For both Thanksgiving and Christmas, we're going to be traveling to visit family in our home state and driving anywhere between 8 and 14 hours. Both times, we'll also be spending time with both of our families which means sleeping in two different houses. We will be driving, so we can pack our crossover SUV to the brim with whatever we need, but what should we pack? I'm 99% sure we're going to bring his swing since that's what he's sleeping in right now, and I want to keep things the same as much as possible in hopes that he'll sleep well in a new environment. Do we bother with little things like his tub, or just bathe him in a sink/the big bathtub? We'll be in large cities, so it's not like we can't run to a store to pick things up, but I'd rather not have to buy an item we already have.
Also, what is the best time to drive with him? We have four options:
1. Leave around noon and get arrive around 8 which is when he normally goes to sleep
2. Leave right after work, around 6 pm, and get to my parent's house around 2 or 3 am
3. Leave around 8, when Kieran normally goes to bed, and get into my parent's house around 4 or 5
4. Leave around midnight and arrive around 8 am.
I'm leaning towards leaving at 8 in hopes that he'll sleep for the majority of the drive, but that will only give us about 2 hours of sleep once we get to our destination before he normally gets up for the day.
Kieran will be 3.5 months for Thanksgiving and 4.5 months for Christmas if age changes anything.