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Roundup: Top tips for a great road trip with a baby, toddler, or preschooler

by Shelly Rivoli
Planning a road trip with a baby, toddler, or preschooler? Fear not. The penguin is here to help.

Planning a road trip with a baby, toddler, or preschooler? Fear not. The penguin is here to help. (From Tip #32: Remember the Penguin.)

Are you gearing up for a family road trip with a baby, toddler, or preschooler—or any combination of said back seat passengers? Here’s a guide to help with your planning and preparation drawing from nearly seven years of Travels with Baby Tips blog posts, ten years of my own experiences road-tripping with a baby, toddler, and/or preschooler in the car—and of course, the Travels with Baby guidebook.  Hope this helps. 😉

 

FIRST ROAD TRIP WITH A BABY

 Three easy ways to help keep baby happy in the back seat

 Tips for changing diapers on road trips with baby

 

"With some 5 or 6 hours still to go, we had to come up with something new and wildly different..."

“With some 5 or 6 hours still to go, we had to come up with something new and wildly different…” From Think Outside The Car Seat

PACING AND PLANNING PIT STOPS FOR YOUR FAMILY ROAD TRIP

 Think outside the car seat (Every stop with a toddler doesn’t have to be Disneyland)

 Three favorite family pit stops for road trips in crummy weather

 Five ways my Take-Along Travels with Baby guide will help on our next family road trip (and might help yours, too!)

⇒ Tales from the road: How a penguin saved my sanity on a 1730-mile road trip with 2 toddlers

⇒ In the guidebooks: See Travels with Baby’s Chapter 13: On the Road for more help planning and packing for a comfortable family road trip, and if you’re considering renting an RV or campervan/conversion van for your road trip, be sure to read Chapter 14. 

 

HELPFUL ITEMS TO PACK FOR ROAD TRIPS WITH YOUNG CHILDREN

Ziggy Marley Family Time album cover

Pack up that car, whoah-oh-oh, it’s Family Time…

⇒  Click here to see featured Travel Toys for road trips and beyond

⇒ Pack This! Music for Family Road Trips: Ziggy Marley Family Time

⇒ Pack This! Road trip-ready water reservoir with tap

⇒ Pack This! Superyard XT for road trips and camping with babies and toddlers

⇒ Pack This! GoPod portable activity center (the exersaucer that travels)

⇒ Pack This! The PiddlePad for travels with baby through potty-trainee

⇒ Pack This! A poetry audiobook that’s prime for family road trips

⇒ Pack This! The road trip-ready CiaoBaby portable high chair

(Click here to watch Easing Travel with Tots on View from the Bay if not displayed above.)

 

ROAD TRIP EMERGENCY CHECKLIST

 Essential items all parents should have in the car for a family road trip

 

IN CASE OF CARSICKNESS

 Ten things you’ll be glad you have in the car just in case…

 Three humble tips to help prevent carsickness on your next family road trip

 

GOING GREEN

 Five easy ways to “green” your next family road trip

 

Happy road-tripping to you and yours!

Safe journeys,

Travels with BabyShelly Rivoli, author of the award-winning Travels with Baby guidebooks

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