As Military families, we are no stranger to moving and doing it often. We all know that PCSing is hard but with a baby or toddler, it can feel a lot like running in a marathon that you never prepared for. We’ve done it almost TWICE now, 20 hours, once with a baby and now with a toddler and neither of the two are better. While I can’t promise that I have all the answers, I come bearing the gift of tips and tricks to survive a cross country pcs with a baby or toddler. Keep reading for a chance at keeping your sanity and may the PCS odds ever be in your favor.
This post is sponsored by Britax USA. However, all opinions are my own.
Buckle up, you’re in for a ride. Whether your move is 4 hours down the road or a cross country PCS with a 20+ hour stretch, I guarantee it’s no small feat with tiny people in the backseat. As your fairy PCS mother, I am giving up ALL my secrets to not pulling your hair out. Let’s get started…
CROSS COUNTRY PCS HACK: CONSIDER THE COMFORT AND SAFETY OF YOUR LITTLE PEOPLE
I’ll admit, when my son was first born. I made a HORRIFIC decision on a travel system. For the convenience of having a car seat and stroller click in set, I sacrificed comfort and that was not a good decision. Trust me, I’ve paid for it on multiple road trips. This time, we knew a change had to come and fell in love with the Britax Marathon Click Tight. This thing is my new Holy Grail!
The Marathon ClickTight Convertible has made a world of difference in our family outings. My son actually asks to go get in his car seat now which is glory to my ears because he absolutely hated his last one.
WHAT MAKES THE MARATHON CLICKTIGHT CONVERTIBLE SO SPECIAL?
Really quickly, I want to tell you what’s so special about this car seat. The Marathon ClickTight has SafeCell impact protection which basically means a super plush safety mechanism that absorbs deep energy and keeps your little ones safe in a collision. Not only was I thinking about his comfort during the trip, but I wanted to ensure that he stayed safe during the entire trip and beyond. You never know what you’ll encounter out on the road and it’s truly better to be safe than sorry.
Other features that I love are the Click Tight installation system, which makes it super easy to install in your vehicle without worrying if your seat is installed properly. I also love the multiple reclining positions. We truly believe in extended rear facing so it’s comforting to know that he can rear face longer and remain comfortable for the long car ride.