- Having toys on hand has helped me so much. For Evelynne she loves books so I try to keep at least one or two books in my bag along with some other toys and her bear. If we were going on a long drive I'd probably bring more like coloring books, and other stuff that would help the short attention span of one year old.
-Also having snacks and drinks on hand is a given. It's hard for kids to be miserable when they have snacks.
- Being positive also helps. Kids feel what you're feeling and if you're stressed it's going to cause them to be even more stressed. When Evelynne's upset I usually put on some calming classical music or worship and calmly talk to her and sometimes I don't say anything at all so she'll have that space.
I know these are all obvious "to-dos" when traveling but these are the things that help me. They're not creative ideas but they work.
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May 15: Weaning from Breastfeeding or From Formula to Cow’s Milk
May 22: Dealing with Mommy Guilt
May 29: When People Share Their Opinions and How to Lovingly Handle it
June 5: Traveling with your Toddler
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June 26: Bedtime Battles (nap or bedtime)