There is almost nothing worse than driving for days or hours or even seconds in a car that smells like vomit. It's a flat-out trip-ruiner.

Bring some plastic bags. Kids puke a lot; it's just part of life.

And children also get scrapes and cuts. You never know when and you can't predict how, but if your child falls or gets hurt, a package of Band-Aids will offer her some relief.

And it might distract her as you continue down the road.

For our final tip, consider driving giving the kids a rest.

Are you afraid of the dark?

Car driving on darkened road

No. 1: Drive by night

All kids get bored sitting in the car for hours. It's like a law of nature; look it up.

No matter how many videos they watch or how many stops you make, there is nothing like a big nap to occupy your kids for a long time.

Traveling at night means they will be sleepy and it'll be dark. Bring a pillow. Even bring some of their favorite bedtime gear, a stuffed animal or favorite blankie.

If you can manage to stay awake yourself, it's a great time to drive.

The downside is that the kids get a good night's sleep, but mom and dad will be extra sleepy the next day. But sometimes it worth it to have some blissful quiet.

Do you remember what it's like to have quiet time? Us either, but we think it sounds nice.

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