Road tripping is one of my husband and I’s favorite past times. Past times as in something we did when we had no kids. We were able to start enjoying this road tripping thing when our first 2 kids were around 4 and 6 years old. Needless to say, since having our last 2 kids (who are 10 months and 2 years old) — road tripping hasn’t been QUITE as fun.
The first time we attempted road tripping with Zeke (and our 3 others) was on what is normally a 4-hour trip. Well, uhm, it ended up taking up 9 hours. Yes, you read that right. No, you don’t want to know what happened to make the trip over double in time. Let’s just say it involved 2 screaming babies, 2 fighting kids, 1 crying mom and a husband who somehow managed to get us to our destination.
Lessons learned: babies require certain things on road trips. While there is no stopping our older 2 from fighting, we can do things to help ease our babies. In addition to packing the standard items such as clothes, diapers, formula, there are a few other items that we’ve found to be extremely helpful in making the road trip with baby a success.
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