5 Tips for a road trip with a toddler

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Hitting the road with a toddler? These tips for a road trip with a toddler will ensure that you survive. Okay, I’m exaggerating. But these simple tricks will help your trip be more pleasant…  

Going on a road trip with your baby? Read these 5 mom to mom tips  for a road trip with your toddler to help you enjoy it!  

With a grandmother a two hour drive away, we hit the road pretty frequently. And no, the trip doesn’t usually take two hours. There’s traffic. There is ALWAYS traffic. On Memorial Day weekend, the trip took nearly four.   I am always looking for ways to make things more pleasant during these long trips. These tips for a road trip with a toddler will help you during shorter trips, and multi-day trips too.  
 

5 Tips for a pleasant road trip with a toddler:

1. Bring plenty to do. Children get antsy when sitting for long periods, and distraction is key!  

2. Sit next to your child when possible. If your spouse is driving, and you don’t have other children to keep your toddler busy, take up the back seat next to the car seat. This was a lifesaver during our Memorial Day trip, as I was able to talk to M and really keep him busy during that time.  

3. Bring plenty of food, diapers, and other provisions – and plan for extras! We planned for a 2-3 hour trip on Memorial Day weekend and arrived really hungry. My husband and I tried to be mature about it, but my toddler let us know…  

4. Toddlers don’t accommodate your requests when to dirty diapers, or even get car sick. They’ll likely choose to do it at the moment that you CAN’T pull over clean up or change. Make sure you’re equipped with plenty of PERK Visor Wraps to help make things more pleasant until you arrive.

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5. Always have a spare! I stow extra PERK visor wraps in my glove compartment since we travel often. There are so many things to think of when traveling with a toddler – this is one I can have handy without extra work.  

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I found the PERK visor wraps easy to install and very pleasant-smelling. They don’t intrude at all with the function of the visor, and allow for full use of the mirror as well.  

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10 Comments

  1. I made sure that I always had some healthy snacks handy as well as some verbal games they could play and interact–better than a game boy!

  2. My tip is frequent breaks (to get out and stretch), have plenty of snacks/drinks on hand, and travel at night if you can. We always would try to do the bulk of the road trip at night, heading out after dinner when the kids were full and starting to get sleepy. That way they would fall asleep and stay asleep. Made it a lot less stressful for us 🙂

  3. My top tip for road trips with toddlers (or anyone, really) is to pack plenty of snacks. Packing your own is much healthier than stopping for fast food or gas station snacks. It also saves you time from stopping and saves you money.

  4. I always make sure to bring snacks and drinks and toys for them to play with in the car.

  5. This did make me chuckle as I can relate to all of your points. The part when you said ‘we tried to remain mature but our toddler let us know’ pretty much sums up life with a toddler!! Great points!! Never seen the airfresheners you mentioned before!! I’m not a fan of the ones that dangle either so usually buy the ones that fit into the vents. Will have to look out for them – thanks for that!

  6. These are great tips! I’ve never heard of the air freshener before… I will be wanting a few of those myself 🙂

  7. So cool! I’ve never heard of these. I wonder if they scent would bother my allergies (I can handle a gentle scent to cover up yucky odors.)

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