Tomorrow we begin our long journey to Maine in the car! While I’m so excited, I’ll admit I’m pretty nervous and anxious about how Piper will do in the car for 9+ hours. We actually decided to leave tomorrow night so we can split up the drive into two shorter ones and I’m hoping that helps. We have around 4 hours to CT then 4 more hours to Kennebunkport where we’ll spend the night. Then 3 hours to Acadia for 2 nights and then about an hour to the house my parents rented for the week. It should be an adventure! Be sure to follow along on Instagram! I have been asking around for any and every tip for traveling with toddlers and here are 20 of my favorites, hopefully they come in handy for your summer trips. Also be sure to check out this HUGE resource with over 50 tips from moms around the country on traveling with kids!
SNACKS: An obvious one, but pack snacks that your child rarely gets and will be excited about.
Take the pages out of coloring books and use a clipboard for easier coloring.
Reusable sticker books.
Organize all your snacks and keep them up front in a basket by your feet. Don’t forget a trash bag.
Buy an over-the-seat holder for you iPad and preload it with movies and shows for when the times get rough. (We have this one)
Have everything organized for your stops so its easy to jump out of the car and save time, whether that means having a separate bag or filling your diaper bag with everything you need (food, utensils, change of clothes etc.)
Use a small cookie sheet (we found one at the Dollar Store) as an activity board – bring a bag of magnets and post its to play with.
Pack a clean up kit with resealable plastic bags (for soiled clothes, dirty diapers and in case anyone gets car sick), disinfecting wipes, mini can of Lysol (accidents, car sickness clean up), paper towels.
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