If you have an up-coming road trip planned with children in tow, there are some things you can do to make the trip go a lot smoother and ensure that everyone has a good time!
Bring books for your child to look through and read.
Pack a few small hand-held toys that your little one enjoys playing with.
Take some coloring or activity books with a box of crayons.
Pack a few healthy snacks and some water bottles to avoid crankiness.
Bring along some children's music CD's to listen to and sing along with as a family.
If it will be a long drive, consider leaving at bedtime so your child can sleep the majority of the trip.
If it is a day trip, plan on leaving around the time that your child normally naps.
Don't forget her favorite stuffed animal or blanket to cuddle with in the car.
Give yourself extra time and plan for frequent stops to use the potty and for letting them get out and stretch.