Traveling with Toddlers

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My husband and I love to travel. So, when I found out I was pregnant I decided that we would try our best to instill this love of the road in our child. Throughout my pregnancy I heard several horror stories about kids and travel not being a good mix. There were a lot of “I remember when…” and “Life will definitely slow down for you now…” comments. Our lifestyle did adjust to our new family member, but only for the better. Our first road trip with our daughter was across country in a car for 5 days when she was three months old. Sure there were some awkward moments and a lot of stops, but hey that was all part of the fun! I made so many good memories on that trip! Our daughter does love to travel, in fact I think she likes being on the road more than around the house. We love seeing each new spot through her eyes…read more of my article at


One Response

  1. Well for Heaven’s sakes, Mrs. G, what a whirlwind of a life y’all have!

    I had my share of travel (and periodic moves) as a child. When I was little, road trips seemed exciting, but over the years I grew weary of them. To this day, you will rarely hear me use the words “travel” and “fun” in the same sentence.

    I’ve typically heard the same, and even more so, from those whose parents were travelling musicians, or military personnel, etc. By the time they grew up, they hated any trip longer than 50 miles.

    Honestly, if you want to “instill a love of the road” in your daughter, my opinion is that taking her all over the map for months every year is exactly NOT the way to do it…at least until she is old enough to appreciate the trip more. Of course some trips need to be made for business in your case, but if superfluous travel is kept to a minimum now, she will be able to appreciate it more later.

    While I am in no position to tell you how to raise your daughter (I’m not even a parent myself, for cryin’ out loud!), that is my 2 cents of input on the matter. Of course, 2 cents won’t buy much in these days of inflation…but I digress.

    Be blessed, and be a blessing!


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