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7 Traveling with Kids Hacks That'll Make Life Easier

Written by Grace & Silas
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Whether it’s a simple out of town trip or an international one, traveling with kids can be overwhelming. From packing their things to keeping them well fed and making sure they’re busy and well entertained throughout the whole journey, it can be hard.

Thankfully though, there are plenty of tips and hacks that’ll make your journey a little easier. Down below are some ideas that are all easy to do, practical, and will give you a fun and memorable adventure especially with your kids. So check them out and let me know what you think!

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Use a Shower Caddy for On-The-Go Meals

If you have kids on the road, they can easily turn car meals into messes. So consider getting a couple of plastic shower caddies at your local dollar store and keep your car clean. It safely and easily stores all your snacks while on the road and easy to clean up.

DIY Travel Binder

When boredom hits your kids, it can make things hard. To keep them busy and entertained, fill a binder with printables, games, and other fun things to do on the road. Then add crayons, pencils, and other surprises to keep them entertained the whole trip.

Fill Plastic Easter Eggs with Surprise Snacks

If you’re thinking of a cute way to store snacks for the kids while on the road, then take those plastic Easter eggs and fill them with different surprise snacks. Choose between, pretzels, nuts, chocolate chip, and other treats. Put the plastic eggs in an egg carton and your kids will love this.

Have a DIY Car Sickness Kit

If your kid is prone to getting car sickness, then you always need to be prepared and be ready for the occasional mess. Make your own DIY car sickness kit by placing some motion sickness medicines, hand sanitizer, bottled water, light snacks, baby wipes, essential oils, and plastic bags into a large Ziploc bag. Place it somewhere easily accessible in your car and worry no more.

Sippy Cup Lasso

Your little kids just love tossing their sippy cups on the ground. And instead of repeatedly getting the dropped bottle around the backseat floor, simply tether a sippy cup to the car seat using a lasso and keeps just-tossed drinks within reach. Just make sure the sippy lasso is just long enough for your child to comfortably get a drink.

Pack a Bag of Plastic Utensils and Napkins

Whenever possible, always pack a bag of plastic utensils, straws, napkins, and even packets of ketchup before you go for a road trip. This will make eating on the go so much easier and make your whole trip more filling and convenient.

Pack Each Day’s Clothes in Ziploc Bags

Make packing and getting ready each morning easier by pre-planning your little ones’ outfits and packing them in Ziploc bags. This will definitely save you so much time and effort and avoid morning hassles.


Now, if you have any travel with kids hacks that can be added to the list, comment down below. I’d love to hear from you!

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Meet Silas & Grace

Silas and Grace always had a passion for travel. So in 2016, they started Chasing Foxes as an independent income source. 4 months after launch, they were making enough money from their blog to travel full-time, and in the past 5 years, they’ve been able to encourage others in their blogging journeys too. Learn more about Silas & Grace.

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