How I Survived Traveling With A Toddler

Hello guys and welcome back to my blog!

If you follow me on Instagram, then most of you already know that recently my husband and I decided to pack up the little and travel to Georgia from Indiana by car. Yes, you read correctly!! We took a ride trip with a one year old.

To my surprise, the 16 hours that we spent on the road was not at all what I expected. My son spent the majority of the time sleep. I had packed snacks and over did it when it came to packing things to entertain him with. I know that every time I travel with him won’t be like this, so I want to share with you guys some tips that helped me survive road tripping with my son.

Some helpful tips…

  • Dress Comfortably: I dressed my son in very comfortable clothes. This allowed for him to be comfortable and relax throughout the whole car ride.
  • Snacks: For obvious reasons lol.
  • New Toys: I opted to bring new toys in this road trip. I found that with new toys my son will play with them longer because it’s something new to explore.
  • Car Changing Station: If your child is still in diapers, this is a must. Making sure that you have a comfortable/safe place to change the littlest will make the road trip go smoothly.
  • Plan Ahead & Be Prepared: What I mean by this it to make to plan ahead and be prepared for anything. I packed a car kit with all the things I felt was necessary for our road trip. Extra diapers, extra clothes, wet wipes, and other things. I didn’t have to use any of those thing but knowing that I was overly prepared put my mind at ease.

Comment down below any tips you have for traveling with a toddler.

Until next time… stay positive!

-Toya.

20 responses to “How I Survived Traveling With A Toddler”

  1. I’ve never traveled that far with a toddler but my niece always falls asleep in the car even on super short trips lol. One minute she’s dancing to music, the next she’s KO’d in the backseat

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  2. Great ideas to remember for later! Love the tip to bring a new toy on the ride.

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    1. Thanks for reading!

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  3. We do a lot of road trips! These are some great tips, especially having a safe/clean place to change baby. Our last trip our daughter had a massive blowout and we pulled over at the one place that had no changing table! We had to change her right in the gas station parking lot. Not fun.

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    1. Oh wow! That not fun at all. Thanks for reading!

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  4. I drove from New York to Minnesota when my son was a baby, but a toddler is a whole different story! These are great tips, I definitely agree with the new toys part!

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    1. I agree, it’s definitely different traveling with a baby then a toddler. Thanks for reading!

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  5. Loved this. We love road trips. Great tip on the new toys, this is a great time cause they can pay proper attention to it without the basic distractions at home. Really hope you keep up the spontaneous trips!

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    1. I love road trips can they are definitely possible with a toddler when you are properly prepared. Thanks so much for reading!

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  6. LaToya, your post brought me back to the days when our family moved cross country, our son, toddler at the time, in the backseat. It was a 5 day drive. After a while, I suspected the little guy just thought we lived from hotel to hotel ☺️. In addition to your great suggestions, We had some tunes with us that he liked so he can sing along, plus many of his fave toys to keep him engaged. 💗 xo, Evelyn, PathofPresence 🦋

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    1. Wow! A 5 day move across the country!?! I agree with the music, that definitely helps too. Thanks so much Evelyn for reading 😊

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  7. I don’t have a toddler, but me and my husband took our 4 month old (now 5 months) on an 8 hour road trip from Florida to Tennessee and it went okay. Last couple hours he started getting tired of being in his car seat but we just stopped every 2 hours and took him out and walked around (:

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  8. How old is your son? My kids just turned 1 and 4. We do 10 hour trips often. I’ll have to try some of these tips. New toys are a good idea! They’ll be more interested. My baby just wants to eat or sleep though!

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    1. My son is 1. He slept the majority of the way but I was prepared with new toys.

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  9. Great tips! We might be going on a road trip this summer with our one year old, so these are helpful. I’m glad you were over-prepared, but I rather be that than under-prepared!

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  10. Oh wow, you are a brave soul for traveling by car with a toddler! I’ve only done plane trips, but the older my daughter gets the more stressful it seems!

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    1. I just did a trip with my son on a plane. Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Tell me about it! Toddlers are a real handful 😉 but they’re worth it LOL – Judy

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    1. Definitely a handful lol. But I love every minute with my little. Thanks for stopping by!

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      1. Ur totes welcome LOL – Judy

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