Thursday, June 16, 2005
More Bang for Your Buck: Traveling With Kids
It is the ultimate parent trap. As we all know, nothing can be more frustrating than a long car ride with the kids. But in tonight's more bang for the buck, we're going to show you how travelling can be less stressful without over-spending.
WSVN -- Grouchy, snappy, cranky kids. They can quickly turn a car ride into chaos.
Just ask mom Terri Pollock. She has to deal with triple the trouble.
Terri Pollock: "It's not fun traveling with them. Fifteen minutes into it, it's usually okay. After that it becomes a nightmare."
That's why, Beth McGregor created a web site called www.travelingwithkidz.com
Beth McGregor: "Our basic premises is keep it fun for the kids, easy for the parents, and safe for everyone in the family."
The fun begins with these treasure bags. Each one is packed with about six gift-wrapped presents for only $12 dollars.
Beth: "It's a fun new, little activity for them as they are traveling."
If, on the other hand your little one tends to get car sick, "Queasy Pops" are a sweet way to make the medicine go down.
A pack of seven comes in assorted flavors for $4 dollars.
And once you get where you're going, you'll be able to relax with this child proof travel kit for just $30 dollars.
Beth: "Being prepared and having some of these safety items with them is really important."
Safety is also important when traveling in crowded places.
Parents can now keep better tabs on their kids with an angel alert child distance monitor for about $40 dollars.
Mom Susan Johnson thinks it will help keep track of her 2-year-old Garrett.
Susan: "I think that's a great idea, if I was going to be in a place like Disney World, or somewhere that was very crowded I would definitely use something like this."
And if you're planning to have some fun in the sun, many parents battle the same old question: When do you reapply sunscreen?
Well, a $5 dollar pack of these new sun signals eliminates all the guesswork.
Beth: "It starts out a bright yellow color. It darkens to a dark orange color when it's time to reapply sunscreen, cover your child up or get them indoors."
But whatever you do, terri knows from her triplets, you better be sure they're entertained or else.
Terri: "If they stay busy and they dont bother me and start crying and whining that would be awesome - even if it were just for an hour."
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