1. Bring a small, handy bin or barf bags
I don’t agree with giving kids drugs like Benadryl to sedate them when traveling. The risk is just too high. I don’t want to jeopardize my kids health over my own comfort. When traveling in a car there is a possibility that kids get seasick…carsick ^_^. So, we always have this bag in the car. It saves us the hassle of cleaning and then travelling with those pukey-after smell, that’s left even after cleaning.
2. Keep spares inside the car
To save you from stopping and getting supplies from the trunk every time they are needed, keep spares inside the car like clothes, milk and snacks.
3. Load your iPad or Tablet with educational apps
Nowadays kids are into this stuff. They love it more than any other toys. So to make time fly by, let them play educational games on your iPad or tablet.
4. Extra toys
Kids attention span is quite short. They easily get bored. Bring some extra toys, puzzles, and other handy board games to keep them distracted.
5. A camera will keep them preoccupied
Give them a point and shoot camera. Children love taking photos (mine do) ^_^. It is also a good way to start them in photography.
6. Never forget the medicine
It pays to be prepared at all times. When travelling we are exposed to all kinds of elements. Kids and adults alike could get sick during the travel. Bring the basics like paracetamol, cough and cold reliever, itch and insect bite cream, allergy meds, and any prescribed meds for your kids.
7. Baby wipes…baby wipes
Your little tots bum is best clean with soap and water. But there are times when you just don’t have access to flowing water, this is when wipes come in handy. Aside from this, wipes can be very helpful when cleaning your kiddos food-smeared face and hands. You could also use this to wipe toilet seats, restaurant table, and any other public utilities you’re going to use.
8. Protect yourself from the sun
Bring hats and sunscreen to protect your skin from all that walk under the heat of the sun. In the same way, car blinds can be a comfort-bringer during the time of the day when the sun is just so cruelly bright.
9. Always keep your hands clean
Keep bacteria and viruses away, wash hands with hand sanitizers or even alcohol (isopropryl).
10. Car broom and dustpan
After long hours of travel whether we like it or not, the car gets messy and dirty. So, you might want to do a bit of cleaning in one of your stops. This would be really helpful especially if you’re traveling in some hot, dusty countryside wherein shoes bring dusts and these accumulate from all of the “going in and out” of the car. I especially take note of this, as my husband and kids are all asthmatic. It would also be great if there are a tiny vacuum cleaners solely made for cars. Are there any? If you have some information, please let me know ^_^.
11. Keep the trunk orderly
If you can avoid it, never stack your things in the trunk. This would mean lugging baggage every time you want to get things. Arrange the bags and boxes side by side with the right side up for easy access.
Traveling in a car with your children would be a breeze if you take not of these tips. Happy Journey!
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