We have developed a system that helps us to get through long trips with 2 toddlers.
-No DVD player- We use the time to sing songs, talk to each other, and do travel activities.
-Start you travel at naptime, so that they can get a good rest on the way.
-Bring lots of crayons, washable markers, and activities to keep them busy.
-Break up time with a little snack.
-Stop at a rest area or Mc Donald’s playground to get some energy out.
-Make traveling fun!
We have learned a lot by trial and error. Our kids are great travelers. Few of our friends subscribe to our "No DVD" policy, but it is old fashion traveling fun for us! Maybe someday our children will hold memories of traveling with Mom and Dad (instead of watching multiple movies) as fondly as my husband and I do from our childhood trips with our families.