Travel Tips with Kids

December 24, 2011 0 By EngineerMommy

If you’re going to be going on a road trip in the near future, then check out these tips for a stress-free journey with the little ones.

  • If your child is old enough, play a game in the car to keep her busy. A round of “Family Trivia” will keep their minds and bodies occupied.
  • If you’re fielding an “Are we there yet?” question, give the child a map and ask him to estimate the remaining time in the car, assuming he is old enough.
  • Carry plenty of snacks. A thermos for each person in the car is a good idea. Fill it with something that will quench thirst, like Gatorade. Also pack ziploc bags full of snacks, like pretzels, popcorn, and cookies.
  • If you have a portable DVD player, get a few new movies (from the library to save money) and play them during the ride. This will surely entertain the kids for a while (assuming the movie is not a snooze-fest!)
  • If you’re traveling with babies or toddlers, get one of those microwaveable steam sterilizer bags to disinfect pacifiers, bottles, etc. Almost every hotel nowadays will have a microwave available for guest use.

Even if the ride is less than peacefully quiet (read: screaming baby and whining toddler), know that you did your best to make it a smooth one!

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