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The simple, versatile, sanity-saving carabiner clip.

As readers of  Travels with Baby already know, we’re big fans of using carabiner clips during travel. Here are just a few of the ways these simple, inexpensive mountaineering clips may save your sanity on your next family adventure.

Use a carabiner clip to: 

1. Secure your child’s Snack Trap to his car seat or stroller strap.

2. Attach a noisy toy to your baby backpack when hiking in bear country.

3. Attach a quiet toy to your child’s overall strap for general travel and especially when you’ll be changing his or her diaper in the lavatory or restroom (keeps their hands busy in a helpful way).

4. Attach your diaper bag, day pack, car seat travel bag, jackets by their hanging loops, or any number of extra items to your rolling suitcase handle for swift passage through the airport

5. Attach your toddler’s safety “leash” to your belt or belt loop as a back-up safety measure when you might otherwise need your hands in that crowded airport line or restroom stall (ahem).  

With most carabiner clips priced around $1 each, you have to admit it’s a lot of bang for your buck (click here to see all the various types available) – and likely one of the best deals going on baby travel gear. ;-)

Sure, there are probably a dozen more ways you can think of to use your carabiner clip(s) during travel, and I’d love to hear any of your great brainstorms or tried-and-true methods in comments below or on the Travels with Baby Facebook page.

Safe journeys,

Shelly Rivoli
Author of the award-winning Travels with Baby and Take-Along Travels with Baby

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2 Responses to 5 ways to ease your family’s travels with a simple carabiner clip

  1. Great suggestion! I have used carabiner lips sometimes but this post gave me a lot more ideas. Thanks!

  2. I use a clip for my camera. I like to keep it on a lanyard normally but for more fast paced adventures I can’t risk it falling off or hitting me in the face. A carabiner is a good second option and quick way to secure my camera.

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