Road-trip takes on a whole new meaning when you're traveling with kids. They're going to start asking "are we there yet?" almost as soon as you pull out of the driveway. It's not enough to just pack the basic essentials such as wipes, snacks, and drinks. When you're planning a road-trip with kids, you've got to think outside the box. If you're going to be taking a road-trip with your kids, here are four essentials you can't afford to leave home without.
Kid-Sized Travel Tray
If you've got teenagers, they can hold things for themselves. However, if you've got younger kids, they're going to need some help. That's where the kid-sized travel trays come in handy. A travel tray, such as from My Lap Box ,
will fit neatly over your kids laps and give them the space they need to draw, play with their small toys, or even eat a snack. One of the benefits of the travel trays is that they come equipped with special compartments for holding small drink containers.
Kids love to be entertained while they're traveling. Unfortunately, they don't necessarily want to be entertained by the same music, games or movies that you're being entertained by – or that their siblings are being entertained by. That's why it's important that each of your kids have their own kid-friendly tablet. They can listen to music, play games, or watch movies throughout the trip. Because they're kid-friendly, they won't need you to work the controls, which will allow you to relax and enjoy the drive.
Kid-Accommodating Portable Toilet
If you've got young kids, you know how hard it is for them to wait for an available rest stop. Even if you can find an available rest stop, it might not be in the most sanitary of conditions. Unfortunately, when kids have to go, they have to go immediately. That's why you're going to need a portable toilet. Bringing a folding kid-accommodating portable toilet along for the trip, will ensure that your kids have a clean and safe place to go as soon as the need arises.
Kid-Centered First Aid Kit
You never know when your kids are going to get sick, or injure themselves, on a road trip. They may fall and scrape their knee at a rest stop. They may even get an upset stomach or a headache during the trip. You don't want to make them wait until you arrive at your destination to take care of their needs. Bring a kid-centered first aid kit with you. Your first aid kit should include bandages, antiseptic wipes, children's pain reliever, and medication for your kids upset stomachs.