***Although I was given these products by Oxo in exchange for my review, all opinions expressed on Life Of Verde’s will always be my own.***
Friday we’re headed off to Orlando to enjoy a week long family vacay! We’re road tripping in our SUV, and according to Google Maps it’s going to be a 16 hour drive. That’s a pretty long time to be confined to a vehicle with three kids, of any age, but when you throw in a potty training toddler, you’re going to need a game plan, so here are some of my tips for a road trip with a toddler!
1. B.Y.O.P.-Bring Your Own Potty:
Have you been in a Gas Station bathroom lately? Yuck. We like the 2-in-1 Go Potty from Oxo Tot because it can be used on a regular toilet as a potty seat, or as a stand alone potty by using a disposable plastic bag underneath it, for those potty emergencies. The 2-in-1 Go Potty comes with a stash of three disposable bags with absorbent pads, but it also works with regular old plastic grocery bags, so remember to bring a stash of grocery bags, and of sanitizing wipes along too.
2. Bring Baby Wipes:
Wipes, wipes, wipes, wipes, wipes, I can’t say it enough. Baby wipes are pretty much the best invention ever and I’ll probably be carrying them for the rest of my life. They’re perfect for cleaning up tiny little faces to nasty spills and everything in between. Save money and plastic by buying your wipes in bulk and refilling your Oxo On-The-Go Wipes Dispenser.
3. Bring Plenty of Snacks:
I don’t know what it is about a long drive, but it makes me hungry, and if you’ve been following The Verde’s for very long you know that my Karter is an eater. This Oxo Flippy Snack Cup is perfect for Karter eating in the car because it’s easy for him to grab his snacks out, but the flaps also protect his snacks from going every where when it inevitably gets dropped (or thrown). Oxo recently added a snap on lid, for keeping things fresh in between snacking sessions, which is a nice new feature.
4. Bring Kid-Friendly Entertainment:
I’m not saying you need to keep them occupied every minute of your road trip, but I’m sure you’ll be playing games on your iPhone, right? Candy Crushers, I’m looking at you. We’re bringing crayons and paper for drawing, small coloring books, the kids’ tablets, and movies. For older kids, you can find printable road trip scavengers hunts online–Kaylee’s going to love that one, and of course books to read.
5. Bring Good Behavior Incentives:
This can be as elaborate or simple as you want it to be. Smaller kids are probably not going to grasp the concept right away, but bigger kids definitely will. Maybe they get a dollar to spend on a treat at your next gas fill up, if there is no whining from the backseat. You know what would motivate your kids, and I know what motivates mine so I can’t tell you what exactly to do, but there is tons of ideas on Pinterest if you are interested.
That’s it folks. Wishing you happy and safe travels on your road trip! We’re ready to roll out, this guy especially:
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