This is a bit of pre-emptive post. And I'll have to update it throughout the year, but it's a topic that's been on my mind a lot lately.
You see, when I was pregnant with Thatkid, I decided we would take a year off travel. There is just so much STUFF to bring when you travel with an infant - strollers, carseats, pack n plays, clothes, toys, highchairs - it just seemed like a major hassle.
But things are different with a second, there's a lot less flexibility. Life just goes on. So instead of taking a year off, we have a ton of travel planned for 2016!
We've already done some short weekend trips - up to Arrowhead, out to Palm Desert. But we've got some bigger ones in the works. And now we're not just traveling with an infant, we're traveling with a toddler AND infant.
We've got a plane trip, and two very long car trips, all before Thatbaby turns one. So what are my plans?
Man on man defense - The nice thing about having two kids is that there are two of us. One to entertain Thatbaby, one to bring Thatkid to the bathroom. One to change a diaper, while the other fishes out snacks. We plan on doing a lot of this.
Frequent stops - Just for the car rides. They don't like this one on plane rides. But at least for drives, we plan on making stops so no one gets too car crazy.
Distractions - This one is mostly for Thatkid, since Thatbaby is not really at a good distraction age. Although he is at a good napping age. But Toxicesq got Thatkid a new Kindle for Chanukkah, and we definitely plan on making use of it. In fact, we've put it away since he received it, so we can pull it out as a special trip when we travel. Because new toys are always more distracting than toys we already have.
Low expectations - I'm already kind of planning for these trips to be a disaster. So if they're not I'll be pleasantly surprised!
Moms of 2 or more, any travel tips I should keep in mind?