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Road Trips with Toddlers

Shelly Rivoli "Author of the award-winning Travels with Baby guidebooks and blog"
The list author says: "If you're planning a road trip with a toddler, chances are you could use a little help (and possibly a magic wand to help expedite the drive). Here are some products that should help make the journey more enjoyable for everyone.

Safe journey,
Shelly Rivoli
Author of the award-winning book Travels with Baby:
The Ultimate Guide for Planning Trips with Babies, Toddlers, and Preschool-Age Children"
Star Kids Snack & Play Travel Tray, Navy Blue
Star Kids Snack & Play Travel Tray, Navy Blue
"We like this tray because it's large enough to accommodate coloring books and drawing paper, and the extra-high edges help keep toys and crayons from escaping--even if the tray is at an angle (from the sloping car seat). The side pockets are helpful, but a small toddler may not be able to reach much in them. Since it's soft, you can roll or fold it to stuff beneath your stroller, too."
CNC-KE Taby Tray White
CNC-KE Taby Tray White
"The Taby also offers a nice, wide surface with the advantage of a recessed cup holder--great if your car seat doesn't have one! The surface also wipes clean easily, making it ideal if your child will need to eat meals during the drive. It also works well for Play-doh as another drive-time diversion."
Munchkin Two Snack Catchers, Colors May Vary
Munchkin Two Snack Catchers, Colors May Vary
"No more free-range cheddar bunnies in the back seat of your car. These "traps" help keep cheerios, crackers, and other snacks contained, and sometimes help keep toddlers entertained as they dig for treasures inside."
Thermos Foogo Leak-Proof SS 7 Ounce Sippy Cup with Handles, Blue, 6 Months (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Thermos Foogo Leak-Proof SS 7 Ounce Sippy Cup with Handles, Blue, 6 Months (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"Truly fantastic for travel. After battling "stinky sippies" in travel, loading up cups with ice cubes, and so on... I'm thrilled to find these. The insulated stainless cup is even sweatproof, so contents stay cool and the cup doesn't get hotel furniture or your daypack wet. Stainless steel interior also doesn't leach into liquids, even in heat."
Booginhead SippiGrip - Blue
Booginhead SippiGrip - Blue
"Great for the car, but not just... strap it to the restaurant high chair, the stroller, and your backpack carrier."
Travel Magna Doodle (Colors May Vary)
Travel Magna Doodle (Colors May Vary)
"This is a great size for all of your travels, especially if you'll also be going by plane or train with your child. We keep one in our diaper bag at all times, and it's also handy in restaurants while waiting for our meals."
Aqua Doodle Mini Mats - Sesame Street
Aqua Doodle Mini Mats - Sesame Street
"Save these as a new novelty to bust out just as your child begins to tire of the scenery. Toddlers tend to love the feeling of using a "marking pen," but you'll love having nothing more than water making the designs."
The Singable Songs Collection
The Singable Songs Collection
"Toddler-friendly tunes that won't drive you crazy. Includes Robin in the Rain (a personal favorite),Sodeo, New River Train, and many others in a 3 disc set (MP3 download also available)."
Little Bear - Feel Better Little Bear
Little Bear - Feel Better Little Bear
"Very mellow programming and sweet stories make the Little Bear episodes ideal for travel with toddlers."
Little Bear - Little Bear's Band
Little Bear - Little Bear's Band
"Another of our favorites from the Little Bear shows."
Travels with Baby: The Ultimate Guide for Planning Trips with Babies, Toddlers, and Preschool-Age Children
Travels with Baby: The Ultimate Guide for Planning Trips with Babies, Toddlers, and Preschool-Age Children
"Includes planning tips and advice, including car seat laws across state lines, guidance on traveling with car seats, driving with children in foreign countries, a car sickness survival guide, renting RVs or campervans with toddlers and more. Click to see the Table of Contents and browse the book."
Take-Along Travels with Baby: Hundreds of Tips to Help During Travel with Your Baby, Toddler, and Preschooler
Take-Along Travels with Baby: Hundreds of Tips to Help During Travel with Your Baby, Toddler, and Preschooler
"Packed with hundreds of tips to help DURING travel, including best-bet fair-weather and rainy day road stops, toddler-level car games, easy songs to sing in the car, carsickness survival guide and more."
Blue's Clues - Shapes And Colors
Blue's Clues - Shapes And Colors
"More good programming for toddlers on the road..."
Sony DVPFX810 8-Inch Portable DVD Player, Black
Sony DVPFX810 8-Inch Portable DVD Player, Black
"Whether it's your last resort or your first instinct, some favorite TV episodes may help make the miles fly by. This portable DVD player comes ready with a car adapter charger and a 5 1/2 hour battery life, plus many possible viewing angles."
Portable / Case Logic In-Car DVD Player Case BUNDLE with Car Power Adapter / Accessory Power DC-to-AC Mobile Inverter with USB port for all USB compatible devices for SONY DVP-FX810 / DVP-FX705 and More Portable DVD Players (Player not included)
Portable / Case Logic In-Car DVD Player Case BUNDLE with Car Power Adapter / Accessory Power DC-to-AC Mobile Inverter with USB port for all USB compatible devices for SONY DVP-FX810 / DVP-FX705 and More Portable DVD Players (Player not included)
"Keeps your portable DVD player in view but out of reach of your little travelers. Also closes as a protective case when your player's not in use and stores up to 6 DVDs plus cables."
Rasfox Carry Case (Leather Look , PU) for Up to 8" Portable DVD Player with Car Mount System (Black)
Rasfox Carry Case (Leather Look , PU) for Up to 8" Portable DVD Player with Car Mount System (Black)
"If your child is centered in the back seat, or if you have multiple movie-watchers aboard, you may prefer this case (which can also be used on the seat back like the other model included here)."
Case Logic PDVK-10 7 to 10-Inch In-Car Portable DVD Player Case-Black (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Case Logic PDVK-10 7 to 10-Inch In-Car Portable DVD Player Case-Black (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"Another good option for back-seat viewing that packs up in a snap and carries easily into the hotel room. Allows for 90° or 180° screen extension for optimal viewing, which you may prefer. Two headphone jacks for two listeners."
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