Making long journeys with children in your car easier

If you have ever travelled long distances in your car with young children, you will know that it is not easy especially if you as the driver are the only adult in the car. The key to making the journey a lot easier for all concerned is preparation and ensuring your car has the right accessories that will keep the children entertained during the journey.

A number of retailers sell backseat organisers which fit on the back of the front seats. These products have small pockets that can store children’s favourite snacks and drinks along with larger pockets to house tablets and colouring books and crayons. The children can easily reach the pockets so they can access the items without disturbing the driver.

Some vehicles have fold out plastic lap trays that fit onto the car seat and are a useful way for children to have a surface on which to draw or rest a book or tablet. They often have recessed sections for drinks holders.

Portable DVD players or even those that are built into the car are a worthwhile feature to have on a long journey especially if they can be used with headphones so that the child can watch their favourite programmes whilst you can listen to your choice of music.