Going on a long drive can be stressful for all involved. The kids certainly don't want to be cooped up in a metal box on wheels. Parents don't want to have to spend hours on end convincing their offspring to not fight (or breath one another's air). Finding small ways to keep the kiddo's entertained so the adults can drive is key to a successful roadtrip. There is one thing many parents forget....
These days there are a lot of options out there for entertainment. From cell phones to gaming units. But, most minivan's and SUV's now come with over head DVD players. These entertainment systems feature a neat trick that is often overlooked: The ability to transmit sound wirelessly directly to your child's head. Well - not into their head, but to a wireless headphone.
What does this mean for you?
It means that you get to not hear Frozen or Moana 100,000 times. You get to save your sanity and arrive at your destination with the same number of living children as you left with.
Many of us bought our car's used and so we may not realize you can use a headphone for them. There is also a bit of confusion as to which kind of headphones you need: HINT - It's NOT bluetooth. Cars, including yours most likely, uses "Infrared" technology to transmit the sound wirelessly to the headphones. That's good news because it means you don't need to do any complicated pairing with your headphones. You just need to find a reputable seller that sells headphones programmed to work with your car.
So, pop a DVD in, hand out a few headphones, and get 2 hours of nag-free time on us!