We just got back from going on a trip! Our first vacation together. Even the dog joined! We had a blast! We used Airbnb and found a cute cottage home on Brooks Lake in Michigan. We soaked up the sun, splashed around in the water, and ate so many carbs! Perfect first vacation!
Parents everywhere know that when you travel with a baby it’s like packing your entire house. Especially when you’re visiting grandparents. Yes, bring that giant jumper! They need to see him jump!
When traveling further, there are a few key things to pack and do for your babe on the trip!
I don’t mean put cartoons in front of your baby’s face, unless you’re ok with that! What worked for us was one of us sat with him during the trip to keep him entertained and happy. Longer trips can take a toll on little ones, if they see a friendly face, it can make it easier on them.
Until they finally get fed up with the car seat of course ?
Pack just the right amount of items that doesn’t take too much room, but you’re kiddo loves. I think it’s okay to leave that jumper at home this time- even though it is convenient to put them in it for a few minutes and take a breather on your trip! You could pack up the pack n play and smaller toys! The pack n play is easy to pack up, and if you’re child will, can play in there awhile while you enjoy some moments without them crawling all over you on your trip!
At some point your sweet little angel will turn into a hungry beast. It’s important to be prepared for that while you’re driving. Whether that’s with puffs, melts, or having a bottle already prepared! If you can’t prepare your bottle ahead of time, make sure you can do it easily in the car or at a pit stop!
Hurry up and feed that monster!
These tips worked for us on our short vacation! Next spring we are taking a longer vacation with my side of the family! I can’t wait for that! It’s further away, and we will be staying for a longer period.