How to survive a r o a d t r i p . With a toddler.
We did it again, we went on another roadtrip this weekend. And as promised I will start sharing more about roadtrip survival tactics.
#1 be C H I L L
Depending on the length of your roadtrip, you should definitely do some planning ahead of time, of course, but also be ready to toss that plan through the window and ajdust to the situation. This weekend we did a short (3hr) drive to San Antonio. We kinda just decided in the moment, the day before, booked a last minute hotel, but made sure it was in a good location. Then our plan was to arrive there, have a nap and then go out for dinner. Well our toddler had a different idea, and decided no nap is necessary. Plans have changed, so we squeezed in a museum visit before dinner. This is a small example, on our cross country roadtrip we had to skip stops, or add them as needed, to keep everyone happy.
#2 K N O W your child
You might be able to predict a few things, as you know your kids patterns, likes and dislikes, this will help you with choosing the toys to bring, what gets them more engaged. For us it's books and stickers, and that magic board (the magnetic one you can draw and erase). I also know that it's hard to get her to nap in the car, so I'm ready with one million activities for her (nope this is not an exaggeration)
I'm coming up with a whole blog post on this topic. So hang on as I'm compiling the list.
I'd love to hear some of your hacks. ⤵️
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