5 must have car features to ease family travel

Since I started blogging at the beginning of last year, we’ve certainly racked up more miles than usual! From blogging events to family holidays, we’re spending more time in the car than ever before. Of course, having a baby/toddler has changed the way we travel. We have to pack so much more to prepare for every eventuality! We also find ourselves stopping at services far more often. However, there are things that make the journey much easier!

1. A large boot

As I mentioned, you need to pack a LOT of things when you have children. From spare clothes to toys, Autumn always has the most bags. Of course, all these things need to go somewhere. As such, a large boot is paramount!

2. Parking cameras

When you arrive where you’re going, children are bound to be noisy because A) They’re fed up of being in the car, or B) Excited to have arrived! With the distraction of the noise, it can be a little difficult to park. As such, parking cameras are a great feature to give you that extra bit of help!

3. Sat nav

“Are we there yet?” Thanks to technology, children who can read can look into the front of the car and see just how far they are from their destination! I am so grateful to all the times our sat nav has saved us from getting lost or stuck in bad traffic. Getting re-routed by it keeps Autumn happy as she hates being in stationary traffic!

4. Insurance

When you’re travelling with children, it can be stressful. However, there are things you can do to put your mind at ease for the safety of your family, including using rear-facing car seats and making sure that you have the right car insurance for you. For instance, Aviva can offer cover in accidents with uninsured drivers and there are additional options such as breakdown cover and a courtesy car.

Kia Optima Sportswagon PHEV engine bay

5. Music player

Of course, you need entertainment too as that will make the journey easier for everyone! Whether your car has a CD player on the dashboard, or connects to music on your phone, music is necessary for any trip. We don’t go anywhere without our trusty nursery rhymes CD.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post with Aviva. As always, all views and opinions are honest and my own.

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