Tips For Traveling With Kids - Episode 12

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Traveling in a car with kids doesn’t have to be a dreaded event. You can plan onmaking it a successful adventure with the tips we share in this episode. You don’t need to pack your whole house to be prepared for the trip. In this episode we will give you a solid list of items to pack, how to plan for the unknown, how to embrace the mundane, and we’ll tell some fun stories along the way!

In this episode we dive into ....

What To Pack

  • Snacks in those snack cups that they can put their hands in but if you tip them over they don’t spill. 
  • sip cups that you have to bite down on the lid to get out because we find those fit in the cup holder nicely and don’t spill as easily
  • We always place a garbage sack behind the main seat
  • Paper Towels and Wipes
  • Blankets as a multi-use for a pillow too!
  • Pull-Ups if potty training
  • Overnight bag so incase you stop you don't have to take all the luggage up to a hotel
  • Tylenol/Medication
  • Teethers/Pacifiers - (frozen in a baggie and put in a cooler)
  • Hand Pump if nursing
  • Games To Play Along The Way - Check out Catch This Mama's Pinterest board titled TRAVEL for ideas!
  • Pack'n'Play
  • Magic Bumpers
  • Noise Maker

How to plan for the unknown

  Emily says,  "Try and be flexible. You never know what’s going to happen when you are traveling with kids. It’s more than likely going to take you way longer but just embrace it.  This is your fun family vacation and if you’re worried about some “timeline” the whole time then you aren’t going to be enjoying anything.  Some of my favorite memories as a kid was being stuck in the car with my family driving 14 hours to Colorado."

Danie says, "I want to add that, it won’t ever go according to plan. You are always going to have moments where you want to pull your hair out or turn up the podcast in your headphones to drown out the cries. But, hopefully with this list you are able to make the trip go more smooth than the last. Also, don’t be afraid to take them in the car even at the youngest of ages. The more you get your child out, the more adaptable they will be to events like car rides, or baseball games." 

Notable quotes -

“Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children” -Charles R. Swindoll

“Attitude is the difference between an ordeal and an adventure.” - Unknown Pinterest Source