11 hours in the car with a 6 year old and 3 month old.. halp!

Discussion in 'Baby Club' started by Annunakian, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. Annunakian

    Annunakian Mom of two

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2010
    Messages:
    1,131
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm going to be visiting family in July, it will be an 11 hour car ride. I have traveled many hours with myself but never kids and I have NO idea what to do to keep them busy. I'm not too worried about my DS, it's DD that gets fussy if she is in her carseat too long.

    What have you done when traveling that long of a distance with young kids? :shrug:
     
  2. R J 1980

    R J 1980 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Messages:
    621
    Likes Received:
    0
    In Sept we will be taking a 16 hour drive to Florida with a 4 year old and 5 month old so I'm worried too! The best advice I can give you is what we are doing, and did 2 years ago when we drove there - drive over night. My then 2 year old slept almost the whole way, which was great. We also put in a small DVD player so he could watch movies.

    Good luck!
     
  3. Surprise

    Surprise Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2010
    Messages:
    1,355
    Likes Received:
    0
    Does your baby sleep well in the car? Will your son entertain her? There's not a lot you can do with them when they're that young, since they can't eat cheerios or play with toys and books. Playing music helps sooth my little one while we're in the car. He's partial to Jack Johnson's early work :haha:
     
  4. Mrs Doddy

    Mrs Doddy 1 pink 1 blue

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2008
    Messages:
    14,217
    Likes Received:
    0
    We are doing this next month- we are going to break up the journey with an overnight stay, we will stop every 2/3 hours and roughly work round her routinue she sleeps well in the car
     
  5. nicole_

    nicole_ Aidy's Mummy

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2010
    Messages:
    2,083
    Likes Received:
    0
    i thought you couldnt have babies in a carseat for more than 4 hours? not sure if thats right though
     
  6. KayBea

    KayBea Mummy to Xanthia Lily

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2011
    Messages:
    6,827
    Likes Received:
    0
    Its 2 hours in car seat one hour out the car seat.
    X
     
  7. nicole_

    nicole_ Aidy's Mummy

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2010
    Messages:
    2,083
    Likes Received:
    0
    thankyou :haha: i knew there was a general rule but couldnt remember the specifics :D
     
  8. aliss

    aliss Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2009
    Messages:
    25,989
    Likes Received:
    2
    Truthfully, I would attempt to fly!

    If not, I did this.. I left 1 hour before he 1st scheduled nap, then he slept 1-2 hours (3 hours down), break, then repeat.
     
  9. N1kki

    N1kki Guest

    i'm going on a 4 hour trip to devon i'm dreading that,the 8 yr old hes easily entertained with his DS LOL but a LO's gona be 4 months old i'm not so sure.
     
  10. KayBea

    KayBea Mummy to Xanthia Lily

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2011
    Messages:
    6,827
    Likes Received:
    0
    I did a trip to isle of wight about a month ago and it was fine.. We just stopped every now and again to let LO stretch her legs. X
     
  11. Annunakian

    Annunakian Mom of two

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2010
    Messages:
    1,131
    Likes Received:
    0
    A night trip! I should have thought of that. Great idea! I am going to have to bring that up and see what I can do.

    She does alright in her car seat and will only be entertained for so long in one spot. She is not wanting to be doing one thing or in one spot for too long so she likes to keep busy.

    I would fly but it's too expensive and I would rather bypass all the tsa stuff.. Besides, I planned on doing some photography on the way down as we do rest stops. :D Can't do that in a plane! :thumbup:
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice