Travelling with young children

From when Roo was little we have always been a family who has jumped in the car on a trip to one place or another.  I think a mixture of getting both Roo and Tigger used to travelling and some top tips I’ve learnt along the way has made travelling with young children easier.

Comfort

You wouldn’t want to sit uncomfortably for an hour or two so don’t think that your little ones would either.  Double check that their car seats are in good condition, the seat pad is clean and dry and fit for purpose (i.e. it’s the right car seat for their age/weight group).  The addition of a favourite blanket or toy will make them more comfortable too.

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Entertainment

A long car journey can be boring at the best of times so why not make it more fun with some games, toys and activities.  I spy, counting cars, caravans or Eddie Stobart trucks and even car bingo can all help to pass the time (plus it’s got to be better than listening to a nursery rhyme CD on repeat).

Snacks

Whilst you might not be travelling too far having some snacks available will come in handy (especially if you are caught in any traffic jams).  My younger brother would be asking for something to eat even before we hit the motorway which was only a 5-minute drive from our house.  I’d advise no chocolate as it can be extremely messy, try dried fruit, snack packs and maybe some cocktail sausage rolls etc.

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Home from home

When staying over in a hotel or even with friends and family it can be difficult to get children to settle in an unfamiliar environment.  My top tip here would be to bring something from home along with you like a favourite pillow or my first snuggle sac (this also solves the issue of any extra bedding being needed).  You can let them try out the snuggle sac at home before you go away so that they are familiar and comfortable with it when you are away.

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  1. laura antill
    June 18, 2015 / 7:43 pm

    The dalmatian is super cute my little girl would go crazy for this x

  2. melanie stirling
    June 18, 2015 / 6:51 pm

    I’d choose the red star design.

  3. EMMA WALTERS
    June 18, 2015 / 7:18 pm

    the dalmation is super cute x

  4. ashleigh allan
    June 18, 2015 / 8:06 pm

    I would love REd star!

  5. iain maciver
    June 18, 2015 / 8:41 pm

    red star in fact they are all fab

  6. June 18, 2015 / 8:48 pm

    Red stars look great

  7. Kay Panayi
    June 18, 2015 / 8:53 pm

    I love the pink polka dot one

  8. Tara Watkins
    June 18, 2015 / 9:24 pm

    I would chose the Dalmation design πŸ™‚

  9. pete c
    June 18, 2015 / 10:06 pm

    the dalmation one

  10. Nichole Frerich
    June 19, 2015 / 7:11 am

    I would choose the Dalmation!

  11. stacy sorrell
    June 19, 2015 / 7:50 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE – My First Snuggle Sac designed for 18 months + – Dalmation design

  12. karen cowley
    June 19, 2015 / 8:43 am

    Loving the red star , gorgeous x

  13. Kate Cass
    June 19, 2015 / 9:17 am

    The Dalmation is cute but I think I would choose the grey star for Seb, it’s gorgeous and so snuggly looking!

  14. kim neville
    June 19, 2015 / 9:17 am

    I like the navy one with red star

  15. Joanna Butler-Savage
    June 19, 2015 / 9:19 am

    red star for me please

  16. Jaynealicia
    June 19, 2015 / 9:40 am

    Red star – practical and bright

  17. lynn heath
    June 19, 2015 / 9:41 am

    I love the red star snuggle sac!

  18. Tracy Hanley
    June 19, 2015 / 10:18 am

    My First Snuggle Sac Dalmation

  19. gemma clark
    June 19, 2015 / 11:05 am

    Love the grey stars xx

  20. Sue McCarthy
    June 19, 2015 / 12:12 pm

    The Dog is very cute

  21. Laura Pritchard
    June 19, 2015 / 2:57 pm

    I’d love the red star design πŸ™‚

  22. brenda heads
    June 19, 2015 / 5:08 pm

    I would chose the Dalmation design.

  23. kayleigh Bates
    June 19, 2015 / 5:27 pm

    Love the grey star design. x

  24. winnie
    June 19, 2015 / 6:13 pm

    i like the navy star

  25. Lynn D
    June 19, 2015 / 7:31 pm

    Navy star would be great for my LB when we go traveling to New Zealand later in year to visit his gran!!

