As the school year draws to a close we begin to think about summer vacations. At least once throughout the summer families take some sort of road trip. Whether you are traveling just for a few hours or days, there are things you will want to have in your vehicle when traveling with children.
Road Trips – Essentials When Traveling with Kids
Bathroom Supplies – You never know when one of your kids (or yourself) will need to go to the bathroom. You could be on the road with no bathroom in site for miles. Make sure you have a few rolls of toilet paper, paper towel, wipes on hand in case you need to stop on the side of the road. These items also will work out well to clean the kiddos up after eating or if they get sick in the car.
Travel Games – Having some compact travel games on hand that the kids can do themselves is key to a more peaceful ride. They are also easy to store in the pocket behind the seat so the kids can grab a game when they want to.
Healthy Foods – Having foods on hand is a great way to save money and time while traveling. Pack a cooler with your favorite healthy snacks and drinks. You can even pack a lunchbox for each child with their food options, this will limit auguring among the siblings.
Electronics – Nothing entertains children more than movies or a tablet where they can play games or read books. If you don’t have a built in DVD unit in your vehicle you can get a Dual DVD player for under $200 which work very well. You can also limit the time they are on these devices so they can time to do other things.
Books – Purchase some books that the kids can read during the road trip. If you are heading to a new state or town that you have never been before try to find books that are age appropriate so they can learn more about their vacation spot.
Safety Kits – You never know what mishaps will happen during a road tip, plus you want to stay safe when you get to our destination. This Travel-Tot Kit gives you all the necessary equipment for you to childproof hotel rooms or even grandma’s house. The kit includes; finger pinch guard, electrical outlet plug covers, foam corner guards, door knob cover, cord wind-up, sliding door lock, cabinet lock, multi-purpose straps, water thermometer, bandages, forehead thermometer, and “shhh, Travel-Tot sleeping” door hanger.
We hope these tips help make your road trips less stressful. What are some of your favorite road trip tips when traveling with kids?
To make your road trip go even smoother we are giving away a $60 Gas Card and a Travel First Aid Kit. With these items you will save money while on the road and have peace of mind that you will be prepared on your road trip.