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Travel with Me! Road Trip Snacks with a Toddler and a 1 Year Old.

Koala Mama Koala Mama  Follow Oct 24, 2023 · 1 min read
Travel with Me! Road Trip Snacks with a Toddler and a 1 Year Old.
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Road trips with littles is a living nightmare for many parents/guardians, but it doesn’t have to be (with most children)! Thorough pre-planning and knowing your child(ren) can help manage the ups and downs of a long road trip or flight, starting with snack prep!

I am blessed that I can road trip to family every year. I have been taking my oldest on an 8 hour road trip since she was 5 months old. The first time I completely overpacked and almost backed out because of nerves. Now, I like to think I am a well oiled machine, at least when it comes to snack prep!

This is what I pack for my family’s on-the-go snacks for 4 days!

On the road:

  • Apple sauce pouch (reusable pouches)
  • Cheese sticks
  • Salami
  • Fig bars for a quick grab
  • Cheerios

For the house or hotel:

Adult snacks:

  • Nuts
  • Coffee
  • Tea

Why I choose these snacks:

For the road, I like quick easy snacks that can be handed back easily to the back seat. I also like snacks that can be in a little cooler bag and will feel refreshing for both kids and adults.

Bagels are great easy breakfasts, especially if pre-cut.

MILK MILK MILK - my kids love milk so it is a must at least 2-3 times a day. I tried the single pack, organic boxes that don’t have to be refrigerated, and my children hated them. So, I refrigerate a big thermos and fill it with milk. Make sure to refrigerate as you go!

Nuts are bad snacks while driving because of choking risks. But, they are excellent protein-packed snacks for breastfeeding mamas and at the park or zoo!

Remember, plan ahead and know your children. A little forethought can go a long way to easing a family trip. You can do it, too!

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