  26. LTabstar
    June 19, 2015 / 8:32 pm

    Oh my goodness – I love the dalmation one!!

  27. leigh boyle
    June 19, 2015 / 8:34 pm

    the grey stars! love it x

  28. Martina Pichova
    June 19, 2015 / 9:34 pm

    I like the Grey stars – very relaxing

  29. Michaela Hannah
    June 20, 2015 / 5:17 am

    Love the dalmatian one

  30. Joanne Hutchings
    June 20, 2015 / 7:20 am

    The red star design

  31. KATHERINE S
    June 20, 2015 / 3:06 pm

    The Grey Stars

  32. laura stewart
    June 20, 2015 / 4:44 pm

    i like the grey stars one xx

  33. Keith Hunt
    June 20, 2015 / 6:51 pm

    My First Snuggle Sac Dalmation

  34. Katie Skeoch
    June 20, 2015 / 10:09 pm

    the Dalmatian sack please

  35. Rachel Butterworth
    June 20, 2015 / 10:22 pm

    I like the grey star pattern.

  36. Natalie Crossan
    June 20, 2015 / 10:25 pm

    The grey stars are lovely xxx

  37. judy parslow
    June 21, 2015 / 5:48 am

    dalmation dog one

  38. Victoria Wale
    June 21, 2015 / 7:04 am

    The pink polka dot is my fave!

  39. Zoe G
    June 21, 2015 / 8:09 am

    The Navy Star

  40. leanne weir
    June 21, 2015 / 8:53 am

    I like the Grey stars

  41. tracey ryder
    June 21, 2015 / 8:54 am

    love the dalmatian obe

  42. claire nutman
    June 21, 2015 / 8:55 am

    Love the dalmation one x

  43. Jennifer bruce
    June 21, 2015 / 9:13 am

    The Grey stars

  44. Lisa Ellert
    June 21, 2015 / 9:18 am

    I love the grey stars!!!

  45. christine shelley
    June 21, 2015 / 9:29 am

    Love the dalmation one (as my neice doesnt know the sex yet)

  46. Lorraine Foster
    June 21, 2015 / 10:26 am

    I love the grey stars xx

  47. Terri Cramb
    June 21, 2015 / 10:33 am

    The navy star design

  48. Kristy Brown
    June 21, 2015 / 10:44 am

    The dalmatian one is lovely

  49. Elizabeth Hinds
    June 21, 2015 / 10:52 am

    The Red Stars – very cute! πŸ™‚

  50. Karen Barrett
    June 21, 2015 / 12:18 pm

    I love the grey stars, thanks

  51. Lara Latchem
    June 21, 2015 / 12:22 pm

    Red star is lovely xxx

  52. Kerry Locke
    June 21, 2015 / 3:02 pm

    Loving the spotty dog

  53. lyn burgess
    June 21, 2015 / 5:30 pm

    I think I’d choose the grey stars one.

  54. Kim da Silva
    June 21, 2015 / 6:50 pm

    Grey star is beautiful!

  55. Jessica Powell
    June 21, 2015 / 8:12 pm

    The red stars x

  56. Holly S
    June 21, 2015 / 7:29 pm

    The Dalmation – he is lovely!

  57. Jill Webb
    June 21, 2015 / 7:33 pm

    My First Snuggle Sac – Red Star Childrens sleeping bag. fab

  58. Victoria N
    June 21, 2015 / 7:36 pm

    This would be fab for my daughter!

  59. Clare H
    June 21, 2015 / 8:01 pm

    I would pick grey star

  60. Susie Wilkinson
    June 21, 2015 / 9:37 pm

    It’s got to be the Dalmation!

  61. fozia Akhtar
    June 21, 2015 / 10:19 pm

    I adore this

  62. adele mills
    June 22, 2015 / 5:34 am

    Red stars πŸ™‚ beautiful πŸ™‚

  63. jennifer thorpe
    June 22, 2015 / 9:46 am

    I’d choose the dalmation one

  64. michelle pierce
    June 22, 2015 / 9:52 am

    love the dalmation

  65. ruth robinson
    June 22, 2015 / 10:20 am

    LUV red star

  66. Hannah Cummings
    June 22, 2015 / 8:31 pm

    I love the Grey stars

  67. Harley
    June 23, 2015 / 8:48 am

    I love the red spot xx

  68. Harley
    June 23, 2015 / 8:50 am

    I love the red spot xxx

  69. June 23, 2015 / 10:54 am

    I love the Grey Stars one πŸ™‚

  70. Samantha R
    June 23, 2015 / 2:43 pm

    The Dalmatian is too cute!

