Whether your family routinely does a ten hour trip to grandma’s every Thanksgiving, or you just find yourself in the car shuttling kids around A LOT now that school’s back in session – a well organized and entertaining car environment can be a parent’s best friend!
Today Alli is teaming up with MPMK’s newest sponsor, Munchkin, to share her favorite tips and products for keeping the mood happy in the car so you can be one zen Mama, wherever the road may take you.
They’re all great, but my favorites are definitely the DIY car activity kit and that genius iPad holder/organizer for only $25!
Before we get to the goods… you can nab your own Munchkin gear at your local Target or Babies’R’Us. Or take advantage of this exclusive munchkin.com offer:
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This past Summer, we took our family on a fourteen hour road trip. You heard me, FOURTEEN hours.
I’m not even going to mention the fact that it turned into eighteen hours with pit stops and bathroom breaks. (It’s hard for me to talk about.)
I’m a serious organizer, so I did my best to get our car organized for our road trip. But to be totally honest, I had no idea what I was doing. It was our first road trip with the kids in tow, and as hard as you may try, you just can’t plan for these things unless you’ve been through it already.
Now that I’m on the other side of that trip (thank goodness), I’ll be much more prepared for the next one. Here’s a few tips and tricks to get your car road trip ready:
Everything within Reach
This one may seem like a no brain-er, but I can’t stress it enough. Whatever you can put within the kids’ reach, the better.
On our last trip, I must have climbed back and forth (while we were moving. – don’t tell the cops) more than a hundred times. One hour into the trip, my back was already hurting so bad just from “snaking” into the back seat. And all because the kids couldn’t reach this or that.
This time? I’ll know better. Back Seat and Stroller Organizers can be a lifesaver.
Here are a few “must haves” to pack in your organizer: Read More