If you're a busy parent, there's a good chance your automobile has become a little more chaotic. Keep these eight accessories in your road-trip kit to rein in the chaos and keep everyone safe and occupied even on long journeys.
1. Window shades
Window shades can help protect your child's sensitive skin from the harmful UV rays. Even with the vehicle's air conditioning turned on, the heat of the sun against the window can make things uncomfortable for your little one. Consider interior window covers with suction cups you can easily move throughout the day.
2. Travel trays
A cushioned travel tray is a must-have accessory for long trips. The tray will keep your child's toys in one easy-to-reach place and can also prevent snacks from spilling across the seat. A light tray with softened edges should rest comfortably on your child's lap.
3. Wet wipes
If spills do occur, be prepared with Zoly™ Kids Baby Wipes. Made with EDI purified water and a touch of soothing aloe, these wipes are gentle on your little one's sensitive skin. Keep a travel-size package of wipes in your glove compartment for easy access. In the warmer months, store them in a cooler for a more refreshing sensation.
4. Seat organizers
On long trips, you'll likely need lots of supplies to keep your children happy and occupied. To prevent your car from becoming cluttered, hang seat organizers filled with toys, healthy snacks and any other necessary supplies. Only fill them with items you want within reach of your child during the trip.
5. Snack pouches
When you're out and about for the day, you may not have time to stop and grab lunch. To keep everyone satisfied and happy, consider packing healthy snacks in soft, easy-to-reach pouches. And don't forget to pack a snack kit for yourself as well, so you can keep your energy levels up throughout the day.
6. Portable media device
If you're going on a lengthy trip, you'll need some more substantial entertainment options to keep everyone from pining for the outdoors. A portable DVD player or tablet loaded with kid-friendly media are good ways to occupy your little ones while you drive.
7. Trash bag
Every parent knows how quickly trash can pile up in a car full of kids. From snack wrappers to discarded juice boxes, it's easy to make a mess when you're on the go. Bring along a portable trash bag and use it as a teaching opportunity to show your kids how to properly discard items when they're done snacking.
8. Soothing music
For those late night trips across town, some soothing music can help the little ones fall asleep faster. Pack a few CDs or load up your smartphone with songs before hitting the road. Music and the calming white noise of the vehicle's engine should have your kids drifting off to dreamland in no time at all.
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