Have you ever heard of such a thing before? Maybe you have, maybe you haven’t but the point is that all toddler-moms have a survival kit which is essential to keep them sane especially when they are out of the house. For me, I can manage at home but as soon as I am out, I need to be sure that I have some essentials with me. It doesn’t matter whether I am going out for a few hours or for a few days.
My Toddler-survival kit is made of my diaper bag. Now let’s take a sneak peek at the contents. Diapers don’t count as the bag isn’t call a ‘diaper’ bag for no reason. Here’s what I have to carry when I Travel With Toddler-
1. Baby Carrier
Babywearing is my thing and it’s essential for me and Idhaya whether at home or out and about. I love my Soul Slings Full Buckle Standard Soft Structured Baby Carrier to the core and I am sure that even though she can’t speak yet, Idhaya loves it too. If I am going out alone, carrier is the most important thing for me.
Even if I am going out with the husband, Soul Baby Carrier is a must. We both take turns in carrying her if we have to walk a lot and carrying a baby in Soul Full Buckle is easy. It saves a lot of trouble and we get to enjoy our outings when we Travel With Toddler.
2. Wet Wipes
Ask any mom and she will tell you that she has at least one pack of wet-wipes in her bag. These little things come handy whether Idhaya spits food, pukes in the car, gets dirt all over herself and obviously when she poops.
And socks. For the reasons mentioned above, I have to carry at least one pair of fresh clothes for my little monster. You never know what catastrophe is in the making by these innocent little ones. I would suggest taking two extra sets of clothes when you Travel With Toddlers.
4. Food and Water
Even if you are OK with giving outside food to your little one like me, you need to carry some snacks and sometimes even a full-fledged meal. Hunger strikes these little tornadoes at odd times and a parent has got to be ready. Water has to be carried for obvious reasons.
Mind You, it cannot be any toy rather a toy she hasn’t seen in in the last one month or so otherwise there is no chance for it to succeed in the throes of tantrums. So, I carry 1-2 toys that she likes but have been kept away for just the moments of need. It helps a lot in Travel With Toddler as they get occupied. Sometimes, a break of 10 minutes is all you need.
What do you carry when you Travel With Toddler?
The Reluctant Mom