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Must Haves for Traveling With Kids
June 30, 2015

Traveling with Kids | La La Lovely

Do you have any epic trips planned this summer? Or, even just, a road trip to the grandparents? As of now, we’ve got nothing planned, but to stay put. Perhaps, that is why this post is so fun. I’ll travel along, viturally, with you.

First, watch this video that my friend Corbyn made on Traveling With Kids and shared on his YouTube channel. I loved it so much, I wanted to share it with you.

He shared what is a must in their car (I took note of all of the gadgety plug in type things that we are always needing, but I never which kind) and, most importantly, why traveling with kids, although rough at times, is worth every “are we there yet.” It’s good to get kids out of their everyday environment. I loved his pointers, but even more so the humor and heart behind it.

Isn’t it fun?

So, while I don’t have any trips planned, we are pretty seasoned road trippers as we trek to back and forth to Atlanta to visit family. We did the 12 hour drive two times this past spring – almost back to back. So, by now, I’m pretty certain about what to pack.

Here are our must haves:

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1 / Headphones : Silence is golden, even if just for 5 minutes.  These panda ones (they have tigers too) have been favorites for our littler ones.

2/ Tablets : Like Corbyn mentioned, cheap ones work just fine for kids.  We have a $50 Google Dragon for our little ones and they just call them their iPads.

3 / Coloring Books : This one is a fave.  You’ll want to color in it to kill time, too.

4 / Pillow Pets : A stuffed animal and pillow all in one.  That way you don’t have to bring both.

5 / Scented Markers : For coloring.  Since I’m a child of the 80’s, scented everything is better.  And, not only are these scented, they are also washable.

6 / Power Inverter  :  Charging the devices is essential.  This is the one Corbyn recommends.

7 / iGuy :  If you have iPads and just prefer to let the kids use them, then this guy will save the day and your iPad.  My iPad is cracked – ahem- so now use this guy when I share.

8 / Snacks :  Food.  Always lots of foods.  I don’t know about your kids, but mine are extra hungry when they are bored.  We love any of Annies snacks.

9 / Snackeez : A cup and a bowl.  Combo is all the rage on infomercials.

10 / Fuzzy Blanket :  Mine always want a blanket.  We have really obnoxious character throws for the car.

11 / Hand Sanitizer :  Because gas station bathrooms are gross!  I love the spray one from Honest.  It’s my ALL time fave and you just spray spray.

Are you taking any trips this summer?  Tell me all about it.

What are essentials when you travel with kids?

PS- a few pointers for flying with kids.