Lifestyle * Travel * Food

Jun 15, 2017

Packing Checklist For Summer Travel On The Road With Kids (Giveaway, too!)

This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and reviews are my own.

Summer break is here and many of us will be fitting in a few quick family trips before school starts back. Even if we take an overnight trip, we have learned to still pack for emergencies. You never know if something will happen unexpectedly. We have had a few scary moments during travel that really taught us a lesson.

Last year we drove down to Florida to visit relatives overnight. It was the one time I told everyone to pack light. I opted to not bring any medications for our little one and of course, he ended up with a severe headache and fever out of nowhere. I had to send my husband to the nearest pharmacy to grab a bottle of Children's Advil® Suspension. Thankfully after about an hour, his headache and fever broke. He felt like his normal self the next day. That was definitely one of those Sick just got real.™ moments. It is imperative to be well prepared, even for a simple overnight trip.

If you are hitting the road for summer travel with the kids, be sure not to forget these essentials.
  • Snacks for the car. Go for things like crackers, nuts, fruit, granola bars, sandwiches, and portable yogurt. 
  • Medium-size cooler with ice packs and drinks. The ice packs can double to keep drinks cold and help with cooling your little one down in case of overheating or fever. Don't forget plenty of bottled water!
  • An emergency kit to include adhesive bandages, ointment for scrapes or bug bites, thermometer (in case of fever), pain reliever and cold/cough medication such as Pfizer Pediatric products: Children's Advil®, cold/cough medications Children's Robitussin® Extended-Release 12 Hour Cough Relief, and Children’s Dimetapp® Multi-Symptom Cold Relief Dye-Free. Note: Always keep medications in the original packaging (complete with measuring cup/spoon) for accurate dosing information. 
  • Baby wipes for keeping hands and faces clean
  • Extra underwear and basic outfits packed in individual zipper storage bags
  • Rolls of coins for tolls, snack machines, etc... 
  • Entertainment items like a tablet, books, toys, and portable coloring books with colored pencils

Here's a little information about Pfizer Pediatric products:

When sick gets real, the pediatric brands of Pfizer Consumer Healthcare are there with three solutions – Children’s Advil®, Children’s Robitussin® and Children’s Dimetapp® – to tackle the ickiest of symptoms.

  • Ease those aches and pains, while reducing a child’s fever fast with Children’s Advil®*, a great solution for kids as young as 2 and up to 11. Children’s Advil® comes in several great-tasting flavors, including: Sugar-free Dye-free Berry, Bubble Gum, Grape, Blue Raspberry, Fruit and Dye-Free White Grape flavors. There’s also Infants’ Advil® White Grape, which provides unsurpassed fever relief (among OTC pain relievers) with a syringe for easy dosing for children 6-23 months.
  • For your child’s cough, trust Children's Robitussin® Extended-Release 12 Hour Cough Relief to control and relieve symptoms all-day or all- night. Available in grape or orange flavor, for children ages 4 and up. Please note, certain Children's Robitussin® products are only suitable for children ages 6 and up.
  • Children’s Dimetapp® Multi-Symptom Cold Relief Dye-Free eases your child’s stuffy and runny nose, while quieting a bothersome cough. All in a great-tasting grape flavor that’s dye-free, for children ages 6 and up.
Visit Sick just got real.™ for information to help with selecting the correct medications for your child's symptoms. Also, be sure to follow on Facebook for wellness tips, products updates, and promotions.

To help assist you to get some supplies for those unfortunate moments when sick gets real, one Mom Files reader will win a prize pack including:  a $25 virtual Visa gift card and (1) Children's Advil® Suspension, Grape, (1) Children’s Robitussin ® Extended-Release 12 Hour Cough Relief, and (1) Children’s Dimetapp® Multi-Symptom Cold Relief Dye-Free. Enter below

a Rafflecopter giveaway
This giveaway is open to U.S. Residents only and will end on June 30, 2017. Please follow all rules in the Rafflecopter widget and be sure to use a valid email. One winner will be selected and contacted via email to claim prize. Please be aware that Mom Files is not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged prizes. Good luck!
SHARE:

47 comments

  1. I must pack antibacterial wipes, water, and snacks.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I always make sure to have Band-Aids, wipes, aspirin and Pepto-Bismol.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I always pack antacids and baby wipes

    ReplyDelete
  4. antibacterial wipes and bandaids

    ReplyDelete
  5. water, snacks and antibacterial wipes

    ReplyDelete
  6. antibacterial wipes and snacks

    ReplyDelete
  7. lots of snacks, water and wipes! Also, mystery toys that can be revealed only at certain milestones during the trip and with good behavior!

