Essential items for the car when travelling with kids.
March 14, 2017 at 11:12 AM
It is possible to have a calm car journey with kids, provided you do a little bit of preparation before setting off.
By following a few simple tips, you can ensure a smooth, but ultimately, safe journey to your destination.
A life saver when travelling with kids. From portable DVD players to MP3 Players, there is a device to suit all ages and will keep kids entertained for a good chunk of the journey. Just don’t forget the headphones and, more importantly, the charging devices!
Colouring and Reading Books
Never underestimate the power of these soothing paper-based sources, especially for the younger kids. A car trip can be a perfect opportunity for kids to read, considering they have nowhere to go for the next few hours or so and are more likely to relax. These items can bring harmony to the car, especially when the electronics have done their job!
Change of Clothes
With kids, accidents can and do happen and there’s nothing worse for them than having to sit in soiled clothes for the remainder of the journey. Additionally, a change of clothes allows the kids to get out of the car when you stop to take a break or visit a restaurant.
Car Seat Organisers
These perfect storage solutions ensure that everything kids need throughout the drive remain in easy reach. They are also a time saver when you reach your destination as you don’t have discarded items around the car that need tidying away.
Travel Bands and Sick Bags
Travel sickness can be a nightmare when driving with kids, especially on long winded journeys and country roads. Keep these items in easy reach, for those kids who are known sufferers, to prevent last minute scrambles or, worst still, the possibility of an incident in the car.
First Aid Kit
This is an essential item when travelling with kids which should ideally be kept in the car at all times.
Wipes and Small Tissue Packs
Wipes are perfect for cleaning messy hands and keeping kids refreshed, as well as the car! Tissue packs are also essential items that kids always tend to need when they are on a car journey.
Head Support Pillows
Available in a huge variety of styles, these allow kids to nap at any time throughout the journey. Their design ensures kids remain upright as they sleep and therefore prevent neck ache.
Snacks and Drink Bottles
Refillable water bottles that don’t leak or spill, as well as small snacks, keep kids refreshed and reduce the amount of stops for refuelling. Ensure the snacks are practical and light.
Keep sun rays off kids, ensuring they remain cool and calm, not irritable and struggling to see.