With my first son I always checked my diaper bag, once, twice, three times before I left the house. I brought a bottle, burping cloths, two changes of clothes, an extra pair of shoes, 4 or 5 toys, snacks, a camera, diaper rash ointment, a bottle of water, wipes, a changing pad, a sweater, a change of clothes for me, sunscreen, lotion, a small first aid pack, antibacterial soap, and diapers.
But that was not all, I usually had in my car 4 more diapers, another change of clothes, a stroller, a cart cover (for the supermarket), another blanket, more burping cloths, etc. You get the picture. Obviously I carried a lot more than I needed.
I didn´t know. I was a first time mom and I wanted to be prepared for anything and everything.
Then my second baby came and I felt so confident, I started to unload, but to such an extreme that I forgot my camera the first time we took the baby to the beach. There are no photos of that special day. And I forgot my stroller the first time we went to Sea World. We rented one there and then we carried the 2 year old all through the San Diego Zoo (never again!). Yet some things never changed. I’ve kept the blanket, the towel, the pack of wipes, and 2 or 3 diapers in my car, even though my younger has stopped using diapers during the day and the wipes have dried up. I know this because just this morning I cleaned my car and I found all that!
How about you? Are you a first time mom? What do you carry in your diaper bag? How about your car?
Now before I say hasta luego let me remind you about the the amazing “Family Trip to a Theme Park” Huggies® Sweepstakes, (from Huggies official rules) :
“NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States, 18 or older. Void in AK, HI, PR & where prohibited. Internet access required. Sweepstakes Period: 7/1/11 at 12:01 a.m. ET – 9/25/11 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Enter by sharing your diapering experience at www.mamasquesaben.com. Grand Prize (1) – 4 day/3 night trip for 4 to winner’s choice of a theme park in Orlando, FL OR Anaheim, CA. Approx. Retail Value: $7,000. Trip includes coach air travel, hotel accommodations and resort admission. Sponsor reserves right, in its sole discretion, to award prize as gift card(s) totaling $7,000 in value. Taxes on prize and additional restrictions are winner’s sole responsibility. If prize is awarded as trip, travel is subject to availability and blackout dates. Winner to be notified by phone/mail/e-mail. Odds of winning prize depend on number of eligible entries received. Sponsor not responsible for late, lost, garbled, incomplete, misdirected or damaged entries/transmissions; all such entries are void. Subject to Official Rules available at website.”
To participate for your chance to win is easy, just share a diapering experience in the following way:
Visit www.mamasquesaben.com and complete the online entry form along with your contact information and your experience in either Spanish or English.
For official rules (in Spanish) and more details please visit Huggies website here, then click on Sorteo Disney and then on Bases y Condiciones, thanks.
Disclaimer: As one of the Mamas Que Saben bloggers, my participation is compensated. My opinions, anecdotes, and dry wipes are solely my own.