5 tips to prepare a car trip with your children

So with children, you have to say that your organization must be on top if you do not want trips to turn into conflicts or moments of stress.Here are key car travel tips to transform a car trip into a moment of sharing in peace.

  1. To travel with peace of mind, be sure to stay safe.

Driver safety must be tested before leaving.

Safety for your children who must be permanently attached for short or long journeys in age-appropriate restraints:

Luggage tidy and organized so that in case of shock or sudden braking, nothing can come knocking your children or detaches in full thrust on the highway.

  1. Organize your trip and explain it to your children.

Go at the right time. If possible, plan to leave at a time when your children are likely to sleep. It will always be a little time to win.

For a long journey, study your route in advance (or of course think about your GPS), nothing is more stressful than having to search the road with impatient and tired children.

To make it easier for a child to accept travel, tell them in advance, explain what will happen to them. Where do we go, how long, the breaks that you have planned?

Plan meals in advance, obviously for the baby and for the older ones if you do not want to spend a fortune in the motorway areas, or to anticipate traffic jams, breakdowns, bad weather that could delay your journey.

  1. Plan breaks

Every two hours maximum and 15 minutes minimum, it is a safety rule for the driver, but it is also the maximum time that a child can bear, sitting in the same position.

Privilege break places where everyone can let off steam and run at will. For infants, take advantage of this moment to change, eat and cuddle and make it look snug in your arms.

  1. Organize your car

Plan a pillow and blanket for each child so that they can fall asleep comfortably possible, and obviously cuddly, pacifiers or any reassuring objects.

Provide a “survival bag” to keep close to you everything they could ask you during the trip: bottle / bottle of water, biscuits / cakes, tissues, vomit bag.

Also keep the baby changing bag easily accessible so as not to have to empty the trunk to access, during the break, diapers, wipes, bottles, medicines.

Provide spare outfits for overflowing layers, for apple juice spilled on the t-shirt.

  1. Avoid the heartache

Do not make your child travel with an empty stomach. Before leaving, give him a light meal, rich in slow sugar and low in fat. Avoid milk and too sweet drinks.Watch the road. If your child is sick, have him go into a game. Ask him to look ahead for a few minutes, as if he was driving, have him simulate with a fake flying their driving.

Ventilate the vehicle.Some medicines can also help you have a more enjoyable trip. Consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Occupy them.If your children are affected by the road sickness, always plan plastic bags, wipes, tea towels, towel, tissues to intervene quickly in the event of an accident.