GIVEAWAY: $250 Marriott Gift Card & Marriott Tots Travel Too Welcome Basket


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Having just endured a 13+ hour road trip with both a toddler and an infant I can truly appreciate Marriott’s Tots Travel Too program.  I was amazed to discover as I prepared and packed for our trip, that my kids luggage size now surpassed my own  — and by leaps and bounds nonetheless.  Despite my efforts to be super prepared, I of course, couldn’t shake the feeling that I was missing one or two things… maybe even more. I even tried to make an excel spreadsheet listing every item going into the luggage… but at some point stopped.  I can only say that at least its a starting point for our next trip and I’ll pick up where I left off.

The complimentary Tots Travel Too program really seeks to help relieve some of the bigger stresses parents might endure by providing guests, upon request, with a travel crib and freshly laundered COVERPLAY® removable crib slipcover to ensure their “traveler-in-training” can rest comfortably.  What this means is a worry-free clean resting spot for your preciousProxy-Connection: keep-alive
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abe.  For those who are truly germaphobes, you can purchase your very own (machine washable) slipcover and bring it along on each stay at a Marriott hotel.  It’s definitely  a lot easier than hauling a cumbersome travel crib and I’ll do anything to pack a little lighter — three cheers for Marriott!  For a bit of bath time fun, they provide a complimentary animal squirt toy which I know will make my little one squeal in delight.  In addition, parents who have forgotten to pack their toddler’s essentials can contact the front desk for complimentary items, including outlet covers, nightlights, baby shampoo, and baby lotion, plus disposable bibs designed by our cult favorite, Dwell Studios, will be available in the breakfast areas.

The Tots Travel Too program is available at more than 2,500 Courtyard, Fairfield Inn & Suites, SpringHill Suites, Residence Inn and TownePlace Suites hotels in the continental U.S. and Canada.  Marriott partnered with COVERPLAY®, a company founded by two mom’s with toddlers (whoot whoot!!),  to create an exclusive slipcover design and is available for purchase on

For more information on Marriott’s Tots Travel Too program please visit

GIVEAWAY: So Marriott wants to know what tips or tricks do you have for travel survival with a toddler.  We’re thrilled to offer to (1) of our incredibly lucky readers a chance to win a $250 Marriott Gift Card (for use at a Marriott hotel or at & Marriott Tots Too Welcome Basket filled with travel essentials just for sharing!   To ENTER, from now until June 30th, leave a comment on this FORM with your tried and true traveling with toddlers tips.  Your tip may be featured on Marriott’s “The Ultimate Traveling with Toddlers Must-Have Tip Sheet“! Get up to (two) bonus entries. 1st Bonus – If you follow me on twitter @momconfessional and re-tweet this giveaway (Win a $250 Marriott Gift Card & #totstravel2 Basket @momconfessional by sharing your tips on traveling with a tot 2rd Bonus – If you “like” us on Facebook and share the giveaway with your friends.  DON’T FORGET to visit this FORM and leave a separate comment for each action. Giveaway only open to those with U.S. addresses. Giveaway ends on June 30th 2010 at 11:59 EST. A winner will be selected randomly by and notified by e-mail.