This post is sponsored by Chicco. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Traveling with a toddler is inevitable. Almost 6 out of the 7 days in a week my toddler is in her car seat. That’s a lot of time spent in a moving vehicle. I want to make that time be the most enjoyable for my kids and I want to have full focus while driving so you better believe I make each car ride as smooth as possible.
Driving with a toddler is sometimes not an easy task so making sure your child is comfortable ensures you’re set up for success, which is why my first tip for traveling with a toddler is to have a comfortable car seat that is properly installed.
One thing I truly love about Chicco is their expertise in car safety- they have a CPST on staff that I was able to talk to on the phone to walk through any questions I had! She was really helpful when I was installing the seat!
When you have a professional, who knows car seat safety help you install the seat it gives you such piece of mind. I remember installing my first child’s car seat 9 years ago and had so much anxiety not knowing if it was installed properly.
It helps that this Chicco car seat is amazing! The Chicco NextFit Zip is made for safety and comfort! It comfortably accommodates rear-facing infants up to 40 lbs, as well as older children who are forward- facing from 22-65 lbs.
The diagram is so helpful! It shows you if the seat is installed properly.This mama had so much more peace when I saw that the bubble was in the correct spot! I didn’t have this diagram on Oakland’s Chicco car seat 9 years ago!
In addition to having a comfortable, properly installed car seat, my other tips for traveling with a little one includes having snacks, toys, and/or a paci on hand! After I know my child is safely buckled in I want to provide all things necessary to make it a smooth ride! As long as Leighton has her paci and snacks she is ALL SET TO GO! She doesn’t rely on an iPad at this point but if she needs one I am not opposed to letting her watch one.
Another tip is to hang some kind of organizer on your seat so that you can store toys, wipes, diapers, snacks, etc. You can also put a storage bin in your car to hold these items too!
If you’re planning on traveling with a toddler soon, you can find this amazing seat for $299.99 at http://www.ChiccoUSA.com and in stores. The entire NextFit Convertible Car Seat line was also recently updated to offer options with different comfort and convenience features at a variety of price points sure to fit any parents’ needs and budget! I particularly love the NextFit Zip model because the seat pad can be zipped off to throw into the washing machine! Talk about convenience!
The NextFit definitely gives you the confidence to properly install the seat with their SuperCinch force- multiplying tightener and LockSure belt-locking system!
The padding is incredible! It makes that ride so comfortable for your little one!