Traveling with toddlers can get tricky because you have to be prepared for just about everything. From needing snacks and drinks to toys and entertainments-toddlers require a lot of planning even for simple car rides. So here are a few of the best travel hacks for when you hit the open road with your toddler.
1. Create a Sippy Lasso– When traveling with your toddler, drinks and snacks are a must, but you need to keep your eyes on the road and can’t spend the entire drive searching for a sippy cup that has been tossed on the floor again and again. Create a sippy lasso out of an old piece of ribbon. Tie one end of the ribbon around the sippy cup and then secure the other end of the ribbon to the base of the buckle strap on their car seat. Any time they drop their cup, your toddler can pull it back up all by themselves! When making the lasso, be sure it’s long enough to drink out of but not long enough to pose a strangle hazard. Also keep the cup clean by making sure the ribbon isn’t too long and lets the cup touch the ground.
2. Suction Cup Caddies– Just like you don’t want to keep turning around to grab that sippy cup, you don’t want to keep searching for crayons while driving. Head to the Dollar Store and grab a few small, plastic caddies with suction cups. These are usually meant to be used in the bathroom, but you can attach them to your car widows and load them up with crayons, markers, and stickers. Anytime your child feel creative, they can simply grab what then want from the caddie on the window and hopefully put it back.