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Life.Happens
Traveling with little kids?
January 27, 2013 at 9:15 AM

 When is the last time you went on a roadtrip?..

What tips can you give me to make traveling with young children easier?

Replies

  • Life.Happens
    January 28, 2013 at 9:17 AM

     

    Quoting Bluetick:

    We travel all over the country with dd a normal road trip is 12+ hours solid

    Pack a bag of just the kid stuff.... Like

    Movies
    Snacks healthy and cookies
    Drinks
    Handheld games
    Colored pencils
    Coloring book
    Buy a comic book
    Nail polish ( if old enough)
    iPad or iPhone for surfing
    Blanket
    Pillows
    Stuffed animal
    Glue stick - for small crafts like snowman on paper plate w cotton balls ect


    Hope this helps some

     yes it did.. :) Thank you.

  • Life.Happens
    January 28, 2013 at 9:20 AM

     

    Quoting AleaKat:

    We go on long road trips a good bit.
    Last one we took was only 2 hours to Dollywood
    We take the Nintendo DS
    And connect the iPad to the headrest and let the kids watch movies. It helps a lot!!!!

    We stop and let them stretch their legs, maybe find a park/ playground or at least a McDonald's playground.
    Our families live over 12 hours away and plane tickets are expensive so we usually drive.
    Our boys are 3 and 5.
    Also driving at night helps cause the kids sleep through most of it

     Our trip we're taking is a a 22 hour drive, I do believe and that doesn't count all the times we'll be stopping...I'm really nervous about it...But driving at night is a great idea :)

  • AleaKat
    by AleaKat
    January 28, 2013 at 9:21 AM
    A lot less traffic as well.
    Where are you going? From where?


    Quoting Life.Happens:

     


    Quoting AleaKat:

    We go on long road trips a good bit.
    Last one we took was only 2 hours to Dollywood
    We take the Nintendo DS
    And connect the iPad to the headrest and let the kids watch movies. It helps a lot!!!!

    We stop and let them stretch their legs, maybe find a park/ playground or at least a McDonald's playground.
    Our families live over 12 hours away and plane tickets are expensive so we usually drive.
    Our boys are 3 and 5.
    Also driving at night helps cause the kids sleep through most of it

     Our trip we're taking is a a 22 hour drive, I do believe and that doesn't count all the times we'll be stopping...I'm really nervous about it...But driving at night is a great idea :)

  • Life.Happens
    January 28, 2013 at 9:59 AM

     I'm going from kentucky to montana.

    Quoting AleaKat:

    A lot less traffic as well.
    Where are you going? From where?


    Quoting Life.Happens:

     


    Quoting AleaKat:

    We go on long road trips a good bit.
    Last one we took was only 2 hours to Dollywood
    We take the Nintendo DS
    And connect the iPad to the headrest and let the kids watch movies. It helps a lot!!!!

    We stop and let them stretch their legs, maybe find a park/ playground or at least a McDonald's playground.
    Our families live over 12 hours away and plane tickets are expensive so we usually drive.
    Our boys are 3 and 5.
    Also driving at night helps cause the kids sleep through most of it

     Our trip we're taking is a a 22 hour drive, I do believe and that doesn't count all the times we'll be stopping...I'm really nervous about it...But driving at night is a great idea :)

     

  • AleaKat
    by AleaKat
    January 28, 2013 at 10:02 AM
    Maybe look online to find attractions on the way .

    We took a trip when I was 14 from La to Iowa and we made a trip to Mt Rushmore and the badlands on the way.


    Quoting Life.Happens:

     I'm going from kentucky to montana.


    Quoting AleaKat:

    A lot less traffic as well.
    Where are you going? From where?



    Quoting Life.Happens:


     



    Quoting AleaKat:

    We go on long road trips a good bit.
    Last one we took was only 2 hours to Dollywood
    We take the Nintendo DS
    And connect the iPad to the headrest and let the kids watch movies. It helps a lot!!!!

    We stop and let them stretch their legs, maybe find a park/ playground or at least a McDonald's playground.
    Our families live over 12 hours away and plane tickets are expensive so we usually drive.
    Our boys are 3 and 5.
    Also driving at night helps cause the kids sleep through most of it


     Our trip we're taking is a a 22 hour drive, I do believe and that doesn't count all the times we'll be stopping...I'm really nervous about it...But driving at night is a great idea :)


     

  • Life.Happens
    January 28, 2013 at 11:21 AM

     That's a great idea..Thanks.

    Quoting AleaKat:

    Maybe look online to find attractions on the way .

    We took a trip when I was 14 from La to Iowa and we made a trip to Mt Rushmore and the badlands on the way.


    Quoting Life.Happens:

     I'm going from kentucky to montana.


    Quoting AleaKat:

    A lot less traffic as well.
    Where are you going? From where?



    Quoting Life.Happens:


     



    Quoting AleaKat:

    We go on long road trips a good bit.
    Last one we took was only 2 hours to Dollywood
    We take the Nintendo DS
    And connect the iPad to the headrest and let the kids watch movies. It helps a lot!!!!

    We stop and let them stretch their legs, maybe find a park/ playground or at least a McDonald's playground.
    Our families live over 12 hours away and plane tickets are expensive so we usually drive.
    Our boys are 3 and 5.
    Also driving at night helps cause the kids sleep through most of it


     Our trip we're taking is a a 22 hour drive, I do believe and that doesn't count all the times we'll be stopping...I'm really nervous about it...But driving at night is a great idea :)


     

     

  • SabrinaLC
    January 28, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    Last road trip was 2011

    We're planning a trip to Va Beach in June, it'll be a 4.5hour drive for us.  My children are 2, 4, 6

    I have DVD players for my car, they have tablets to keep them occupied.  I plan to bring snacks for the car too.  CD's with kids music, and maybe some coloring books or other easy activities

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