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We are always on the go! We love taking a road trip to grandma’s house, heading to the playground for a play date, or visiting the local children’s museum for a fun-filled day. One thing that’s certain when traveling with young kids is that they need snacks to keep them content during the trip! Several months ago, we tried the Gerber® Lil’ Beanies™ snacks and we still love these snacks for our kids. Today, I will be sharing some tips on successful travel with young kids.

During a recent shopping trip to Target, I picked up some more of the new Gerber® Lil’ Beanies™ snacks. I love that I can find it easily in the baby/toddler snack aisle and I love that it’s available at such a great value.

Now, let’s get to my list of tips for traveling with toddlers!

Tips for Traveling with Toddlers

1. Schedule trips around nap time. Does your little one love to sleep in the car? Schedule your trip during nap time and enjoy a quiet, peaceful ride! Does your little one dislike sleeping in the car? Then schedule your trip right after baby’s nap, so she can be well-rested and content during the trip.

2. Bring along toys for baby. If your child enjoys coloring, then consider bringing along a small portable art set so she can make masterpieces in the back seat. If your child really loves her stuffed animals, bring them along so she can take care of her “babies” during the trip. Is your little one fascinated by play dough? Consider bringing along a small amount in the car so she can knead and mold it to her heart’s content.

3. Plan on making many stops along the way. Just like adults, kids need to stretch their legs every hour or so. Stop at rest areas and let everyone use the restroom and walk around for a bit.

4. Try to avoid rush hour traffic. Whenever possible, try to plan your trip so that you’re not driving during the peak of rush hour traffic. Nobody likes sitting in heavy traffic, especially young kids!

5. Have plenty of snacks on hand. We love the Gerber® Lil’ Beanies™ snacks for our kids, as it’s a baked snack made with the goodness of navy beans! This is a snack I can feel good about serving to my kids!

There are two flavors of Gerber® Lil’ Beanies™ available: Original and White Cheddar & Broccoli. My kids really enjoy both flavors, and I love that there are plenty of nutritious veggies mixed in!
Tips for Traveling with Toddlers

Tips for Traveling with Toddlers

My toddler really looks forward to snack time thanks to Gerber® Lil’ Beanies™ snacks. She loves being able to help herself by reaching into the container- I think it boosts her confidence and independence!
Tips for Traveling with Toddlers

Tips for Traveling with Toddlers

Gerber® Lil’ Beanies™ is child-approved for its great taste. I love that it’s not made with any genetically engineered (GM) ingredients, and it has no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. Plus, it offers an amazing 2 grams of protein and 1 gram of fiber per serving. Packed with the nutrients my kids need, this is a snack I’m happy to serve to my kids.
Tips for Traveling with Toddlers

Tips for Traveling with Toddlers

To keep up-to-date on the latest news & offers from Gerber®, be sure to check them out on Instagram!

Want to try Gerber® Lil’ Beanies™ for your own kids? Don’t forget to use this offer here (while supplies last) to get $1 when you buy 1 of these snack containers!

Thank you to Gerber for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring me to try their new Gerber® Lil’ BeaniesTM Snack!

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 October 1, 2016  Posted by

7 Responses to “Tips for Traveling with Toddlers”

  1. I couldn’t agree more. It’s funny, I used to munch on those when my kids were toddlers. They make some pretty yummy toddler food, even adults would like.

  2. I wasn’t a very good traveller when I was a child at all – so I could imagine my parents could definitely have done with these tips. Those snacks sound delicious as well. x

  3. These are such considerate tips and ideas. Especially the one that says that they need to stretch their legs so make stops. I love it! Yes, on bringing snacks and toys.

  4. These are great tips for traveling with toddlers!! I love that traveling is getting a bit easier now as my kids are getting older.

  5. It’s never easy to travel with toddlers especially since they’re always so curious about everything. I think this is helpful, thanks for the tips. A lot of parents will appreciate this post!

  6. When my kids were young they absolutely loved these types of snacks. I loved them because they melted in their mouths so I did not have to worry about them choking!

  7. Great tips! Toddlers can be so difficult to travel with, we’ve gone through it many times and stopped because it can be a pain. these are great tips to use!

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