When we were planning a 10-hour car trip, we were looking for things to keep our 1 year-old busy. He had just become a fan of Bob the Builder, so we thought we’d try videos. Our car doesn’t have a DVD player built-in, so we just bought a cheap one for $150 on Amazon [Amazon no longer offers the one Dan bought, so I’m linking to the least expensive portable DVD with similar features. — Ed.]. We used a bungee cord to strap it to the back of the seat in front of him. The model we got (by Polaroid) has a screen that can swivel 180 degrees, so we could turn the side with the buttons away from our son, so he couldn’t accidentally kick them. Worked like a charm, and he actually had a fun ride. Can we fix it? Yes we can. (Sorry, couldn’t resist.)
Oh, great. Now I have that infernal song stuck in my head.
My only caution would be to make sure the bungee cord is rigged good and tight. Having stuff loose in the car is dangerous in the event of an accident.