Thursday, June 5, 2014

Hitting the road with your toddler.

Okay, I'm gonna be honest here. I have not left my state with my daughter yet.  Because of my Husbands tight schedule working as a Baltimore Police Officer we really can't travel yet unless I went by myself.  However we have drove in the car for more than an hour many times so I'm going to share some tips that have helped me keep a girl happy while sitting in the car.

- 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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  1. I have an entire pinboard with travel ideas for us. I have three kids and sometimes (most of the time) dread road trips but they have mostly ended up okay.

  2. We take sooooooooooo many books on road trips! Mia loves them!

  3. Definitely books in the car! We couldn't live without them! We take a huge bag full everywhere we go!

  4. I love how you say it's hard for kids to be miserable when they have snacks. For whatever reason that makes me laugh -maybe because it's true? :) I love your music idea! I've never thought of playing clam/soothing music before. We usually play happy dancing songs and that usually helps distract the munchkin, but not always... I'll have to try some softer tunes on our next trip. Who knows, maybe it will even lull him into a nice little nap :)

  5. Hi there! :)

    I'm Breanna, and I just found your blog today! I can't wait to follow along - I absolutely love your blog! You are gorgeous, and your little one? So precious!!


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    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  7. such great tips! we take a lot of roadtrips and it's true, kids can tell when you're stressed out!



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