Monday, 17 May 2010

Traveling With Toddlers

I really wanted to call this post traveling with babies, but I'm kinda coming to terms with my baby now being a toddler.

Now this post isn't containing helpful traveling with toddlers tips - sorry if that's the reason your here and I've disappointed you!!

It's me asking you for help , now I rarely travel with Oli other then in the car. That's a mission in itself but at least he's strapped in. Tomorrow Me & Him are traveling to London via train/tube.
Now I've been on a train before with Oli to London , not something I wanted to experience again in a hurry but I do have faith that this time will be ok as we have only one train to catch which goes from our station straight to London Paddington. But last time he was still my little baby and didn't really want to leave his pushchair.
But now he's found his feet, it's a whole different story!
I just know that when we get on that train he's going to want to get out of his pushchair and explore.

Always on the move!

Now it's a moving train and as much as I let him run wild in shops to avoid the aggro I dont want him to hurt him self/bug the other passengers.
But then I don't want to deal with him screaming and crying for the whole of the journey.
Seeing as he's going to be on the train more less straight after he wakes up I doubt he will want to nap.

I will of course load his Maclaren up with as many toys/snacks I can fill it with but he gets bored easily, I was pass him a toy and he will only play with it for a few minutes.
And I will of course let him stand against the window but then what do I do when he gets bored of that, cue screaming/crying because he wants to move around.

Dont let that sweet innocent face fool you!

I know its not quite a 10 hour plane ride but I bet these 2 and a half hours will seem like the longest 2 and a half hours of my life! Help!