This is another one of those posts where a chorus of you guys say, “DUH!” But, yeah, it took me 18 months to figure out that it might be easier and more convenient to just have a kit ready to go in the car with all the Mini supplies in it, rather than searching through the diaper bag every time and then getting to wherever I’m going, and saying, “I HATE THIS DIAPER BAG! I’m not bringing it.” And then taking a diaper out and stuffing it in my purse.
Because you think you need a diaper bag all the time, but really you don’t. If you are going to be in proximity to your car, almost everything can be left in the car when you go out with a toddler. Why? Because you can never stay any one place long enough to run out of supplies, that’s why. One application of sunblock, then put it back in the car. Diapers, naturally, are the exception, but you don’t need a giant bag for this unless you are going on a plane or something.
So, I went to Target and bought two plastic storage boxes, one for each car. Inside, I put:
- 5 diapers
- a package of baby wipes
- a package of Handi Wipes
- Infant Tylenol; and
- Ibuprofen (for parents, not babies).
- Also–diaper disposal bags, I forgot! Thanks, Juliet!
Ta-da! I slipped it into the trunk, right next to my Ice Cream Consistency Management System, and we’re good to go!