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Food & Drink

Don't Leave Home Without It

snack attack!

Hello, summer road trip.

You’ve barely left the garage and they’re already complaining of traffic tush. Beat the bottom blues with Clek’s latest booster seat, Oobr. You’ll fall for the streamlined design; kids will love the comfy seat and adjustable neck rest. (Preorder online at elitecarseats.com.)

If crayons and goldfish keep dropping off the map, add Snack & Play Travel Trays to their seats. Convenient mesh bags and sturdy rims keep toys and snacks within reach. For runaway sippies, attach a No Throw leash and give a tug to rope it back in.

Save that DVD until you really need it and try old-school travel bingo with four pads so the whole fam can play. Don’t lose their favorite action figures on the road. Instead, take along Hartiatoys, cut-and-fold characters that cost only $12.95 per dozen. Stave off the “I’m boreds” with a Scribble and Doodle activity pad. Best part: the finger crayons they wear on the tips of their digits.

Nature’s calling? Find the closest toilet with Sit or Squat. There’s an app for BlackBerry and iPhone, or simply text “sitorsquat” to DOTCOM for directions to the nearest bathroom. To keep rest stop germs from joining your trip, squirt tiny palms with Clean George, an organic hand purifier and moisturizer.

Because there’s no room in your car for the sneezies.

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