I will admit it. I was a minivan snob. I wanted my SUV or nothing at all. Then the time came that I had to replace my beloved Durango. Every SUV we looked at that had the upgrades I needed, such as 3rd row seating, were simply out of our price range. My family finally convinced me to try a minivan. That was nearly 5 years ago and now I can’t imagine driving anything else. If you are an SUV snob like I was, here are 5 reasons to be a proud minivan mom.
At the time I bought my van I had one child still in a booster seat, one child still in a rear-facing car seat, and a baby on the way. The 2 car seats fit fine in my Durango but it wasn’t going to work when the new baby arrived. When you have a minivan, all of your young children can fit safely secured in their car seats, even with multiple rear-facing ones. That is a reason that any minivan mom can be proud of.
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Allows Easy Access
In addition to safely accommodating many car seats, minivans also allow you easy access. You can let older children climb into their boosters in the back of the van. This makes it easy to get little ones in and out of car seats from the middle seats.
- With three kids, we usually keep one of our stow-and-go seats stowed allowing us, and the kids, easy access to all of the seats. It works best once only one child is still rear-facing.
Perfect for Family Vacation
When you have a big family, most vacations are within driving distance so save on airfare. Minivans are perfect for these vacations. They are roomy enough to hold your entire family and their luggage. They also are reasonable on gas helping your family save money for more of the fun stuff.
If you have a family road-trip coming up, these DIY Road Trip Survival Bags are a must!
Group Event Are Easier
No matter what you, your friends, or your family thinks of your minivan, it will always be requested for large group events. They will ask you to drive everyone because it is convenient and comfortable. We have driven our adult family members to concerts, zoo outings, and more. It’s great because we fit everyone and we only have to pay to park one vehicle instead of many. Who doesn’t love saving money?
No, I’m not talking about trailers and campers (although they can totally do that, too). You can haul furniture, mattresses, and more in your van. Minivans are especially great when you need to haul items in the rain. It is automatically protected with no worry of the wind shifting your tarps or worse.
Have you been swayed with these 5 reasons to be a proud minivan mom? They truly are the best family vehicle which is probably why it is such a stereotype of mom life. Now it is a stereotype that I proudly wear. Nothing can beat the protection and comfort minivans offer growing families. Don’t forget to check out Cars.com before running out to buy yours. An informed momma is always a smart buyer. They have tons of reviews and information to help you make the best decision for your family.