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14 hours drive with a 4 and half month old. Advice please?

Posted by on Jun. 26, 2010 at 1:35 PM
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We are travel from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Bristol, Tennessee. It is roughly a 14 hour drive.

My husband is driving so I can tend to our daughter. She is FF and eats 4 oz roughly every 2 to 4 hours DEPENDING on her mood.

What are some tips and tricks to make her more comfortable and keep her happy for the trip?

Wife to an amazing man named Joshua who proudly serves our country in the United States Air Force and a loving mother to a beautiful daughter named Rebecca, and 4 fur babies!

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by on Jun. 26, 2010 at 1:35 PM
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Barronbaby
by on Jun. 26, 2010 at 1:37 PM
some carseat toys are good and sitting in backseat with her when not sleeping. Good luck
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lil_mom2010
by on Jun. 26, 2010 at 1:43 PM


Quoting Barronbaby:

some carseat toys are good and sitting in backseat with her when not sleeping. Good luck


Thanks for the advice.

Wife to an amazing man named Joshua who proudly serves our country in the United States Air Force and a loving mother to a beautiful daughter named Rebecca, and 4 fur babies!

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.onelove.
by on Jun. 26, 2010 at 1:46 PM

If you can do it during the night when she sleeps it makes the trip way easier. 

Armygrl1
by on Jun. 26, 2010 at 1:47 PM

Ughh, Been there done that, Ft Carson Colorado to Ft Drum NY.

It will be tough, mine was 5 months, we started at night right after dinner.

One of us sat in the back with her while she was awake, we tried to get most of the driving done at night, eventually though you will know when it is time, just suck it up and get a hotel, it will be better, safer and less stressful on everyone, we did it with only one hotel stay, to let her stay out of the seat for a while and for us to shower and get some real rest.

Good Luck

lil_mom2010
by on Jun. 26, 2010 at 2:50 PM

We aren't going to drive at night because it would be the day after the 4th when EVERYONE is going to be travelling back home. So we are leave on the 6th at around 6 am.

la_bella_vita
by on Jun. 26, 2010 at 3:19 PM

 Take breaks, change diapers enough, bring toys, pray for sleep = )

lil_mom2010
by on Jun. 26, 2010 at 3:36 PM

She sleeps great as long as she has her bink and a clean butt.

lundaylove
by on Jun. 26, 2010 at 5:00 PM

we drive at night that way they sleep the majority of the time. when my son was 3.5 months and my girls were 2 we drove from MD to FL which was a 16 hour drive. We left at 10pm and drove thru the night and they slept most of the time. My sister was in the back with my son and if he woke up she would tend to him. We stopped every 3-4 hours for gas and we'd change diapers, id nurse and we'd get back on the road.

mommy2xp
by on Jun. 26, 2010 at 6:38 PM

Just keep her paci and some toys. I would take 2-3 stops for meals so she can get a break from the carseat. Also quick stops for a diaper change.

Honeybun09
by on Jun. 26, 2010 at 6:40 PM

BUMP!

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