Purity & Elizabeth Anne's Travel Tips - By Megan Kelly

[CLOSED] Tips for Travelling with Kids

Few things can ruin a much-needed family holiday, but the anxiety over travelling with kids can put a damper on things. Luckily, I have a few tried and tested ways of keeping kids distracted while travelling, just in time for the festive season!

1. PLAN AHEAD BUT PLAN TO TAKE YOUR TIME

Although it’s always good to have a rough idea of what you will be doing next (just so that you have an answer for the inevitable 100 questions) be sure to include time between activities. Whether it’s a long car trip, activities to do while on holiday or travelling between attractions, kids love to explore! Instead of getting worked up over making the next bus or train, give yourself more time so that your kids can enjoy and explore their new surroundings, and while you’re at it, take a moment to breathe it all in too!

2. DON’T FORGET THE WET WIPES

Number one travel buddy? Wet wipes. Wet wipes are useful when kids get messy and can be used to wipe hands, faces, toilet seats, trolley handles, or just for cooling down while in the car or aeroplane. Slip a travel-friendly pack of wipes into each of the kids’ bags and your own bag, too… just in case!

While on the topic of toiletries – keep things fresh with Purity and Elizabeth Anne’s Fresh range which includes a convenient Head-to-Toe wash, Baby Powder and more. Remember that Baby Powder is super helpful –  it can be used as a dry shampoo, to treat and prevent chaffing, absorb moisture and odour in sneakers and beach bags, and is great if you cut yourself and don’t have a plaster, as it helps the blood clot.

3. GIVE THEM A CAMERA

Stock up on a disposable camera or perhaps hand over one of your first digital cameras, so that the kids can get involved and enjoy soaking up their surroundings by focusing on taking their own photos. Besides a whole lot of photos of his toes, nostrils and blurred grass, my son enjoys capturing nature from his height. It’s amazing to see the world through his eyes and makes for a good memory book or collage.

4. PLAN GAMES AND BE APP-READY

It’s no secret that the easiest way to cart an entire collection of books, toys and activities is in an all convenient electronic tablet or iPad. Be sure to download games and books ahead of time and don’t forget the charger! Also, try finding games that include activities focused around travelling or perhaps see if there is something about the destination you’re heading to. Kids love to learn and absorb, so plan games that can be played while making the trip!

5. PACK SNACKS!

Purity & Elizabeth Anne's Travel Tips - By Megan KellyI lied. Number one travel buddy? SNACKS! Purity has a wide variety of snacks which include juice boxes, milkshakes, pure sachets, biscuits, dried fruit and even instant oats. They’re conveniently packaged, making them great travel companions and with so many snacks to choose from, your kids are sure to find something they love!

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BLOGMAS COMPETITION

Purity and Elizabeth Anne’s have kindly collaborated with me this Blogmas, to give away a massive hamper filled with the Fresh Range and snacks for your next road trip. All you have to do is fill in the widget below to be entered to win. Remember that by entering, you also stand the chance of winning the grand prize of a combined hamper that includes all 15 Blogmas prizes. To learn more about Blogmas, read here.

Blogmas – Purity and Elizabeth Anne’s

I am Megan Kelly, the creator behind By Megan Kelly, mom of two boys, named Axl and Eli, and local business owner providing digital marketing solutions. I live on copious amounts of coffee, can be bribed with chocolate and will never admit to having too much makeup – although, I probably do.

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52 Comments
  • mysticalmoonelf
    Posted at 22:25h, 31 December Reply

    Awesome tips 🙂

  • stephanie videira
    Posted at 20:44h, 31 December Reply

    My girls love the Purity products

  • Colleen
    Posted at 08:33h, 24 December Reply

    Excelleny

  • Sandika Daya
    Posted at 23:34h, 22 December Reply

    I’m planning a road trip this festive session. Thanks for the tips

  • Jadie Jones
    Posted at 16:01h, 22 December Reply

    Great tips and what a handy hamper for holiday trips!

  • Carla Van Der Westhuizen
    Posted at 09:22h, 22 December Reply

    Harvey would munch through this hamper in no time!

  • nasika baijnath
    Posted at 05:48h, 21 December Reply

    I love this article 🎁❤

  • Rehana Seedat
    Posted at 21:58h, 20 December Reply

    Awesome tips

  • Dale Pearce
    Posted at 21:20h, 20 December Reply

    I would love a spoil.. would also love to tell you how much I love your bubble bath

  • Lynnith Andreou
    Posted at 21:18h, 20 December Reply

    so handy, thanks for the info! x

  • Jackie Katzen
    Posted at 04:55h, 20 December Reply

    Love this prize

  • Alicia
    Posted at 21:11h, 18 December Reply

    Lovely prize.

  • Talita Adendorff
    Posted at 15:37h, 16 December Reply

    We love purity pouches and go nowhere without wipes.

