Posting here for traffic. Wise mums please can you let me know your amazing travel hacks/products. I have a 4month old and 5 year old and need ideas for how to reduce the amount of crap I need to take in a car and find ways to keep 4 month old from screaming the car down and the 5 year old from moaning she is bored every 2 mins!
So lovely mumsnetters, What products or hacks have you done that has made travelling with kids a joy (ha). I am looking for
1. Smart Packing ideas for toys and baby shit (how do I avoid taking everything and the kitchen sink when it comes to the baby - even the bloody baby bath is huge!)
i have this hung on the back seat- one for each child. they are fab, especially as they have a tablet slot which allows me to pop a movie on and they don't have to hold the ipad. it also means i put other activities and snacks in there so they are in easy reach.
Microwave sterilizer bags are good if you need to clean bottles. Does the baby need a bath or can you not just wash them in the sink for the few days you are away? If You are going anywhere you can wash and dry stuff then pack the minimum and bring a plastic bag with detergent pods. We do a fair bit of travel with kids and I always pack an emergency plastic bag in the car with spare clothes and wipes etc which is accessible on the side of the road after someone has (insert sick, shat, spilled) themselves.