If you’ll recall, in Part 1 of this Toddler Road Trip series I shared about our road trip to California – over nine hours of DRIVING with a toddler! Nope, we weren’t totally insane. I brought a lot of life-saving stuff and our trip was mostly successful. There were a few setbacks, though. In Part 1, I shared what I was glad I brought on our road trip. Now you’ll find out…
What I Wished Fervently I Had Brought:
- Icy-Hot for my aching shoulders. Seriously, craning my neck to see if my toddler is okay in the back seat was NOT good for the muscles. Fix? Next time she’ll be across from ME so I can reach back and comfort her or hand her toys she’s thrown on the floor. It’ll still hurt probably, but not so bad. ;-) I’ve heard that you should sit in the back with the toddler to make things easier but that’s not always feasible.
- More garbage bags… you never have enough. Just bring the whole roll.
- A flashlight. So I could have seen what I was doing at night while trying to clean up a child who threw up all over herself… (and I thought we were so brilliant for driving at night while she would be sleeping!)
- A remembrall. So I could have remembered not to forget my toddler’s most important things right before we left my in-laws’ house and headed home: her blanket, her glowworm, and one of her sippy cups. We had to go back because there was no way I was going to try to get her to sleep without them…
- A portable DVD player. We don’t have one, but it would have helped a LOT – lol.
- Touch-n-Feel board books she had never seen before.
Emma threw up twice – once on the way and once on the way back. Unfortunately on the way back she had a lot more in her stomach (had is the key word) since we had just come from a family get-together at which everyone wanted to feed her something.
These red peppers?
Is there a toddler cure for car sickness?