*This is a sponsored post on behalf of Metromile. All opinions are my own and were not influenced in anyway.
8 Road Trip Must Haves
My husband and I love to travel, but we never were ones to be planners. We were fly by the seat of your pants type of people. The kids all changed that and after a couple of road trips with one baby, then one baby and a toddler, and now two young children, we’ve become pros at how to make any long car trip successful.
Dual DVD players and lots of your kids favorite movies. Even better, stop at the Redbox and pick up some new flicks for them to watch!
Basket for Toys
Keep a basket between kids or in the backseat so that they have a central place to keep their toys, books, snacks, electronics, etc.
Dollar Store Finds
Stop at the dollar spot at Target or your local Dollar Store to pick up new activity books, crayons, colored pencils, little toys to make grab bags for rewards, glow sticks,
Leave at their bedtime
We are lucky because my husband works at night, so he used to driving all night long. We leave at bedtime when everyone is sleepy and then can usually get 7-8 hours with no one crying, asking for anything or needing anything. Bring pillows and blankets for the kids, we find that sometimes it gets cold in the car even in the heat of the summer with the air conditioning going.
I fill a lunchbox for each person with some sandwiches and some snacks. It can be expensive eating on the road!
Clean up supplies
If you have ever found yourself without a baby wipe when you really need one, you know how vital clean up supplies are on a road trip. Pack baby wipes, wet naps, garbage bags, paper towels and straws. There is no shortage of these!
Extra clothes in backpacks
I cannot tell you how many times we have been on the side of highways digging through bags trying to find clean clothes after someone gets car sick or we don’t get to the rest stop fast enough. Keep the clothes in a bag in the backseat where it is easily accessible and include everything down to socks and underwear.
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