When was your first road trip? Mine(what I can remember) was when I was 7 or 8. My dad drove our family of 5 to Malacca in his little red Honda. I am not good with details but I remember it was fun and I looked forward to having my first stamp on my passport! Since then, road trip is very much in my blood. Though I cannot drive, I am very blessed with a hubby who does.
I took my little man for his first road trip when he was slightly over 1 year old. It was a big operation for hubby and me to travel with 3 little ones. The destination was Lego Land Malaysia which wasn’t too far away from home, thankfully. Traveling with little children can be very taxing on the parents, especially on road trips when daddy/mommy needs to drive and navigate on top of attending to the little ones onboard.
If you are planning on a road trip with your little ones, here are some useful tips you may like to consider:
1. Plan ahead
Get your little one’s passport and other travel documents ready.
If you are Singaporean, get it done via APPLEs to save time and cost.
Still, it will take about 2 weeks before you can collect your baby’s passport so be sure to plan ahead.
2. Know your way, ahead
It’s always good to get know where you’re going and how to get there before embarking on a journey. It is especially so when you are traveling with little children. After all, you will want to spend the time onboard on better things like answering their many questions, cuddling them for naps, milk feeds and the list goes on.
3. Work your travel schedules around your baby’s routine
This is the golden rule to happy family trips – Always work around your baby’s schedule. Ensure baby gets the rest and feeds they need, otherwise, be prepared for tantrums and drama. So, go slow and travel at your baby’s speed. Remember, it’s his first road trip so be sure to make it an enjoyable one for him and you.
4. Stock up on your baby’s necessities
Be sure to come up with a laundry list of necessities and check through them before setting off.
Pack toys, snacks and favourite music for some entertainment onboard. Don’t forget the comfort items to help your baby sleep get used to the new environment and sleep better at night.
Bottled baby food, jackets, warm water flask, wet wipes and diapers are among the quintessential for road trips, so be sure to pack them in. It always helps to have a good diaper on hand so you won’t need to change them so often during the time onboard. If you are looking for a good diaper for road trips, Pampers is a good choice. Read product review here.
DISCLOSURE: This is a sponsored post and I am proud and happy to do it for Pampers. Pampers Active Baby and Pampers Active Baby Pants were provided for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.