Travelling with young children

July 18, 2018

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.

181 Comments

  • laura antill June 18, 2015 at 7:43 pm

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

  • melanie stirling June 18, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    I’d choose the red star design.

  • Mummy on a Budget June 18, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Love the grey star design.

  • EMMA WALTERS June 18, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    the dalmation is super cute x

  • ashleigh allan June 18, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    I would love REd star!

  • iain maciver June 18, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    red star in fact they are all fab

  • Mummy Fever June 18, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    Red stars look great

  • Kay Panayi June 18, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    I love the pink polka dot one

  • Tara Watkins June 18, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    I would chose the Dalmation design πŸ™‚

  • pete c June 18, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    the dalmation one

  • Nichole Frerich June 19, 2015 at 7:11 am

    I would choose the Dalmation!

  • stacy sorrell June 19, 2015 at 7:50 am

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

  • karen cowley June 19, 2015 at 8:43 am

    Loving the red star , gorgeous x

  • Kate Cass June 19, 2015 at 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!

  • kim neville June 19, 2015 at 9:17 am

    I like the navy one with red star

  • Joanna Butler-Savage June 19, 2015 at 9:19 am

    red star for me please

  • Jaynealicia June 19, 2015 at 9:40 am

    Red star – practical and bright

  • lynn heath June 19, 2015 at 9:41 am

    I love the red star snuggle sac!

  • Tracy Hanley June 19, 2015 at 10:18 am

    My First Snuggle Sac Dalmation

  • gemma clark June 19, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Love the grey stars xx

  • Sue McCarthy June 19, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    The Dog is very cute

  • Laura Pritchard June 19, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    I’d love the red star design πŸ™‚

  • brenda heads June 19, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    I would chose the Dalmation design.

  • kayleigh Bates June 19, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    Love the grey star design. x

  • winnie June 19, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    i like the navy star

  • Lynn D June 19, 2015 at 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!!

  • LTabstar June 19, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    Oh my goodness – I love the dalmation one!!

  • leigh boyle June 19, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    the grey stars! love it x

  • Martina Pichova June 19, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    I like the Grey stars – very relaxing

  • Michaela Hannah June 20, 2015 at 5:17 am

    Love the dalmatian one

  • Joanne Hutchings June 20, 2015 at 7:20 am

    The red star design

  • KATHERINE S June 20, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    The Grey Stars

  • laura stewart June 20, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    i like the grey stars one xx

  • Keith Hunt June 20, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    My First Snuggle Sac Dalmation

  • Katie Skeoch June 20, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    the Dalmatian sack please

  • Rachel Butterworth June 20, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    I like the grey star pattern.

  • Natalie Crossan June 20, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    The grey stars are lovely xxx

  • judy parslow June 21, 2015 at 5:48 am

    dalmation dog one

  • Victoria Wale June 21, 2015 at 7:04 am

    The pink polka dot is my fave!

  • Zoe G June 21, 2015 at 8:09 am

    The Navy Star

  • leanne weir June 21, 2015 at 8:53 am

    I like the Grey stars

  • tracey ryder June 21, 2015 at 8:54 am

    love the dalmatian obe

  • claire nutman June 21, 2015 at 8:55 am

    Love the dalmation one x

  • Jennifer bruce June 21, 2015 at 9:13 am

    The Grey stars

  • Lisa Ellert June 21, 2015 at 9:18 am

    I love the grey stars!!!

  • christine shelley June 21, 2015 at 9:29 am

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

  • Lorraine Foster June 21, 2015 at 10:26 am

    I love the grey stars xx

  • Terri Cramb June 21, 2015 at 10:33 am

    The navy star design

  • Kristy Brown June 21, 2015 at 10:44 am

    The dalmatian one is lovely

  • Elizabeth Hinds June 21, 2015 at 10:52 am

    The Red Stars – very cute! πŸ™‚

  • Karen Barrett June 21, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    I love the grey stars, thanks

  • Lara Latchem June 21, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Red star is lovely xxx

  • Kerry Locke June 21, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    Loving the spotty dog

  • lyn burgess June 21, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    I think I’d choose the grey stars one.

  • Kim da Silva June 21, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    Grey star is beautiful!

  • Jessica Powell June 21, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    The red stars x

  • Holly S June 21, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    The Dalmation – he is lovely!

  • Jill Webb June 21, 2015 at 7:33 pm

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

  • Victoria N June 21, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    This would be fab for my daughter!

