Road tripping

by arianne

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Our road trip from Chicago-land to Charleston was the first real road trip we’ve ever done with the boys.  No easing into it, we had 900 miles, 2 cars and 2 moving trucks (and a dog) packed up and on the road to the South.  It was quite the carni caravan.

Road Trip: Two Trucks, One Mission

I prepared individual baskets for each boy that sat next to their seats, filled with things like books, coloring books, blank paper, markers pens and crayons, little toys, Leapfrog games, and more.  I also had a bag of dollar store toys that I’d hand out periodically (they had to earn them with good behavior) which kept the “what to do” situation fresh and interesting.  The two days and nights on the road were tolerable except for the last 2-3 hours of each day.  After about 6pm they had pretty much reached their limit, it was too dark to do anything but attempt to wrestle and then beat up your brother, so those hours will pretty much haunt my sleep.

The best part of the trip for the kids was how comfortable they were.  Britax has sent us a couple of seats over the past year, and while we’ve always loved them, this trip really proved their worth.

Road Tripping with Britax

*Jonah in his Britax Roundabout 50

Our latest addition to the family is the Britax Parkway SG booster seat.  It made sleeping oh so comfy for my very particular middle child.

Road Tripping with Britax

Not only does that seat back make sleeping much easier on their backs and necks, it also provides what Britax calls “Britax True Side Impact Protection” with the walls and “wings” of the seat back.  The seat also has a SecureGuard clip that keeps the lap bar in place.  It’s the kind of extra details you can expect from Britax that really make their products stand out.

I put together a video with Jamie so he could show off his new seat, he’s been in love with it ever since!

Win it! You can have your own Parkway SG booster seat, color style of your choice! Here’s how to win:

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