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Long car journey tips for 12 month old

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Hazelwood1 · 22/07/2020 15:50

We are driving to the south of France to stay with my French in laws but have only ever flown there in the past. I'm not so worried about my 3 year old as he can listen to stories etc in the car but I've no clue what to do with our 12 month old. Any tips?

He is in a rear facing car seat, leaning backwards and our car isn't big enough for me to sit between the seats in the back.

I'm dreading it...!

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LoisLittsLover · 22/07/2020 15:53

I'd do as much of the journey during overbought sleep times as possible

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limpingparrot · 22/07/2020 16:04

We do this fairly often. We try to do max 5 hours driving per day for starters. 3 year old is indeed no trouble. 12-24 months is the hardest age I think. I prepare a bag of toys and random objects (remote controls, fiddly things ) and basically hand one over when he's grumpy. Apart from that we hope for a nice long nap! And no milk in the morning as they're both car sick.

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Hazelwood1 · 23/07/2020 09:14

Thank you - good to know I'm not missing some magic thing and that it is just a case of basket of toys and naps!

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