  71. Laura Asplin
    June 23, 2015 / 4:46 pm

    I like the red star design

  72. Fiona R
    June 23, 2015 / 6:42 pm

    The Navy Star πŸ™‚

  73. Joanne O'Neill-McEvoy
    June 23, 2015 / 8:03 pm

    Red stars is my favourite x

  74. S Edwards
    June 24, 2015 / 10:13 am

    My First Snuggle Sac Dalmation – it would have to be as my little girl loves dogs xx

  75. lynn mitchell
    June 24, 2015 / 10:19 am

    my grandson would love the Dalmation one it is so cute

  76. Tony Teece
    June 24, 2015 / 10:29 am

    I love the ‘My First Snuggle Sac Dalmation’ πŸ™‚ Huge dog lovers! Thank you

  77. Elaine Savage
    June 24, 2015 / 10:36 am

    pink polka dot

  78. Marycarol
    June 24, 2015 / 10:36 am

    Love the navy star snugglesac xx

  79. Michael Beaumont
    June 24, 2015 / 11:14 am

    it would be polka dot for us

  80. Stephanie Tsang
    June 24, 2015 / 12:10 pm

    I love the red star design.

  81. Jo Carroll
    June 24, 2015 / 12:36 pm

    Love the Dalmation spotty print design. x

  82. Edward Guerreiro
    June 24, 2015 / 1:28 pm

    I’d go with the Red Star Childrens sleeping bag.

  83. Alison Johnson
    June 24, 2015 / 3:58 pm

    Pink Polka Dot for my Granddaughter

  84. Kat Lucas
    June 24, 2015 / 4:01 pm

    Hard to choose, but I love the red star snuggle sac

  85. Sarah Lambert
    June 24, 2015 / 4:45 pm

    I love the red star design very cute πŸ™‚

  86. jodie crossley
    June 24, 2015 / 5:54 pm

    love the grey spotted one

  87. Lynsey Buchanan
    June 24, 2015 / 8:55 pm

    I would choose Red stars

  88. cat culmer
    June 25, 2015 / 12:30 am

    I love the pirate one

  89. Jill fairbank
    June 25, 2015 / 4:47 am

    Navy star snuggle sac

  90. Ella L
    June 25, 2015 / 9:39 am

    I think navy star would be the best bet as we don’t know if Hollis is having a boy or a girl!!! Beautifully crafted thanks

  91. Lisa Backhouse
    June 25, 2015 / 12:18 pm

    Love the dalmation one, so cute x

  92. Cara Holmes
    June 25, 2015 / 6:35 pm

    i’d choose the Dalmatian design as we are all dog mad in our house

  93. Sarah Wyatt
    June 25, 2015 / 9:45 pm

    Has to be the Dalmation design for us! Baby boy and we are a family of dog lovers.

  94. Ursula Hunt
    June 26, 2015 / 9:49 am

    I would choose Red Star

  95. Julie Ward
    June 26, 2015 / 4:37 pm

    The dalmatian one

  96. Cassandra Mayers
    June 26, 2015 / 9:28 pm

    I think the Dalmatian one πŸ™‚ All so nice!

  97. Jen Schofield
    June 27, 2015 / 12:56 pm

    The Red Star design

  98. kay lou smith
    June 27, 2015 / 5:47 pm

    I would pick the grey star one πŸ™‚

  99. Maureen M
    June 27, 2015 / 5:50 pm

    The grey star is beautiful !

  100. Hekna
    June 27, 2015 / 9:48 pm

    I really like the grey star one

  101. Monica Gilbert
    June 28, 2015 / 4:41 pm

    I like the navy star. It reminds me of a flag.

