This weekend Elias and I are going to Atlanta. One of my friends is having her bridal shower, 30th birthday party and bachlorette party all in one day, so I have to be there. Our friend, Jennifer Schuchmann, is going to take care of Elias for the afternoon/evening. Isn’t she sweet (and lucky)? We will then crash at her house before driving home Sunday morning.
I am a little nervous about driving more than four hours with Elias by myself. He doesn’t mind the car, and I plan to have some CDs that he likes and lots of little toys, rings, etc. that he can play with. I am hoping that since we are going to leave really early, he may sleep a lot. However, he doesn’t sleep as well in his new convertible car seat as he did in the smaller infant seat. His head always plops forward and no amount of pushing back, blankets under his chin, side pillows for his head, etc. seems to help.
Have you ever taken a road trip with a toddler by yourself? What worked for you?