Summer is here, and it’s prime road trip time! Whether you’re traveling across the country, or just taking a short day trip, you’ll want to be prepared. So today I’ve put together a fun “Road Trip Survival Kit,” to keep your family healthy, fed, and entertained!
We love to travel, and our transportation of choice is the car. Last summer our family of five road-tripped all the way from Arizona to Maine! Road trips are a favorite for us, as we love to visit new places with stops along the way.
This summer we are staying a little closer to home, but with three kids we like to prepared for every trip, big or small!
Here are some of the things I think are absolute essentials when traveling in the car with kids!
Road Trip Survival Kit
*Snacks– I really don’t think I need to explain this one! The healthier the better, but whatever keeps everyone from getting hangry…
*First Aid Kit– Best to be prepared! A small compact kit should have the essentials, or put your own together! It’s also good to have some basic medicines on hand.
*Toys– Books are always good, Magna Doodle-type drawing toys are fun and mess-free, and if all else fails, a tablet or portable DVD player should keep the kids entertained for a while.
*Baby Wipes– A.K.A. life savers. These things clean up anything and everyone.
*Headphones– For when everyone wants to listen to different music and chaos breaks out, or for when you need to drone out Barney!
*Hand Sanitizer– Trust me.
*Books/Magazines/Tablet– Whatever will keep you entertained as the passenger parent. I like to catch up on my favorite blogs on my iPad mini, or read a mindless magazine to pass the time.
*Take ‘n Toss– If you have a little one, and you’ll be feeding him or her baby food, you should get the Take ‘n Toss spoons. They come in a pack of 8 or 10, and they are sturdy enough to be washed and reused at home, but not so expensive that it would be at tragedy if you threw one away while on the road.
*Sunscreen– I hope you are going somewhere sunny, so I’ll include sunscreen on my list. I like the spray on kind plus the sticks for faces.
*Travel-sized Toiletries– Don’t pretend like you don’t LOVE that aisle with all the adorable little mini versions of your favorite products! Mini toothpaste, mini deodorant, mini baby wash… Convenient, just the right amount, and oh so adorable.
*An adorable bag to put everything in!
When you’re prepared, you can focus on getting to your destination and having fun along the way! Happy travels!
Read about some of our favorite trips:
Where are you traveling this year?