Plastic Road Trip Essentials

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Did you know that plastics in your car means less gasoline is needed on your summer road trip? Or that plastics can help make your family safer and easier to feed on the go?

As the summer season kicks into high gear, families are packing bags and hitting the road for the family road trip.

Preparing for this time-honored tradition can be overwhelming, but not if you’re well prepared. As I packed for our upcoming trip, I jotted down a few of our family essentials, along with a few nice-to-haves.

Made of soft, food-grade, plastic silicone, the 3 oz. GoToobsTM make great reusable smoothie and yogurt containers for toddlers! The durable plastic can be tossed in the dishwasher and stands up to active toddlers.

Little monsters will want to eat veggies after they see this fierce dino munching greens. Fill the heavy-duty Lunchbox by Dante Beatrix with healthy goodies – buy healthy snacks like carrots and granola in bulk before a big trip and use sealable plastic bags or small containers to practice portion control.

Keep the little ones guys busy with the DwellStudio Scribble Kit. It has colorful crayons and a nylon lining that resists sticky hands and spills so you can keep your eyes on the road instead of the backseat.

The Snack Catcher® by Munchkin is a great way to keep snacks from flying out on a bumpy car ride. It features a lid with soft, flexible plastic flaps that keep snack crumbs inside and off the seats.

Instead of a greasy burger, stop by a grocery store and serve up a healthy, impromptu picnic with this Children’s Stainless Steel Dish Set by Untangled Living.

This Roadtrip Bingo Set from Knock Knock is the perfect way to get kids to look outside and get the whole car participating in some family fun.

An added luxury, we covet our tablet in our family. From matching games to on-the-go entertainment, the whole family will be entertained for hours. Here are two of my son’s favorite Apps:

The Itsy Bitsy Spider

Heydooda! Car Memo Match for Kids

Click here for a full packing checklist on my website.