Bags is helping parents and caregivers cut out the clutter and simplify everyday life with their durable, washable, and reusable bags!  Pretty genius, eh? These cool little bags come in multiple sizes, have a zipper closure, and a handy carry strap or hanger. They’re so easy to use, even my two-year-old can store her little toys in these bags!

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Even if you’re spending just a couple days away from home, you’ll need to bring a lot of stuff. ZizzyBee Bags are the perfect travel bag for everything you need. They’re great as an airplane carry on because they hold everything in one place and their see-through mesh means TSA can see inside without making you dump everything out.


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These are amazing for organizing just about anything!  Seriously.  Use them for makeup; other toiletries; snacks; small toys for the kids; sunscreens; tech stuff like headphones, chargers, and cables, and anything else you can think of.  Me?  I travel with an assortment of hair brushes and combs (don’t ask), and I love this bag for keeping them all together.  The lightweight mesh material allows you to easily see what’s inside, and the zipper keeps items securely in place.  It comes in two sizes, and both have a handle that doubles as a hook.  There’s no end to how ZizzyBee bags can help you stay organized (and sane), but what really makes them special is that they’re also eco-friendly because they’re reusable, washable, and BPA and phthalate-free.  You’ll get these for traveling, and then you’ll find yourself using them all the time when you’re home.  They’re so handy to have, and they come in an assortment of fun colors and patterns.

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Almost no one is more busy than a new mother. Anything to help mom keep her life streamlined is a smart gift idea. ZizzyBee bags are eco-friendly and reusable, all while making organization easy! These cute bags are great for that new mom who always has to have diapers, snacks, or toys on hand and doesn’t want to waste time digging through a cluttered bag to find them. Share Your Gift Ideas We’d love to hear what you got the new mom in your life for the holidays! Share in the comments below.

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The ZizzyBee Bag is a life saver.  It is a mesh, multi-use bag for carrying all of Baby Harrison’s key essentials such as pampers, bottles, ointment, the Sophie the Giraffe Teether and much more.  This bag helps me to stay organized as a new mom on the go and can be carried anywhere. I am looking to order more in different colors to keep Harrisons baby items organized.

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ZizzyBee Bags – From carrying and storing Mom’s makeup and Dad’s toiletries, to carting around the kid’s toys and sports gear, ZizzyBee Bags are a sustainable alternative to plastic bags. Perfect for travel, these durable and light-weight mesh bags are see-through and breathable, washable and re-usable. Available in a variety of colorful designs, prices start at $15.99 for a set of 3 small bags.   

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