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Road Trip Tip #1: Binkie Saver

We've been a few long road trips in the last couple of months, plus it's an hour to get to the closest Home Depot or Lowes which means that we've been in the car a lot lately.  My baby guy still has his binkie (and I have good intentions of getting rid of it soon, but it's kind of a sanity saver with lots of road trips, so he'll get it a little while longer).  Anyway...he's always dropping his binkie on the floor always on the side that no one can reach.  

This week I went on a long drive with just two of us and I was a bit worried about him not having his binkie.  I didn't want to stop every ten minute to pick it up.  Then my friend, Angela shared her great idea with me.  

Here it is.  Are you ready?

* Tie the binkie to the car seat strap with a string. *

Toddlers can't get the knots undone.   It's genius and was a life saving idea!  

When my babies were little I used the binkie straps that clip onto their clothes, but the older the babies get the easier they can pull the strap off.  They can't get the string undone though.

It bugged my baby guy that he had a string on his binkie, but he eventually got over it.  He knew that he could look down and find the string and that his binkie would be at the end of it.  

My baby guy and I survived (and maybe even enjoyed) a 4.5 hour drive with zero binkie dropping and losing!  Amazing.

Forgive my fuzzy cell phone pictures that I snapped at while stopped at a stoplight.  Probably not the best time/place to be taking pictures.  

I'll be posting a few more of our family road trip tips soon.  

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