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TigerSaint1
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Long rides in a car with a 1-1/2 year old advice.
Taking a trip to the beach soon and my son hates to ride in the car for longer than 15 mins, he does not like to be contained. We are thinking of leaving around 11:00 so he can nap for an hour or so in the car, but will have a couple of hours while he is awake. Any advice to keep the little guy from screaming?



GetCocky11
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re: Long rides in a car with a 1-1/2 year old advice.
Download a couple Netflix movies on your phone or iPad.


double d
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re: Long rides in a car with a 1-1/2 year old advice.
Bose noise cancelling headphones.


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redneck hippie
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re: Long rides in a car with a 1-1/2 year old advice.
DVDs
good luck. my kid didn't travel well at that age.


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SBvital
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re: Long rides in a car with a 1-1/2 year old advice.
We took our first big trip with our two year old to Disney world. We left early in the morning while he was still sleeping and the rest of the way we put on Disney shows for him on an iPad.

Hearing Mickey Mouse Club for a few hours is better than a cranky kid.

Good luck to you.


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Salmon
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re: Long rides in a car with a 1-1/2 year old advice.
movies...lots of movies

have little presents every 30 minutes or so that he can open and play with when he is good


LSUsmartass
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re: Long rides in a car with a 1-1/2 year old advice.
Map out chick fil a's on your route


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yellowfin
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re: Long rides in a car with a 1-1/2 year old advice.
Travel at night when he's more likely to sleep


Bob Sacamano
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re: Long rides in a car with a 1-1/2 year old advice.
leave when the kid goes to bed if you can


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Clyde Tipton
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LSUfanNkaty
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re: Long rides in a car with a 1-1/2 year old advice.
quote:

movies...lots of movies

have little presents every 30 minutes or so that he can open and play with when he is good


This... all of this. One perk is having the diapers in excess... I may or may not have used a few to pee in so that we wouldn't have to stop (weird, I know.. but I HATE stopping on trips).

Good luck and God speed!


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RatLTrap
Member since May 2017
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re: Long rides in a car with a 1-1/2 year old advice.
We recently did the same with a kid the same age. Tried leaving around nap time, tried movies. My wife ended up having to get in the backseat with him.


CunningLinguist
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re: Long rides in a car with a 1-1/2 year old advice.
Travel at night and get some energy drinks.


LSUfanNkaty
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Jj283
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re: Long rides in a car with a 1-1/2 year old advice.
An iPad mini has been the single best purchase we have made for our son.

Like others have said download some episodes of his favorite show or some movies.

Streaming is also an option.


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nguyt518
Member since Apr 2015
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re: Long rides in a car with a 1-1/2 year old advice.
I must have been lucky.

By the time my daughter was three months old, she went on 3 4+ hour trips in the car (once to htx @ 4.5 hours, two to the hunting camp in scooba @ 5 hours)

Just took her to disney when she turned 2, and that was an 11 hour trip.

Not a single peep.
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GaryMyMan
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re: Long rides in a car with a 1-1/2 year old advice.
I put my 1 year old twins on an airplane with my wife & MIL. My FIL and I drove the cars down with supplies. I drove extra slow. Best 10 hours I've had in a long time.


The Torch
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re: Long rides in a car with a 1-1/2 year old advice.
Make up excuse why ya'll need to take two cars, place kid in wife's car


partsman103
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re: Long rides in a car with a 1-1/2 year old advice.
benadryl


MSMHater
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re: Long rides in a car with a 1-1/2 year old advice.
Take him to a park, or bounce house, or anywhere that he can run around and wear out. Stuff is belly (no sugar), strap him in, and roll out and pray.

Works until they are about 6-7.

The screens started working around 3, but they didn't care about them before then.
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