In just about a month from now we are gearing up for our first big road trip with the family. We’ve done smaller ones down to St. George or Vegas with the kiddos which is only several hours. Even with a shorter 4 hour drive our little peanuts still struggle with it a bit and we of course have to make at least one stop for a potty break + snack refill! Seriously we would never even make it an hour if it wasn’t for snacks!
In preparation for our first big road trip to San Diego we’ve been on the hunt for some great products that can help things go as smoothly as possible during this ride. Lucky for us one of our favorite brands, Munchkin, has some really great products that are perfect for what we need!
One of our favorite products (that I wish we would have had sooner) is the Seat Guardian and the Booster Seat Guardian. When you’re a family on the go like us, kids + their car seats can be hard on your car’s upholstery! We love the seat guardians because they are super easy to clean and keeps dirt + spills off your seats. They also help protect against compression damage of fabric or leather seats. This is why we wish we would have had these sooner because our leather seats do have compression damage. The Seat Guardian’s are built to last so you can use it with all of your car seats as your baby grows from birth to eight years!
Like we mentioned before, our little peanuts love snacks during a long road trip (ok all the time) so having cupholders and snack trays are so important to us to help make things easier and also cleaner! The Deluxe Snack Pod is perfect for cars eats that doesn’t come with a built in cup holder. Keep juice, crackers, or cereal in reach, off the floor, and out of the seat cushions with this spill-resistant snack and drink holder. The Quick-Attach clamp fits most stroller frames, car seats, and shopping carts in seconds and clean up is as easy as popping it in the dishwasher. Everyone is just happier when you can add a little comfort to your trip!
Proper seat belt use is essential for keeping your little travelers safe in the car, but a grownup’s seat belt isn’t always so comfortable when you’re small. The Seat Belt Adjuster is perfect for to safely reposition the seat belt away from their face and neck for a comfortable fit + ride.
Next to treats, keeping our little people entertained during a road trip is key to it’s success and our sanity! We love the Travel Tray which keeps our little ones happily entertained in their car seats. Part play table, toy holder and snack dispenser, this car seat tray has a cushioned bottom that conforms to your child’s lap for a snug and comfortable fit. Simply attach the straps to the safety seat and your toddler is ready to eat, create and play while you drive. A mesh pocket keeps small toys organized, and the reversible tray surface is easy to clean. Best of all, kid clutter is somewhat contained: the tray has raised walls to help keep crayons, toys and food off the floor, and comes with Munchkin’s best-selling Snack Catcher!
Our last tip + possibly the most important tip for a successful road trip is to keep toys organized + easily accessible! We love the iHide Carseat Organizer! The tablet viewer lets you zip away the mess in your car, keeping all of your child’s gear secure and out of sight. When you want to keep your little passenger entertained, just slip your tablet into the clear, touch-sensitive tablet viewer. Built for use with or without headphones, it will certainly help pass the time during those long trips while keeping your tablet secure. There’s even an easy access wipes case for those inevitable messy moments in the car!
If you don’t need a tablet holder, we also love the Backseat Organizer that can keep your little one’s toys, books, water bottles, diapers, wipes and other travel essentials in place while protecting your upholstery at the same time. This car organizer does double duty not only does it offer a smart storage solution to keep your backseat clutter-free, it also hangs from the driver or passenger seat, keeping it scuff-free. That’s just how smart moms roll!
Munchkin rids the world of the mundane by developing clever, innovative solutions that make family life safer, easier, and more fun. You can find Munchkin products at Munchkin.com, Target, Babies’R’Us, Walmart, and Amazon. It’s the little things!