Tips for Traveling with Kids

By Sunrise Chevrolet | May 7th, 2018

Preparing for that big family road trip can be tons of fun, but also quite overwhelming at times. Between packing and snacking, everyone could use a few tips for traveling with kids. Luckily, we’ve got some tried-and-true advice from parents who have mastered the art of family travels.

Staying Prepared

Make traveling with kids easier with a little strategy. Think about these five components before your next family vacation:


  • Packing: Even if you use a larger suitcase, pack a smaller bag with essentials like PJs and toothbrushes for easy access.
  • Comforts: Reminders of home like blankets, pillows, and stuffed animals can calm a fussy toddler during bedtime in a new location.
  • Cleanliness: Spills and splatters will happen, but parents can stay prepared with paper towels and wipes onboard the car.
  • Snacking: Pack healthy snacks that won’t make a mess, like baby carrots and banana chips, to help fight hunger during those long stretches of highway. Don’t forget the juice boxes!
  • Entertainment: Packing things like portable DVD players, wireless headphones, activity books, magnetic boards, and other diversions can help keep the little ones distracted.

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