Toddlerfilter: How do we prep for our first weekend getaway sans bebe?
June 27, 2014 3:33 PM Subscribe
My wife and I are leaving our 2.5 year old with her grandmother for the Fourth of July weekend. How do we prepare for this first trip away?
My wife and I are going camping next week and the stars aligned so my mother-in-law will be in town to watch the wee one while we're away. Yay! We do not have family near us so we've never left her alone with anyone for more than 8-10 hours at a time.
Rugrat and her grandmother are gangbusters together so they'll be good in that regard. We'll make sure we're stocked on food, diapers, and leave instructions for entertainment/bed time but what else am I forgetting?
What do you know about leaving your kids for a few days that you didn't know the first time around? Do we need some kind of medical release in case of emergencies? Anything I can do to prep my daughter for our departure? I'm sure it's not going to be a super dramatic thing but I don't want to miss anything huge and make it a pleasant situation for all involved.