Too often when we think of traveling with toddlers, we think of trying to get them to nap, where to change their diapers (fingers crossed that they don’t have a stinky in the car), and how to avoid germ-infested gas stations and frustrating pit stops along the way. The last few times traveling with my one year old, I decided to put my phone away, let my husband drive while listening to his music (which he prefers to me talking nonstop), and sit in the back seat because my son is currently in the “see how loud and high-pitched I can scream” phase.
Needless to say, I took the opportunity to pack some fun picture books, his favorite snacks, easy-to-pack musical instruments, and a few toys that we enjoy playing with together. We had a car-seat date, where I focused on him.
There were no distractions of trying to fold the laundry, wash the dishes, or tackle the stack of papers sitting on my desk. It was quality time – a time where I was reminded that children go from being newborns, to trying to become independent, to running out the door with their friends with hardly a goodbye.
Time goes by quickly, so we should take opportunities like traveling, where there’s nowhere to go, they still have energy to expel and focus solely on them.
Traveling with a toddler is a whole new world for us. Especially a screaming one. I would love to hear your tips & tricks! Drop a comment or visit the contact page to share your tips!
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I'm a twenty-something mom of a busy toddler who often finds normalcy in messy buns & sweatpants kinda days. I am here to write about laundry-folding epiphanies, mommy-mishaps, mommy-must haves and those no-good-at-Pinterest honest moments.