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21 Indispensable Tips And Tricks For Traveling With Kids

Hitting the road doesn't have to be so hard.

1. Save space when packing by rolling your kid's outfits instead of folding them.

2. You can also avoid lugging so many changes of clothes by packing the world’s smallest washing machine.

3. Before you leave, research roadside attractions along your journey — then plan to stop at a few.

4. You can also write times on sticky notes to add some fun to the journey.

5. Don't forget to bring a nightlight if your kid is used to one — this travel nightlight even charges your phone!

6. Use clothespins to keep your kid's toothbrush from touching dirty counters while on the road.

7. Bring a checklist of your kid's prized possessions to check off before you leave the hotel.

8. Attach a sippy cup to your kid's car seat so you won't have to turn around and pick it up every single time they drop it.

9. Order a car organizer to keep your kid's things at the ready on a road trip.

10. DIY this Lego kit that keeps kids entertained with only a handful of bricks.

11. Keep kids with food allergies safe by bringing a travel medical kit — and taking other precautions.

12. Never worry about where your kids are going to sleep again.

13. Ease a kid's worries about flying by letting them keep track of their journey in this junior flyer logbook.

14. Flying with a baby? Get your fellow passengers on your side by handing out notes with earplugs or candies.

15. You should also bring a change of clothes for your baby AND yourself on a flight.

16. DIY a shape sorter to keep your toddler busy on the plane.

17. Help your kid catch some shut-eye in the air by building a sleep tent.

18. Keep your kid entertained by letting them play with some dollar-store gel clings on the window.

19. You can also keep a kid happy on a flight (or long car ride) by giving them a variety of treats in a bead tray.

20. You're probably going to be eating out a lot more than usual, so it's a good idea to bring a restaurant kit.

21. Bring a diaper backpack instead of a diaper bag.

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