3 Ways to Make Family Roadtrips Easier


When you think of a long road trip with children, most people's first thoughts are probably 'oh no, what a disaster!'. But what if you could do some things that could make the trip easier? Once you have children you have to realise that children have more energy than we do, and less control and understanding of their emotions too. So you've got to make sure that you plan and think about every occasion. We've done many long journeys now - including driving to Disneyland Paris - and have therefore picked up some tips along the way. 

Dress Appropriately
Make sure that you have prepared for the types of weather you will be getting. Dress little ones in pyjamas or comfortable loungewear so that they can be in sleep mode when you are driving long hours in the night. This will help them sleep and get some rest, and means they can be easily transferred once you've reached your destination too. 

Pack LOTS of Snacks
You'll already know you can't go anywhere without snacks when you have children, so why would a car journey be any different? Fruits such as apples and bananas are a good snack as they have natural sugars, minerals and vitamins. Dry, easy to handle snacks are a better option too as they'll make less mess in the back of the car. I would advise against high sugar snacks and drinks as these are most likely to send little ones a bit crazy - something you really don't want in the back of the car!

Utilise Technology
We are very lucky these days that we have all different types of portable technology to utilise on long trips. Of course car games are great but there's only so much 'eye spy' and nursery rhymes you can take! So devices such as Kindles or iPads are great for everyone - just don't forget headphones! If your children are using screens for a prolonged period then make sure you are aware of eye strain https://www.eyeglasses.com. It can cause headaches and blurred vision, so try to limit their screen time and make sure that they are using the right settings for their late night or evening reading.

Long road trips can be horrible for everyone involved, but as I've showed above, there are ways to make them more enjoyable for everyone. Make sure to plan ahead, anticipate mood swings and just try and relax as much as possible. And remember, the destination will make it all worthwhile!

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