I like to think I've smartened up a bit now that I'm a mom of two from almost a whole year. But probably not. One thing I've learned is that there is no such thing as being over prepared when it comes to stepping foot out of the house with kids. Too many times I've been out without something essential that we need....like diapers, or a sippy cup, or a change of clothes. Yep...that wasn't too fun.
Here's what I keep in our car basket #1
-an extra nursing cover
- two swaddle blankets
- a sweatshirt for each child in case it gets cold
- one sippy cup per child
- snacks that won't go bad right away (goldfish crackers, apple sauce pouches, juice box)
- a change of season appropriate clothes for each child (plus socks/undies)
- wipes (these are the ONLY ones I'll ever use)
- a wet bag
- Also (not pictured) one towel, one heavy blanket, and a 1st aid kit
I've found that having two nursing covers (one that's kept in the car and one that's in the house/my bag) has really come in handy....especially because having two kids has made me really forgetful! And you can never have too many swaddle blankets...they are great for keeping warm, snuggling up in the car for a nap, and blocking the sun for your toddler.
I try to remember to go through this basket every week or so to make sure I re-stock any supplies we used, freshen up the snacks, and make sure the extra clothing and diapers are the right season and right size!
And in car basket #2...the fun stuff! This basket sits in the back seat in between Hudson and Sadie's carseats. It's mostly filled with stuff for Hudson to grab to entertain himself while we are driving.
- a magna doodle
- several large books
- flash cards
- baby toys
- mini sound machine
- water wow coloring book
- flash cards
Having just a few toys and books (I've found large books to be the easiest to keep track of and grab out of the basket) to be a lifesaver when we have a busy day of running errands. Plus Hudson loves playing with some special car toys from time to time. And look closely at the above photo...can you spot Sadie's hand? She's a fan of the car basket too!
I make sure to stock our emergency car kit with our favorite diapers, Huggies Little Snugglers, and Huggies Natural Care wipes. Let's be real...these bad boys are stashed all around our house and my purse. I'm never without a diaper...except that one time....and lesson learned.
There is no diaper I trust more than Huggies Little Snugglers to keep Sadie happy, healthy, and dry. They must be doing their job because she looks pretty happy here, don't you think?
I'm always on the hunt for a good diaper deal, so I thought I'd share with you the one I discovered at Sam's Club! You can get a $10 Sam's Club e-gift card when you purchase any two packages of Huggies Little Snugglers diapers and/or Natural Care wipes now until June 30th.
To get the deal, snap a photo of your receipt and email/text it to "Huggies@uploadreceipt.com" by July 15th. You will receive a code and instructions within minutes to get your $10 Sam’s Club e-gift card. Details and instructions can be found here.