Planning a road trip with the kids? Road trips can be a great bonding time for families or they can have you desperately counting the miles until you arrive at your destination. Being prepared makes all the difference because if the kids are happy, everybody’s happy! All it just takes is a little planning. It also doesn’t hurt to bring along the best car accessories for keeping kids entertained, organized and comfortable!
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16 of the Best Car Accessories for Road Trips
I’ve learned from experience that road trips with the kids can be as easy or difficult as you make them. Throw the kids in the car with nothing to do and it won’t take long before they’re bored and full of complaints. However, find the right travel accessories to keep them comfortable and entertained, and you’ll be well on your way to an awesome road trip.
From games, cute neck pillows and even portable potties, these are some of the best car accessories for keeping the kids happy and the parents sane.
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1-4: Entertainment on Road Trips
From conversation games that get the family bonding to a bag of activities that’ll keep the kiddos busy for hours, there are plenty of ways to keep the kids entertained on your family road trip.
Have a fun family chat, and maybe even learn a little something about each other, with TableTopics Family: Questions To Start Great Conversation (#1) question game.
Let the kids can stare out the window for a while (and give mom and dad a little peace and quiet) looking for the objects in their #2. Travel Scavenger Hunt Card Game (#2) or keep them busy with a big grab bag: 20 Travel Games For Kids In Car & Planes (#3). You can also see which family member has the best observation skills by playing a little Road Trip Bingo (#4).
5-8. Organization on Road Trips
With everything you’ve thrown in the back seat to keep the kids happy, you’ll want to keep it all organized. If you’ve ever had to stop the car to search for a missing toy or dig through a bag for snacks, you know how important it is to keep everything in its place. Plus, those unnecessary stops can add even more time to your trip.
These four choices are ideal for keeping all that road trip gear in one place.
- A convenient Kids Back Seat Car Organizer (#5) organizer helps to keep food, drinks and everything else in one place.
- Hang another Back Of Seat Organize4 (#6) for easy access to toys and games.
- You can also be sure that extra clothes, toys, and other important items are easy to find by storing them in this Trunk Organizer (#7).
- Finally, kids will love having their own all-in-one Travel Tray Activity Center (#8). It holds everything they need, including pencils, small books, a drink, and even their tablet.
9-12. Convenience on Road Trips
Sometimes road trips can just be hard! Lucky for us, there are plenty of ways to make them easier.
Pack a portable Travel Potty Chair (#9) for on the go and you’ll be in great shape for any potty emergencies. The BubbleBum Backless Booster Car Seat (#10) is perfect for rental cars or uber. All In One Portable Travel Diaper Changing Pad (#11) are a big help for quick diaper changes on the run, and your baby will always have warm milk with this Munchkins Travel Baby Bottle Warmer #12).
13-16. Comfort on Road Trips
No matter how many things you bring to keep the kids entertained, if they’re not comfortable, they won’t be happy.
Sleeping in the car can be tricky but kids will love this Critter Piller Kid’s Neck Pillow (#13), these colorful Seat Belt Cushion For Kids #14) and Baby Car Seat Head Support #15) makes it easier. Don’t forget a Car Window Baby Sun Shade (#16) to keep the bright sun from blinding everyone in the backseat.
There are so many useful things that you can bring along on a car trip to make everything run smoothly. Some of the best car accessories are often the simplest, and quickly become the ones you can’t bear to leave home without.
What are your families’ favorite road trip accessories?
Klas Åberg says
I read your tips for travelling with kids. This is one of the best ways to travel with kids and very easy and useful gadgets to carry.
Alok Kumrawat says
Truly very useful post for parents while travelling with kids. Those diaper bags and backless booster car seats are very useful for travelling purpose.
Yoshiko Flora says
As I do agree that mothers should get a travel potty chair to handle any bathroom emergency, I thought that they should also get car magnets with emergency numbers on them. That way, they can get a broken car fixed in the future. Speaking of made, any tips who should I add to my phone?
Michael Robinson says
I appreciate the information that you have shared here in regards to car accessories and what is essential for a long road trip. Just like you explained, bringing entertainment for the little ones would be really important so that they can stay occupied for hours on end. With that being said, my family and I are driving to the east coast, and we are thinking about getting some exterior upgrades to maintain the look of the car. Thanks again!