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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.

Entries by Corinne McDermott

A Survival Guide for Flying with a Baby for the First Time

(4) Comments | Posted September 10, 2015 | 2:53 PM

Thanks to reports of families being removed from airplanes, and the never-ending debate over "family sections" on flights, flying with a baby may seem like more trouble than it's worth. But don't put off your family travel dreams out of fear. Whether it's for a family...

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A New Call for Car Seats on Planes

(0) Comments | Posted July 5, 2015 | 11:20 PM

Just before Christmas 2012, six-month-old Isaac Appaqaq died in a plane crash. When the Perimeter Aviation twin engine turbo prop aircraft he was onboard overran the runway, little Isaac was the only fatality. The six other passengers (including Isaac's mother) and two pilots suffered various non-life-threatening injuries. As...

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Essential Baby Travel Gear Picks from Family Travel Bloggers

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2015 | 11:37 AM

Don't even think about postponing your summer travel ideas because you've got a baby in tow. These picks for essential baby travel gear, from those who make a living toting their tots, will help lighten the load.

That's figuratively, of course, not literally.

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Flying the (Not-So) Friendly Skies With a Toddler

(32) Comments | Posted May 22, 2015 | 3:40 PM

I was nervous. I'd sharpened my peripheral vision in order to avoid eye contact. I'd practiced witty comebacks to any possible snide remarks. I packed my carry-on with just about every distraction imaginable. Vacations are exciting, but getting there is no longer half the fun. We were leaving on a...

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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.

Jessica Martin-Weber is the founder of

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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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