A road trip is one of the best ways to travel when you have kids. They’re already used to riding in the car, so the method of traveling isn’t out of the ordinary for them. It also gives everyone the opportunity to sight-see along the way and provides the option of taking a look around towns you wouldn’t typically stop in otherwise.
However, before you set out on a road trip, you’ll need to be prepared to ensure your travels go smoothly. When you have younger kids, it’s especially important to have the car well-stocked with supplies for the trip, as well as toys to keep your children entertained. If you aren’t sure of the best way to begin prepping, the following road trip hacks can help! Continue reading →
This article was submitted by guest blogger Helen Childs
Kids are seemingly endlessly hungry. As well as eating three square meals a day they also need regular snacks (it is recommended that younger children eat two snacks a day) in order to give them the energy boost to continue a day of learning and play.
With a little preparation and the right ingredients, it is much easier than you might think to ensure that your kids eat as healthy as possible when they’re on the go. The Snack and Play Travel Tray is ideal for eating a wide variety of snacks on the go, and means that you don’t have to limit yourself to snacks that are easy to clean up. Here are a few wonderful healthy and portable snack ideas for kids.
“We recently bought 2 of these for a longish road trip to my in-laws’ home. I have 2 very active three year olds with VERY short attention spans- these trays were great for them! First off, they are lightweight and easily stored in our vehicle, plus they are soft and thus should not hurt our children in the event of an accident. Second, they were very easy to hook and unhook from their car seats, so pretty easy to get them in and out of their seats when we made stops. Third, they LOVE the side pockets for storage- it made it so easy for them to stick their cups and other activities in the pockets so they could move on to another project. Fourth, these were handy trays for eating their snacks/meals while we were on the go! WELL worth the investment!”
“The Snack & Play™ Travel Tray by Star Kids Products brings to the table an innovative product that can be very beneficial for young children and driving safety as well as for any age in a population using wheelchairs. It is safe and effective in its purpose. Its applications allow for it to be effectively used more in these arenas. I have personally used the product and was able to fit it nicely onto my child’s car seat and stroller. The two side storage compartments have been helpful in storing my child’s bottle and other toys when he isn’t using them. The wall is 2 inches high and does a great job at stopping food from falling off and helps my child’s toys from getting lost in between our car seats. This is a great product and I personally recommend it!“
Dr. David Kay D.O. Family Medicine Los Angeles, CA