Traveling with a toddler can be a daunting task, but with a bit of preparation, it can be a relatively easy experience. So, before you buckle them up in your SUV rental from Carl’s Van Rentals, make sure you know how to keep them occupied for your entire trip.

How to Keep Your Toddler Occupied on a Road Trip

Bring a Favorite Toy & Snack

One of the best ways to keep a toddler occupied while traveling is to bring along their favorite toy and snack. If they’re happy and content, they’re less likely to get antsy and cause a scene. So, make sure you pack plenty of their favorite snacks and toys to keep them busy. If you carry electronics with you, make sure you pack charging cords and have backups for when devices run low on battery.

Invest in Coloring Books

If you’re traveling with a toddler, it might be a good idea to invest in some coloring books. Not only will they provide hours of entertainment, but they can also help keep them calm and focused. Coloring is a great way for toddlers to release pent-up energy and express themselves, so consider picking up a few coloring books before your trip.

Map Out Your Journey with Them

When traveling with a toddler, it’s important to map out your journey with them. Show them where you’re going on a map and explain in simple terms what will happen during the trip. This will help them feel more comfortable and less anxious about the journey. If you’re using navigation, turn it into a countdown game so they know what to expect and when.

Plan for Plenty of Rest Stops

It’s also important to plan for plenty of rest stops. If your toddler gets antsy, they’ll need a place to run around and release some energy. They’ll also need frequent restroom breaks, so planning these into your drive time is always wise. The goal is to have a safe trip and happy passengers!

We Make the Drive Easy

While we can’t speak for your toddler, we can assure you that renting one of our SUVs, minivans, or passenger vans is a breeze. Our Tampa, FL, lot is always stocked, and we guarantee your rental, so you never have to worry about overbookings. To get an instant quote from our team, give us a call today at (813) 872-7111.