Survival Tips for Driving Alone with an Infant

Survival Tips for Driving Alone with an Infant

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Carrie McBride
Jul 7, 2011

Q: Friends invited me and my 5-month-old son to spend a week with them at their summer house on a lake. It's been an exhausting 5 months and, mentally, I feel like I need this temporary change of scenery. The problem is my husband can't join us and getting there means a 4 hour drive. Our family has taken road trips before but I always sat in the backseat and kept my son entertained. I'm worried about driving with him alone almost to the point of not wanting to go. Any advice or tips for a trip like this? Should I plan to stop A LOT to feed him and play with him? Any toys I should make sure he has? Is this a crazy idea that I should just let go of?

Sent by Leah

Editor: Wise readers, surely some of you have taken road trips with young babies by yourselves - what advice do you have for Leah?

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