I won’t lie, the only way my family gets through long car rides is by watching videos.
My son is prone to carsickness (something he apparently will never grow out of, as he has had this since he was a baby) and my daughter? Well, she just hates being confined in her carseat and the only way to stop her from screaming the entire time is to have some Wiggles playing. I honestly tried to resist playing the movies for her, but after multiple car trips with non-stop crying and a couple of crying-induced vomiting sessions, I copped out. We don’t play it on trips shorter than twenty minutes, but after that, all bets are off.
We briefly considered installing a DVD system on the roof of our minivan, but decided against it because with the seven year age difference between my kids, it is pretty much a gurantee that they will never want to watch the same movie.
We also thought about installing some of those headrest monitors, but the drawback was you could only play one DVD at a time, and they were mucho expensive.
Enter the RCA Twin Mobile DVD players.
You can actually play two different DVD’s since you can load each monitor with its own movie, but there is still a single power source. The whole thing has worked out perfectly, especially since my daughter is still in her rear-facing carseat, and will be until she is at least two. Her monitor is strapped to the top of her seat, and my son’s monitor is strapped to the back of the front passenger seat. My son wears his headphones, and we are all happy. I would have preferred larger screens, as these are only 7 inches, but they don’t make a system like this with 9 inch screens.
And the whole set was less than one hundred and fifty, which I consider to be a HUGE bargain.