Tips for a Road Trip with a Newborn

  1. Veronica says:

    These are great tips! I especially love the pack n play cover, the slumber pod is so expensive! I’ll definitely be buying that soon. However I think you did the right thing by stopping often. A good rule of thumb is to stop every half hour for every week of age, so for example 4 weeks old would be 2 hours. From what I have read in preparation for longer drives, there are several reasons to stop frequently. If the baby starts to choke while feeding,
    responding quickly enough would be very difficult so bottle feeding might not be the best idea. Going without burping can result in too much gas and you can only burp by taking the baby out of the car seat. Frequent diaper changes will probably be necessary. But, the most important consideration is the risk of positional asphyxiation. Babies that can’t hold their head up are at higher risk of suffocating if left sleeping in the same position in a car seat for more than two hours. Hopefully these are also helpful tips for future roadtrips!

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