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    Default Driving long distance with kids

    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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    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.

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    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!

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    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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    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

    'only want to see you one time dancing in the purple rain'


 

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