5 Tips for Traveling with Kids During the Holidays

November 16, 2015 26 By EngineerMommy

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nauzene Kids for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

We absolutely love our current neighborhood for many reasons. It’s quiet, we have a big backyard for the kids and there are so many seasonal family-friendly activities every weekend. The one thing we don’t love about living in our current location is that we are about an hour away from my parents (and so many other extended family members). What this means is that during this time of year (between all the gatherings of the holiday season), we wind up doing quite a few trips to visit the relatives. Although I don’t mind an hour-long car ride myself, my kids are certainly not fans of spending long stretches of time strapped in the car seat. So over the years, I’ve compiled a few tips and tricks to dealing with everything from boredom to car sickness. From an effective homeopathic formula that effectively treats car sickness (Nauzene Kidsto fun activity sets for the kids, here are my tips for successful, stress-free traveling with the kids during the holiday season.

5 Tips for Traveling with Kids During the Holidays

5 Tips for Traveling with Kids During the Holidays

5 Tips for Traveling with Kids During the Holidays

1. Pack Snacks & Drinks
Hungry kids can easily become cranky kids, so I always stave off hunger by packing some snacks & drinks with me. I always carry bags with their favorite nonperishable snacks in the diaper bag. Our usual go-to snacks include crackers, dried fruits, cereal bars and fresh fruit.

2. Bring Activity Sets
In order to prevent boredom during long car rides and to keep little hands busy, I usually take a bag of toys with me. In this bag, I’ll keep a small coloring book & crayons (for each kid), some handheld electronic toys and even some play dough. These are great distractions for the kids when the car ride is making them feel antsy!

3. Leave Early
Whenever possible, I always try to leave early. The benefits of doing so is twofold: I can avoid traffic and also avoid traveling during nap time (when the kids are more likely to get cranky).

4. Take Breaks If Necessary
I don’t necessarily take breaks if the total trip time is less than 45 minutes, but if we hit some bad traffic or we plan to be in the car for over an hour, we always take breaks. We find a rest area (or just any restaurant / diner) along the way and let everyone walk around and stretch their legs.

5. Treat Motion Sickness with Nauzene® Kids
I recently figured out that sometimes when my kids are acting up in the car, it is actually car sickness that is making them feel uncomfortable. Luckily, there’s a great solution for this: pediatrician-recommended Nauzene Kids! It’s an effective formula that promptly relieves nausea in kids 2 & up.

Nauzene Kids Liquid

Nauzene Kids Liquid



I love that Nauzene® helps to relieve my kids’ nausea from car sickness and makes our trips to visit the grandparents so much more comfortable for them (and us as well!) What I appreciate about Nauzene® is that unlike other popular nausea treatments on the market, it is free of salicylates! The formula also does not include any parabens, artificial colors, artificial flavors, aspirin, and gluten. Furthermore, the delicious natural-grape flavor means that giving them this treatment will not be a battle. I love it when my kids are comfortable enough to just enjoy a trip and look at the pretty scenery through the window.

5 Tips for Traveling with Kids During the Holidays

5 Tips for Traveling with Kids During the Holidays



In addition to treating nausea from motion sickness, Nauzene® is actually the only children’s product that’s specifically indicated to relieve nausea from the “stomach flu”. As the weather gets colder and we get deeper into Fall & Winter, I know we’ll be dealing with upset tummies more often, so I love that Nauzene® is a gentle homeopathic formula that effectively makes those tummies (in children 2 years and older) feel better!

5 Tips for Traveling with Kids During the Holidays

5 Tips for Traveling with Kids During the Holidays



I plan on keeping Nauzene Kids around the house not just for the kids, but for us adults, too! Did the husband wind up eating a little too much at dinner and now feels some nausea? Are you dealing with the dreaded “stomach flu” and want an effective homeopathic solution? Nauzene® can help! One bottle can work for everyone in the family. Like with everything in your medicine cabinet, please make sure to read and follow all label instructions before using Nauzene®.

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If you’d like to add some Nauzene® Kids to your medicine cabinet, you can pick some up at CVS, HEB, Meijer, and many other retailers nationwide. Find a retailer near you by visiting their website! Oh and before you head to the store, be sure to use the $3 OFF coupon that you can find at the NauzeneKids.com website.

Now, learn more about Nauzene Kids here and let me know in the Comments below: What’s your favorite tip for successful car rides with kids?! By leaving a comment, you will be entered in a contest, in which 1 lucky reader will win a Nauzene® Kids care package.

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