im sure this is nobrainer stuff, and not to make the trip any longer than it needs to be, but when dd was little we would:
*whenever possible, start travelling in the evening.give her a feed, make sure she has comfy clothes, fresh nappy, and any comforting security items ( blanket she usually sleeps with that has a familiar smell, teddy, dummy, etc). she would have a little whinge then go to sleep, meaning we'd usually get a stretch of at least a few hours peace and happiness.
*every time we'd stop, just refresh. (ie, nappy change, make sure she has all bed stuff, plus feed again.) also a little play in the fresh air, just sitting on a park bench or stretching legs for a 5 min walk seems to make a big diff. (our legs, not hers, just to clarify!)
i know this may add a little time to your trip but it's well worth it if bubs is well settled. hope it all goes well for you!
Edited by pinkcupcakes, 07 December 2012 - 11:45 PM.