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Ways to Keep Your Toddler Content During Car Rides

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Many working parents are forced to drive their children to and from daycare every morning and evening in rush hour traffic. Toddlers love to be active, and being strapped into a carseat can make little tempers flare. This list provides some suggestions for keeping that travel companion content.

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Sippy cups Report Abuse
Ths spill proof kind keeps them occupied and avoids sticky messes.
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Singing. Report Abuse
Even if your toddler isn't able to sing along with you, he will still be intrigued by your voice and his favorite song.
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Play the radio. Report Abuse
The many different sounds and voices will spark his interest, as well as trying to figure out where those noises are coming from.
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Make funny faces in the mirror. Report Abuse
You can elicit some giggles by making faces at your toddler in the rearview mirror.
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Give him some crackers. Report Abuse
Little kids love snacks. You can give him the small, dissolvable puff crackers to lessen the worry of any choking hazzards.
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Play a game of "I spy" Report Abuse
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Carry on a conversation with him. Report Abuse
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Attach fun toys to the carseat. Report Abuse
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Try to keep the length of daily trips to a minimum. Report Abuse
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Practice animal sounds together. Report Abuse
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Take off that heavy, binding coat before strapping him in. Report Abuse
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Make sure his diaper is clean and dry before you load him in the car. Report Abuse
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When sitting at a red light, turn and make eye contact and give him a smile. Report Abuse
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Buy a plush carseat that is comfortable to sit in. Report Abuse
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Keep the sun out of his eyes with baby sun shades affixed to the windows. Report Abuse
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Make the carseat straps snug but not extremely tight. Report Abuse
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Give him his favorite blankie. Report Abuse
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Make sure the car temperature is comfortable. Report Abuse
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Give him your cell phone. Report Abuse
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Get a stuffed animal "passenger" to share the backseat. Report Abuse
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