As the weather warms up and seasons change, it’s a good idea to switch up the “essentials” carried in the diaper bag. Of course, there are a few things that will always be essential no matter the season like diapers, wipes, snacks and an extra change of clothing.
Prior to jumping in, just a friendly reminder to swap out the clothing to a summer outfit. Nothing is worse than needing an outfit change due to a blowout but the extra outfit is a fleece lined onesie. I’m speaking from personal experience, haha. If you’re up for a story, read the next paragraph, if you’re tight on time, scroll on down!
So, I went to a vineyard with my parents and brought my daughter along who was about 7 months at the time. Joy, my daughter, ended up having one of the biggest blows up I had ever experienced with her. Upon reaching into the diaper bag, all I had was a summer romper--it was the middle of October and we were in a coastal town so the weather was breezy. Definitely not summer romper weather. It was terrible! I had to bundle my baby in a swaddle and blanket. I had to keep her all bundled up in the stroller. I’m glad I found a solution but momma certainly learned her lesson! Pack according to the season.
There are 4 essentials that I’ve learned the carry in my pouch:
- A Fan. Yes, a fan! Mine is battery operated but it has certainly helped cool me and the kids downs, literally, when we’re out at the park or even indoors, it can get hot.
- Sunscreen. Protect the skin. If we end up being outside longer than planned or get ourselves into some water activities, this has come in handy.
- Allergy Medicine. I pop some Claritin in the medicine bag as one of my kids has pollen allergy. I never know when it may sneak up.
- Socks. So soo so many times when we’ve been somewhere that required socks or even in the car with the a/c running and my kid complains that their feet are cold.
What’s a summer time essential for you? Let me know in the comments! In the mean time, keep rocking mom life and being a bad momma jamma!