If you are planning to have a road trip with your baby, you are definitely going to use a car. To make your trip a memorable one, you must ensure you plan ahead of time. This article will compile a number of tips that can help you ensure your tip is smooth.
Travelling by car with your baby is like traveling alone because babies will always sleep on the way and leave you to drive. However, the experience can be different especially with babies who like crying always as soon as you make them sit in their seat and they refuse to sleep completely.
In present times many of us hate to drive, so for people like us, there are ridesharing services like Uber And Lyft. It is a very convenient way of traveling but before using these service it is best to check their infant safety requirements.
Although you might know some of the things to expect while traveling with your baby it is difficult to know everything that can happen. Chances are that the experience will be the same as the previous one or be different if you have ever had a trip with your baby. Remember babies grow and change also. However, planning earlier in advance can make your travel a good experience.
Below are tips to make traveling by car with your baby a smooth ride!
This is a word that you will come across everywhere, either in industries, companies or shopping malls. You will see writings on the wall stating “Safety first” and this is the same while traveling with your toddler. You need to ensure your car has a correctly fitted and good baby car seat.
If you are going to use a rented car, inquire about airbags to avoid putting your toddler in a seat with an airbag accidentally. Additionally, if you don’t carry your own baby car seat, get to know about the type of infant car seat the owner of the car can offer and how old the seat is. The car seat should not be older than 4 years. Moreover, avoid driving when you are weary. You can switch driving with your driving companion if you have one in your car. If driving alone, park the car and have a walk if you are getting drowsy.
Carry liquids with snacks
Be prepared to carry nonperishable snacks and water for you and your baby if you baby is old enough to have started drinking water. Remember if you get dehydrated, you will definitely become drowsy and might also affect milk production as you breastfeed.
Be prepared for regular stops
This sounds boring since the journey will take much longer when traveling by car with a baby than when you are traveling alone. This is in fact, true for newborn babies, as they are not allowed to sit for too many hours in a car seat. This hurts their back. Therefore ensure you make regular stops as this will help your infant to stretch out in their stroller.
Don’t forget to carry with you your babies favorite toys
Since you gave birth to your lovely baby, you must have known his/her favorite toys, carry them while you are traveling by car with your baby. Avoid sharp toys or toys that can hurt your baby. Putting his favorite toys around him will make him feel entertained and comfortable.