Cincinnati Family Magazine

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July 15, 2024

5 Great Travel Apps for Families

Are we there yet? “Mom! He hit me!”  Ah, the joy of family road trips with babies and young children! Turn the stress into fun with the help of tips and just after that, 5 Great Apps.

Happy Trails!

• Pack only the baby essentials you will need and pack ahead when you are relaxed.

Have bottles prepped in advance/Diapers and wipes/extra clothes/Must-have accessories

• Plan your route: Map your destination so you know what’s in store. Use a GPS!

• Plan on frequent rest stops

• Pack a small cooler with drinks and snacks

• If stopping overnight on the road, call ahead to make hotel reservations (be sure there’s a pool!)

• Don’t forget to pack a first-aid kit including Infant Tylenol

• For night time traveling, be sure you have a flashlight in your glove compartment

• Place a sunshade on Baby’s window

• Bring along soothing music

• Check out Travel Apps to REALLY make life easier



BabyTravel iPhone App


Works on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad

Create packing lists for everyone in your family, generate soothing white noise for Baby when you need it




iOS, Android and Windows devices

Find service stations with the cheapest gas around


Rest Stops Plus


Works with iPhone, iPod touch, iPad

Locate a rest stop on the road. Includes stops with assorted amenities, scenic vistas, picnic tables and more


Tennessee Travel Guide


Works with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad

Provides travel info for getting to various cities, transportation, sights, restaurants, entertainment and more




Works with BlackBerry series 8300 – 9800

Decide where to eat with this App. Spin the slot machine to pick a restaurant near you utilizing the GPS it houses.







About the Author

Susan Day

Susan Day is the editor in chief of Cincinnati Family Magazine and a mother of four.