Road Trip with 2 year olds

Kristin - posted on 06/02/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Hi everyone,
My dear friends are about to embark on a very long road trip. Their twin boys turn 2 this weekend and as a gift I was planning on putting together a travel tote with things to keep them occupied. Any suggestions? So far I have some alphabet and number flash cards. The party is this weekend so I need to get shopping! Thanks!

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Tanya - posted on 06/02/2010

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a small DVD player only costs 50-75 (in Canada) for a good brand. I am sure there are cheaper ones. We are planning a trip with our 2 year old and we are packing with us: DVD Player and movies, magic doodle (pen on the string) color books and crayons, his favorite cars, new books, pillow and blanket and snacks.

Happy Shopping :)

Melany - posted on 06/02/2010

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Definitely a doodler. Kids love them! They also have really small coloring packs complete with crayons meant to be party favors that should work fine for that age. Books are always a good idea, especially interactive books. We could never make it on long trips without our DVD player either. My parents live 6 hours away, and with 3 kids a DVD player is a must.

Chrissy - posted on 06/02/2010

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I like the movie idea, but might be pricey for a gift for 2 year olds....when we make road trips with the kids, I make sure to pack lots of snacks, books, and their favorite toys. Where are they traveling to? Is it thru the country? Maybe find some books with farm animals and tractors, so when they look out the window and see them, its more real. Sorry if this isn't very helpful!

Iridescent - posted on 06/02/2010

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Magnadoodles! They have some excellent small ones now that are great. We have 3 three year olds and have had to travel long distances quite regularly with them since birth. Snacks! The ones that come in a cup are by far the easiest to deal with. They're in checkout aisles often - teddy grahams, oreos. Perhaps 2 sipper cups (thermal Playtex do not leak for us, only type) if they do not have that type at home. It'll save havoc on a ride. Make a CD with kids songs on it that aren't totally irritating to parents. Little Tonka trucks are awesome! We also use a small bin that fits between two of the seats (we have 3 rows, so 2 car seats in one, 1 in the third) for toys. Generally, that's quite enough for even 10 hour trips.

Angela - posted on 06/02/2010

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C.D's with short children's stories on, a couple of nice comfortable snuggly blankets. maybe some little toy mobile phones with flashing lights on. Cushions with removable, washable covers (in case of accidents) Hope this helps

Deborah - posted on 06/02/2010

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I assume you are talking about driving. basically books, quiet toys that don't have pieces that will fall all over the car floor. Travel manga doodles are great investments. Lot's of snacks, that was always a good thing with my son. you may want to look into getting a portable DVD player that you can charge up in the car, and stock up on movies and videos, Cd's. When you look at their toys and stuff in the stores see if it is something that they will actually play with or just drop on the floor, or if while they r playing they keep dropping pieces by accident. Good Luck.

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