Baby’s First Road Trip: How to Survive the Road With Your Little One – Part 2
In a previous blog we brought you some helpful information that will make your baby’s first road trip a breeze. Fingers crossed. Now, as we gear up for the year’s top vacationing period, we want to share even more advice that will make your parental road trip a breeze!
Open Minded Wins the Race
In a baby-less situation you’re very likely to race to your destination, but things are different when you’re hauling a little one. One of the best things you can do for your baby’s first trip is to be flexible when it comes to your schedule. Come to terms with the fact that you may need to make your stop significantly lengthier and you may need to turn your one-day trip into a two day one. It’s really okay!
Learn to Enjoy the Backseat
As much as you or your spouse want to ride shotgun, it’s definitely best that one of you ride in the back seat with the baby. It will make life just a little easier when the baby gets fussy, starts to cry, spits up, or just needs someone to hang out with. Additionally, having someone in the backseat means you won’t need to pull over every few minutes to check on your little one.
Take Time to Enjoy Everything
When you have a destination in mind it’s easy to forget to live in the moment. However, that’s exactly what you should do, especially during your baby’s first trip! Sure, you’ll get some crying, some fussiness, and a few dirty diapers, but it’s not always you’ll get to give your baby his/her first road trip experience. So, take your time, get your snacks ready, and enjoy the open road with your new copilot!