Car journeys can be stressful time for parents with small children in tow, but with proper preparation you can ensure that your car journeys always run smoothly. With careful planning and organisation, plus the addition of a few bits and bobs to take with you when you travel that will make life easier, such as a distracting car seat toy, your journeyâs will be as easy as pie. The first thing to do is make sure you have everything you need within easy reach in your car, such as baby wipes, favourite toys and bottles. If you canât easily get to the things you need reorganise your car to find a better place for them.
Try to change your baby just before you get in the car as a wet or dirty bottom will lead to tears. Consider the route youâre taking and whether you will be able to pull over or find somewhere to change or feed if necessary. Use a car seat toy across the bridge of your car seat to keep older infants occupied whilst you travel. Pick a car seat toy packed with fun, interactive textures, noises and interesting shapes to hold your babyâs interest. Music can be an incredible soother so keep a couple of kid friendly CDs in the car too.