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May 5th, 2010, 11:03 PM
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What have you done to calm a fussy baby during a long car trip?
How far have you traveled?

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May 6th, 2010, 08:50 PM
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Pull over and nurse and longest car trip would be 4 hours.
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May 7th, 2010, 08:00 AM
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2-3 hours and if its warm and stuffy I open his window a little and if its not sunny I put down his sun shade so he can look out he gets very annoyed looking at the seat of the car. x

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May 7th, 2010, 10:03 AM
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I've given food, drinks, toys and books to occupy them and the longest I've traveled was 1200 miles so about 16 hours. I've done it alone when my daughter was 1 year old and we did not have the luxury of a radio.

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May 7th, 2010, 09:38 PM
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From Las Vegas to Urbana Illinois, and as for fussy babies, a million things, lol.

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May 15th, 2010, 02:36 PM
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We've done Orlando to Detroit with Sam three times at ages 1 year, 3 yr 3 mo and 3 yr 10 mo. Henry was only on the last trip at 3 mo.

On the short side it was 18 hours of driving....leaving late afternoon, arriving the next day. On the long side it was three days since the last trip Henry was needing to be fed and Sam was PTing.

A portable dvd player was and always will be my very best friend. Getting out at rest stops to let the kids run around.

But we just prefer to drive at night so they'll sleep the majority of the way.
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May 15th, 2010, 04:52 PM
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Our longest car trip when she was a baby was 3 hours. Since I'm the driver, I would pull over and nurse and/or change DD when she got fussy. But she was usually good for exactly 1.5 hrs, then would scream the entire rest of the way no matter what I did.
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