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DVD Player for road trips

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AliceCullen
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DVD Player for road trips

We're going on our first road trip next week. It's only about 3-4 hours but people are saying having a portable dvd player is a must to keep toddlers occupied. Has this been your experience? There are a lot on amazon so if anyone has a specific one they would recommend, that would be great. TIA

Posted 7/10/17 11:30 AM
 
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MrsT809
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DVD Player for road trips

We used to bring one but haven't in a very long time. My kids are 2.5 and 5 and they occupy themselves with a few toys, snacks, singing with each other or just looking out the window lol.

Check out your library though, ours lends out portable dvd players.

Posted 7/10/17 11:37 AM
 

NYCGirl80
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Re: DVD Player for road trips

We never used one and never needed one. My kids entertain themselves/each other.

Posted 7/10/17 12:54 PM
 

CindySN23
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DVD Player for road trips

If you have an ipad it does the same thing. I use mine on long trips and it is very useful.

Posted 7/10/17 1:15 PM
 

PitterPatter11
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DVD Player for road trips

We let our DS use our iPad. I like that it's compact. We just download videos from Amazon prime or Netflix before we go. Keeps my 3 year old entertained which makes the drive a lot less stressful.

Posted 7/10/17 1:33 PM
 

Tulip9
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Re: DVD Player for road trips

we never used one, I am old school I don't think my children should have to be "plugged" in all the time

Posted 7/10/17 2:37 PM
 

MamaBear2
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Re: DVD Player for road trips

We always bring one, especially if the trip is more than 3-4 hours.

With 2 kids I have a dual screen one, but it can only play one DVD at a time (it shows on both screens simultaneously) Similar to the one below. It also comes with headphones.

Portable DVD Player

Posted 7/10/17 3:38 PM
 

karjules
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Re: DVD Player for road trips

How do you download movies from prime or Netflix to your iPad? Do you need data to watch them? My daughters ipad only works with wifi. Sorry to crash OP

Message edited 7/10/2017 5:28:41 PM.

Posted 7/10/17 5:28 PM
 

petvet
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Re: DVD Player for road trips

I think it depends on the kids. My 5yo has been a disaster in the car from day 1 (literally he passed out from breath holding in the car when he was a baby). We got a target DVD player and it does help (we use it on trips 3hr or more. He can't look at books or play games as he gets carsick but seems ok watching a movie. My 2 yo does better in the car and usually just plays with a doll or sleeps

Posted 7/10/17 10:04 PM
 

PitterPatter11
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Re: DVD Player for road trips

Posted by karjules

How do you download movies from prime or Netflix to your iPad? Do you need data to watch them? My daughters ipad only works with wifi. Sorry to crash OP

. Go into the app and download them ahead of time. When you play them in the car, they will not require data.

Posted 7/11/17 6:21 AM
 

Calla
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Re: DVD Player for road trips

I'd get an Amazon Fire in the Kids Case instead of a DVD player.

Posted 7/11/17 7:01 PM
 
 

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