10 Essentials Your Stroller Needs On A Day Out
Lets face it moms, we are always on the go when we have kids, organizing our mommy tools is the best chance we have at maintaining our schedules. One of our most important mommy tools is our strollers, they come in all shapes, sizes and even prices, but all do the same thing. They help use tote our bundles of joy around all the while trying to keep up with our other childrens schedules. Here are 10 Essentials Your Stroller Needs On A Day Out.
1.) Stroller Organizer
Nothing is worse then trying to fumble around in your purse or diaper bag for you phone to snap a picture when time is of essence. I can’t tell you how any times I’ve missed those adorable moments of my kids when they are babies only because my phone was at the bottom of my purse or stroller. A Stroller Organizer can cut your time in searching for the essentials you need by holding them in place while you are doing your mom duties. It can hold a cell phone, diapers, bottles, formula and so much more! It is defiantly a mom have when space and time is limited, best of all it can move with you on the go, just pick it up and take it with you to the car, hand it behind you head rest for even more convenience. Full Review Here
2.) Back Up Bottles and Sippy Cups
Every mom needs a backup bottle, simply place your backup bottles or sippy cups in a ziplock bag. Keeping them safe from the environment and from any spills that can happen. Remember to remove these from the plastic bag after your trip has ended and wash even if nothing was used.
Every growing baby needs snacks! Pack a healthy shelf stable snack such as trail mix, baby cookies, or your babies favorite treat when your on the go. Keeping snacks in the stroller is a life saver if you end up spending extra time in at the park or the store. Kids are a lot more cooperative when their mouths and tummies are full.My favorite picks to bring are cherrios or some sort of cereal, along with some Gerber Graduates snacks.
4.) Diaper Bag
Load your diaper bag up with the usual suspects such as diapers, wipes, diaper rash cream, changing pad, formula, bib, light blanket, and an extra set of clothes. These essentials are always needed in the first couple months of a babies life leading all the way up till 3 years old. Always keep your diaper bag loaded or overloaded and ready for their active lives.
Nothing to big or to small, keep a set of up to 4 toys in your stroller at all times. I’ve found keeping at-least 2 toys has saved me the horror of an unhappy baby in the grocery store. Choose toys that play music, light up or have a lot of interaction. My babies get bored easy so I’ve found that I had to alternate their toys in their strollers every few weeks to keep them interested.
6.) Travel Size Sanitizing Wipes
Sticking to our travel size rule of thumb here, pack a travel size pack of sanitizing wipes. We live in a dirty world, lets help stop the spread of germs by sanitizing things our babies want to touch or play with while we are out. Sanitizing bottles, toys or sippy cups when they are dropped is a good habit as well. NEVER wipe the nipple of the cups or bottles with a wipe, sorry mom’s but the best sanitizing tool for that is to rise it off with water OR go in survival mode and use your mouth. Simply wipe off whatever you can get with your shirt or other cloth like tools around you, and then give it a good suck, then spit it out. I’ve done this with my babies and I can say after 4 babies I’m 24 years old and still kick’n. Sometimes we are stuck in those situations, just keep it in mind moms.
7.) Extra Pacifiers
If your little one can’t live without their pacifiers then you will need to pack for an army, pack up to 3 spare pacifiers in a zip lock bag. This keeps them sanitized and ready for use. Remember to remove these from the plastic bag after your trip has ended and wash even if nothing was used.
8.) Bottles of Water
Pack up to 4 bottles of water for your travels, depending on how many children you are bringing with you pack up to 2 water bottles per person. This ensures there is ample clean water for your children and babies to drink when their thirst arises. This also ensure’s you baby will have enough water available for their formula bottles.
9.) 2 in 1 Travel Potty Chair & Seat – Potette Plus
If your toddler needs to go potty pull out your 2 in 1 Travel Potty Chair & Seat, this can be folded down and kept in a plastic bag, simply pack at the bottle of your stroller then pull out when you need it. My toddler seems to find a way to visit the potty inside every store or restaurant we go to. This is an awesome product to use when your options are limited to places such as a porta potty.
10.) First Aid Kit
It’s a jungle out there, we have to be prepared moms. pack a First Aid Kit. These can be found in almost every store and are very inexpensive. Some stores have them on sale where you can get them for free with the purchase of band-aids. Keep your kids medical needs attended to with your very own first aid kit. Pack it with your little ones favorite character band-aids and lollipops for when those cuts are super awful.