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PacaPod's research shows a whopping 86% of parents believe the key to a successful holiday is to be organised - but few feel they can manage it!

Research conducted by PacaPod baby changing bags, reveals that parents are stressed-out when it comes travelling with babies and small children. Top of their list of concerns are keeping the kids entertained 84%, flying 60% and organising the baby gear 56% - above all else 90% say they want to be more organised.PacaPod's unique baby organisation system

Despite the age of globe trotting, affordable flights and improved choices for family travel 60% of parents are still concerned about flying and 48% worry about upsetting other passengers. Parents called for small improvements to make the experience less daunting with 96% suggesting complimentary activity packs could be issued and 84% would like to see buggies for hire at airports.

The independent research was commissioned by PacaPod, the UK’s ‘go-to’ baby travel bag and illustrates the brands commitment to understanding the issues parent face when travelling. Organised along with BizzieBaby website 320 parents were asked about their travel experiences.

PacaPod's research shows a whopping 86% of parents believe the key to a successful holiday is to be organised - but few feel they can manage it! Parents are overwhelmed about the quantity of baby equipment they need to pack - 48%, stressed about what to pack 51% and confused about what’s really essential -56%!

Travel writer, columnist and author of ‘Tales from a Travelling Mum’ has these words of advice “As parents we worry endlessly but from my experience, gained throughout five years of travel with my daughter via plane, train, bus and campervan, these worries are often unfounded. A little organisation, a few travel games, parent interaction, plenty of snacks and friendly locals often keep little ones smiling and when it comes to meltdowns - they happen! A new country may be different to your own, but children are universal. What you forget, you can source!"

Pioneering nursery brands like PacaPod have come up with creative solutions to help families get the most out of their travels and their intelligently designed baby bags are all about ‘making life easier’. Providing stressed-out parents with a unique, award winning baby changing bag each PacaPod contains a hidden ‘baby organisation system’ which contains two detachable little pods for feeding and changing items, plus separate parent pockets to keep everything for mum, dad, baby and tot in just the right place How PacaPod works

Stockists: John Lewis, Mothercare and a wide range of leading nursery outlets.

Other key research findings
• 100% of parents feel the key to a successful family holiday is when the kids are happy; 86% to be organised and prepared and 45% believe it’s all down to a sense of humour!
• 90% of parents use books/colouring and stickers to keep children entertained; 69% opt for traditional games such as I spy and 54% take a portable DVD/games consoles.
• 96% of parents would choose a travel bag that helped them to stay organised/in control.
• 54% parents found it stressful finding essential items on the move/under pressure.

Notes to editors/forward planning

*PacaPod baby changing bags, commissioned independent research amongst 320 UK parents (children age 0-5 years) in January/February 2012 in conjunction with leading parenting website

Owner and designer of PacaPod Jacqueline Waggett will be available for interview; plus a spokeperson from an award winning family travel company and parenting website.

About PacaPod
Designed by experienced outdoor clothing designer, seasoned world traveller and mum of two, Jacqueline Waggett, who managed to combine all her experience and come up with a solution to the challenge of travelling with babies and toddlers. Jacqueline turned down Dragon’s Den to go solo and has gone on to establish PacaPod as the ‘go to’ travel baby bag. Tucked inside each PacaPod is a unique 'baby organisation system' consisting of two completely detachable feeder and changer ‘pods’ to help parents organise, pack and retrieve essential items while on the move and under pressure – and all wrapped up in a coveted outer bag.Jacqueline'sTravel tips

Manchester based British brand PacaPod was chosen as Mumsnet mums’ favourite bag for 2010/2011; winner of Mumpreneur award 2010 and has featured in The Sunday Times Travel magazine; Times Travel guide. As well as an army of loyal customers the bags are coveted by celebrities such as BBC DJ Jo Whiley, presenter Jenni Falconner and television explorer Ben Fogle.

Press enquiries to Nicki Hughes on 07858 728172/email High res images, product samples and interviews can be arranged upon request.

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