A trip can either be drudgery or it can really be fun and easy with the proper preparation. When traveling with children, depending on their ages, you may need to pack extra items besides the travel essentials.
First purchase a seat organizer that is designed to go in the back seat of the car. It can be flipped towards the back of the seat so that the children can get to it. Many of their toys, books and games can be placed there.
Baby wipes don’t have to be just for the baby. If you are traveling out on the road, a restroom isn’t always convenient to wash your hands. Wet wipes can clean hands, wipe faces, and be used to wipe down anything sticky.
Just because your child is a child, doesn’t mean that their snacks have to be unhealthy. Provide your children the opportunity to snack on healthy items such as, juice box drinks, fruit, and snacks that don’t have hydrogenated oils in them. You can add just a few pieces of candy, but don’t let that be the bulk of their treats. They will be just as happy knowing that they have something to snack on during the trip.
All kids love to listen to music on their DVD player or play handheld games with items such as a Nintendo DSI.
Make sure you have plenty of pillows and blankets when they decide to fall asleep. All of these items may seem like an over-kill, but when you have children, you have to plan on taking just a little bit more. Keeping your children busy, safe, and comfortable is the key for a simple and fun trip.