Normal kids are known to be very playful and will do anything to find something to do that will entertain them. Alone or with a fellow child, kids have a way of entertaining themselves regardless of the what, where, when, and how.
But while being playful is considered healthy for kids of all ages, having to do something fun has its proper place and time which would be a matter of safety or harm to any child, especially when traveling in a car with the parent or guardian.
Yet as it is also quite impossible for any child to remain where he or she is seated for the sake of not playing, it takes the right setting to keep a child occupied while on-the-go.
The following are the 5 proven tips you can employ in order to ensure a smooth, harm-free travel with your child or children:
What is a better way to distract a child than his or her favorite toy that will keep him or her distracted while traveling? Alone, this may be effective, but add some involvement in his or her play and distracting the child is truly certain. The latter is only possible if you are not the one in the driver’s seat. Otherwise, keep your focus on the road. Safety is still the number one priority while you drive with a kid.
Another tip to possibly entertain a child while seated in the car is with music he or she may like. Sing along if you have to so long as you are able to keep the child distracted.
You may already have prepared lots and lots of distractions for the child in order for the travel to go smoothly. However, this should not mean that you would be lax in everything else necessary with the travel. Like mentioned, security is still a top concern when driving, regardless of who you are with.
Some security measures you may consider would include: wearing of seatbelt, ensuring that the doors of the car are properly locked, and you’re driving at just the right speed.
- Foods and Drinks
Traveling for long hours can be exhausting both to you as a parent or a guardian and your child. Ensure proper hydration and stave off hunger with some foods or drinks in the car which you can eat as you travel.
- Stop Overs
If you are truly driving for long distances, it does not hurt if you take some rest from time-to-time by going through stop-overs you may encounter along the way. Buy some snacks or souvenirs if you have to. Just make it worth your while in every stop.
- Re-evaluate Your Ride
Yet another necessary means of precaution for a trouble-free ride across many places is to have your car re-evaluated as needed. This may involve how full or empty your gas tank is: whether your car needs some oil, or whether your car’s tires are in their tip-top shape.