So here is our list on what we take with us when we go out.
Books- Evelynne LOVES books. (YAAAY) She loves looking at the pages, studying them and if you give her a Baby lit book, a Sophie the giraffe book or a book with the open and close flaps she might just adopt you to be her best friend! We never leave the house without a book. It can keep her entertained for a good five minutes.. Which is why we usually pack more then one book. ;)
Toys- We usually bring with her some small toys to hang on to. But this girl doesn't leave the house without her Mr. Bear!
Snacks- Having snacks and drinks on hand is a given. It's hard for kids to be miserable when they have snacks.
A positive attitude- It's so important to keep a positive look on things when you're in the car. Kids of all ages watch you and if they're getting a bit fussy and you're not calm about it it's only going to go down hill from there. So when Evelynne has had enough of the car ride Leon and I will usually tell her that she's doing a great job sitting there and we'll be there as soon as possible. After talking with her and putting on some music she usually calms down and just hangs.
Hopefully you can find these tips helpful for your summer travels. Make sure to check out the other mama's blogs for even more tips! And be sure to link up with us below if you also have a post on this.
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