Before you had kids, "entertaining" meant drinks and snacks with friends. These days it's more stuffed monkeys than stuffed mushrooms. And while you've got whole the entertaining baby gig down to a science at home, road trips
just leave you praying your kid doesn't trash the backseat.
So how do you keep your little passenger content and calm while en route to visit the grandparents
We have some suggestions for family travel with a baby:
Start with toys that attach to the car seat. The last thing you want is your child screaming for some toy and you attempting to fetch it while driving. (Always pull over to the side of the road before trying this).
Offer snacks that aren't sticky (for easy vacuuming later) along with some water in a spill-proof sippy cup (so the worst thing you'll have to wipe up is water).
Play some music to distract your child on a long trip, but don't feel like you have to hear 500 rounds of "Puff the Magic Dragon." Most children love all kinds of music, and you can slow it down with classical or at least keep yourself happy with a little Top 40.
Also, think about investing in a car organizer for easy access to all your stuff. After all, what good is all this planning if you can't find anything!report abuse