Every time we pack for family travel I feel like I am getting ready for a significant move. Between my stuff, my husband’s, and three kids—forgetting something is becoming the norm. Sometimes I have to stop and think of a few super important things not to forget because other things we can always buy. My usual list includes a driver license, credit cards, and medication.
However, when it comes to a summer road trip with a toddler, packing the right things sometimes is a difference between a comfortable drive and a never-ending miserable trip. Let’s go over the things we need to have.
Toddler Travel Essentials
Diapers and Wipes
Even if you have to stop at the gas station to change a diaper, it is always important to have your supply of these. I know they are bulky, but I never want to hope that the next gas station has the right diapers again. That’s a fun 10-mile stretch I would like to forget.
This is not only an adorable looking container, but it’s also a lifesaver when it comes to keeping a toddler busy with food! This one comes with a screw-on top, which works best for the kids, who make an extra effort of disassembling everything and anything. It will also ensure that all the goldfish crackers and cheerios will stay in the container and not all over the car.
Toddler Drinks in a Non-Spillable Container
While milk is at home, when it comes to summer travel it is nothing but trouble (Have you ever spilled milk in the car in summer? If you nod, you are in the club).
A toddler drink like Stage 3 Gerber® Good Start® Grow Toddler Drink is an amazing way to ensure your toddler is getting all the nutrition they need and deserve with probiotics to support digestive health, while it is great and easy to use on the go for you. With an adequately nourished toddler tummy they can focus on what makes them, and you, happy.
This toddler drink helps support digestive health with the probiotics and the essential nutrients to help fill standard nutrient gaps many toddlers experience.
I don’t know about you, but I support my sanity by offering a cranky toddler some sources of entertainment. He is happy, I am glad—the road trip must go on!
This post originally appeared on Way2GoodLife. It has been reprinted with permission.