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Road trip!

Hello, I’m taking my one year old baby girl on a 3 hour road trip and extremely nervous and her crying in her car seat for half the trip... any recommendations on what will keep her entertained ??? TIA !!

  • Jordan
    Dec 09, 2018

    Walmart Carries portable tv with DVD player that straps around head rest that works amazing we traveled with our one year old to Florida from Michigan and it worked great. Prob could go on amazon or Facebook and buy used but life saver

  • Raji
    Dec 09, 2018

    Try leaving around her nap time. If she is changed, tummy full and sleepy; she might sleep most of the way then.

  • Jordan
    Dec 09, 2018

    Yea that’s another good one leave when she naps is perfect anything over 5 hour drive we drove through the night and the kids always slept the whole way

  • Kim
    Dec 09, 2018

    On road trips I sit back with the baby so they know they aren’t alone and it makes feeding, pacifier and soothing much easier. My first born would fall asleep most of the trip (6+ hours to see my family). I didn’t do iPad or videos for a baby, it makes it harder for them to sleep and they can get overstimulated easy. If you are breastfeeding bring your pump and you can pump in the car and bottlefeed if there isn’t anywhere safe to stop. If you are lucky just go when they are ready to nap and they will hopefully sleep the whole way. Best of luck!

  • Caitlin
    Dec 09, 2018

    Bring a bag full of books/toys/interesting objects, and baggies of different little snackies (cereal, cheese, etc). We regularly do a 12 hour drive with our kiddo, but drive from noon-midnight, and she’ll fall asleep for the night around 6pm.

  • Elizabeth
    Dec 09, 2018

    Thank you ladies !! Doing all of these no joke

  • Kim
    Dec 10, 2018

    Almost forgot, check out busy books. You can find them on Etsy. They have zippers, clasps and all kinds of built-in sensory items. We made our own busy box with a plastic crayon container and filled it with pompoms, triangle shaped crayons, stickers, Velcro blocks, etc etc.

  • Kait
    Dec 10, 2018

    Try leaving at naptime or bedtime. We do 6 hr road trips pretty often and I have 3 under 3! My advice: let them cry if you know they’re not hungry or needing a diaper change. They’ll adjust. My kids love road trips!!!