Mum praised for ‘life saving’ hack to keep kids entertained on long car rides

The bank holiday is officially here – and what better time to take a weekend break.

But the long car journeys there might not be the most pleasant when your kids are confined to the car and have nothing to do.

Thankfully, Whitney Leavitt, mum of one, shared a simple hack that will keep your kids amused for ages – and all you need is a sandwich bag.

“Road trip hack,” she captioned the video that has been viewed a staggering 14.5 million times on TikTok.

In the clip, Whitney can be seen opening up a sandwich bag before putting her iPhone inside and closing it up.

Whitney Leavitt
Whitney has been praised for the simple hack

Then, it appears that Whitney has removed the headrest from the passenger seat, and, using the metal pins, pierced two holes into the bag near the top, to attach the bag to the chair.

Then, when the headrest is locked into place, the sandwich bag is able to hang freely.

This means that the kids in the back can watch their favourite TV shows whilst driving along without having to hold the phone.

Sandwich bag
All you need is a sandwich bag

Since being posted, the video has racked up more than 890,000 likes and almost 5,000 comments from impressed viewers who praised her idea.

One person said: “Omg you’ve just changed my life.”

“12 hour trip coming up! Thanks for the idea,” said another.

Whilst a third person wrote: “Wish I knew about this when my kids were little.”

Sandwich bag hack
It hangs freely on the back of the seat

“Not me thinking it was for snacks,” joked someone else.

A couple of people said it would be great until the phone gets hot, and others wondered whether the sound would be muffled.

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