Taking the family on holiday or for a special day out is always an exciting prospect – but enduring the journey to get there can be somewhat less appealing.
Whether you’re travelling by car, train, ferry or plane, we’re all familiar with the potential pitfalls: bored, whinging kids, sibling squabbles, toilet emergencies and travel sickness, to name but a few.
But don’t panic: we’re here to help with (almost) failsafe ideas to keep your child – and the rest of the family – happy when you’re travelling.
1. Be prepared for toilet breaks
Kids often choose the most inconvenient times to need the loo – like when you’ve just passed the last service station on the motorway.
To avoid accidents in younger children, stick a potty in the boot: you can get portable potties that are great for travelling.
Put an absorbent seat cushion in their car seat, just in case, and always pack a change o