Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Top Car Accessories for Kids

Say Goodbye to Uncomfortable and Boring Road Trips

Road trips with the family are a fun way to spend your summer vacation...until the kids get uncomfortable, bored and start complaining! Sitting in a car for a long period of time isn't enjoyable for most, but there are ways that parents can ease their children's discomfort in the car and distract them through some cool games and accessories. With the right tricks up your sleeve, you won't have to hear, "Are we there yet?" over and over again! The dad inventor behind the Cardiff Booster Seat Headrest has gone on many road trips with his kids and now shares eight top car accessories for kids.

1. Cardiff Booster Seat Headrest
Nothing is worse than a sore neck from sleeping uncomfortably in the back seat of a car. Avoid the dreaded head bob (or if multiple kids are in the back -- the head bump) with the Cardiff Booster Seat Headrest. This revolutionary, new device provides support and comfort for a child asleep in a moving vehicle. Its thoughtful design can also accommodate users of all sizes. By attaching to your vehicle's existing headrest with a simple, universal mount, the Booster Seat Headrest provides lateral support to keep a child's head and body upright; comfortably aligned in the seat as they sleep. If the kids catch a good nap while in the car they will be well-rested and not cranky! $49.99 www.cardiffproducts.com


2. Parking Pal Magnet
Parking lots are dangerous and it only takes a few seconds for a tragedy to occur; keep your kids safe with the Parking Pal. The Parking Pal is designed to be placed on the side of your vehicle, where it will remain safely attached at all times. While in a parking lot, children place one hand on their Parking Pal creating a safe spot. It was specifically created with bright colors, playful illustrations, and a small palm children love to place their hands on. After a couple learning sessions, your child will discover that the Parking Pal is their safe spot, and they will know where to go the second they are outside the car. It also helps teach them that parking lots are no place to play. $8.99
www.parkingpalmagnet.com

3. Star Kids Snack & Play Travel Tray
This Star Kids Snack & Play Travel Tray entertainment center unfolds and is full of exciting and educational activities. Snack & Play Travel Tray provides a sturdy surface for travel treats and toys, firm enough to eat on, play upon, read, etc. Tray buckles around the child, and you can use with car seats, booster seats, strollers, on airplanes, in movie theaters, etc. Has 2" padded rim to keep toys and snacks on tray along with two large mesh side pockets. It's made of foam and nylon. $19.99 www.toysrus.com


4. ZizzyBee Bags
ZizzyBee Bags are perfect for packing all of your travel essentials. Have everything in one spot, organized, and within reach. Separate and pack your toiletries, medicines/vitamins, and important travel documentation each in a ZizzyBee Bag. ZizzyBee Bags are see-through so you can easily know what is packed in each bag to access what you need quickly and with no fuss. They're great for packing snacks, swim gear, an extra change of clothes, small toys, arts and crafts, and much more. Instead of digging through your packed bags, have what you need handy and accessible. With two eco-friendly sizes to choose from in a variety of cute colors and designs, ZizzyBee Bags are see-through, reusable and washable storage bags that will surely keep you organized and kids entertained by what's in them! $15.99 - $19.99 www.zizzybeebags.com
 
5. Family Travel Organizer by One Step Ahead
Not only does this jumbo car organizer offer a place for everything, unlike others, it stays put! Just anchor it to a seatbelt, and it won't shift. The backseat organizer is rugged and roomy enough to share, with movable dividers to adjust as needed. It's nicely insulated, with two drink holders, eight outside pockets, and a carry strap, so you can take it along with you. Plus, the lid is made so sturdy, it doubles as a play or snack tray. $34.95 www.onestepahead.com
6. Psi Bands
Many kids and adults suffer from motion sickness which gets worse on long car trips. Luckily there is a new invention that can help. Psi Bands (pronounced "Sigh Bands") are drug-free wrist bands for the relief of nausea due to motion sickness/travel, morning sickness, chemotherapy, and anesthesia. With Psi Bands, those who suffer from the VERY common, yet debilitating condition of nausea can feel better -- in style and comfort! Psi Bands are being praised for their unique combination of features and benefits. They are drug-free, adjustable--around the wrist like a watch AND at the acupressure point, comfortable, waterproof, reusable, affordable, and, of course, fashionable. $12.99 www.psibands.com
7. Tegu Wooden Blocks
The Pocket Pouch is the perfect introduction to the world of Tegu magnetic wooden blocks. It's the perfect toy for the car, airplane, or desk. Tegu has reinvented the wooden block in a way that brings new life to a favored classic. Let the magical combination of magnets and beautiful Honduran hardwoods push and pull your imagination in ways never before possible.  $32.99
www.tegu.com
8. Kids Love Play Activity Books
Kids Love Play offers, fun, high quality and many award winning toys for kids 3-12 years old. While traveling children can discover, explore, and express their creativity… which means they are kept busy! Sticker or other activity books are perfect for summer travel and educate your children on fun topics like cultures from around the world, dream jobs, and real life heroes. Each sticker book comes with hundreds of stickers and can be used as a picture book to look at once the stickers are completed. These engaging activity books will stimulate children's intelligence and creativity during those hot summer months.
$8.00 - $13.00 www.kidsloveplay.com