If you are planning a family road trip this summer, we have prepared a couple of tips and hints which may come in handy if you are about to have a baby or a toddler on board.
Hitting the road with your baby in the back seat implies a few things checked prior to seeing the wheels roll. Firstly, make sure your bundle of joy is properly seated and buckled in the child safety seat. It's a good idea to mount a baby view mirror because it will enable you to take a glance at your child every now and then without having to turn around and take your focus off the road. Secondly, don't forget to pack your baby's favorite toys as they will hold its attention (at least for a while); however, try to select only the soft and car-safe ones. Thirdly, preparing a CD or two with soothing music will definitely make the ride enjoyable for both the baby and all the other passengers. Lastly, take frequent breaks in order to change your baby's diapers as well as to feed it.
Having a toddler in your car may be challenging but if you prepare yourself in advance, you can expect a smooth ride as well. The first and foremost rule is to keep your kid entertained and engaged; therefore, bring along interesting toys, games and books. In order for your child to enjoy its play, install automobile sun shades which will block heat and keep the temperature comfortable. In addition, take frequent stretching breaks and let your kid play with a ball while making those rest stops - this is especially advisable if a child becomes fussy or throws a temper tantrum in the car. Occasionally offer your little passenger with drink and snacks as it is critical for children to drink enough liquid during long journeys, especially if it is hot weather. Finally, be prepared for motion sickness and in case your toddler experiences some symptoms of it like a cold sweat, nausea, or dizziness, it is recommendable to place your child in the middle rear seat of your vehicle and to open the windows, letting the fresh air in.
Following these travel tips will make your journey a pleasant one and we are sure that you will be able to spend some quality time with your beloved ones.