Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Travel Tips Tuesday

Time for more travel tips!  Today's tips are all about travelling by car.  I learned pretty quickly that a baby doesn't keep a pacifier in very long.  It seemed like every time I put the pacifier back in, Piper would spit it out.  Usually when we travelled, I would have someone else in the car who could retrieve it, but sometimes it was just me.  I learned that those pacifier clips came in VERY handy!  I would clip it to her carseat straps, and I could always find it (even when she was in her rear-facing seat) when she spit it out!  Yes! Score one for Mommy!

Now I travel with a 15 month old.  Boy, is that different!  This summer, we took some day trips with her,  the longest being 3 hours, and we all learned a little something about this age.  She LOVES her music.  I've talked about this before.  Now, she asks for it by name.  She yells out, "Minnie!" and I know she wants to hear Minnie sing.  I try to make sure that we have her music with us at all times, and with the technological age we live in, I also have episodes of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on our phones in case of emergencies.  Also, we never go ANYWHERE without her blanket.  This way, she can always sleep comfortably when we are gone.  We also have multiple snacks on hand, as well as juice and milk in her insulated cups.  We keep juice in one type of cup and milk in the other, so she knows the difference.  She will ask for the one she wants by name.  It's pretty cute!

See ya real soon!
~Mellie

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