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How to Survive a Road Trip with Kids 6 & Under + $2 GoodNites Coupon! #RestEasySolutions AD

Are you considering a road trip with young kiddos? And, to make it even more interesting – do you have a kiddo who hasn’t mastered staying dry overnight? My husband and I have done three road trips lasting 12 or more hours one-way with kiddos in this situation. No worries! GoodNites is the #1 Night Time Protection brand and a must-have when traveling.

My youngest son is four years old and is still wet each morning. Although I would love for him to stay dry, I often remind myself that children can’t control bedwetting. It can’t be trained away, and he will outgrow it someday. 🙂 For now, I head to Walmart and pick up GoodNites Bedtime Pants!

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Our first trip was the shortest – right about 12 hours. We left right after dinner and drove through the night for this trip so we had to have protection that would work with our kiddos. The next two trips, we drove during the day – 18 hours to Orlando, Florida and then 15 hours to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina one year later. All three of these trips were with kids age 6 and under. And, if you have boys like mine, you know how rambunctious they can be. They do not like to stay in the same place for more than about 5 minutes. On our Orlando trip, my boys were entertained by the iPad, but we paid a fortune for the data. When we planned our trip to Myrtle Beach, I didn’t want their faces to be glued to a screen for the entire 15 hours so I started thinking about ways to keep them entertained.

Here are 6 things that helped us survive a road trip with kids age 6 and under other than electronics:

  1. Snack Boxes These were a lifesaver. When the boys said they were hungry (within reason), all I had to do was reach for their snack boxes and open them up! They could pick and choose what they wanted to eat, but they also knew that when that snack was gone, it was gone until the ride home. I refilled the boxes before we got back in the car for our return trip. You can see more about the boxes and what I included in ours in THIS size snack boxes
  2. Educational Printables/books – The next thing I did was go to Pinterest. Since my oldest son is in Kindergarten, I wanted to still challenge him even though we were on vacation. I found a few FREE learning sheet printables for him HERE, HERE, and HERE. I also had a number of workbooks in our craft/activity cabinet that people have given to us or I have picked up at the Target $1 bin and Dollar Tree. Luckily, he actually enjoys doing things like this so it was no problem.
  3. Game Printables – I also found these cute bingo cards HERE that the boys thought were fun!
  4. Color Wonder books and markers – These are great because if they drop the markers, they don’t get marks on anything except the paper they were created for! You can get them just about anywhere or check them out on Amazon. I brought along two cookie sheets that we use from crafts at home for the boys to use in the car when doing the activities. It provided a sturdy place for the boys to color/write, and they also kept the writing utensils in one place. boys road trip coloring
  5. Doodle/Art Books – My mom gave the boys a bunch of art and craft items for Christmas last year. Included were spiral bound books with blank pages inside for drawing or writing. You can find something similar HERE.
  6. Books – We brought books that my Kindergartener could read – either to himself or out loud.thirty one bag travel

I was able to pack everything into a bag from Thirty One. (It’s not longer available, but it’s similar to the Zip-Top Organizing Utility Tote.) The Color Wonder markers went on one side, crayons on the other side and all the books and printables in the center.

These activities kept my boys busy in addition to some limited electronics time on all of our long trips. I’ll definitely be doing this again.

Don’t forget the GoodNites Bedtime Pants for the hotel or while sleeping in the car. Get a $2 off coupon on GoodNites products at Walmart. Coupon available while supplies last so print this one now! Check back often if it’s not available when you click the first time.

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  • Product Specific information for GoodNites Bedtime Pants:
    • Made just for boys and girls ages 4 and up with outstanding protection in any sleeping position
    • Help them maintain a sense of privacy and self-esteem until your child outgrows bedwetting
    • More absorbent! vs the leading training pant
    • New zoned protection where boys and girls need it
    • 25% stretchier sides to fit & move like underwear
    • 5 layer protection
    • Looks and fits like real underwearcolin goodnites
  • Product Specific information for GoodNites Bed Mats:
    • Micro-Pocket Technology
    • Waterproof backing, helps protect sheets
    • Disposable
    • Bed Mats are a simple way to give your child restful nights and help you cut down on sheet changes
    • Can absorb as much fluid as a L-XL pair of GoodNites Bedtime Pants
    • They’re designed to lock in odor
    • Made with comfortable, plush layers to help make every night a restful night for your child.
    • Four improved, easy-to-remove peel strips ensure that GoodNites Bed Mats are easy

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  1. Thank you for sharing these great tips! #client

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