Traveling with a 1 yo by myself! Yikes!
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I have taken on the adventure of driving from WI to TN (about a 9 hour drive) with my 14 month old next week. Any tips/ideas for keeping one this young busy/entertained? Oh, and yes, I'm doing this alone! He's a really good rider and typically enjoys the car. Any ideas/imput are welcome! Thanks!
Having driven long trips with DD when she was little, my best advice is snacks. Not for the toddler, but for you. Take advantage of any time he sleeps by driving as long as you can while you can. Do your getting out/stretching/eating when it will benefit you both and you need to stop for diaper changes anyway.
If he's a generally good traveler, then you probably already have a handle on the basics -- music, toys, etc. Snacks can be tricky when there's no adult in the backseat to watch for choking. We were able to avoid having DD eat in the car at that age.
I presume you already have one of those mirrors that clips on the rearview so you can see the little one in the backseat. If not, I'd recommend one of those.
Last edited by Carousel96; 03-21-2011 at 04:49 PM..
I would take a CD/ music to listen to that your little one likes, also snacks for him too. Maybe any favorite toys or whatever you use as a comfort for him(pacifier, blanket etc.) Have them all within easy reach so they are easy to get to.
My absolute must have in the car is baby wipes- not just for the baby but for you too. Great for cleaning up any spills as well as dirty faces and hands