As we prepare to pack up the car for our summer road trip to Disney, we need to make sure we have all of our bases covered. The items you choose to bring with you in the car, can make or break your road trip experience. We’ve complied a list of 10 must have items for any long road trip with kids. They will help ensure your passengers arrive happy at your final destination.
1. Ultimate (Disney) Road Trip Kit
Chock full of fun, this kit will have your kids entertained for hours. If you’d like to know what we put in ours, check out our post Ultimate (Disney) Road Trip Kit.
2. DVD Players
Part of our Ultimate (Disney) Road Trip Kit is DVDs. Our car doesn’t have a DVD player so we purchased a dual travel DVD system for the car. Each kid has their own screen attached to the head rest in front of them. It really helps pass the time.
3. Ziploc Bags
In our 10 Best Life Hacks for your Disney Vacation post, we wrote about how useful Ziploc bags can be during your trip.The same is true for the car. On a road trip, they can be used as:
- garbage bags
- snack containers
- car sick bags
- place to store crayons/markers/pencils
5. Taby Tray
We learned the hard way! Always bring a potty on the road. The rest areas, especially along I-95 can be few and far between. Unfortunately, when a kid’s gotta go, they gotta go! Bringing along a portable potty makes those emergency pit stops a lot easier. Pull off to the side of the road and let nature take its course. The aforementioned Ziploc bags can be used for disposing of wipes etc.
Check out the iPee Address Restroom Finder in the App Store to help find nearby restrooms when you are on the go.
Not only are they useful for potty breaks, but they can also be used in other ways. Wipes can be used for spills, after meal clean ups, hand washing and for wiping dry erase boards.
Make your road trip fun by taking a lot of pictures of all the fun a long the way. We like to take pics at the state signs at rest areas.
9. Carry on Bag
- cheese sticks
- fresh fruit and veggies
- granola/cereal bars
- individual packs of peanut butter