This past Christmas, my husband and I decided to take our newborn (well, 3 month old) to Florida to see her grandparents for Christmas. The idea of being in a car with an infant for 17 hours made us nervous, but we wanted them to be able to spend the holidays with her so we gave it a try.
Packing up the car to begin our journey was a bit hectic. I’d never packed so much to go on a single trip in my life. My husband and I don’t even check a bag when we go on a 2-week vacation. Anyway, we got packed and headed out on the road. As I said, I was a bit hesitant to have her in her car seat for two straight days. Well, the first day, we left around 3:00 p.m. and stopped around 7:00 p.m. to feed her and get her pj’s on. Then back in the car seat she went. We drove until after 10:00 p.m. and stopped at a hotel for the night. We got her out of the car and into her pack-and-play. Not only did she not wake up, she slept through the night.
The next day, we got on the road around 7:00 a.m. We stopped around 10:00 a.m. , 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to feed her and get gas. Well, the 4:00 p.m. stop was also to clean up her blowout:) We arrived safely at grandma and grandpa’s house around 5:00 p.m. My husband and I couldn’t believe how well she did in the car. We brought just a few toys, which seemed to keep her well entertained. But mostly, she just slept. The drive home was pretty much the same. She is just such a calm baby!
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