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It’s day four of our summer vacation and already my kids are looking for more to do. You should see my parenting style these days.
I’m certain they’ve eaten too many Popsicles and probably watched too much TV. 😳
I’ve known for a while that going into this summer, in particular, may prove challenging for me because my youngest is only 7 weeks old.
So far, I’ve been able to pull off taking them all to the playground, the library, play dates, lunch at a restaurant and Target runs. 🙌🏻
Because my husband and I love a good challenge, we decided that we’d take the family someplace special later this summer. There are two amusement parks in New Hampshire that we love, and they’re within driving distance, so here’s hoping we make it 4 hours in one piece!
As fun as vacations and day trips are, there’s always a lot to pack.
Of course, there’s always the obvious stuff you put in your suitcase. But, what about for the car ride?
My cousin, Sabrina, is a master packer and she has some awesome ideas on what to keep in your car to keep your kids busy.
She came up with this DIY Busy Box that works for a child of any age. The idea is to use what you already have in your house and fill it with extra stuff, like party favors, stickers, crayons, duplicate books, etc.
You can re-purpose a shoebox or basket and fill it up with age appropriate items.
- Click here for my cousin Sabrina’s suggestions of what to put in your child’s busy box!
After you’ve packed your suitcase and busy boxes, don’t forget to take a bit of your medicine cabinet with you. In the past, I would run to a drugstore near our hotel, if we needed. But, I’ve learned it’s smarter to pack your own medicine, because you never know when sick will get real.
Like the other day when my 4-year-old got stung by a bee on his head while we were at the park.
Fortunately, I had some Children’s Advil® in my diaper bag to help him with the pain. Illness or accidents can happen anywhere. And this is good to have on hand because it works fast and lasts up to 8 hours. It’s also a fever reducer.
Children’s Advil® Suspension is a great solution for kids as young as 2 and up to 11. It comes in several great-tasting flavors, including: Sugar-free Dye-free Berry, Bubble Gum, Grape, Blue Raspberry, Fruit and Dye-Free White Grape flavors.
Besides age appropriate medicine for my family, I also pack a thermometer and bandages.
Now, that you’ve packed up your entire house, are you ready for your road trip?! 😉
What are some of your packing tips when traveling with family?