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Traveling with a Toddler

We decided after the birth of our first child we wanted to spend more time together as a family. It made sense for us to downsize to make that happen. Why not live in an RV to do some traveling while we are it? We sold our house right after her first birthday and moved in our home on wheels to begin this family adventure.

What I realized very quickly was traveling with a toddler is HARD! You saw this coming didn’t you. They are bored, tired, or hungry two-thirds of the day making it difficult to be on the go. Believe me, I get it. I pretty much travel with a toddler for a living.

Here are some traveling tips to keep your toddler happy and travel ready:

1) Plan around their schedule as much as possible

If your toddler ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.

I am not suggesting your whole travel plans revolve around your toddler (although sometimes they change the course of plans very quickly). What I am saying is that if you plan your itinerary according to the times they well most enjoy life, then try and make that happen for everyone’s sake involved. Does your toddler do better in the mornings or after naps?

Make sure to have meals planned out, because a hungry toddler means GAME OVER! Know how long things will take and have a plan of attacked formed. I am not a HUGE planner when it comes to travel, but I have had to map things out better to get a happy toddler in return.

Planning around her schedule has made a world of differences on how we travel. If we know it will be a long drive we plan the drive around nap time so she can sleep in the car or we plan the quiet part of the day such as a museum so she can get her nap in. Just be aware