A long trip with children is always exhausting. And if you do not go on the train and in the car, they are doubly tedious. “Mom, are we there yet?”
These tips are fairly universal for any long trips. But especially important for independent travelers on its four wheels.
HUNGRY AND TIRED CHILDREN CAN NOT TOLERATE THE ROAD
Hope that sleepy children sleep all the way is rarely justified. Let them sleep plenty in advance and normally eat before leaving. Normally, not excessively.
So they will be less rocking.
Night driving is very dangerous, although tempting. It seems that the chill-we’re gonna make it. But 60% of all accidents occur at night. The night trip you can go only if you have a mate behind the wheel, and you don’t spend as a driver for more than 4 hours per night.
Pre-plan stops to stretch, pee and sleep. Let path be a little longer, but much more comfortable.
GIVE THEM A TABLET WITH GAMES AND HEADPHONES
Can violate your house rules “to play longer than an hour” during the trip. A busy child is a quiet child. The only reason why the child should not play, if he’s excessively annoyed by a loss. The throwing of the phone and desperate roar, it’s not what you need in close interior of the car.
Take care of the charger in the car. The discharge time tablet can ruin the mood.
Lifehack for trains: take the easiest extension cable 5 meter — just plug and receptacle on the end. You don’t have to stand with the tablet in the corridor, you will be able to play directly in the compartment.
GOOD OLD BOARD GAMES
“Battleship”, “Hangman”, “Balda”, “Points” – all of this you can take the baby if it is in the back seat rides somebody else, his brother or sister, or a second adult. Chess, dominoes or backgammon is also good if they have road magnets.
You can always alternate the time for electronic games or desktop.
Does not require any adaptations of games like “put figures on the numbers of passing cars” or “six red vicotry passing”.
BOOKS AND E-READER
Should be used with caution as many people read acts okutyvaya. It is better to take audiobooks.
Take each child a set of clean clothes and underwear and keep them on hand. Hygienic bags, wet wipes, first aid kit with medications and, if necessary, changing of diapers must also lie near, but not in depth like a suitcase.
When traveling in the car take your emergency kit to survive the night on the roadside if you break down a couple of sleeping bags or a stock of warm clothes. The machine can be very cool even in summer night.
USE THIS TIME TO SOCIALIZE
Sing silly songs, tell stories from his childhood. Ask the children about their plans and dreams. The trip is a great time to be candid and to converge. No one escapes the TV or work. This modern family happens infrequently, isn’t it?
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