  102. Jenni Grainger
    June 28, 2015 / 5:50 pm

    Grey star for my baby boy please

  103. Dawn Andrews
    June 28, 2015 / 10:56 pm

    I like Pink Polka Dot.

  104. katrina walsh
    June 30, 2015 / 12:39 pm

    the Red Star looks snug

  105. pamela gossage
    June 30, 2015 / 2:11 pm

    I really like the grey star one

  106. jen jackson
    June 30, 2015 / 2:18 pm

    I love The dalmation

  107. Natalie D
    June 30, 2015 / 7:52 pm

    Toddler Snuggle Sac Grey star

  108. EJ Dunn
    June 30, 2015 / 9:21 pm

    I would choose the Red Star SnuggleSac

  109. Richard Tyler
    July 1, 2015 / 11:17 am

    The RED STAR One πŸ™‚

  110. July 1, 2015 / 11:38 am

    The dalmation one- so cute! <3

  111. Clare Hubbard
    July 1, 2015 / 1:07 pm

    We like the red star design πŸ™‚

  112. Katarzyna Benmailoud
    July 1, 2015 / 3:43 pm

    I’d get pink polka dot for my daughter x

  113. donna l jones
    July 1, 2015 / 8:54 pm

    The grey star is nice

  114. stephen holman
    July 1, 2015 / 10:04 pm

    grey star design would be my choice – but lots of lovely ones to choose from

  115. Amy Beckett
    July 2, 2015 / 6:42 am

    The dalmation one for me

  116. Janet Carter
    July 2, 2015 / 9:25 am

    Would love to win the Dalmation one.So cute.

  117. Emma Fox
    July 2, 2015 / 9:34 am

    I think that my son would like the toddler grey star one

  118. Joanne Jackson
    July 2, 2015 / 10:39 am

    I would pick the Dalmation

  119. steph lovatt
    July 2, 2015 / 10:46 am

    I’d love the dalmation one for my little boy

  120. Diana
    July 2, 2015 / 11:07 am

    We would choose Dalmation πŸ™‚

  121. MANDY DOHERTY
    July 2, 2015 / 11:16 am

    The Dalmatian one

  122. Lauren Tourle
    July 2, 2015 / 11:26 am

    i would choose the dalmatian one, its sooo cute πŸ™‚

  123. rebecca nisbet
    July 2, 2015 / 11:37 am

    i love the dalmatian one!

  124. Allan Fullarton
    July 2, 2015 / 1:11 pm

    Dalmation one looks great!

  125. sarah
    July 2, 2015 / 3:07 pm

    The Navy Star one πŸ™‚

  126. Karen Martin
    July 2, 2015 / 3:31 pm

    I like the Navy star

  127. Suzy M
    July 2, 2015 / 3:37 pm

    The Dalmatian one is cute, just 1 needed not 101

  128. Darlene
    July 2, 2015 / 3:50 pm

    I like the Dalmation sleeping bag.

  129. Kelly Hooper
    July 2, 2015 / 4:37 pm

    the red star design

  130. Danielle Graves
    July 2, 2015 / 4:44 pm

    has to be the dalmation cos of the little tail lol

  131. Katie
    July 2, 2015 / 5:15 pm

    The Dalmation one is very cute πŸ™‚

  132. Eleanor Wigmore
    July 2, 2015 / 6:13 pm

    Dalmation (seems popular) is my fave but they all are lovely!

  133. Anthea Holloway
    July 2, 2015 / 6:15 pm

    I would choose the My First Snuggle Sac Dalmation because it is so lovely and comforting!

  134. Jamie
    July 2, 2015 / 6:41 pm

    The Dalmation design πŸ™‚

  135. July 2, 2015 / 6:59 pm

    I love the dalmatian one and so would my 2 year old daughter x

  136. Sarah Archibald
    July 2, 2015 / 7:13 pm

    love the dalmation one!

  137. Lindsey Jones
    July 2, 2015 / 7:23 pm

    I would choose the dalmation

  138. jessica newman
    July 2, 2015 / 7:26 pm

    I love the stars sleepsac

  139. Zoe Warren
    July 2, 2015 / 7:36 pm

    The Dalmation one. My daughter has a Dalmation toy (called spotty dog), so thus would go perfectly!

