With our six tips, you can easily master a long car trip with your children:
Prepare car trip with childrenProvide entertainment– Books- Games- Tablet& Co.
Plan regular breaksPack the right provisionsUse the children's sleep rhythmPrepare for travel sickness
1. Prepare car trip with children
Here's how best to prepare for the trip:- Research child-friendly car stops and rest areas.- Making the car more comfortable with pillows and blankets.- Buy a safe child seat that is comfortable even on long journeys.- Put sun shades on the windows.- secure luggage well so that no objects can fly through the car and endanger your children when braking hard.- Get extra high-visibility vests for kids and dogs. These are not compulsory for them, but are recommended.- Stow wet wipes, kitchen roll, trash bags and change of clothes within easy reach.
Tip: Involve your children in the planning process. This will help them prepare for the trip and better understand what to expect.
2. A player has to imagine an object. Guess the others on these by asking yes or no questions.
"Who am I?": No objects are guessed here, but people.
Make up stories about what you have seen, for example to the neighboring car or the flock of sheep. "I'm packing my suitcase "Small stuffed animals with Velcro can be "stuck" to the ceiling or back seats. Play card games like Uno or Quartet
– Tablet holder for the headrest to watch movies- Children's games for the smartphone or tablet- Have a small photo session with tasks in the car (either with a small camera or cell phone)
3. Plan regular breaks
Tarpaulin at least every two hours take a break for your children. It's best to stop at child-friendly rest stops with playgrounds or a bit away from the highway in the countryside.Give your children the opportunity to really let off steam. For this you can for example Jump rope or Gummitwist take along. Also Babies should regularly have a good time on a crawling blanket routes can. Tip: Also plan longer breaks, for example at a swimming lake or a place of interest that your children will enjoy.
Important: After the breaks, make sure that your children have a good night's sleep
Do not get into a heavily air-conditioned car climb. This can cause them to catch a cold quickly.
4. Pack the right provisions
Pack for long car trips with kids light food a food that is not greasy. The advantage: they won't weigh you down. Your children will not get sick. Also avoid foods with a lot of sugar. It makes your kids more active. You find it difficult to rest. As provisions are suitable above all:– Breads with cheese and salad- Wraps- Vegetable sticks- Fruit- Nuts
enough to drink a. Even in traffic jams and thus longer journeys, do not run out of drinks. Breaks. So they do not get sick so quickly. In case of sharp braking they do not swallow. So they do not get sick so quickly. In the event of a sharp braking they do not choke.
5. Use the children's sleeping rhythm
When traveling by car, take advantage of your children's sleep patterns and drive long distances when they are normally tired. So the children can sleep while you drive. The journey is less stressful for them. At night the roads are usually clear. You do not risk traffic jams. If possible, do not drive longer than Five hours a day. Important: Sleep well yourself before the trip to be fit for the night drive.
6. Prepare for travel sickness
Nausea during car journeys is not uncommon. Travel sickness is caused by the fact that you do not move yourself, but your sense of balance reports movement due to the moving car.
This can help your kids:– Look out the window so your eyes and sense of balance have a reference point.- Do not give a tablet, book or smartphone to keep busy, because then the eye reports standstill to the brain and the sense of balance gets confused.- Let fresh air into the car regularly.- Give enough to drink.- Have a light meal before the trip so that the stomach is not empty.
Keep a spit-up bag handy for emergencies.
Relaxed on vacation
If you as parents are relaxed, it is also easier for the children to calm down. In our guide "Vacation by car: 11 tips" you can learn how to get to your destination quickly and relaxed and which rules you have to follow in other countries.So nothing stands in the way of a nice car trip with your kids!The Allianz Direct team wishes you a relaxing trip with your kids!