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?
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