Having a properly stocked diaper bag is easier said than done. The problem is, I don’t always pack the same or have the same bag with me at all times. For short trips, I don’t need much more than a few diapers and wipes. For longer day trips, I need snacks, meals, and a change of clothes for baby. By baby #3, you’d think I have the hang of this by now, but the truth is I’ve become a little cocky in my choices. Who needs baby items when you are just dropping off older kids and coming straight home. Only you never quite do go straight home because then you remember you needed ingredients for dinner. Or your friend calls you to meet up in Target. Or you pass a Starbucks and realize you NEED an extra cup of caffeine this morning. Then your baby decides it’s a great time to be hungry, need a diaper change, or something else you didn’t plan for, because after all, you were going to come right home after drop-off.
Instead of relying on my day to day diaper bag to stock all my essentials for baby, I’ve created an emergency bag in my car that has everything I need from diaper-splosions to meal-time on the go. I have a change of clothes for each of my kids which includes layers for varying weather. A change of diapers for my little guy, and of course, a tube of our favorite Butt Paste. Yes, Butt Paste.. If you’ve never heard of it before then I’ll tell you more about it. If you have heard of it, then you know that Butt Paste comes in 3 formulas from Original, Natural, and Extra Strength, and it is the leader in diaper rash treatment and prevention.
While Butt Paste has been my preferred treatment for diaper duty since my first baby was born, I heavily rely on it now with my little guy who is more prone to diaper rashes. From his earliest days, his diaper area was so sensitive, he required multiple visits to his pediatrician. Time and time again, his pediatrician would recommend Butt Paste, and when it got really bad, Butt Paste Extra Strength helped soothe his irritated skin within hours.
Having a tube of Butt Paste on hand at all times is a must, and this is why it made the cut of what should be in our car emergency bag.
What items do you keep in your baby emergency bag? Other items I like to have is a thermometer, fever reducer, band aids, Benadryl, and socks. Don’t forget to change your clothing options as the seasons change or as your children change sizes!
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