As a mom of many, we spend a ton of time in the car going to the various events. We need to make the time worthwhile. Make the time spent in your vehicle more organized, more efficient and less stressful with some of these car tricks.
Create a temporary tattoo of your phone number. Put it on your child’s hand when you are traveling or at a busy event. If they get lost they can tell someone how to reach you.
No more trying to dig coins out of a cup holder (not even to mention trying to clean the little bits of lint and crumbs that get stuck in the crevices. Use silicone cup cake liners (affiliate) as inserts for your cup holders. When they get grubby, wipe them out.
Create a kit for all the little things that you might need – ideas of things to add include antacids, nail clippers, extra cash, band-aids, Advil, etc. Organized Junkie has a terrific tutorial on how to customize your emergency kit. You can also purchase pre-packaged first aid kits that can help in the time of need.
If you have a lot of driving this might be super helpful. I know there are days when my older kids have had back-to-back games, during nap-time!! This inflatable bed would have made resting easier on my tyke while the kids played/practiced.
Poke a hole into the lid of a water bottle and add a straw for an instant “sippy cup” for an older child. Perk: Throw it out when you reach your destination. For more ideas like this one, check out our meals-on-the-go post.
About the Author:
Rachel Miller is the original Quirky Momma of Kids Activities Blog and co-author of 101 Kids Activities that are the Bestest, Funnest Ever! & The 101 Coolest Simple Science Experiments. Rachel can now be found blogging at One Crazy House .