It’s been a while since Covid-19 and the lockdown has trapped us within the same four walls of our homes. But with the restrictions getting relaxed and the situation falling somewhat under control, it is a good time to plan a getaway with your family and loved ones.
The best way to get a mini vacation is by planning a road trip, which will help you get rid of all your stresses and woes.
Road trips can help you bond with your close ones and explore new places and nature. But if you have a toddler in your family or you are a new parent, then a road trip can be a little difficult to plan. With a little one on board, you need to be extra careful while planning your mini vacation.
The following are some simple tips that’ll help you plan a road trip with your toddler and your family:
1. Keep the Trip Short and Safe
Without a doubt, long road trips with friends are fun and adventurous. But when it comes to traveling with a newborn baby, then you’ve to plan a short and safe trip because babies are not typically used to sitting in the car for a long time. But as kids grow older, they get used to traveling and will stop getting restless in closed, moving spaces.
If you are traveling a long distance, make sure you start early in the morning. Babies mostly prefer napping during early mornings. And make sure you halt the journey with regular breaks for sleeping, eating and playing.
2. Keep All the Baby Care Products Handy
You need to make sure you are loaded with all the required baby care products including baby wipes, napkins, diapers, etc. You can buy natural baby wipes to save some money as you are going to need plenty of them throughout the journey.
You also need to carry extra clothes, a detachable car seat for your baby and some toys, which will keep your little one playful and distracted.
Don’t forget to carry some baby creams and lotions, and a few basic medicines, (especially for stomach aches), which you might need in case there’s any emergency.
Make sure to carry hypoallergenic diapers as they are going to be extra comfortable for your baby’s sensitive skin.
3. Distract Your Baby with Some Music
Everyone just loves listening to their favorite music.
When it comes to road trips, music is the best way to make your drive more enjoyable. Good, joyful music can keep your baby distracted and entertained throughout the journey.
And if you want to put your baby to sleep while you are on the go, just turn up some soothing tunes and melodies to do the work.
4. Carry Snacks and Meals to Keep the Baby Distracted
If you want to make sure that your road trip is fun and peaceful, make sure your baby has enough food and sleep. Tasty snacks and meals are very important to have. A well-fed baby or toddler remains happy throughout the journey.
Apart from feeding breast milk to your little one, you can also spoon-feed pureed baby food or rice cereals while you’re on the go. And for toddlers you can carry healthy snacks like dried fruits, whole grain cereals, and more.
These tips will surely help you have a perfect and enjoyable family road trip with your new born baby.