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My number one rule as a mom is be prepared – that doesn’t mean it always happens, but I *try* to anticipate thirst before little mouths get dry, hunger before bellies rumble, toys before boredom strikes. But sometimes I (mega) fail: a couple weeks ago I found myself out in public minus a diaper and plus one poopy toddler who desperately needed a change – at the veterinarian, no diapers to be bought and no fellow toddler parents to bum a diaper from. It really stunk (pun intended). After this little, ahem, incident, I was done being caught unprepared, so I partnered with Huggies Little Movers Plus to create a toddler survival kit for my car.
Putting together the kit was super easy, super cheap, super practical – even for the DIY-challenged. Here’s how to create a kit with 10 essentials every mom of toddlers needs in her car:
Make a list of your essentials
My must-haves for a toddler car survival kit are:
Huggies Little Movers Plus These are the most absorbent diapers Huggies makes (hence the “plus”). They come in sizes 3-6 and have all the fancy stuff like double grip strips (need for my crazy, always on-the-go man!) and Leak Lock® technology at a reasonable price. Even if your kid is potty trained and out of diapers, they make fabulous makeshift towels if something spills in the car or you have a bad bloody boo-boo that needs cleaned up before you slip a bandaid on it.
Baby Wipes What can’t these do? A total must-have for sticky fingers or dirty bottoms.
Toilet Paper Potty trained or not, TP is always good to have on hand since it also doubles as tissue for little runny noses.
Car-Safe Snacks Think granola bars, almonds, raisins, crackers, applesauce squeeze packs or Cheerios.
Umbrella Being caught in the rain with a toddler can be a total day-ruiner so an umbrella was a total must.
First Aid Kit Mine is a little mini and contains bandaids, gauze, alcohol wipes. The basics.
Light Blanket I have a super lightweight blanket that I can use as a coverup, a makeshift pillow, a blanket, an in-a-pinch picnic surface – you get the picture.
Container Something to hold all your essentials. I went with a file-folder-type box with a lid just in case it slid around and toppled over. Any wire basket, canvas basket or even a cardboard box would suffice.
Assemble the Kit
Gather all your essentials. Lay out all the supplies and stack them in your container. Put the most essential stuff on top and make it easily accessible. ‘Lid it and put it in your car or trunk. Good to go!
Now I’m ready for anything and always prepared, even if I forget to grab something while running out of the house. Voila! Future crises averted. We’re ready to roll.
Sale Details on Huggies Little Movers Plus:
- Little Snugglers Plus (sizes 1 & 2) are usually $37.49 but through 9/25/16 are only $31.49 + they ship for free. The Newborn size is $29.99 in select locations & @ costco.com
- Little Movers Plus (sizes 3, 4, 5, & 6) are usually $42.99 but through 9/25/16 are only $36.99 + they ship for free.
Anything else you toddler mamas have in the car at all times? Please tell me in the comments! Be sure to check out more Motherhood & Parenting posts before you go!