Pack a Kiddy Car Bag
Get kiddos ready for a long trip by helping them pack a special car bag of essentials, treats, and all-time favorites. Letting toddlers help pack their own bag gives them a sense of ownership and accomplishment – and it will make it easy for you to keep a few surprises up your sleeve!
Toddlers should be allowed to pack anything reasonable that can fit in their bag, but it’s a good idea to encourage engaging items. For example, suggest a drawing tablet or coloring pages, picture books, and hand-held games like Geared to Steer. Also, encourage them to pack comfort toys like plush animals or dolls. Just make sure to check everyone – stuffed animals and imaginary friends included – is in the car before leaving any pitstops!
Lastly, be sure to pack (lots of) tasty snacks!