We have come for a long weekend away with the family but the drive was 4 hours with no stops or traffic. So as you can imagine having a 6 month old i was dreading it.
I was happily surprised to find it wasn’t that bad. Unfortunately the drive took up quite a bit longer than that but there was always going to be traffic and stops so it was expected. In the end it took around 7 hours.
We had one stop around an hour in as baby needed a change and I needed the toilet. Whilst we were there we thought we better feed baby as it was getting close to when she was due and we didn’t want to risk starting back off and having to stop again. So that was about a 20 min stop in total. Then about 3 hours later we stopped for the toilet and to have some lunch. Us and baby ate so was good. That was quite a long stop probably around 45 min’s at least. Then we hit traffic! There had been an accident and the motor way was at a stand still. Luckily it didn’t take too long move it away as it wasn’t that bad.
Baby was so well behaved through the journey. She likes to have power nap’s, little and often and when we are at home I am always hoping she will start having less often but longer sleeps but on a long journey her way is best. She wasn’t awake long enough in the car get too bored so it was okay. We did have a bit of crying when her dad had to lean over the passenger seat to start passing her toys for her to play with. Luckily the bag of toys was on the back seat even though we hadn’t actually thought to do it.
By the time we got here, the first thing I did in the apartment was put her toys out and her mat so she could have a good stretch on the floor and she was so happy!
Very successful journey. Let’s just hope the journey home goes as well! 😊