View Full Version : Long car journey tips please!
We're driving up to Scotland tomorrow :eek: so as I'm feeling lazy/uninspired wondered what your best tips to keep James entertained are? Which toys are fab? Which are best left at home? Which are the best motorway service stations (someone said Moto?? Is that right?) Any REALLY good services on the M1/M6?????
We're stopping near Preston/Manchester on the way up with a friend so it won't be that bad, will it???!!! :lol:
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Other than that, Elena likes playing with dolls, singing songs etc during long journeys.
We tend to make long journeys in the evening so that she's asleep most of the time.
MOTO have facilities for heating food etc., but tbh if you need a break stop anywhere! At the very least James can have a bit of a run around etc.
Top tips for toys etc are smaller items, especially things he hasn't played with that much recently (novelty factor and all that). Also books, and if he's got a lap tray then some crayons and paper etc. Just dole the items out on 'must have' basis - don't tell him what's in the bag, and only give a new item when he's getting really fractious with the current one (and put the current one back in the bag incase you end up going full circle with the whole lot :lol: :doh: ). Also take lots of little snacky things - non-messy preferably - as Laura tends to get the munchies on journeys.
Not sure how long the journey will take you, but I'd aim to stop every couple of hours, unless he's asleep in which case carry on :wink: If you can, try and time stops to coincide with meals as well, as that means you'll be stopped for a bit longer than it takes you to wee anyway! Mind you, I guess B. will be dictating when you need to stop to feed her to some extent, so maybe just go with that!
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