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Road Trip with Kids: How to Master a Day in the Car

Road Trip with Kids: How to Master a Day in the Car

Your husband is at work, your to-do list is multiplying, and things cannot be put off any longer. It’s inevitable, you have a day full of errands to run, and you have to take the kids. It’s not going to be easy, but you are a super woman, and you will do it all with ease. Right? Well, maybe not with ease, but you are prepared for any issue that may arise!

When driving around town, there are some must-have items for making it a successful adventure and road trip with kids.  I am always sure to pack snacks. A LOT of snacks. Fruit, crackers, water cups, granola bars. If I forget the snacks, the entire day is shot. You must keep the kiddos happy with food.

I bring toys in the car as well. Small items such as books, toy trains (for my train loving son),  and something that makes noise to occupy the baby girl’s attention.

Road Trip with Kids: How to Master a Day in the Car

When I really need to pull out the big guns, I play children’s music nice and loud in the car to get them happy and dancing along.

The one thing that has made a huge difference for my kids when they have to spend a good amount of time in the car, is switching to our Graco Car Seats . They keep them comfortable and secure. The rear facing seat reclines to different positions, so my girl is always cozy, and my four year old can continue to use his seat until he’s 10!

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I especially love the fact that Graco is a reputable, quality brand- that is still affordable!  I am always picky about the safety of products for my babies, and only want the best. Graco has rigorously tested their products to meet or exceed USFMVSS safety standards.  Sign me up! We will take two car seats please! We purchased ours easily on, and it was delivered right to the door with 2-day shipping.

Road Trip with Kids: How to Master a Day in the Car

Overall, having a successful day in the car with your babies comes down being prepared. Food, toys, music and cozy car seats !

You got this Mama, go and take on your next road trip with kids. Just don’t forget to fill up your to-go coffee cup before heading out the door.


Road Trip with Kids: How to Master a Day in the Car

Road Trip with Kids: How to Master a Day in the Car

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  • Reply Priyadarshini Rajendran

    Great post, as a mom of two and actually a Graco car seat user, I totally agree! xx

    October 6, 2017 at 10:20 pm
  • Reply Chastity

    Great tips, so glad you found a car seat suitable for your kids. And a iPad comes in handy to for movies and fun games.

    October 7, 2017 at 6:35 am
    • Reply Kelly

      YES! Ipad! How could I leave that one out?

      October 14, 2017 at 8:17 am
  • Reply Joscelyn

    Love these tips! Yes, snacks and a comfy carseat are a must for kids when you’re in the car a lot throughout the day! Movies don’t hurt either 🙂 Graco is a great brand too!

    October 7, 2017 at 7:27 pm
    • Reply Kelly

      I am totally on board with movies!

      October 14, 2017 at 8:17 am
  • Reply Esperanza Scotto

    Cute post! Those car seats look like they’re great quality 🙂

    October 7, 2017 at 9:06 pm
    • Reply Kelly

      Thank you – they are great!

      October 14, 2017 at 8:18 am
  • Reply Zoë

    Clearly it’s all about the organisation… And you have organisation coming out of your ears! Haha 🙂

    I think you’re fantastic and a great role model for women!

    October 9, 2017 at 8:56 am
    • Reply Kelly

      That is so sweet of you! Thank you so much!


      October 14, 2017 at 8:18 am
  • Reply Vivian

    They look super comfortable in the car! Hope you had a fab day~

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE
    IG | @viviyunn_


    October 9, 2017 at 8:58 am
  • Reply Oh to Be a Muse

    I don’t have kids, but great tips and a very cute post.

    October 9, 2017 at 9:29 am
  • Reply Chantal

    Great post. I usually have to play the Moana soundtrack to make my littles happy

    October 9, 2017 at 6:28 pm
    • Reply Kelly

      I hear everyone loves that movie! I need to watch that with them tonight!

      October 14, 2017 at 8:19 am
  • Reply Nita

    We just brought a new car seat and definitely agree comfort is a big deciding factor. We haven’t tried Graco before and I’m gutted I didn’t come across your post any sooner.

    October 10, 2017 at 9:06 am
    • Reply Kelly

      Maybe for the next baby? 😉

      October 14, 2017 at 8:20 am
  • Reply Andrea

    Lots of toys and snacks – enough so that the kids don’t start askin – “are we there yet”?

    October 13, 2017 at 2:18 pm
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      October 14, 2017 at 8:21 am
  • Reply Taylor

    I don’t have any kids of my own, but I have a little sister and she used to be unbearable on longer car rides. Great post!

    October 13, 2017 at 2:28 pm
  • Reply Sincerely Ophelia

    Ohhhh! This car seats seems to be the perfect gift for my cousins! Thank you!


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    October 13, 2017 at 8:23 pm
  • Reply LadyLebz

    Great tips! I’ll definitely keep the snacks and toys tip in mind when I become a mom 🙂

    October 15, 2017 at 9:22 am
  • Reply Kim

    These tips would also be a great starting point for those traveling long distances as well! Love this, thank you for sharing!

    October 16, 2017 at 8:18 am
  • Reply Nicole

    We have a car seat like that and I need to go ahead and change into that car seat. This post is going to come in handy one day for me.

    October 16, 2017 at 1:38 pm
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