So I wanted to just finish off this week by sharing some tips with you on what I thought about traveling with a toddler. All in all, it wasn’t so bad. I really did expect a lot worse, lots of meltdowns. Booba definitely exceeded my expectations. Here’s what I did to keep the road trip fun for him.
1.Brought his favorite videos and DVD player. This is a must.
2.Also when traveling with a toddler, the GPS is a must. You can get easily sidetracked and we were making quite a few stops so I didn’t want to miss an exit. It was nice not to have to worry about getting lost.
3. I made him as comfy as possible. No shoes or socks in the car, lots of toys, we looked out the window for trucks, lots of snacks in the car.
4. Leave early in the morning. That way they are sleeping most of the way.
5. If you think you are over packing…go ahead and pack some more. I packed every outfit I could think of and every toy I thought he may want/need. All his favorite snacks. I even packed Benadryl, Neosporin and band-aids. Thank goodness we didn’t use all that but you just never know.
6. Don’t leave the stroller. While my hubby complained about lugging it up and down in the subway, once Booba fell asleep or got tired he went right into the stroller. I would happily lug it around again. And we didn’t take the umbrella stroller we took the full size one.
So would I do it again? In a heartbeat! But I wonder how much tougher would it be to go on vacay with two kids. All I heard when we visited my family was that we couldn’t leave Booba by himself. "He needs a sibling" they said. But it just seems so perfect just the three of us! Having Booba as a single child is almost like a taboo for Latinos isn’t it? But I do think it really works. We’ll see what happens though.