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No 5 hours isn't too long. But you should do a lot of planning ahead of time. Make it an enjoyable experience, plan on stoping at a playground, a store, a quick service restaurant, and a library. Have activities and snacks. Hopefully your child naps, but if not you can talk to them about your next stop and how much fun it will be.


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Does your 2-year old nap in the car? In that case, I think 5 hours is not too bad. Even if not, just including rest stops it should be fine. Think of something like (if he naps after lunch): leave in the AM, an hour or 2 before lunch. Have some entertainment your son can play with, such as matchbox cars or a book. have a nice lunch and a break, run ...


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Depends what you mean by a "five hour road trip". Do you mean five hours one way to a destination? Or a five hour trip, both directions, with stops etc. Expecting a 2-year-old not to be bored (and act it!) having to amuse themselves for five hours while strapped into a car seat may be a bit much to ask. That said, we used to rent a cottage that was about a ...


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I would not recommend doing that much driving in a single day with a 2 year old. Even if the child was able to tolerate it. It's really not fair. Your son will most likely not enjoy it. He'll get frustrated and stressed and uncomfortable being in his seat for that length of time. With breaks, that could easily end up being 7 or 8 hours total traveling time....


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5 hours doesn't seem that long - double that is definitely doable. The important thing is how you plan it- regular stops, whether for fuel, feed, snacks for you, nappy change, or just a walk around in fresh air have everything you may need close to hand: wipes, cloths, maybe a bottle a car seat that is safe and legal, and that allows your baby to see you ...



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