Monday, October 8, 2012
on the road again + some toddler travel tips
This weekend Liam and I headed back to my hometown for my grandparents' 50th Wedding Anniversary. Liam loved dancing the night away and hanging out with all of his cousins.
In the past, I would embark on these trips alone with no fears, but since Liam's become a bit of a squirmy toddler and we ditched the pacifier completely recently, I got a little worried this time around. Surprisingly, Liam traveled really well. I thought I'd share a few things we did to make the trip go smoothly:
-Leave just before nap time-- For a 4-5 hour trip, this worked really well, because Liam slept more than half of the trip. On the way home, he slept most of the way-- it must have been all of that dancing he did on Saturday night.
-Bring car-friendly snacks-- We usually travel with the Go Go Squeeze applesauce pouches and the Munchkin Snack Catchers filled with cereal or Goldfish crackers.
-Bring a few cloth books or board books and some car-friendly toys-- A few of our favorites include: this, this, and these cars. I'm thinking about investing in one of these-- Liam was fascinated with my cousin's during the anniversary dinner. I leave them in a little basket I found in the One Spot at Target next to Liam's car seat.
-Bring good car-dancing music--This is one of Liam's favorite activities. (He has an affinity for cheezy teen pop lately.)
-Pack one clean outfit in an easily accessible location-- It's no fun having to dig outfits out of your suitcase if there's an accident.
For more road trip tips, check out Margaux's blog.
Posted by Amber