I will be driving with my DD to Idaho , and then through Seattle to the west coast of WA from CO. We will stay in Idaho with family for a few days, and then go on to Seattle for a day or two, and then to the coast.
My DD is newly walking for a couple months now, and talking, but not talking so much that you can talk to her and rationalize anything to her. She knows basic nouns. So saying "hold on, we'll be to the rest stop in 20 minutes" won't work.
I have a friend coming to sit in the back and keep her company, but DD's never been restrained for that long, and I need tips on what to do to keep her as comfy and happy as possible!!
I will take a BUNCH of breaks, and am packing a bunch of toys.
In your experience, what is something you wished you had done, or found best to do?
Any other advice for me at all?
I just want her to be as happy as possible!
Answer by bablondie at 3:57 PM on May. 11, 2009
Answer by purplemoosemom at 3:38 PM on May. 11, 2009
Answer by bablondie at 3:52 PM on May. 11, 2009
Answer by bablondie at 3:54 PM on May. 11, 2009
I have been on many long trips with my 2 boys, ages 4 and almost 2. We live in Maine and my husband's family is in Ohio so we drive back and forth once or twice a year. The best investment I ever made was a portable TV. That helps a lot. I also sit in the back of the van with my boys so I can read books to them and hand out snacks and drinks as needed. Another thing I do is, I go to the store and buy a few new toys to hand out through out the ride. Nothing to big just small things that will entertain the boys for as long as possible. Good luck and have a great trip!
Answer by joleensboys at 4:47 PM on May. 11, 2009