  140. Barbara Jane Shaw
    July 2, 2015 / 7:49 pm

    The Dalmatian one is so cute!

  141. Holly Boyd
    July 2, 2015 / 7:52 pm

    Love the grey star one

  142. July 2, 2015 / 7:53 pm

    I love the dalmation one – so cute!

  143. Kat Allinson
    July 2, 2015 / 8:16 pm

    I love the dalmation one, it is adorable!

  144. katie w
    July 2, 2015 / 8:42 pm

    has to be the red star one

  145. Lani Nash
    July 2, 2015 / 8:48 pm

    I love the dalmatian one

  146. Jamie Millard
    July 2, 2015 / 9:08 pm

    the stars design

  147. claire little
    July 2, 2015 / 9:47 pm

    the dalmation one πŸ™‚

  148. July 2, 2015 / 10:00 pm

    Has to be the dalmatian its uber cute

  149. karen Howden
    July 2, 2015 / 10:03 pm

    The Dalmatian Snuggle Sac

  150. Joanna Sawka
    July 2, 2015 / 10:04 pm

    the Navy star

  151. Monika S
    July 2, 2015 / 10:27 pm

    I love Dalmatian

  152. Leanne Bell
    July 2, 2015 / 10:35 pm

    I love the grey stars πŸ™‚ x

  153. Vicky Osborne
    July 2, 2015 / 11:04 pm

    The Dalmatian one looks cute

  154. Kelly L
    July 2, 2015 / 11:13 pm

    I love the pink polka dot!

  155. Sarah Lee
    July 3, 2015 / 2:10 am

    I’d choose Navy Star x

  156. angela edmonds
    July 3, 2015 / 5:24 am

    would love the dalmation snuggle sac!

  157. July 3, 2015 / 7:41 am

    We would go for the red star one, it is gorgeous!

  158. emma
    July 3, 2015 / 7:50 am

    the Dalmatian one I think

  159. stacey turner
    July 3, 2015 / 8:18 am

    the dalmation one is cool

  160. July 3, 2015 / 9:08 am

    Definitely the Dalmation! So cute!

  161. amanda greensmith
    July 3, 2015 / 9:31 am

    the dalmation one is so cute

  162. Donna Mitchell
    July 3, 2015 / 12:00 pm

    I’d choose the red star one

  163. Denielle Nicol
    July 3, 2015 / 12:52 pm

    The Dalmation set

  164. George Worboys Wright
    July 3, 2015 / 2:33 pm

    The Dalmatian design is my favourite!

  165. daniel pol
    July 3, 2015 / 3:17 pm

    the Dalmatian design

  166. LEE HARDY
    July 3, 2015 / 3:47 pm

    the Navy star

  167. pauline black
    July 3, 2015 / 4:32 pm

    the navy star one

  168. Val Pownall
    July 3, 2015 / 4:40 pm

    Oh how lovely! The Dalmatian design would be perfect. Our toddler runs around all day pretending she’s a puppy! πŸ™‚

  169. July 3, 2015 / 5:03 pm

    The navy star – you can’t go wrong with blue in our household

  170. Tracey Tedford
    July 3, 2015 / 5:44 pm

    The Dalmation is lovely

  171. Jane Middleton
    July 3, 2015 / 6:44 pm

    Toddler Snuggle Sac (Sleeping Bag) age 12 months upwards Grey star

  172. Hazel Rush
    July 3, 2015 / 8:20 pm

    I would choose the red stars design!

  173. claire fawkner
    July 3, 2015 / 8:23 pm

    Red stars – love it

  174. Em S
    July 3, 2015 / 8:34 pm

    Toddler Snuggle Sac in Grey star

  175. mellanie forster
    July 3, 2015 / 9:12 pm

    Living the pink polka dot simply beautiful

  176. Rhian Cox
    July 3, 2015 / 9:17 pm

    The navy star, we’re huge captain america fans so it would be perfect for us.

  177. Gerri Anne Tennant
    July 3, 2015 / 10:04 pm

    Red Star is lovely.

  178. Sharon Mclauchlan
    July 3, 2015 / 10:06 pm

    really like the Dalmatian one

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