Summer travel essentials are still something worth talking about even though we’re officially headed into fall. While the weather might be gearing up to change, it’s not quite there yet, and that means there’s still time for a great vacation or staycation with the family. I recently did a segment on The Pulse all about summer travel essentials perfect for long trips or just exploring your own neighborhood.

I know it’s been a hot minute since I’ve been able to post. Believe me, I’ve missed it. With my schedule, it can be difficult, but I’m so happy to be back for Mommy Monday again to share some great products that I recently showcased on The Pulse with Cindy Matalucci.

Sharing Summer Travel Essentials on The Pulse

I had a ton of fun doing my segment for The Pulse with host, Cindy Matalucci. She is just so much fun! Between the two of us, we had a blast talking about all kinds of travel essentials from a playpen you can take with you wherever you travel to nail polish that is actually edible, so it’s safe for the kids. I think all of these products are really great so let’s dive right in!

Summer travel essentials on the set of The Pulse

Pop N’ Go

Pop N Go portable playpen.

The Pop N’ Go, made by California Beach Co. is the best playpen I’ve ever seen. It sets up in seconds, and it only weighs a little over 7 pounds. It’s super easy to set up, and you can take it anywhere. Its durable design makes it perfect for kids and even their pets. With safety features like a locking center pin, which makes it impossible for the pen to collapse, as well as a UV shade, this playpen has everything.  It even comes with a shoulder bag, for easy carrying.

You can preorder this at 30% off, but they also gave me a code to share for an extra 15% off. Use the code: thepulsesd15 to save even more.

Project Sunscreen

Sunscreen bottles on table.

Whether you’re traveling across the country or just across the neighborhood, you have to protect your skin. That’s why I wanted to showcase Project Sunscreen. The company’s founder, Rachel, actually had to battle against skin cancer caused by overexposure to the sun. Project Sunscreen is an absolute must on my summer travel essentials list because it was formulated to stand up to the harshest of sun conditions, Australia and New Zealand, and do it without chemicals. It’s specifically designed to protect the tender skin of both babies and kids.

Right now, you can get 20% off your order at Project Sunscreen or Amazon when you use the code: thepulsesd

Kenley Kids Travel Tray

Travel tray on table.

No summer travel essentials list would be complete without a really good tray, and the Kenley Kids Travel Tray is perfect. This tray is collapsable, comes with a shoulder strap for carrying, and it can be used on the go or at home. It’s perfect for use in the car or just as a play station with the littles to keep everything right there where they can grab it. Amelia loves her tray, and I love how easy it is to use. It’s waterproof, padded, and tested for safety for use in the car, so you can feel great about using it. It even comes with a printable PDF coloring book for the kids to enjoy, which I think is a nice touch.

Use the code: THEPULSESD Kenley Kids to get 10% off your order at right now.


NOLEO diaper care products on table.

I’m a huge fan of NOLEO and its philosophy of simple to use and simple ingredients being the best option for baby, so I was excited to share their diaper cleanser with everyone on The Pulse. The founder of this company took real, organic ingredients and made his very own cleanser and moisturizer for our babies’ soft little tushies. Not only that, but he put the ingredients on the front so you can see them all! There aren’t many. It’s just great stuff all around. My favorite is the 3-in-1 ointment, lotion, and wipe combo. All it takes is one wipe, and my little one is all clean.

You can save 20% off your order using the code: PULSE20 at the NOLEO website right now.

Kid Licks

Kid Licks nail polish on box.

This nail polish was created by a mom who’s kids wanted to wear nail polish just like her. This nail polish is all-natural, edible, and the colors are on-trend. It’s the cutest, most fashionable, and safest thing for the kids to have fun! I love this stuff. It even washes off with soap and water, so every part of this is safe.

Head over to Kid Licks and get 20% off your order when you use the promo code: PulseSD

Mine Tan

Mine Tan bronzing system on table with flip flops.

It wasn’t all about the kids in my segment. Moms should be able to look great and feel confident, too. Mine Tan is spray tan system you can use at home to look fabulous and it’s a must for summer travel. It’s used by celebrities around the world, and it delivers a very pretty, very even tan. It instantly gives you a wonderful bronzed look without hurting your skin, animals, or the environment. The ingredients are simple, vegan, non-toxic, and they’re even PETA approved, so you know that no animals had to be harmed for you to get that great look.

Mine Tan is normally $149, but right now, it’s on sale for $99. You can save an extra 20% at the Mine Tan website when you use the code: Pulse at checkout.

GTDD Flip Flops

If you’re on a road trip, an international vacation, or just a staycation. flip flops are always summer travel essentials. GTDD flip flops are my favorite brand because they are super comfortable, but they’re also super fashionable. They have great detailing like a little bling on the thong, leopard print on the soles, and more. They’re even coming out with a girls’ line soon, so mommy and daughter can match! You can see these cute sandals in the picture above. They’re next to the Mine Tan system.

You can save 10% off at GTDD right now when you use the code: Pulse.

Summer Travel Essentials for Baby and Mom

I had so much fun sharing these wonderful summer travel essentials with everyone at The Pulse, everyone watching, and with all of you. Whether you’re taking a trip or just exploring your own neighborhood, the picks I have for you will keep baby happy and healthy and mom happy, healthy, and fabulous!