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Essentials for Road Trips w/ Kids + a Special #Giveaway

        Paddington traveling again and he's headed to London in search of a new adventure!  In honor of his fearless traveling spirit, we've got a fun summer travel giveaway that will keep you organized when traveling with your families over this summer.   We've also got a few tips to help keep those kiddos busy AND happy while traveling!


Road-tripping with kids this Summer?  Here is a very basic yet essential list of must have's for the car ride:

  • Kleenex, Napkins, Paper Towels OR Cloth Towels (green friendly alternative) - You never know when a miss will happen but believe me it will at some point and especially if you don't bring one of these for cleanup
  • Snacks and Beverages - While you might not want to encourage a lot of drinking liquids, you can bet the kids will be hungry or thirsty throughout your drive.  Fast food and gas station stops can get expensive so plan for it before!
  • Bathroom Items - Hand sanitizer and a roll of toilet paper will be your best friend.  These places aren't always the most kid friendly.  Depending on if you have girls or boys, you might want to also consider what you would do if the little one decides they have to go and go NOW.  It never fails when they need to go sometimes stopping at gas station or rest area might not be an option.  I've got boys so I always have an empty bottle on hand and a blanket or large beach towel for keeping them out of sight.  Girls can be a bit more tricky and as much as you are going to laugh my parents used to keep an empty jar in the car for us in case the good ole squat method wasn't available.
  • Handheld Games, Tablets, or Coloring Supplies - Keep them busy with lots of options to keep your sanity. Period.
  • DVD Player/Movies - Another one to keep your sanity.  Even if you don't take road trips often or if your trip is a short one, this is well and worth every penny spent.  Even children without a lot of screen time, are kept more calmly and entertained with a movie.  Believe me, when I first had kids I thought these were too expensive to purchase and now I will never drive another car without one again as long as I've got a child under 10.
  • Light Blankets and Pillows - While children still need to be strapped in properly, sleeping is bound to happen depending on the length of your drive.  You want them to feel comfortable while awake and asleep.  Blankets help keep warm depending on the car temperature as well as feeling cozy.  A small pillow might keep your child comfortable without having to fall asleep in that odd position (or it will at least make you feel better looking at them in a better position).


Not only is Paddington now available on Blu-ray and DVD but we have a fun giveaway for your travels!  One of A Lucky Ladybug's lucky readers will get a Paddington Travel Pack* to have an adventure of their own!

*(1 ) Paddington Luggage Tag
(1)Paddington Plush
(1) Paddington Blu-ray Combo Pack
*Read my Disclosure

29 comments :

  1. If your traveling with kids snacks are a must. I bring grapes, bananas,apples,oranges. never give your kids candy on a plane they will just a sugar rush and not behave for half the flight. also I upload games on the phone and I bring a extra battery. The other thing I bring is a little pillow and blanket so they want to sleep on the way there and you can relax the flight...

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  2. Travel at night when they will be sleeping.

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  3. Bring along anything that will entertain them. Travel during nap times so they hopefully sleep, and don't forget snacks.

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  4. Have plenty of snacks and quiet activities when traveling with kids.

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  5. I like to travel at night so they'll be sleeping

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  6. My best travel tip is to pack snacks and games. My kids love to play the alphabet game. Thank you!

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  7. Bring along snacks, books, and games to keep them occupied.

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  8. I would suggest bringing lots of activities and snacks to avoid a cranky child. Brittney House

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  9. for our family, dramamine is a must-have never-forget item! we found out the hard way that my daughter gets car sick easily. we have to come up with other ways for her to be entertained outside of books and movies and be sure to give her the medicine she needs to have an enjoyable trip!

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  10. My tip is to keep them occupied while in travel and keep snacks on hand.

    kport207 at gmail dot com

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  11. Bring a Portable DVD player- they are a god send. Thanks for the chance.

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  12. My best tip is to have some fun inexpensive activities in your bag. Something that they don't know you have, so it's a suprise!

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  13. I always make sure there are plenty of bottled water and snacks in the car while traveling.

    rtrexel@gmail.com

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  14. When traveling with your kids NEVER leave them in the car alone. So many people are making this mistake and live to regret it

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  15. Take a lot of things they can do drawing material or I see the little ones on ipads on the plane when I'm traveling.

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  16. I also bring along a bunch of travel sized games for the car, books and crossword puzzles too.

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  17. Bring snacks and some sort of entertainment.

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  18. As with anyone, I like to keep emergency items such as blankets, flashlight, etc. But, for kids, muchies are always good to have on hand.

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  19. I let them pack a small backpack tablet crayons coloring book snack pack favorite stuffed animal few toys

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  20. Lots of snacks so the kids won't say they're hungry every 5 minutes until you get there, haha.

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  21. Bring snacks and little games and activities makes the time go by faster

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  22. If you travel at night the kids will likely sleep through the drive.

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  23. bring along coloring books and crayons

    tiffany lane
    mckenziemsom1@hotmail.com

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  24. My travel tip with children is to make sure you have enough snacks and drinks.

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  25. Make up surprise packs, with a snack, drink and small toy to give out during the trip.

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  26. Have your kids play a game like each child pick a color and count how many of their color of car they can see in like a half an hour. Keeps them busy.... Or how many big rig trucks can they count.
    californiapoppys@yahoo.com

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  27. Carry a lot of games and movies. They help pass the time. And carry around a lot of healthy snacks.

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