A Mum's Guide to a Safe Road Trip



Moms will be moms, and for a mom, nothing is more sacred than the safety of her kids. This is a rule that governs all aspect of mom’s life, especially travel. When going on a road trip with kids there are so many variables to take into consideration, from vehicle safety to having enough food and drinks, and not to mention the quality of onboard entertainment. Finally, the route you plan to take also needs careful consideration, as you will need to make a sufficient amount of stops along the way. Now let’s go over some of the crucial aspects of a road trip so that you can ensure a safe and comfortable trip for the entire family.

Let’s start with the vehicle


Like most families, you will probably be using the car that you take your kids to school with and that u use to go about your day. Now, the problem that this poses is that you won’t have time to take it to a mechanics shop and wait for a couple of days for it to be ready. For this situation, you can take a page from Australian moms. Australia is a country that is known for great road trip route,s it is no wonder that they are quite skilled in this department. So most moms simply call their local mobile mechanic in Sydney and have them come and do a complete checkup right in their driveway. This saves time, and they can have their car back a lot quicker and continue with the daily schedule and the preparation for the road trip. Great advice, isn’t it?

Next comes the packing

What you pack is of vital importance for having a safe road trip. First of all, you need an emergency medical kit. And no, the one you already have in the car simply won’t do. You need to create one that is best suited for your kid's needs. So the medication they use in case of a cold, their regular anti-allergy meds, and of course don’t forget the ever loved bandaids with cartoons on them. In addition, you should also have some alcohol or antiseptic for wound cleaning and some anti-nausea medications. After you have tackled the first aid kit, remember to pack for all kinds of weather, and if you plan on keeping the AC on in the car consider a tad warmer clothing for your children.

Finally, we come to the food and drinks


You have to set some ground rules when it comes to the amounts. As you know, kids can at times go overboard with what they eat and drink. So let’s start. First, pack enough snacks, but make sure that they are not too salty as your child might want to drink more liquids afterward leading to numerous bathroom breaks which are definitely not the safest option while on the road. In addition, limit their liquid and sugar intake. That way you can stick to the planned schedule, and you can avoid having hyperactive kids in the car. Make sure that the locations you choose for break offer cooked food as well that way you can have at least one cooked meal a day. It is important for your kid's digestion to avoid eating only dry food.

Onboard entertainment


You might be wondering what does this have to do with safety. Well, a lot. If your kids get restless and start jumping off the walls in the car that can endanger your driving and create unsafe road trip conditions. And no matter how well behaved your kids usually are, being in close quarters for a long time can lead them to act out. So having sufficient onboard entertainment is essential for a road trip. Apart from the phones and tablets, consider introducing some books or informative games so as to pass time. Don’t forget to pack some good sing-along music to brighten up the entire atmosphere.

So there you have it, the ideal road trip safety guide for moms. You can customize each aspect of this guide so that it is best suited for your children. It is important that they feel comfortable during the whole trip, and at the same time that you feel secure about your vehicle and the road conditions that await you. The only thing left is to pick a great route, full of exciting sights and make some fun memories with your kids. Enjoy!