When traveling by car with children, there are two fundamental things that we must take care of: the safety and tranquility of the little ones. And it is not easy.
Long trips can be cumbersome for the whole family, and sometimes it is complicated. That’s why we bring you a series of gadgets that can make your car trip a much more bearable experience.
Before arriving at the destination, a road trip that can have very long awaits us — traffic jams, tired children, uncomfortable seats, leg pain, and many hours ahead.
And we not only have to be aware of the road but also of what happens in the back seat of the car: complaints, fights, requests from the kids and their very repetitive ‘how much is left to arrive?’. Fortunately, technology has made it possible to travel by car with children to become comfortable and enjoyable.
Here are the gadgets that can help you on your trips.
The GPS has been in the past, and now, generally, our car has an integrated navigator; we use the GPS function of our smartphone. But remember that you will not be able to handle it with your hands while driving, and it is not practical or comfortable that your co-pilot has to act as an assistant. To facilitate navigation and keep track of the road, place your phone on a stand that you can hook to the dashboard of the car.
Recharge your mobile
We can imagine that running out of battery during a long car trip can be a problem: we use it to read, listen to music, like GPS, to inform our family and friends. You must count on it and bring some of these solutions:
- A portable battery previously charged at home that you can plug into the phone. Of course, you can continue using it while recharging.
- You can also get a mobile phone charger for the car. It is an adapter with a USB port to which you can connect the cable of your mobile and, in turn, connects to the car cigarette lighter.
Entertain your little ones
For children, especially children, car trips, even if they are not very long, can be very troublesome. That is why they must be distracted as long as possible. Also, you will appreciate it. If your car does not have screens integrated into the seats, tablets may be a good option. Place them on a special stand so you can hook them to the headboards of the seats. They can entertain themselves by watching their favorite movies.
Portable vacuum cleaner
A portable vacuum cleaner will be especially useful for keeping the back seat impeccable after snack time since both children and adults will eat something during the trip. It can also be practical to keep the car free of dust and sand from the beach.
Another way to keep our children calm is to give them things to do. How about giving them a camera that they can use? They will help you document the trip and have a great time exploiting its most creative side. They may discover in them their vocation as photographers!
If your children are still very young, they will not be able to walk long distances, and it may be too heavy to carry them during walks or long walks. Therefore, it is indisputable that you have a folding chair that you can store in the trunk.