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Corinne McDermott
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Corinne McDermott is the mother of two and founder of of the award-winning website Have Baby Will Travel, with a mission to inspire, motivate, and help families travel with babies, toddlers, and young children. For advice on flying with babies or baby travel gear, please connect with Corinne on Twitter or Facebook.

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Tips for Sun and Beach Safety for Babies and Toddlers

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2014 | 4:57 PM

My guess is that most first-time parents would love to keep their babies in a nice, safe bubble. A nice, safe, dirt-free, germ-free, bug-free, and anything-else-they-can't-control-free bubble. Just me?

Shaking loose my innate helicopter parent tendencies was necessary if we were to continue doing things we loved, like...

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Five Sweet Family Getaways For Winter

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2013 | 4:12 PM

Now that Old Man Winter has us firmly in his clutches, it's only natural to want to flee to places that have managed to elude him. But children bring out the kid in all of us, so embracing the cold and snow opens up new and exciting possibilities to experience...

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It's Vegas, (Breastfeeding) Baby, Vegas!

(8) Comments | Posted January 16, 2013 | 12:04 PM

When I think of a family vacation destination, Las Vegas is not exactly the first place that springs to mind. But the response of a Las Vegas institution to an issue surrounding a breastfeeding mother has surprised me enough to consider it.

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Should Car Seats Be Mandatory For Infants On Planes?

(98) Comments | Posted January 8, 2013 | 6:00 AM

I know I've said it more than once, "I doubt a car seat would do much good in a plane crash." Usually it was to justify squeezing in one last trip before either my son or daughter turned two. And yet, the mother of six-month-old Isaac Appaqaq will forever be...

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I'm Glad Amazing Race Canada Is Staying Close to Home

(6) Comments | Posted December 10, 2012 | 4:47 PM

While in line to see David at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, Italy, I struck up a conversation with my neighbour. She was an Australian woman in her 50s, and upon learning that I was Canadian immediately proclaimed her love for Canada and listed off the many places...

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The Infant Travel Bed That's a Danger to Your Baby

(0) Comments | Posted October 19, 2012 | 12:00 AM


Health Canada has issued a warning about a popular infant and toddler travel bed, sold in North America as the KidCo PEAPOD, after receiving two reports of infants rolling over and getting their faces trapped between the mattress and the...

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Toronto With Kids: Family Friendly Fun

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2012 | 7:30 AM

I feel very fortunate to have been born and raised in Toronto. And with so many things to do in Toronto with kids, I feel very fortunate to be able to raise my children here too. We explore the city every weekend, and in the summer months we...

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10 Reasons To Travel When Your Kids Are Little

(33) Comments | Posted August 8, 2012 | 7:00 AM

With the spate of online plane hate, the apparent need for a bill to seat children with their parents on flights and now stories of how travel is wasted on the young, parents these days might be understandably discouraged from family vacations, especially to...

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Calgary With Kids: Family Friendly Fun Beyond Stampede

(0) Comments | Posted July 17, 2012 | 8:30 AM

The Calgary Stampede turns 100 this year. And while the annual, 10-day long rodeo, exhibition and festival is a great excuse to visit, Calgary is so much more than "Cowtown," and is a wonderful spot (and starting point) for a family vacation. So while Stampede is a definite...

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NY Congressman Introduces 'Families Flying Together Act 2012'

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2012 | 8:00 AM

Parents flying with small children have a new advocate in Washington. Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) has introduced new legislation to help keep families seated together on commercial flights. The Families Flying Together Act of 2012 would require the U.S. Department of Transportation to direct each carrier to "establish a policy...

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Planning A Cruise On The Disney Fantasy? Read Our Travel Guide

(0) Comments | Posted July 3, 2012 | 7:00 AM

The Disney Fantasy is the newest addition to Disney Cruise Lines' fleet of four luxury liners. With so many cruises and cruise lines to choose from, to make planning easier we've done all the research for cruise vacations. As part of a Huffington Post...

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Airlines Respond About Keeping Families Together On Planes

(141) Comments | Posted May 30, 2012 | 7:30 AM

Howard County, Maryland's Amanda L. was flying United Airlines to Chicago with her two-year-old son and five-month-old daughter. They were going to visit her husband, who was away on business. Though she had requested seating in advance, she was advised by the reservations agent that she'd have to sort it...

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Flying The (Still) Friendly Skies. With Kids!

(1) Comments | Posted May 6, 2012 | 8:30 AM

Recently I found myself in the unusual (for me) position of flying without a person under 48" whose care and comfort I am responsible for. So the time I usually spend lugging travel car seats, cleaning hands, procuring snacks and travel toys and now, blessedly, setting up the...

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A Toddler Is Kicked Off a Plane... Why Is This Headline News?

(51) Comments | Posted March 15, 2012 | 2:51 PM

Last week a 2-year-old girl had a tantrum. Why is this headline news? Well, because, that 2-year-old girl and her family got thrown off a JetBlue flight as a result of her tantrum. Is this headline news because toddlers delaying flights is a real issue facing the airline...

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Beach Resorts For Babies...

(2) Comments | Posted February 23, 2012 | 6:00 AM

Who needs a vacation more than a baby? Think about it, at what other time in your life will you triple your weight within a year, triple your brain size, or grow kneecaps? How exhausting!

Or maybe it's just that mom and dad need a bit of down time, what...

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Some Winter Sun Ideas For Families

(0) Comments | Posted December 28, 2011 | 10:15 AM

Choosing a destination for a family vacation in the sun can sometimes be tough, and traveling with children adds a new dimension to the decision making process. In a perfect world, all flights are direct, and all destinations are safe and clean with good access to decent medical...

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Crying Babies & Crybabies on a Plane...

(6) Comments | Posted November 25, 2011 | 2:40 PM

Nobody likes to hear a baby cry, least of all said baby's parents. Crying is the only way really small babies can communicate anything -- hunger, tiredness, discomfort -- and older babies cry for lots of reasons but usually it's distress. On an airplane a baby may cry for their...

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My Job As A Traveling Parent

(20) Comments | Posted September 26, 2011 | 9:36 AM

When I travel with my children, it is for a number of reasons. The first being that I love them, and if I go anywhere, I want them to be with me. Right now they're small enough to actually want to be with me too, so I know they wouldn't...

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What Is the Best Age to Visit Disney With Kids?

(2) Comments | Posted August 25, 2011 | 11:31 AM


It's "The Happiest Place On Earth." It's the "Place Where Dreams Come True." Disney's mission statement is "To Make People Happy," but many parents fear THE MOUSE, and think a more accurate statement might be "To Make People Wait In Lines In...

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When A Kid Is Kicking Your Seat On A Plane

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2011 | 12:35 AM

Once upon a time, I was flying with my then four year-old daughter, and sixteen month-old son to Jamaica. My daughter was engrossed watching the in-flight entertainment, and my son was cuddled nicely on my lap as we looked at a book together. For a moment I marveled...

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