  • Clare H June 21, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    I would pick grey star

  • Susie Wilkinson June 21, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    It’s got to be the Dalmation!

  • fozia Akhtar June 21, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    I adore this

  • adele mills June 22, 2015 at 5:34 am

    Red stars πŸ™‚ beautiful πŸ™‚

  • jennifer thorpe June 22, 2015 at 9:46 am

    I’d choose the dalmation one

  • michelle pierce June 22, 2015 at 9:52 am

    love the dalmation

  • ruth robinson June 22, 2015 at 10:20 am

    LUV red star

  • Hannah Cummings June 22, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    I love the Grey stars

  • Harley June 23, 2015 at 8:48 am

    I love the red spot xx

  • Harley June 23, 2015 at 8:50 am

    I love the red spot xxx

  • Zoe L June 23, 2015 at 10:54 am

    I love the Grey Stars one πŸ™‚

  • Samantha R June 23, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    The Dalmatian is too cute!

  • Laura Asplin June 23, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    I like the red star design

  • Fiona R June 23, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    The Navy Star πŸ™‚

  • Joanne O'Neill-McEvoy June 23, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    Red stars is my favourite x

  • S Edwards June 24, 2015 at 10:13 am

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

  • lynn mitchell June 24, 2015 at 10:19 am

    my grandson would love the Dalmation one it is so cute

  • Tony Teece June 24, 2015 at 10:29 am

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

  • Elaine Savage June 24, 2015 at 10:36 am

    pink polka dot

  • Marycarol June 24, 2015 at 10:36 am

    Love the navy star snugglesac xx

  • Michael Beaumont June 24, 2015 at 11:14 am

    it would be polka dot for us

  • Stephanie Tsang June 24, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    I love the red star design.

  • Jo Carroll June 24, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Love the Dalmation spotty print design. x

  • Edward Guerreiro June 24, 2015 at 1:28 pm

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

  • Alison Johnson June 24, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Pink Polka Dot for my Granddaughter

  • Kat Lucas June 24, 2015 at 4:01 pm

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

  • Sarah Lambert June 24, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    I love the red star design very cute πŸ™‚

  • jodie crossley June 24, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    love the grey spotted one

  • Lynsey Buchanan June 24, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    I would choose Red stars

  • cat culmer June 25, 2015 at 12:30 am

    I love the pirate one

  • Jill fairbank June 25, 2015 at 4:47 am

    Navy star snuggle sac

  • Sharon Powell June 25, 2015 at 8:35 am

    The red stars πŸ™‚

  • Ella L June 25, 2015 at 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

  • Lisa Backhouse June 25, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    Love the dalmation one, so cute x

  • Cara Holmes June 25, 2015 at 6:35 pm

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

  • Sarah Wyatt June 25, 2015 at 9:45 pm

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

  • Ursula Hunt June 26, 2015 at 9:49 am

    I would choose Red Star

  • Julie Ward June 26, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    The dalmatian one

  • Cassandra Mayers June 26, 2015 at 9:28 pm

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

  • Jen Schofield June 27, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    The Red Star design

  • kay lou smith June 27, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    I would pick the grey star one πŸ™‚

  • Maureen M June 27, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    The grey star is beautiful !

  • Hekna June 27, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    I really like the grey star one

  • Monica Gilbert June 28, 2015 at 4:41 pm

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

  • Jenni Grainger June 28, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    Grey star for my baby boy please

  • Dawn Andrews June 28, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    I like Pink Polka Dot.

  • katrina walsh June 30, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    the Red Star looks snug

  • pamela gossage June 30, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    I really like the grey star one

  • jen jackson June 30, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    I love The dalmation

  • Natalie D June 30, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    Toddler Snuggle Sac Grey star

  • EJ Dunn June 30, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    I would choose the Red Star SnuggleSac

  • Rebecca Phillips June 30, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    love the navy star

  • Richard Tyler July 1, 2015 at 11:17 am

    The RED STAR One πŸ™‚

  • Gail Reid July 1, 2015 at 11:38 am

    The dalmation one- so cute! <3

  • Clare Hubbard July 1, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    We like the red star design πŸ™‚

  • Katarzyna Benmailoud July 1, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    I’d get pink polka dot for my daughter x

  • donna l jones July 1, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    The grey star is nice

  • stephen holman July 1, 2015 at 10:04 pm

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

  • Amy Beckett July 2, 2015 at 6:42 am

    The dalmation one for me

  • Janet Carter July 2, 2015 at 9:25 am

    Would love to win the Dalmation one.So cute.

