Hey friends. Don’t know if you heard, but it’s June. JUNE. Not sure how it’s possible for time to move so quickly, but here we are. A mere 6 weeks out from our move and the reality of a cross country road trip with three tiny humans ages 3 and under is starting to sink in. In all honesty, we are actually really excited for the road trip and are thankful that we can pretty much take as long as we need to get to NYC based on how the girls hold up along the way. I’m not, however, naive to think that a 18279872394 hour road trip with three little ones will be easy. Planning is/will be necessary for all of our sanity. That being said, I’m starting to feel the need to get started on said planning in hopes that this road trip could maybe even be, dare I say it, enjoyable, for all the little ones involved (and let’s be honest, the parents). I know my mind will be in a million different places as we start getting into the weeds of downsizing, packing, etc. So road trip planning starts now!
We are headed to Texas this week to visit my family and I just picked up a few things for the girls to keep them entertained on the flight, so I thought it’d be fun to round up the things I’ve got my eye on for our travels and share them with you guys! Hopefully this will be useful for your own summer travels. Also hoping it’ll help me feel more prepared for the trek come July. I just really need all the tips and tricks you have for very long toddler car travel?! They say parenting takes a village, and I’m assuming that includes road trip survival. Be my village, please and thank you.
this magnetic dress up set for my dress up loving girls.
Londji sticker book because stickers have magical powers when it comes to my toddlers. (15% off with JAMFAM)
Holdie Folk dolls are some of the girls’ most loved toys. they usually pack a few in their backpacks to keep them company since they’re pocket-sized, and we’ll most definitely bring some along on our road trip. Farmer Forest and Farmer Poppy are high on my wish list for the girls right now. (10% off with BRIMFULPLAY10)
this wooden camera – the girls are always wanting to help me “press the button!” on my camera – could be really fun for them to use this one to “take photos” along the way. (10% off with BRIMFULPLAY10)
Crayons with no paper because none of us need to deal with a shredded paper mess in the car/airplane. (15% off with JAMFAM)
these lacing cards – keeps ’em busy, great for practicing fine motor skills, and cute to boot (15% off with SUMMERSINTHECITY15)
wildlife memo game (15% off with SUMMERSINTHECITY15)
our favorite sketchbooks – always have these with us along with some crayons for on-the-go entertainment. they also make for cute little art books when they’re full!
Suzy Ultman puzzle – perfect size for traveling and great for counting practice (15% off with SUMMERSINTHECITY15)
Our Little Adventures board books – the most beautiful illustrations and some of our favorite books to take along in the car
Little Chew snack cup – because #snacks.
our favorite no spill cups
mushie pacifier clip because the last thing you want is a dirty/lost pacifier when you’re traveling.
our beloved Fjallraven Mini backpack
Gathre mini mat – we never leave home without it. Perfect for on the go diaper changes and fits perfectly in your bag.