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Monday, June 09, 2014
For starters, plan ahead when you know that you are going on a holiday. Babies are very easy to handle - they like to be constantly amused. Bringing a toy that they can put things into and remove from for instance, can amuse them for a little while, remember to make sure to include lots of different structures and shapes for them to check out.
You can find things to entertain them all along the journey depending on their age. For preschoolers, things they can quickly do in the car like color or play with sticker labels. These things are easy to pack and can keep them distracted. Toddlers are easily entertained with easy things like sticky tape or a light up toy. Just remember to bring enough so that if they are bored of one thing you can find something else. You can bring a little movie player if your vehicle doesn't have one and play a movie. You should nevertheless make use of that as your last ditch effort, when nothing else is working.
Along with all the fun stuff, you need to be prepared for accidents and be able to safeguard your vehicle. Towels, wet wipes, and changes of clothes are absolutely on the must-have list. You can never anticipate what will happen when taking a trip with the little monsters. It is also a great idea to put kick mats on the back of your car seats so that if they toss their juice or repetitively kick the backs of your seats, it won't damage your car seats.
With a little planning you can make sure your kids have an incident-free, fun-filled journey no matter how long you are in the car.