There’s one word that comes to mind when I think about the first road trip we took with our new baby. And that word is: STUFF. We packed, actually we over-packed, our car with all of the essentials that we thought we needed and ended up with such little space in the car that it made the journey more uncomfortable than needed. Of course, taking a newborn on a long car journey does require a little more forward planning than the pre-kid days. It just doesn’t need to result in a military operation-style plan – or, an overstuffed car.