So my husband is taking our 2yo son, 7yo autistic son and 11yo daughter for a 12 hour drive.... Half of it through the wee hours of the morning, so we are hoping they will sleep for a few hours at least....
Besides stopping continually, which he will do, what else will keep the kids occupied?
So far our thoughts are: iPods, fruit, snacks, frozen poppers, frozen water bottles, magazines, colouring in, favourite toy, blanket, pillow.... I want to make up like a show bag for them each too.
Any other ideas?
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10-09-2013 11:08 #1
Driving long distance with kids
10-09-2013 11:12 #2Senior Member
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DVD players. I always swore I wouldn't get one but then we went on our first big road trip and I caved. If it means they will sit happily for a bit longer you might get to your destination sooner.
10-09-2013 11:15 #3
What about making some 'kids busy bags', google has lots of ideas.
Also careful with the iPods, focusing on a screen like that in the car might make them want to spew!! (Happens to me when DH is driving & I look at my phone... Although it could be his driving 😝)
Agree with the PP-DVD's would definitely help!
10-09-2013 11:26 #4
Im another for the dvd player, we semi regularly do road trips and they are top of our list now lol.
One thing soneone i know does is a list of things for the kids to find on their trip which always seems to be a winner for her
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10-09-2013 12:49 #5
I put a playlist together and get the kids to help dd is only 2 but loves music so they can sing in the car with us. Helps alot for us because dd and ds dont like road trip a
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