We’re planning on a lot of family road trips this year. Both short distance and some quite a ways. In fact, we already had our first excursion last weekend which turned out to be a really great time. I’ve picked up a few tips, however, and I’m here to share the main set of rules to keep all merry while gathered in such close quarters.
1. Comfort is Key
My kids share a backseat. All 3 snug as a bug, without a lot of personal space. It’s imperative that we make it as comfortable as possible. Abby has her car seat, of course, and Jedi is old enough to use just the belt. For Buzz, though, I found a product perfect for our situation that I was sent to review. It’s called the BubbleBum Inflatable Booster Seat. Easy to inflate or deflate depending on the situation. I can also keep it stored in a large bag or trunk of the car, ready for whenever we need it.
About BubbleBum: The First-Ever Inflatable Booster Seat
BubbleBum inflatable booster seats are the coolest and most stylish way for kids to travel safely and comfy for both short and long distances! BubbleBum inflatable booster seat is a great alternative to the standard plastic booster seat and is perfect for road trips, fly ins with car rentals, taxi cabs and every day carpooling. Weighing in at less than one pound, BubbleBum can deflate in minutes, making it simple to throw in a backpack or large purse. BubbleBum includes belt positioning clips in place of arm rests, so it’s possible to fit three boosters across the back seat of a car, minivan, or SUV. Recommended for ages 4-11. For more info on BubbleBum, visit their website, like them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter.
2. A Full Belly is a Happy Belly
The best way to keep a group of restless people happy is with food. I believe that’s a scientific fact. Keeping a stash of snacks on hand is essential for a peaceful family road trip. Even moreso with a child who has type 1 diabetes. We can’t be stranded in the middle of nowhere with no way to elevate his blood sugar should he start to feel low. With Pack’Ems Reusable Bags, it’s easy to fill them up with our favorite foods to munch on and keep in a travel bag when needed.
About Booginhead’s Eco-Friendly Pack’Ems Reusable Snack Bags
Pack’Ems are the perfect companion for any travel bag. They come in both large and small and feature a gusseted bottom for easy, stand-up design. They are easy to open and close with unique VELCRO brand Press-Lokâ„¢ patented material. The best part is they are made of extra durable, environmentally friendly plastic that holds up through multiple washes and keeps food fresh longer. They are dishwasher-safe, easy-to-clean, BPA, PVC and phthalate-free. Reusable, recyclable and affordable, what’s not to love! Pack’Ems will soon be available at BabiesRUs stores and on www.booginhead.com. MSRP $9.99 (1 large, 1 small) for a 2 pack.
If you abide by these 2 crucial rules for a successful road trip, then everyone is bound to have a good time.
I was sent the above product(s) free to review from the PR firm or company. No other compensation has been given. Opinions are my own.