  • Candice Williams
    Posted at 15:35h, 15 December Reply

    Thanks for all the tips. I always have wipes, bottles and extra clothes. I need to get travel snack boxes though 😶

  • 🌬Lindseyyy (@naplindsey)
    Posted at 09:35h, 14 December Reply

    I literally take my wipes everywhere haha! I don’t even have kids. I buy a bunch of small packs with maybe 10-15 wipes in each. Then I put on in like 3 handbags that I use the most and in my work bag 😀 Anyway, awesome giveaway haha!

  • Zulpha Cassiem
    Posted at 06:16h, 14 December Reply

    Great tips. Awesome giveaway 🤗

  • judy padayachee
    Posted at 02:01h, 14 December Reply

    Awesome tips 😁

  • Anthea Williams
    Posted at 00:21h, 14 December Reply

    I love Purity products, I’ve used it for both my children.

  • thea lennox
    Posted at 23:11h, 13 December Reply

    wow would be so awesome

  • Priscilla Boscombe
    Posted at 22:57h, 13 December Reply

    Awesome articles

  • Ayesha
    Posted at 21:37h, 13 December Reply

    Thanks for sharing

  • kirstykirst
    Posted at 21:22h, 13 December Reply

    Great tips

  • Sofiah
    Posted at 21:06h, 13 December Reply

    Lovely hamper

  • Olivia R Williams
    Posted at 19:49h, 13 December Reply

    Awesome tips

  • Janel Sunderlall
    Posted at 19:15h, 13 December Reply

    Love these tips

  • Irfaan
    Posted at 18:59h, 13 December Reply

    Awesome tips

  • Lisa
    Posted at 17:32h, 13 December Reply

    Great tips 🙂

  • Carolyn Augustus
    Posted at 17:30h, 13 December Reply

    My little girl loves Purity snacks

  • Felicity
    Posted at 16:29h, 13 December Reply

    We are mloving in a few weeks time to another province. Definitely need this tips……and snacks 😉

  • Michele
    Posted at 14:55h, 13 December Reply

    Good read, thanks for the tips. Wipes really are life savers. My kids snack all day long, so this hamper would come in handy. Thanks

  • Tracy Jacobs
    Posted at 14:32h, 13 December Reply

    What an awesome giveaway for some little boys I know who would love this 💕

  • TARYN THOMAS
    Posted at 14:22h, 13 December Reply

    Awesome tips! Thanks 🙂

  • Venean
    Posted at 13:51h, 13 December Reply

    Some great tips – fingers and toes crossed for this awesome hamper. Enjoying your blogmas – not entering every competition but definitely reading them all!

  • Deserise
    Posted at 13:21h, 13 December Reply

    Nice giveaway.

  • Riétte
    Posted at 12:35h, 13 December Reply

    Love the tips, especially the camera!

  • Sharleen
    Posted at 12:24h, 13 December Reply

    Great tips thanks

  • Catherine
    Posted at 12:04h, 13 December Reply

    Snacks for the parents are just as important!

  • Cristina
    Posted at 11:53h, 13 December Reply

    As a new mama, this whole motherhood journey can be quite daunting, especially when it feels like every family and friends eyes are watching to see how I handle myself with baba – this can be nerve wrecking and soul destroying. But with blogs like yours, and connecting with other mamas out there, it reassures me that I am not alone on this journey, and that you know what, I am doing one heck of a damn good job :0) *taps myself on shoulder*

    Keep the tips coming

    x

  • petre bestbier
    Posted at 11:00h, 13 December Reply

    This is great!

  • Henriette
    Posted at 10:58h, 13 December Reply

    Listen there is never enough snacks for my 2 year old

  • Michelle Vermaak
    Posted at 10:47h, 13 December Reply

    This would be Awesome for my daughter!

  • Tanzila
    Posted at 10:46h, 13 December Reply

    Thank You!!! Excellent tips for the holiday season. Love the purity range for my little one.

  • Zaakirah Rossier
    Posted at 10:14h, 13 December Reply

    Thanks for the tips. Would love to WIN this for my niece ❤

  • Rumbarani Naidoo
    Posted at 10:05h, 13 December Reply

    Love the great tips!!

  • Andrea bester
    Posted at 10:03h, 13 December Reply

    perfect for the festive season

  • Geraldine Lokchander
    Posted at 10:03h, 13 December Reply

    Awesome fingers crossed

  • Jenny Black
    Posted at 09:58h, 13 December Reply

    Awesome, helpful tips!

  • Nicolette Nunes
    Posted at 09:51h, 13 December Reply

    Awesome tips especially with a toddler that hates being in a car seat

  • Ronnae Elliott
    Posted at 09:47h, 13 December Reply

    Awesome

  • Kelly Jennings
    Posted at 09:34h, 13 December Reply

    Love the tips. We play games in the car

  • Anusha Naidoo
    Posted at 09:27h, 13 December Reply

    The tips are awesome thank you greatly appreciated and a wonderful giveaway too thank you ❤

  • Tania Brewis
    Posted at 09:11h, 13 December Reply

    Thanks for the great tips!

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