If you’re hitting the road this summer with your kids in tow and heading out to one of the many fantastic places within reach of your home town or city, you might be wondering how best to make the journey be the most comfortable it can be. With children, everything needs to be taken into consideration from things like snacks in the car to temperature and all the little bits in between. Here we look at a few of the ways you can keep kids comfortable this summer while you’re spending a few hours to and fro on the road.
Travel Toys, Games and Films
Inevitably during your travels either by road, plane or any other sort of vehicle, children – especially younger ones will find the entire trek more of an ordeal, and therefore boring, which could incite riots and call for some calming action on your part. Having a bag of toys, books or films handy can help stop tantrums in their tracks and ensure everyone has an enjoyable trip – without boredom setting in. You can even go one further and make it a tradition for the kids to pick out their favourite films, books or toys the night before, as part of including them in the trip preparation.
Snacks and Drinks
Snacks and drinks are important to bring as well, especially as children can get hungry and therefore cranky and don’t always know how to vocalise that they are feeling peckish. Having a collection of favourite snacks or treats to hand will help keep them happy and calm, or at least help drive positive energy rather than tantrums. Keeping drinks handy can also help alleviate dehydration which can cause crankiness. This is another activity that you can involve your children in as part of the overall trip experience – getting them to help choose their snacks and drinks for added fun, or better yet, developing traditional trip treats!
Clothing and Other
Everyone knows that tight, restrictive clothing can cause issues with comfort, especially after prolonged periods of time. This can cause all sorts of problems from crankiness, tantrums and even chafing or rashes if sweating becomes a bit of a problem. You might be wondering where you could get some decent clothing for your kids and other family members to make sure they are as comfortable as possible when on the road between point A and point B. Did you know that surf clothing is quite comfortable? It has fantastic breathability and fits loosely so it allows a lot of free movement and space. It’s not just for surfing any more! With a wide variety of styles and colours to choose from, including things like hoodies, trousers, shorts and t-shirts, you will find something for all members of the family in the surf shop – from the very small to the very tall in your family.
By now you have seen how important it is to keep your children – and yourself comfortable when on the road travelling any time of year, not just in the summer. The summer can be a bit more tricky given the higher temperatures you can’t always do something about, but hopefully this helpful article has aided you in preparing yourself and gives you a bit of reassurance to help your trip go off without a hitch.