Well, it's that time of year again for summer road trips and family vacations.
And with us moving to Oklahoma, I foresee many more of these car rides in the next few years.
In fact, we already have two or three planned this summer with the first being in two weeks!
So, I thought it fitting to share my experience on traveling with the littles and some tips that have helped make the trips easier.
Some big things you need when traveling with little ones are:
several forms of entertainment, food, changes of scenery and comfort.
With a little planning and prep, these things should help make your trip much smoother!
NO- MESS COLORING/DRAWING
(Basically anything that is washable or that they can use without constant supervision)
|I found these at Hobby Lobby. |
I love them because they double up as a craft to color & then a toy to play after.
|The kiddos got these in their Easter baskets from grandma.|
They are small and perfect for the car. You can color, draw & put stickers on the pages. It keeps them entertained for awhile.
|These are just dry-erase boards & washable dry-erase markers|
Last but not least, comfort. You and I both know what a world of difference being comfortable in the car can make. And luckily, for most kids, all it takes is a soft blanket, pillow and/or stuffed animal. We've taken pillow pets and small blankets in the past, but I came across these gems (neck pillow with matching blanket) on sale at Target and thought they'd be a great investment with as much car time as we are going to have.
Something else that helps with the overall trip is having a tray for the kids to put their snacks and toys on. We had a couple small ones we purchased from Target years ago that attach to the car seat, but I actually found some bigger ones at Hobby Lobby which were, once again, on sale... :)
So there you have it! Those are most of the tricks I use to make the day-long car trips not so miserable for the kids and for us! I hope they help you too... !!!