If you are planning a family holiday that requires any traveling with your kids its not a matter of simply getting in the car and driving. Kids easily get bored in the car and start performing, anything that you can take with you that will make the traveling part of your holiday easier is certainly worth looking into. You also want the rest of your holiday to go as smoothly as possible too.
Here are some awesome products that will make all the difference traveling with kids:
Comfortable & Safe Car Seat
Whether you are traveling long distance or just an hour or two you need to make sure that your child is safe and comfortable while driving. If your child is uncomfortable chances are high that you and everyone else in the car will have a very unpleasant trip due to a grouchy kid.
Even if you have a small car you need to spend some time and effort to find a suitable car seat. Convertible car seats for small cars are best since you are needing as much extra space as possible. Remember it is always safest to have your child rear-facing. for as long as possible. If you use a rear facing car seat make sure also buy a baby car mirror so you can easily keep tabs on your kids.
Kids Car Pillow and Blanket
Kids love getting cosy in the car and packing for the trip – its half the fun. Make sure to bring along a car travel pillow and a blanket to make sleeping in the car easier and more comfortable. You don’t want your child to get a sore or stiff neck sleeping in the car. The cold air conditioner can make your child cold, so have a blanket handy for them to snuggle under.
All kids love headphones whether they are listening to music on their ipods or playing games on a table and you will thank yourself for buying your child a set of travel headphones for toddlers. The from some of those games is enough to drive any adult batty – imagine being forced to listen while being stuck in a confined space for hours on end. Pure torture – so do yourself a favor and get your kids headphones for the drive.
Kids Travel Bags
For kids packing, unpacking and carting around their luggage is half the fun. Make sure to have the right travel bags for your kids. They should be big enough to be able to fit your child’s clothing in, but also small enough and convenient enough for them to mange on their own. For younger children choose a bag that has wheels on so they can pull it rather than carry it.
While you may very well want to have a mostly screen free holiday with your family it is always a great idea to have kids tablets on standby for when mommy needs a break, or for those long car trips. Kids can entertain themselves for hours on end with a tablet which is not usually a good thing, but for getting through a very long trip it is just the thing!
Car Travel Tray
Kids drop things all the time in the car from their juice bottle to their toys and snacks. One great way to keep everything within your kids child’s reach is to make use of a car travel tray which fits onto the car seat. It will give your child a great surface area for a tablet, for toys and snacks too.
Car Seat Organizer
You will be wanting to bring along lots of things to keep your kids busy while you are on holiday. A good car sea organizer will give you a place to pack lots of toys and activities for your kids, from coloring in books and crayons, to books, toys, tablets and headphones. A big bonus is you can also use it at your destination as a place to store your kids things.
Kids Travel Activity Set
What better to keep your child entertained than an activity set made specially for travel. You can make your own up with activity books, crayons, drawing paper, coloring pages, pencils and crafts or you can find one already made up for you that comes in a little carry pack with a handle that is easy to cart around.
Car First Aid Kit
This won’t exactly make the car trip easier, and if you need to use a first aid kit your trip may already be tough but if you don’t have a first aid kit and you need one you will most certainly regret it. It is always a good idea to have a travel first aid kit on hand, for holidays and also for every day use. You never know when you will need one.