Monday, March 10, 2014

Toddler Road Trip Essentials

Hello ladies!! I hope everyone had a great weekend! Our family has been battling sickies for about a month now and we are so over it... I think we are finally on the upswing and we are looking forward to a little getaway this weekend. We are headed to the big T X for my niece's first birthday party and I can't wait. I love heading to my home state but I really dread the 10 hour drive. Especially with a toddler. My Harper has made this trip 4 times in less than 2 years but the last time it was a year ago (flying is so much easier) and she was less squirmy and busy. I have been trying to think of everything I need to start packing to keep her busy but also not take up the whole car with "stuff."

Besides the essentials of diapers, wipes, cups, blankets, pacifiers, yada yada I know I mostly need entertainment.
Bag: First she needs a cute big bag of her own to pack all of her goodies in.
iPad: This is defiantly a must have for us because I have a show watching babe and this will be our most used item.
Snack Container: Snacks are always a must right? And especially if we can keep the car as less of a mess as possible!
Book: This is our favorite book right now and this one is even better because it has more than one story so we only have to pack one instead of five! yay!
Coloring Book & Colors: I'm sure the colors will by flying but since this is her favorite activity at the moment, this will be a sanity saver. I will also be bringing a million stickers for extra fun!
Shirt Pants: I already know an extra pair of comfy clothes will probably be needed and its a lot easier to have them handy than be searching in the jam packed trunk for something. Or maybe she might just be in a diaper, who knows! ;) 
I know these are pretty much Duh! needs, but I am a list maker/over planner and I always need ideas for things to bring on our road trips. I took most of this stuff on her first plane ride and everything worked out great so I am hoping this trip they will too. 
Is there anything I am missing?
Wish us luck on our trip and hopefully no meltdowns! hehe.

1 comment:

  1. Great ideas! I think I need that snack container! :)