From Publishers Weekly
Lutz, a writing instructor at UC Berkeley and columnist for the Babyzone.com Web site, understands that many parents find traveling with their babies and toddlers a major hassle. Between the diapers, carriage, changes of clothing, toys and other paraphernalia, sometimes it's simpler to just stay home. A parent and inveterate traveler herself, Lutz shares her own experiences as she offer advice on different kinds of excursions, from plane trips to long car drives to strolls around the block. Some of her topics finding family-friendly hotels, choosing vacation spots can be found in other travel guides, but most of the book addresses specific baby-oriented issues like nursing on the road, eating out with infants and picky eaters, or taking kids to stadiums. A particularly useful chapter on work covers home offices, taking offspring on business trips, choosing child care and planning meetings around a baby's schedule. Lutz also includes a trouble-shooting section that covers a range of terrifying scenarios, from running out of baby wipes to traveling with the little one through malaria country. For first-time parents, this is a first-rate guide.
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About the Author
Ericka Lutz teaches writing at UC Berkeley and is the resident parenting author for Babyzone.com, one of the top parenting sites on the Internet. She has written five books, among them are The Complete Idiot's Guide to Stepparenting, The Mom's Guide to Discipline, and The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Well-Behaved Child.