Let us face it. We have all been on road trips with kids and we know that without the right preparations it can turn out to be a nightmare. So without further ado let us take a quick look at what you need to pack for your next road trip with your kids:
Ok. So we all know that kids get hungry at odd hours of the day (and night) and if you are on a long road trip you may be in for a lot of wailing because of hunger pangs. If their favorite snacks are not available beforehand, you should get some from the road. In fact, it would be a great idea to pack them before the trip.
2. Car Sickness Medication
Carsickness can strike anyone at any time. However, this holds particularly true for the young ones since they are more prone to it. It is a good idea to keep car sickness medication with you at all times during your road trip. Always remember it is better to have something and not use it, than not to have it and need it when it is not there.
3. Extra Clothes
In case, they spill the food and drinks on their clothes and need a quick change.
4. Extra Rags
In case, the little ones soil their clothes and seats and you need a few rags to clean the vehicle.
5. Air Freshener
A vehicle occupied with many people for an extensive period of time, especially when there are plenty of little kids around, would definitely need an air freshener.
6. Kids’ Activities Guide
This should include 3-D pin art toys, sketchbooks, and the like. It would be a good plan to pack toys and related activities that they can play with for a long time. Try to focus on quiet toys. The kind of stuff that will fit onto their little laps and you won’t have lots of bits and pieces rolling all over your vehicle.
7. Pack Their Best Toys
When they get tired of the quiet stuff, it is time to break out their favorite toys. Fill their backpacks with the toys they like most. Video games, squishy animals et al.
8. Use Technology
Give them your smartphone after logging on to Youtube and the channels they like the most. Don’t forget to bring your headphones along or you will have to end up singing with them. Your laptop should also be included in your bag, so whenever you have some free time you could watch a movie or create some beats via music making software.
9. A little Mini Cooler
This is a handy device where you will be able to put in the half-consumed drinks and snacks to make sure they remain un-spoilt.
10. Reusable Water Bottles
From drinking water to washing stuff up, there is no end to the utility of having multiple water bottles in your pack.
11. Napkins and Wet Wipes
Once they are done with the snacks you will want to wash their hands so that everything is neat and tidy in your car.
12. Trash Bags
The very last thing you want to do is to start littering in a strange place or country. So grab a few trash bags before you start your trip.
13. Road Trip Abroad
If you are thinking of taking a few road trips abroad, it would be a good idea to acquire an international driving permit so that there are no legal hurdles in your trip.
14. Kid Safe Tablet
There exist plenty of such devices that can help budding coders learn to code as well as learn math, reading, and other wholesome, educational activities. Such devices not only keep your kids entertained but also allow you to drive without any distractions.
15. Extra Cords and Chargers.
All of your high-tech equipment needs cords and chargers. If you do not have those with you, the batteries of your gadgets might not last for the duration of the journey.
From gadgets to toys to extra clothes, you need to have everything packed and ready at hand if you want to make the best out of your road trip to some other country. Always make sure that you have trash bags as well as backpacks so you don’t litter the roads during your trip.