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25 June 2012

Holiday trip safety

It's holiday time and you finally have a chance to get away. Here are a few tips to ensure that you enjoy your trip and don't wish you had rather stayed at home.

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It's holiday time and you finally have a chance to get away. Unfortunately, car trips with the kids can really test your patience. Here are a few tips to ensure that you enjoy your trip and don't wish you had rather stayed at home.

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Leave at night or in the early morning hours – it helps a lot to travel when the kids are asleep; cover the back seat with an old sheet or blanket to protect it against rubbish and spills and take lots of empty plastic bags; buckle up – no matter how tempted you are to let your child roam around, don't budge on this one; stop somewhere at least every two hours – many garages now offer facilities where children can run around and have a bite to eat; pack a bag with lots of different goodies and toys to keep your kids entertained; keep paper towels and wet wipes in the car; and take a bottle of ice water along. 

 
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