    ReplyDelete
  8. My essentials are wipes, snacks, water and sunscreen.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I have to pack their meds after that diapers, wipes and blanket!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I pack snacks, water and a first aid kit.

    ReplyDelete
  11. The items I would need are water, snacks, wipes, hand sanitizer, and some bandages.

    ReplyDelete
  12. My essentials for a road trip are snacks and drinks, camera, first aid kit, and activities.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  13. snacks, games, extra clothing, waters

    ReplyDelete
  14. Lots of snacks and things for them to do!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Birdie Skolfield6/16/2017 12:21 PM

    baby wipes and Pepto biz for there fluttery tummies

    ReplyDelete
  16. Pain reliever, wipes, snacks, and sunblock.

    ReplyDelete
  17. My top essentials are snacks, drinks, hand sanitizer, sunglasses, and my cell.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Essentials - wipes, snacks, drinks and good music.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Always....Vicks and claritin!!

    ReplyDelete
  20. The top essentials that I pack on a road trip is snacks, water bottles, wipes and books.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I am a big packer, so I pack 1st aid kit, medicine, snacks, water and juice, dvd player with dvds, books, electronic gadgets and more

    ReplyDelete
  22. Water bottles, snacks, and bandaids.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Snacks, games, Kleenex, baby wipes, towel and DVD Player.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Kleenex, wipes, sunscreen, water, allergy and tummy meds.

    ReplyDelete
  25. hand wipes, water, juice, snacks.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Jennifer Wright6/18/2017 3:01 PM

    Snacks, her favorite blanket, teddy bear, books, and a DVD player.

    ReplyDelete
  27. On a road trip we pack snacks, coloring books, mp3 player, cell phone, sunglasses, water bottle and sunscreen.

    ReplyDelete
  28. snacks wipes extra clothes movies and movie player music for sure and drinks

    ReplyDelete
  29. snacks, water, dvds, games, crayons, paper, wet wipes

    ReplyDelete
  30. My essentials to pack with kids are snacks, juice boxes, and DVDs to play in the portable DVD players on the back of our seats.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Absolutely will need some snacks and drinks preferably water but they will sometimes ask for milk or juice. Tablets, books, and anything else that will occupy them is great. They love the music.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Snacks,water and hand sanitizer sre my top three.

    ReplyDelete
  33. snacks, drinks, and movies!

    ReplyDelete
  34. To me, a road trip with kids requires paper towels, books, a cooler of drinks, a change of clothes, and a sense of humor.

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

    ReplyDelete
  35. My top essentials are snacks, drinks, books and hand wipes.

    ReplyDelete
  36. snacks, drinks, wipes and change of clothes.

    ReplyDelete
  37. A few of my essentials include snacks, water, ipads or tablets, word search puzzles and crosswords and headphones! Also, a positive attitude ;) starla.batesATyahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  38. Plenty of snacks - I have two hungry kids

    ReplyDelete
  39. Wipes snacks and games are my top taking on travel must haves

    ReplyDelete
  40. Plenty of snacks and never forget chargers for the road trip.

    ReplyDelete
  41. Water and sunscreen and food

    ReplyDelete
  42. My top essentials to pack for a road trip are entertainment, sun screen, water bottles and iPods/pads, snacks
    twinkle at optonline dot net

    ReplyDelete
  43. Wipes, bandaids, antibacterial

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for commenting!

Blog Widget by LinkWithin
Blogger Template Created For Mom Files All Rights Reserved