A long trip of 4 to 6 hours can be apprehensive for not the elders alone, but also the babies. A two month old baby has a rudimentary idea of boredom and has enough lung capacity to make you attend to the situational requirement.
The clamor and cries of a baby can be exhaustive for the toddler as well as for others in passenger seat. Hence, you must prepare the baby and the car in order to make the journey pleasant and comfortable for everyone, counting the youngest member of the family.
This article highlights the requirements which need to be accomplished before scheduling a long journey with your kid, in order to devise a peaceful and memorable journey.
Keeping Babies Occupied on Car Trips
The following tips might help you in planning and organization of the painstakingly long trip ahead, with your baby:
Timing the Trip
You must question the planning of the trip to prevent such forthcoming disasters. You must not be rigid on the arrival schedule since delays are obligatory with a baby on board. With being trapped in the safety seat for long period of time, your baby will get fussier and inconsolable crying will follow subsequently. You should remember to incorporate a few halts along the way, which will be refreshing for the baby and allow you to change her diaper at regular intervals.
The temperature of the car may have an effect on the infant. Always, adjust the temperature of the vehicle a/c at its average. Elevating or lowering the temperature below the soothing level can make the baby feel uncomfortable and hence switch its mood to an irritable one.
Develop a convenient entertainment space within your car to keep the toddler busy all through the journey. You can attach few lightweight toys and motifs from the ceiling of the car above the baby seat. Small, soft toys can also be included for the infant to chew or hold on to them. Change the sets of toys while you stop for a diaper change or refreshment. Music is a therapy that works best in such situations. A melodious and rhythmic tape will relax the kid and may even lull them to sleep.
Follow the sleeping patterns of your child and start the tour accordingly. If your infant is comfortable sleeping in the car, schedule your departure at a time which coincides with the nap-time of your baby so the baby can snooze through most part of the trip and hence aid you in experiencing a peaceful, un-interruptive drive.
Along with your luggage, maintain and follow the checklist of a toddler-friendly luggage which will serve its value at urgent moments. Extra garments, baby blankets, amply packed diapers, moist baby wipes, a flask, required medications and prescriptions, first-aid kit, are some of the significant items from the multitude of commodities that should definitely be employed in the “compulsory” list.
Apart from the above measures you can even consider the car sun screens, since, the diffuse light may aid in your baby’s slumber and your consequent solace. Moreover, there is a simple vehicular rule with the baby on board: NEVER, EVER leave your baby alone in the car- not for a single minute.