8 Tips for Surviving Road-Trips with Toddlers During the Holiday Season

Photo by: Selena Mae
Plan & Pack Ahead
Make a list of what you are going to pack and do all that you can the day before. I cannot stress this enough! You'll appreciate not running around last minute; ... more 
Photo by: Selena Mae
Plan & Pack Ahead
Make a list of what you are going to pack and do all that you can the day before. I cannot stress this enough! You'll appreciate not running around last minute; avoiding that sort of thing does wonders for one's stress levels and patience. Toddlers have a sixth sense when it comes to mom and dad needing to get stuff done, as in they will be all melty and clingy during peak hours of packing/trying to hit the road. Do yourself a favor and get a majority of the packing done the day before and even make a game out of it.
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Fri, Nov 22, 2013 4:49 PM EST

It's inevitable. Every year, right after Thanksgiving and Halloween and (or Halloween and Thanksgiving, depending on which side of the border you're on)… BAM! It's the holidays. Which, for a hardcore lover of all things twinkle lights, pumpkin pie, gourds, gingerbread, and Santa Claus…isn't a bad thing at all. We happen to do more road-tripping, I'm inclined to think, than the average family. For a long-time, my partner was a musician who did a lot of touring. Much of it was local and we'd go along when possible. I now deem myself a seasoned expert, totally qualified in handing out advice in how to win at traveling with toddlers….especially by car, for long stretches of time. So, if you, like me - have lots of road-tripping to look forward to this holiday season, have no fear! Success is definitely in the little things and how well you plan. Click through for 8 tips for surviving holiday road-trips with toddlers! -By Selena Mae

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