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Best Car Travel Toys for Toddlers

Are you planning a road trip with your toddler? Road trips with toddlers are simpler and less stressful than flying with toddlers. You don’t need to worry about carrying everything on to an airplane (meaning you can pack car travel toys for toddlers!) and you can stop if you need to. Even better, you don’t have to worry about other passengers when your toddler is having a tantrum!

You’ll still need to do some planning to keep your toddler entertained in the car. With short attention spans, quick bursts of energy, and the drive to constantly bounce about and explore everything around them, getting tots to sit still in one spot for longer than 5 minutes can feel impossible.

In fact, it’s for these exact reasons that they’re considerably harder to handle during trips than newborns! But that doesn’t mean it’s a lost cause either. It just means you’ll need to carry along the right toddler travel essentials, like snacks (lots of snacks!), a sippy cup and, of course, toddler travel toys! We also LOVE audio books and music on long car rides with toddlers.

toddler playing with car travel toys and holding sippy cup in car seat on road trip

When looking for the best toddler car travel toys, you’re going to want to make sure they check all the right boxes. They need to be lightweight and compact; quiet, so they don’t bother you while you drive; easy to pack up, with no small parts, because I think I speak for everyone when I say no one wants lost toys under their seats!

However, what’s most important is that car travel toys be safe and not have any sharp edges or small parts that might pose a choking hazard. And brownie points if the toys are educational, too! 

If you aren’t sure about where to start, then you’ve come to the right place. Our list of toddler travel toys for the car will make your trip more fun, organized, quiet and memorable! Keep reading to learn all about the best toddler toys for car travel to keep your energetic little ones entertained and engaged for long bouts of time.

toddler holding snack cup on road trip with toddlers

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