7 Awesome Road Trip Hacks for Parents Traveling in Minnesota

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I KNOW TO TRAVEL WITH CHILDREN

As a parent who lived in Kentucky for many years and travels about twice a year to Minnesota, I have a lot of experience traveling with kids for long hours across the country in a van, and I learned a lot along the way. . If you’re a new parent, I’d like to share some ideas that will make your summer trip with the little ones not just tolerable, but an enjoyable adventure for all of you.

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Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash

PORTABLE POTATO CHAIRS

If you have toddlers; too big for diapers, but too young to “hold” him for very long periods of time, there’s nothing better than bringing his cozy potty from home. You might think that stopping at designated rest areas will be your best bet, but I promise you; that toddlers don’t feel comfortable going to the big creepy bathroom. While one of you goes inside to use the facilities, the other can help your little ones with the work near the car or if you have a van, you can even set up the portable potty inside. the back if you have the room. Your kids will be much happier peeing in their bassinet and running around in the grass outside while you take turns using the rest area facilities.

REAR SEAT ORGANIZER

Whether you’re traveling with kids or not, long-distance travel requires fairly simple things in easily accessible places to make your trip enjoyable. Baby wipes, hand sanitizer, face masks, sunglasses, maps, trash bags… think about your travel party and it would make things easier on your travels.

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Photo by Tony Mucci on Unsplash

PORTABLE DVD PLAYERS

Even though I don’t have kids anymore, I have young nephews, and one thing I always carried was a portable DVD player. Hours of yelling and arguing can be eased by putting on their favorite Disney movie or videos of Sponge Bob Squarepants. That being said, don’t forget to pack their favorite DVDs

iPads

I realize you don’t want your kids playing on the iPad all the time. But I tell you; keeping them occupied on long trips can be difficult; and maybe that’s what it takes to make a long trip, a fun trip for them. They might like to listen to their own music, so having headphones or earbuds for them to listen to their favorite music on the go might also be a good idea.

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Photo by A nvesh on Unsplash

TRAVEL TRAYS

If you have kids who can color or read, it might be nice to have travel trays that you can take on the go. If you also need to eat on the go, travel trays can allow your kids to eat, color, or do other travel activities with their trays.

DON’T FORGET WATER AND SNACKS

You’ll spend a fortune and a lot of time if you stop at a gas station every time someone shouts, “I’m hungry!” Bring healthy snacks for the ride and watch how much you give each. You don’t want them to eat too many snacks, but you don’t want them to go hungry either!

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