I knew traveling with a baby would be challenging. We have done overnight trips, but nothing like the seven-day stretch we are attempting. An 8-hour car ride is likely to turn into a 13-hour expedition.
Driving through the night is my plan- let CeCe sleep the whole way so her schedule isn't out of whack the next day. Granted Mama and Daddy will be walking zombies, but better than a baby who doesn't know day from night.
I'm compiling CeCe's packing list, although I'm sure I will forget at least 14 vitally important items. It's a law of traveling. Any suggestions are appreciated as to what can make road trips with a little one go smoother.
So far we have:
- Sun shades for the car windows
- Approximately five gallons of baby sunscreen, SPF 900.
- A box of diapers
- Baby on Board sticker (so drivers who were contemplating hitting us will change their minds)
- Half of CeCe's wardrobe
- The Pack and Play crib, which converts into a play pen (a.k.a. a baby cage)
- Enough baby food to feed a tiny baby army
- Night light
- Toys to hang from the car seat handle
- An emergency contact sticker for the car seat
- Baby first aid kit
And remember- we have almost a month left for my brain to decide we somehow need more. We're going to need a bigger boat.