  • Emma Fox July 2, 2015 at 9:34 am

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

  • Joanne Jackson July 2, 2015 at 10:39 am

    I would pick the Dalmation

  • steph lovatt July 2, 2015 at 10:46 am

    I’d love the dalmation one for my little boy

  • Diana July 2, 2015 at 11:07 am

    We would choose Dalmation πŸ™‚

  • MANDY DOHERTY July 2, 2015 at 11:16 am

    The Dalmatian one

  • Lauren Tourle July 2, 2015 at 11:26 am

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

  • rebecca nisbet July 2, 2015 at 11:37 am

    i love the dalmatian one!

  • Allan Fullarton July 2, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    Dalmation one looks great!

  • sarah July 2, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    The Navy Star one πŸ™‚

  • Karen Martin July 2, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    I like the Navy star

  • Suzy M July 2, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    The Dalmatian one is cute, just 1 needed not 101

  • Darlene July 2, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    I like the Dalmation sleeping bag.

  • Kelly Hooper July 2, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    the red star design

  • Danielle Graves July 2, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    has to be the dalmation cos of the little tail lol

  • Katie July 2, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    The Dalmation one is very cute πŸ™‚

  • Eleanor Wigmore July 2, 2015 at 6:13 pm

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

  • Anthea Holloway July 2, 2015 at 6:15 pm

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

  • Jamie July 2, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    The Dalmation design πŸ™‚

  • Amy Murray July 2, 2015 at 6:59 pm

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

  • Sarah Archibald July 2, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    love the dalmation one!

  • Lindsey Jones July 2, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    I would choose the dalmation

  • jessica newman July 2, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    I love the stars sleepsac

  • Zoe Warren July 2, 2015 at 7:36 pm

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

  • Barbara Jane Shaw July 2, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    The Dalmatian one is so cute!

  • Holly Boyd July 2, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    Love the grey star one

  • Lynsey Ward July 2, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    I love the dalmation one – so cute!

  • Kat Allinson July 2, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    I love the dalmation one, it is adorable!

  • katie w July 2, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    has to be the red star one

  • Lani Nash July 2, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    I love the dalmatian one

  • Jamie Millard July 2, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    the stars design

  • claire little July 2, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    the dalmation one πŸ™‚

  • ellie spider July 2, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    Has to be the dalmatian its uber cute

  • karen Howden July 2, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    The Dalmatian Snuggle Sac

  • Joanna Sawka July 2, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    the Navy star

  • Monika S July 2, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    I love Dalmatian

  • Leanne Bell July 2, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    I love the grey stars πŸ™‚ x

  • Vicky Osborne July 2, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    The Dalmatian one looks cute

  • Kelly L July 2, 2015 at 11:13 pm

    I love the pink polka dot!

  • Sarah Lee July 3, 2015 at 2:10 am

    I’d choose Navy Star x

  • angela edmonds July 3, 2015 at 5:24 am

    would love the dalmation snuggle sac!

  • Tracey F July 3, 2015 at 7:41 am

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

  • emma July 3, 2015 at 7:50 am

    the Dalmatian one I think

  • stacey turner July 3, 2015 at 8:18 am

    the dalmation one is cool

  • Amy July 3, 2015 at 9:08 am

    Definitely the Dalmation! So cute!

  • amanda greensmith July 3, 2015 at 9:31 am

    the dalmation one is so cute

  • Donna Mitchell July 3, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    I’d choose the red star one

  • Denielle Nicol July 3, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    The Dalmation set

  • George Worboys Wright July 3, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    The Dalmatian design is my favourite!

  • daniel pol July 3, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    the Dalmatian design

  • LEE HARDY July 3, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    the Navy star

  • pauline black July 3, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    the navy star one

  • Val Pownall July 3, 2015 at 4:40 pm

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

  • Rachael Jess July 3, 2015 at 5:03 pm

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

  • Tracey Tedford July 3, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    The Dalmation is lovely

  • Jane Middleton July 3, 2015 at 6:44 pm

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

  • Hazel Rush July 3, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    I would choose the red stars design!

  • claire fawkner July 3, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    Red stars – love it

  • Em S July 3, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    Toddler Snuggle Sac in Grey star

  • mellanie forster July 3, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Living the pink polka dot simply beautiful

  • Rhian Cox July 3, 2015 at 9:17 pm

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

  • Gerri Anne Tennant July 3, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    Red Star is lovely.

  • Sharon Mclauchlan July 3, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    really like the Dalmatian one

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