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how do i keep to toddlers age 3 and 2 amused on a potentially 3 day road trip driving by myself?

 
mamaslove4ever

Asked by mamaslove4ever at 1:34 AM on Jan. 29, 2011 in Travel

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  • Take cds, small toys - things that are "old favorites" and ones that are "new surprises" for them. Be ready to sing with them, etc - possibly quite loudly and in a very silly way, as you drive. Schedule frequent stops. Stay someplace like Comfort Inns - places that aren't horrible on your budget, provide a free breakfast, and have a pool. What you do is you get up, you all have breakfast, let them play some, get in the car, drive for awhile. Take rest stop breaks so they can run around and burn energy if needed. When you stop for lunch, stop somewhere that's a fast food area with a playland. Let them play while you eat. If your little ones are good with eating in the car (when we did this, there were 2 of us, so I was able to watch them for choking, feed them, etc, so it was easier for us) - then let them eat in the car so they have max. play time.

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    sailorwifenmom

    Answer by sailorwifenmom at 3:54 AM on Jan. 29, 2011

  • hit toy r us and get a tray for the seat so kids can color ,eat,rest their hands or heads on it also invest in a portible dvd player they are not that expensive i have seen them for even $30 and some even come with car adapters and have there favorite movies on hand
    hush84

    Answer by hush84 at 1:44 AM on Jan. 29, 2011

  • Oh good because I can't find a picture, lol.  We are planning a trip also, long drive.  We are thinking about the same things, how to keep them entertained.  We decided on those "writer thingys", lol.  A few books.  Music.  That's as far as I've gotten, lol.

    MrsHouston47302

    Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 1:43 AM on Jan. 29, 2011

  • lots of blankets lots of snack s and have those sippy cups ready unless you want a messy car SAFE TRIP MOMMA
    hush84

    Answer by hush84 at 1:53 AM on Jan. 29, 2011

  • and start targeting the possible rest areas so kiddies can go potty and move thiere legs for a min or 2
    hush84

    Answer by hush84 at 1:55 AM on Jan. 29, 2011

  • Snacks, drinks.  Those little travel writer thingys.  Darnit, I'll go look it up.  They are small and portable and not expensive at all.

    MrsHouston47302

    Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 1:35 AM on Jan. 29, 2011

  • Story books on CDs they can listen to ( you can borrow them from your local public library for FREE). Small toys, stuffed animals, anything they love to play with. Kiddie movies.
    AdrianaS

    Answer by AdrianaS at 2:56 AM on Jan. 29, 2011

  • cont

    When you stop for dinner, either stop someplace where you get a "good dinner" and then go to the hotel where they can swim / play before bed. Or - get dinner and take back to the room so they can run around while they eat, and burn some energy.

    Another suggestion which would be hard as the driver so do NOT do it if it makes you too tired - but get up early (like 4 am) and get on the road, so they sleep for several hours while you drive, then stop earlier in the night. Good thing about this is usually less traffic so you make better time, bad thing is you have to get up so much earlier...

    lol - can you tell I've done lots of long road trips with little ones ;-)

    good luck on your trip and have a good time on vacation :-)
    sailorwifenmom

    Answer by sailorwifenmom at 3:58 AM on Jan. 29, 2011

  • i think i know what your talkin about
    mamaslove4ever

    Comment by mamaslove4ever (original poster) at 1:36 AM on Jan. 29, 2011

  • my trip is a 4 year vacation, i start school and its out of state YAY no snow!!!!!
    mamaslove4ever

    Comment by mamaslove4ever (original poster) at 1:45 AM on Jan. 29, 2011