This past weekend we took a little road trip to visit family. It was well needed and worth it because its been since Christmas since I’ve seen my family. Plus my husband was gone and it was a good time to get away. I am learning ways to entertain a toddler while driving long distances.
There is some planning for long distance trips. You need to stay focused on the road while your child is hang out in their safety seat. Packing some activities and snacks for them to stay busy is key.
Some suggestions are:
- Tablet that has mom approved apps
- Toys that have no sound (it can wear on the nerves)
- Snacks like crackers, fruit snacks, and chips
- Water (because we don’t want a sticky mess to clean up)
Music is number one on my list. It was a good time to break out the Disney theme songs. It gives this mommy a great opportunity to belt out to Under the Sea by The Little Mermaid. It is okay if the other drivers around you are laughing at you. You get a sense of being a kid yourself.
If the music does not work you can always make funny faces in the rear view mirror. This only works if you have a front facing child. I suggest that it is also limited to taffic lights and stop signs. I do want to make the car ride to be safe for everyone.
Happy car ride makes for a fun journey for everyone. I feel like if your kids have things to do you will not be stress while driving. I am sure there are tons of ideas to keep the kiddos entertain while you get to your destination.
What are some things you do when you are on a road trip?