How to stock your backseat organiser to keep the kids entertained

Children can easily become bored on a long road trip, so toys, games, books and technology need to be close at hand.

Happy kids make for a happier road trip. And the more organised they are, the easier it is for everyone. A number of companies now supply storage units and organisers for cars and they double up for camping and caravanning trips.

The Diono Travel Pal Car Organiser is designed to keep books and toys neat and organised and to help keep the mess off the car floor! It also makes it easy for kids to reach books, toys, their water bottles and other necessities when you are driving.

The organiser has a deep cargo bin for toys and lots of pockets for smaller items. It also has two insulated drink holders and the entire cargo area is waterproof – just in case. Travel Pal fits between two child car seats and it’s big enough to hold everything for both children.

The Diono Stow ‘n Go is a back-of-seat seat organiser that keeps everything in one place and easy to find. It has seven full-sized pockets and two drink holders in a washable, waterproof fabric.

The top fastens around any headrest while the bottom can attach to the netting pocket at the back of the seat, or around the bottom of the seat (not suitable for all cars). Note the length of the cord is 14.5cm each side. Stretched cord is around 30cm each side. The best way to attach it is to feed it through the gap between the seat and backrest. It folds for easy storage in the seat back pocket when not in use.

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