Life with a newborn is anything but simple. Besides constantly adapting to your baby's needs, learning new ways to make them comfortable, and more or less planning your entire life around them, you have to figure out how to leave the house without losing your mind. If a road trip with your little bundle is on the horizon, adding a few hacks for traveling with a newborn on a long car ride to your arsenal will only make the trip smoother for you both.
It may take a few trips to really get the hang of it, because road trips with kids of any age is no piece of cake. But if you're prepared ahead of time, it will at least save you from the preventable disasters like not being able to find the pacifier or having nowhere to pull over to feed your baby. If your baby doesn't mind being in the car seat, your road trip will likely be smooth and simple. But if they're one of the many babies who don't like the separation, you'll need to be prepared (and patient) as possible for the trip. It might take a stop or two more than you'd planned, but road trips with babies definitely aren't out of the question. Especially if you implement a few of the following tips.