How To Survive A Road Trip With A Toddler

We got back from another massive road trip (10 days total vacation, 4 in the car) a week ago and I’m still recovering! But, I know it’s the season of travel so I thought I’d share this simple and easy little trick that made our trip this year so much easier.

Take one diaper box. Cover in wrapping paper and/or contact paper (optional)

Take one wipe box and remove the lid

Insert wipe container into the short end of the diaper box (it’s a snug fit)

Fill with all kind of goodies and snacks. The wipe box is the perfect size for holding one sippy cup and one snack trap. They don’t tip over or get lost in the chaos of the back seat. We packed some of Marion’s favorite books, a ziploc of crayons and an empty sketch book, as well as some new coloring books, a new dinosaur and the trusty travel sized magnadoodle.

The magic box in use. It fit perfectly between the two car seats and was easy for her to get things in and out of by herself. It (mostly) kept things neat and organized and easy for her to find things herself. Plus, it made packing and unpacking the car easy as well.

Not going to lie though or make myself out to be some sort of toddler whisper because we used the DVD player an awful lot as well 🙂

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5 Responses to How To Survive A Road Trip With A Toddler

  1. Matt George says:

    Wow, I can’t imagine the work. My wife and I have a 5 month old and we are going to be flying across the U.S. to visit my family. I don’t think we will be ready for this. lol

  2. katilh says:

    Oh trust me, flying with them before they are truly mobile is the easiest form of travel with kids in the world! Y’all will do great!

  3. Janssen says:


    I’m doing a round-up of DIY projects to do with a diaper box and wondered if I could include yours. I’d use on photo with credit and link back to your full post. Is that okay?


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