A special thank you goes out to Nuby for inspiring this post “5 Ways To Make Traveling With Kids In A Vehicle Easier” by providing my kids with a Nuby Snack N’ Sip, opinions expressed are that of my own.
My husband and I were planning an upcoming spring break vacation to Southern Georgia and North Florida. We had already booked our hotel rooms, and started the process of deciding what we are going to do as well as how we were traveling to get there.
Since we were in driving distance of both of these destinations, we decided to take our SUV. However, we needed to be as efficient in our packing as well as tried to Make Traveling With Kids In A Vehicle Easier!
So after returning from our trip, here are a few of my tips for those also venturing out on the road this year!
1. Do the driving when the kiddos are asleep
We got up as early as possible and drove while it was still dark out. Our kids were not quite awake, so they just laid back and relaxed.
Be sure to also bring along a blanket or lovey to encourage naps along the way. Hopefully this way they wake up refreshed and in good moods.
2. Bring along books, games, or create busy boxes
I brought along coloring books and also added note pads, crayons, books and mini block sets to their busy boxes to keep them entertained.
Here are a few examples of Travel Busy Box Ideas I have created in the past. If your children use electronic devices, confirm they are charged as well as be aware of how much data you have available for them to use.
3. Easy to Grab Snacks
Nuby has these awesome cups that also come with a snack compartment called the Snack N’ Sip. These are convenient for younger kids to help avoid a mess, as well has hold items like mini pretzels, Goldfish, as well as fruit.
The Nuby Snack N’ Sip is intended for kids 12 months and up and contains active sippeezTM. It holds up to 9 oz / 270 ml of liquid and 4.5 oz of dry snacks. It also has a No Spill 100% soft silicone flex straw and is BPA FREE.
Not only did my 4 year old enjoy having this container for our early morning trip, but my 8 year old daughter loved having access to a snack and milk before it was time to stop for breakfast.
4. Plan regular stops to stretch legs and go the bathroom
We made sure to visit the Georgia Welcome Center to grab fun photo opportunities as well as the Florida one to try out orange juice.
Another option is to time your stops near places you want your family to explore. This is a great way to sight see, grab a bite to eat, or take a break from a long road trip.
5. Wipes, Diapers, and a few Plastic Bags
Although my kids have outgrown diapers, we still have paper towels and wipes that are easy to grab.
I suggest keeping a small bag with baby and toddler essentials handy and not packed away. In addition, bring along a couple plastic bags just in case you have a dirty diaper or one of your kids starts to feel nauseous.
Have additional tips for Traveling With Kids? Please share them in the comments below!
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I hope these tips to Make Traveling With Kids In A Vehicle Easier come in handy for your family! Look for the Nuby Snack N’ Sip at retailers like Amazon, Babies R Us, Walmart, and Target.
Carlee @ FLL
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