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I’ve had many a road trip with kids under my belt. I’m talking multiple trips from Pacific to Atlantic, up and down both coasts, through the heartland, or even a shorter 5 hour drive. We end up driving as our form of travel nine times out of ten.
So what to I recommend bringing on a road trip?
- Snacks, snack, snacks, and more snacks
- Water bottles. I don’t like juice, milk, or anything that could spill and give me a headache later. Call me controlling.
- Backpack of toys and books for each kid or a bin placed between the kids to share.
- Paint with water books. Fun for kids and mess-free for mom!
- Car holder for tablets. I don’t want them looking down the whole trip so we play the movies on this adjustable telescoping holder. I love that I can position it right in the middle.
- Kids headphones. These fit both my boys perfectly and won’t be too loud for little ear drums.
- Neck pillows for when they want to take a nap.
- Secret candy stash for the parents. Sour Patch Kids are my candy of choice.
- Towels, toilet paper, and paper towels just in case.
- Same with a water bottle if you have boys just in case you’re stuck in traffic during a potty emergency.
- Downloaded Netflix Shows on your Tablet!
Here are some examples of things to bring.
I’m actually pretty minimal when it comes to road trips. Sometimes time in the car is when you get each other’s undivided attention. Try to connect before their boredom sets in and you pull out all your nifty tricks.
Kids will get bored eventually, because kids are….kids. No one wants to deal with kids complaining that they’re bored. So mix it all up. Once they’re done with a show, have them explain it to you!
How do you keep your family sane while on-the-go?