Trend Sprouting – The Piggyback Rider

The Piggyback Rider

Every once in a while I see something amazing on the internet, and I feel the need to let you know about it. I call this Trend Sprouting. You know… Sprouts En Route.. Trend Spotting… Trend Sprouting. Never mind, onto the post —->

The Piggyback Rider

Today while surfing Pinterest, I saw a pin for The Piggyback Rider, which was invented by some like-minded parents. This is SUCH a great idea. I wish I had thought of it, but since I didn’t, at least someone did. This would be a great travel tool for any family with small kids. It is a bit pricey at $129.99 for the one with the hydra pack (for water) and $109.99 for the basic model. But if you have a toddler that has outgrown the carrier option and you will doing major traveling, this may very well be worth the money for your family.

Happy travels,


Trend Sprouting: Best Baby Travel Pillow EVER

awesome baby travel pillow

Trend Sprouting: Best Baby Travel Pillow EVER

Today I decided to go on a hunt for the next big baby trend, and I found this baby travel pillow. The first thing I thought when I saw this was, “Why wasn’t this invented twenty years ago?! I have needed one of these FOREVER!”

I am not exaggerating, this is something every parent will agree with me about. How many times have you had to fix your baby’s head because it looks like they are going to suffocate as they are hunched over in their car seat sleeping? This is something that has driven me crazy from day one! Unfortunately One Step Ahead’s website is closed until the end of July… so follow the link below a similar pillow made by BenBat and prevent having to pull over countless times on you next road trip to adjust your cutie pie’s head.
BenBat Travel Friends On The Go Head and Neck Support, Chic, 0-12 Months

And in case you want to make your own travel pillow, I have invented an awesome one that doesn’t break any patent laws… check it out here.

Happy travels!!


Trend Sprouting – Just Dance Kids on YouTube

Let me start off by saying, don’t judge me! Hahaha. But seriously, I noticed something trending on Pinterest a few days ago, and thought, I actually already do that, why haven’t I posted about it yet?

We have had quite a bit of rain in the last few weeks, and when the kids were going crazy from being stuck inside of the house, I put on the “Just Dance Kids” videos that can be found on YouTube. Not only do these videos have catchy music (that gets stuck in my head for days! ugh, the one draw back), but they also allow the kids to get all their wiggles out. In fact, I do the dances along with the girls. They think it is just as funny to watch mommy dancing as it is for them to dance. And I’m sure it burns a couple of calories on my end as well. So next time you think you are going to lose it because your kids are bouncing off of the walls, you can put on one of these. Here is our personal favorite. It is easy enough for Kati to follow a long and there aren’t any inappropriate lyrics or moves.

I want to dedicate this post to all my friends in the midwest and in Eastern Europe that are starting spring off by becoming buried in the snow!

Happy travels!


P.S. Happy Greek Independence Day, according to a drawing of Ksena’s classmate, the day that Spiderman beat the Nazis.

Trend Sprouting – Reusable Baby Food Pouches

Yesterday one of my pins on pinterest got 90 repins and 50 likes. I was really surprised because I just pinned it, and went on about my night, not thinking this was the next best thing to sliced bread (an American idiom meaning that it is a needed, time-saving invention).

So here it is:

squeezems food pouches

Squeeze’Ems, a reusable food pouch. Although you have to buy disposable inserts, which means it isn’t totally reusable, but still a cool idea. The only problem is that when I was reading the reviews on Amazon, most of them were bad. Yikes! The main problem customers had was that the top doesn’t screw on. It pops on, and that means it is too easy to pop off. I agree that having a purse full of apple sauce is NOT convenient. So I researched a few other reusable food pouches, and they all had their cons. Most of them don’t collapse enough to squeeze out all of the food inside.

I went ahead and looked on different baby forums, and did some Google search engine surfing and founds these:

squooshie baby food pouches

Squooshies seem to be a favorite among parents and kids. One woman figured out that to get her money’s worth out of the four pack she would have to use them 44 times, and after that they would save her around 0.80 cents each use. I think it’s worth it. I honestly would have ordered something like this myself when I ordered all of my baby food making things from Amazon, but these wouldn’t ship to Greece. Oh well.

I hope you find the right product for your little sprouts, and look out for more “Trend Sprouting” posts in the future!

Happy travels!!!