My husband and I live far from family and we just outfitted a Camper Van so we like to consider ourselves road trip warriors! Now that we have 2 kiddos, they add to the fun and add extra stuff to the car trips, haha. I have compiled a list of what we consider "must-have" essentials for a road trip!
We always have a Diaper Caddy in the car filled with diapers, wipes, hand sanitizer, sunscreen, snacks, and little toys. Even when we don't have a little one in diapers, I find the Caddy to be extra helpful to keep our backseat *somewhat* organized on a road trip.
Two battery powered items we always have in our car are a Portable Sound Machine and a Car Seat Fan. Both help keep the kiddos content for their nap time and that helps keep mom and dad sane! The portable fan is also great for a hot Summer walk to clip to the stroller or wagon.
For our toddler, Charlie we have reusable sticker books, interactive story books, and I love the gel window clings from Target! I also always keep a few little surprises from the dollar section to give him on a long trip. For baby Hazel it can be a little trickier to entertain her. Soft, crinkly books, this popper toy, and anything that plays music is her favorite right now. Otherwise I just keep handing her snacks or bust out Cocomelon if we are really desperate.
What's a road trip essential you keep in your car? Let us know in the comments below!
Make sure you print off your Road Trip Checklist using this handy printable PDF to help with all your adventures!