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Road Tripping with Toddlers

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We are about to embark on an epic road trip with our two little ones. Much longer than our normal road trip to the Houston area. Instead of 3 hours, we are going to Colorado, a 15-hour road trip. Yikes! I have traveled by plane before with my older one but haven’t taken as long of a trip as this and not with both.

There are many out there that have traveled many times and have lots of wisdom to offer. From traveling with your Instant Pot to how to pack for your toddlers. Lots of tips and tricks.

Tips and Tricks

Jessica writes at fantabulosity.com and shares tips for traveling with toddlers. 10 solid tips to keep in mind. The best one I am going to try for sure is packing each outfit in a gallon Ziploc bag.

Lyne founder of Ottawa Mommy Club has a great post with 7 tips for traveling with a toddler.

Jasmine from Stylish Cravings has 5 essential tips to keep in mind. My new one to add to my list is to know where there is urgent care in your new location. Just from our small experiences, one of us has always been sick on our major trips. This is a good one to know. We also use our teladoc on a regular basis for things that come up.

What is the most rewarding thing about traveling with your children?

Seeing the world through their eyes. We get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of our daily lives that I don’t always stop and look at how they’re seeing the world. Traveling with them opens your eyes to things you may have seen or known about but get to experience it for the first time all over again with them.

Elaine @ Carpe Travel

Packing

Four around The World features the Connors Family and their world adventure. This post has great ideas for Travel Activity kits to pack and create before the trips.

Jessica at Fantabulosity has some tried and true tricks for packing clothes for your toddlers. I want to try some of these ideas for the adults too!

What advice do you have for parents who find traveling with children to be stressful? (This can be either practical or more philosophical) 

Go slower. Don’t try to tour the whole city in a day or if you are going to jump on a Hop On Hop Off bus so the kids can still nap while you tour. But go slower, allow them time to play and to rest. And allow yourself that time too. Stressed parents make stressed kids.

Erin @ Travel With Bender

Staying Fed

Christina at mominthesix.com writes about 10 restaurant toys to help out with toddlers. So many of these toys would be great in the car too!

The Milners at RecipeThis have some amazing tips for traveling with your Instant Pot. We already know how amazing this kitchen gadget is. Imagine being on the road for 10 weeks with it! Great post about this adventurous time.

If you could share your best travel tip with other parents, what would it be? 

Technology is your friend. Travel days can be LONG. If they have things like a Kindle, netbook, and/or video games, it makes it a LOT easier. Make sure everything is fully charged before a travel day.

Talon @ 1 Dad 1 Kid

The amazing quotes are from an article on the Ottowa Mommy Club, Pools, Planes and Potties and feature some world experts of traveling with kids.

What are your best tips for taking a long road trip? I think we are equal parts excited and anxious but it will certainly be an adventure! Wish us luck!

Save these tips for the future!

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