How to Survive a Road Trip with Kids

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Are you hitting the road with small children soon? Road trips with little ones can be extra challenging, but you don't need to go crazy because of it! If you come prepared, you don't even need to worry about it at all.

When you have children in the back seat, there are a couple of things you need to prepare to make sure that you'll have a smooth sailing ride. Here are some tips:

  1. Have an arsenal of activities with you. Boredom is your biggest enemy when you go on long trips with little ones. Be sure you bring with you your child's favorite toys and books to keep him company throughout the ride. You might want to download some of his favorite songs as well. Audiobooks are great for long trips, too, and can even help your child get some shuteye.
  2. Bring snacks...lots of 'em! A grumpy child needs on of these: toys, sleep, a change, or food. If the first three are not the problem, then your little rascal probably needs to fill up his tank. It's best to bring finger food with you to avoid spill disasters in the back seat. Who wants a car wash in the middle of a road trip, right?
  3. If you need to start your trip early in the morning, it's best to pack breakfast-on-the-go that you prepared the night before. You can try mini muffins or yoghurt sticks.

Road trips with children don't need to be stressful. Make it fun and memorable for the whole family by preparing ahead of time!