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How to Keep a Toddler Awake in the Car

Every parent knows the dreaded scenario: It is almost naptime; you are so very close to getting home… and then your toddler passes out in the car seat. This poses the question: how to keep a toddler awake in the car? Normally if they fall asleep, it is bad news for two reasons. First, making the transition from car sleep to crib sleep can be a nightmare. I cannot tell you how many times my daughter has taken a ten-minute nap in the car, only to refuse to sleep the rest of the afternoon in her crib! Secondly, every minute they are asleep in the car is one minute less for you to be getting things done at the house. Here are my best tips and tricks to keep a toddler awake in the car on the drive home. 1. Strike up conversation The conversation is an easy, effective way…