This post has been sponsored by Cheez-It. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Planning a road trip with toddlers can be a little stressful and exhausting! You worry about keeping them content during the long ride, or making sure they don’t cry the whole time, and you even worry about making sure that the whole family arrives safe and sane! With two boys, ages 3 and 5, I totally get it—which is why we never travel without Cheez-It Xtra Toasty and Cheez-It Snack Mix Packs!
Even though we’re spending most of our time at home right now, I’m planning ahead for those future road trips and sharing a few of my helpful tips to make your next family road trip stress-free and fun!
4 Helpful Trip Tips for Traveling with Toddlers
1. Be sure to have plenty of snacks on hand.
We never go ANYWHERE without a full supply of snacks! Whenever my boys are cranky, it’s usually because they’re sleepy or hungry. Having a variety of yummy snacks on hand, such as Cheez-It Xtra Toasty and Cheez-It Snack Mix, helps to ease those cranky moments!
I love these Cheez-It Caddy Packs because they are the perfect snack for traveling on the go. Whenever I go to Winn-Dixie, I always make sure that I stock up on a few packs to place in their snack boxes to help keep them happy and satisfied.
And I usually put a couple of packs aside for me and the hubs too! 😊 We love shopping at Winn-Dixie because everything is reasonably priced and they have the best deals! Click HERE to shop now!
2. Schedule potty breaks.
Anytime we take a road trip, I always plan to make a few potty stops along the way. Bathroom breaks offer a chance for kids to stretch their legs, run, and burn off a little bit of cabin fever. If you have a potty-training tot, I recommend keeping a child’s potty in the back of the car. Especially for those times when your toddler really needs to go and there’s no rest stop in sight!
3. Pack your own DIY sensory board.
My kids could watch movies and videos all day long, but when we are traveling for an extended period of time, I try to pack a variety of activities to help keep them entertained. Sensory boards are a fun, hands-on activity and are really easy to make at home with items you already have.
Your sensory board can be made from a big plastic lid, wood or in my case a baking sheet! There are no set rules when it comes to sensory boards, so you can make yours as cost-effective as possible. We had several alphabet letter and number magnets on the fridge, so I placed them onto the baking sheet and packed them in the car! The kids had a blast with them! They spent hours trying to spell everyone’s name! It was so cute lol!
4. Play a game of car karaoke.
Music is one of the best tools for keeping families content and entertained during a family road trip. Since my kids LOVE music, I will usually let them bring along one of their musical instruments and let them take turns singing or playing a song! We always make sure that we don’t sing too loud so that we don’t distract daddy while he’s driving. It’s always so much fun and the kids look forward to it every time!
Last, but certainly not least, remember to have fun! Road tripping with toddlers is not an easy task, but with a little planning, and a lot of Cheez-Its, these trips can be filled with priceless moments that you will cherish forever!