From car sickness to a breakdown
How to be ready for the worst
Sometimes roadtrips can be a nightmare but not always: Our blogs give tips and ideas for getting kids out and about having adventures. Follow Bash N Boo’s adventures, and get out and about having fun.
- Family time should be fun
- Always take the right stuff and
- Create great memories.
- Take a bit more than you think you need
We all have to do them – road trips with the kids. We’ve done so many we thought we’d share our top tips for making sure Bash and Boo look forward to a road trip, and don’t hate getting in the car for a long journey!
So here are our top 5 tips for having a great road trip;
1. CAR SICKNESS
Avoid having large meals or vast amounts of drink just before travelling and if you are going to have a big meal before travel make sure it’s a couple of hours before your road trip
2. BREAKING DOWN / CAR TROUBLE
This is easier said than done but preventive steps can be implemented. Before a big road trip check tyre pressure your spare tyre oil and water levels, with newer cars oil and water maybe something that’s done at the time your car gets serviced but double checking is good practice. It is also good to have membership with a breakdown service provider (e.g. Green flag, AA, RAC) but before you pay a membership check your insurance policy as you may have breakdown cover in your insurance schedule. You should also check your bank and credit card accounts as they may have breakdown cover as an extra service as well as travel insurance.
3. TRAFFIC INCIDENTS
Try to check before you travel to see whether there has been an accident, traffic congestion or someone has had a breakdown as we have so many digital devices at our disposal this is much easier. Also try to set your in car stereo to give you traffic updates as your travelling, if there are tailbacks or any type of traffic incident you can be alerted well before hand so you can reroute or take alternative routes to your destinations.
4. UNPLEASANT MEMORIES
If you are hiring a car and you’re travelling with young children make sure you hire a car with leather seats to avoid incurring extra costs for valet. If your children are sick or don’t make it to the toilet in time to stop at service station or comfort stop at least you can easily wipe leather seats down but with fabrics this is not the case and you may end up staining the seats which may be permanent.
5. NOT BEING PREPARED
To avoid embarrassment, discomfort, complaining, whining and unhappy children make sure you have supplies before you go on your journey e.g. Nappies, spare clothes, water, snacks, wipes tissue roll. If you get stuck in a traffic jam or incident at least your prepared for what ever situation comes up.
We hope you find these tips helpful and have happy travels. Sign up for our blog to get tips and tricks to get your family out and about having fun.
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