Going on a road trip with baby? We've got some tips
Pack a bag
Don't forget the toys
It’s a great idea to make your journey as relaxed as possible. Taking regular breaks to stretch your legs and catch some fresh air is a great idea for the entire family. The driver should certainly take a break every two hours to avoid fatigue.
“We've taken our twins on holidays to Cape Town, KwaZulu-Natal and the Kruger National Park and each experience has left us with some really good and some not-so-good memories. Doing a 20 hour drive with 15-month-old twins could spell disaster for some, but we’ve generally had really good experiences. The biggest saving grace is that we follow their normal bath routine and then put them in the car to fall asleep as we leave, giving us a good head start on the drive before they wake up again. As morning hits, we make sure to stop every two hours and give them a chance to stretch their little bodies.” – Christine Kenny, mother of twin boys and blogger at The Kenny Family.
Timing is key
Take snack breaks
Attitude, careful planning and patience are everything when travelling. Whether you’re out on a day trip or off on a long holiday. The key to a successful road trip is to stay calm. Any tension in the car translates into stress. If your child does become upset, do not allow that to cause you to become stressed as well. Take a deep breath and have a happy journey!
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