*This is a collaborative post with Dreambaby sharing how keeping kids organised in the car isn’t as hard as you think*
Travelling with kids or being in the car with kids can be fun but also hard work. It can take planning and thinking ahead of time to make sure the kids are happy and the journeys you are on go smoothly. Even short journeys can be challenging if like me, you had children who didn’t like being in car seats for too long.
What you need for a car journey to keep your kids happy and the drive pleasant will depend on their ages and travel tolerance. Tiny babies will sleep a lot and older teenagers will probably complain about your choice in music or ignore you for the whole journey.
When I was a child my parent used to drive use to Scotland and back for school or family holidays and the drives were long and sometimes boring. We didn’t have iPads or phones back then (my children like to remind me I lived just after the dinosaurs died out, or something) and we kept ourselves entertained with reading or listening to music or playing simple games. We still had stuff with us, though and to help keep us amused.
Keeping everything your child needs to keep them busy doesn’t have to be stressful or complicated. You might need to contain their drinks, snacks, games, books, wipes, electronic devices and other items where they can reach them and you can find them, but there is a solution.
The DreamBaby car back seat organiser is a super simple, but super handy system that can help you keep everything your little one needs in the car in one place so they can find it and also keep things organised.
Includes 4 mesh pockets and roomy toy pouch
Extra-long easy-fit straps to suit most car headrests
Easy access to ports & controls
Clear touch PVC window, Phthalate Compliant
Suits tablet screen size up to 17 x 24cm / 6.7 x 9.4in
Organiser measures 52 x 44cm / 20.5 x 17.3in
It’s safety tested, easy to install and works really well for all the stuff your kids and you need for a car journey. If they are little and you need to stash bottles, nappies and a few toys to hand for them, you can use it for that, and if your kids are older and like books, games, or electronic devices then it is super handy for containing those too.
You can store drinks, snacks, and things like tissues, and all sorts of bits and peices.
DreamBaby make brilliant items to help parents with practical issues and this item is not just something parents of babies need. We find it super handy in our car even now for trips and travel. It helps me to feel less stressed knowing the kids can access things they need and it’s all tidy and in one place. Keeping kids organised in the car just got easier.
Unfortutely it can’t make trips go faster or toilet breaks less but we can’t have everything now, can we?
We love it so much we have one to giveaway to one lucky winner. All you need to do is comment here on this blog post sharing your best tip for car travel for kids and then click on the link below to enter the giveaway.
The winner will receive a Car Organiser of their own to use to make car journeys more tidy.
The giveaway ends on 7th November. Winner will be contacted via email. Please read the terms & conditions attached to the giveaway. Open to UK entrants only.
Good luck.Win A DreamBaby Car Back Seat organiser
A lot of snacks and books to keep them occupied will make the trip easier for us. We also put on nursery rhymes and stories for them. 😊
By playing silly car games, like spot the Christmas lights or certain things along the way,
Plenty of different activities to keep them entertained and you can never have enough baby wipes!!
Plenty of things to keep them occupied and entertained, books, snacks, games, music.
Lots of baby wipes and loads of silly games, usually colour of cars or brand of cars etc…….or Eye spy 🙂
Silly games while in car, colours of car/brand of car, Eye spy etc….and a couple of packets of baby wipes
Plan ahead with games, toys and most importantly – food!
Try to travel overnight if you can so the kids are asleep for most of the journey!
Make sure you have a first aid kit in the car (including travel sickness), and plan ahead with games (and snacks – each kid can have a homemade snack pack so no fighting!). Make the most of rest stops on long journeys to get out, stretch your legs and burn off a little energy.
Hope they fall asleep or play the game where we try to find words for end of registrations … like DGU – dont give up. I find it helps their vocabular
Having plenty of snacks, books and make up car journey games to keep them entertained
Keep them munching and give them tablet for the duration of the trip (yep, I know…)
Trying to keep them distracted whether with games or food so that we don’t hear the dreaded are we there yet
Make time for breaks. It gives you a chance to check they are OK without taking your eyes off the road, time to have a snack and a wee, and just breaks up the monotony of being on the road!
A few snacks and stickers always help keep them occupied.
snacks and snacks
If the kids are young enough that they will nap during the day try and time the journey with nap time so that they sleep a big chunk of the journey – otherwise plan ahead with toys/snacks/regular breaks in the journey
An iPad with some pre-loaded childrens movies, series or games on it keeps my two quite for hours (especially good on ferry journeys too).
An iPad with some pre-loaded childrens movies, series or games on it keeps my two quiet for hours (especially good on ferry journeys too).
You can never have enough snacks
Planning – toys, snacks, and making sure their tablet is fully charged!
Always have a couple of movies or TV series downloaded onto an iPad for long journeys – especially great at keeping kids amused on ferry journeys
I think one way to stay organised is to keep a bag in the back for them to put their rubbish in
Lots of audio books for when you’ve exhausted all the game, or once they’re tired. Older kids can be involved in picking playlists for the journey on Spotify!
Pack car night before, plenty of snacks, things to do, toys etc.
lots of car games!
My best tip is to make a list before you travel of all the things you need to keep close at hand. As you pack the car, tick off each item as you make sure it is packed within easy reach. Otherwise things tend to get packed in the boot rather than close at hand or worse still…left at home!
We always take toys, snacks and play games, I also find that music works well so I have started giving my daughter an old mp3 player with songs on it and headphones, she loves it!
My best tip is keep a variety of things to entertain, watered and fed! I recently got an old mp3 player and plugged it in and then gave my daughter some head phones, put some music on the mp3 player for her, and she listens to it in the car, she loves it!
Make a list and think of plenty car games.
I always make sure they have snacks and drinks but unfortunately I’m not very organised with them in the car and I definitely need to be
Download a good kiddie film onto an iPad and have plenty of food.
Playing I Spy to keep them occupied
Audiobooks are great for keeping the littlies entertained
Give each child their own bag with all their bits and pieces in.
Play some games to distract them on the journey
Give each child their own bag to carry their own bits and pieces in.
Plan the journey, break it up and make sure to include lots of toilet stops
Plenty of snacks and breaks!
Pack a little bag for each of them with snacks and toys and be prepared for car games
plan stops and take plenty of snacks & drinks. plus some books or a favourite toy.