How To Survive Long Car Rides



How to Survive a Long Car Ride with Kids

Steps

  1. Pace.Allow enough time for rest stops. Two hours of car time, then a break, makes a good pattern.
  2. Pack a special backpack or bag for each child, with crayons, books, toys, activity sets, stickers, and/or handheld games.Also, pack some new wrapped surprises for little kids. But don't give out all the loot at once!
  3. Print out some simple games to play in the car -- see the link at right.
  4. Play.Bring story for the whole family on the car stereo system, or bring individual players for your kids. Play pint-sized board-games. Clue, Sorry, Trouble... are oldies but goodies.
  5. Find playrooms.Burger King and McDonald's have great playrooms on major highways. Let the kids burn off energy while you order their food "to go" to eat later in the car.
  6. Go to playgrounds.Every school and most parks have them! Little limbs need to shake, rattle, and roll.
  7. Picnic.Buy the fixings' at a deli or grocery store, and find somewhere scenic where the kids can run around. You save money, too.
  8. Bring potties.it's worth bringing a training potty, if your child has need-to-go-NOW emergencies; although if they're older, then they'll have to hold.
  9. Let them sleep.Kids fall asleep easily in the car, and a snooze can be a great way to let the miles fly by. Just be sure to allow lots of wakie-wakie time. Rousing a child from deep sleep because "we're there now" is tough.
  10. Rush:is a four-letter word when you Travel With Kids!

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    What if I have a pet with me?
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    Bring some cat/dog food for the animal. Also bring a drink for them, and some toys to play with. Bring something in case the dog urinates in the car.
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  • Make sure your child goes the toilet before the trip.
  • Give your children pillows and blanket just in case they take a snooze.
  • Bring a first aid kit for any potential injury.
  • If you have a DVD player, bring it!
  • Let your kids make noise and play right before you leave so they'll be calmer for the trip.
  • If your child gets sick, simply pull over and clean up the mess. (It would be a good thing if youknowyour kid is going to get sick. Bring paper towels, a plastic bag, and some spray.)
  • If your infant and toddler are crying, simply pull over and stop the crying by nursing or using a bottle for the infant and a snack for the toddler.
  • Bring a potty for your toddler!
  • Always carry baby wipes no matter how old your children are. They can use them to wipe their hands clean if there's no water near.
  • Bring a travel pillow or a regular pillow every rest stop get out shake off and stand/sit and relax.
  • Bring appropriate devices for children 6 or up.
  • Buy an audiobook your kids haven’t read for the family to listen to.

Warnings

  • Your child may grow bored of the toy you give him/her, make sure to switch the toy every hour or even every 20-30 minutes.
  • Never say, "We're here!" to wake your child up, when you're not at your hotel/motel. It may cause tears and disappointment.
  • Your child may be cranky when you arrive to your hotel/motel.





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Date: 06.12.2018, 14:09 / Views: 54292