Travel can be great, but bringing the kids along for the ride can often lead to a few unwanted detours. Cut down on the road bumps and are-we-there-yet's with these pro tips.
Let your kids interact with your big road trip with a kid-friendly map. Let them help you "plan" the trip by allowing them to draw a line from point A to point B.
Tired of the same old in-car movies? Repurpose a DVD box to accommodate some coloring and drawing tools and let the kids draw out the next big idea for a film of their own!
From spilled food to dirty diapers things can get a bit rank on the road. Dryer sheets are the easy-to-pack odor eliminators you can't forget on your next journey.
Pack mystery treat bags as a sure-fire way to settle the "Are-we-there-yet's!" or pouts that may otherwise be tough to deal with in a cramped car. Vary the items inside to keep the kids guessing, and pre-plan stops along the way so they and you will make it to your final destination the fun way!
You will rest easier knowing your children are safer. Your kids will love showing off their new tattoo!
Wrangle sippy cups from the underseat with this drop-proof lasso! Use shoe string to tie extra toys and other droppables down to keep things organized and worry-free on long and short car rides.
Refrigerator magnets and a metal lunchbox make for a great no-mess toy kit for your kids. Add a few to his or her "collection" with a few of those special magnets found at important landmarks.
Glue a picture or design to popsicle sticks before carefully cutting them at the seams for a fun and easy-cleaning mid-ride project for you and the kids.
There is no need to buy sippy cups for the road. Pick up some resilent cling wrap and apply over the top of a cup to make an instant kid-friendly cup.
Traveling in an RV can be a great experience! Sometimes, a larger space can attract unwanted guests. Place strong-smelling soap around the edges of your vehicle to keep pests out.
A pair of old panty hose is the perfect tool for keeping slippery soap near the faucet.
Sleeping in new, unfamiliar places can feel a bit more like home with a familiar and calming night light. You and your child will rest easier knowing home doesn't feel so far away after all.
Freeze juice boxes and put them in the cooler to double as both a cooling element for your other perishables and a refreshing drink!
Protecting your car from footprints and stains just became easier! An old box or blanket bag is great for storing foul-smelling clothes.
Create a hassle-free barrier over your seats as a way to prevent spills or coloring sessions from getting out of hand.
Keep toys or other important travel items easily visible and within reach with suction cup shower caddies. Hang them from the kids windows to help them and you keep things clean and organized.
No one likes a messy, sticky melted treat! Stick small candies or granola bars in the AC vents for fresh, no-ooze snacks.
From apple sauce to beverages, straws are effective tools for stopping messes before they happen.
Craft your own tool kit to let your kids get their drawing on without having to worry about colored pencils everywhere!
Always be prepared! You and your kids will be grateful to know you are ready for anything.
Snack time can be a scrumptious and creative treat for everyone! Use a tackle box or other compartment storage to tote multiple favorites in one neat-looking package.
Keep drinks under control with a fun twist! Stick crazy straws in upside down to anchor them inside the cup to prevent the straw from popping out.