Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Must-Have On-the-Go Mom Products

If there's one thing I've learned in this 18-month-long journey into motherhood, it's this: BE PREPARED. 

Yeah, no, but seriously. I've had my fair share of Walker having horrid blowouts while we're out and about, only to find that I forgot to refill the diaper bag with diapers. Or an appointment lasting longer than I expected and he's ready for his snack 15 minutes ago -- and is screaming at the top of his lungs in annoyance. 

I always like to have things handy that he and I will both need when we're out-and-about and/or traveling in the event that massive blowouts happen; Walker becomes angry {hungry + angry} or we just need 'em.

So, here's what I like to keep on hand: 

one || two || three 

four || five || six 

seven || eight || nine 

ten {1, 2}

Of course, you have to have something to carry all of this in, right?! My mom gifted me with this diaper bag for Christmas right before Walker was born, and I love it. It has a ton of space, and I love that it doesn't look too "diaper bag-y." Plus, I love the extra changing pad that's included. 

You can't go anywhere without diapers! Walker is currently in Pampers Cruisers and/or Pampers Swaddlers. I know they're a little more expensive, but he has a sensitive bum and these really seem to help. Bottom line {pun intended}: have some diapers in your bag!

Keeping on the sensitive train, we love Pampers Sensitive wipes, and these travel packs are awesome. Plus, as you know, wipes are awesome for things other than just diaper changes: messy hands, a quick spill clean-up and more. 

Boogie Wipes are great for those snotty, crusty noses -- especially in the winter! These wipes have saline in them that help immediately dissolve boogers. They really seem to help with Walker's crusty nose a little better than regular wipes, so I like to keep them on hand.

Especially in the hot Texas summers, I like to keep water handy for Walker to have in the car or if we're out and about. These Camelbaks are wonderful because they don't spill! I don't know about your child, but Walker likes to throw things in the car and I love that these don't spill or leak when dropped.

Wet Ones are the best! Like wipes, they can be used for multiple purposes, but I like them better for messy hands since they're antibacterial. 

Even before I had Walker, I kept a bottle of hand sanitizer in my car...germs! I still keep a bottle in my car and a little travel size bottle in Walker's diaper bag. You just never know!

I've talked about these placemats before, but I had to include them here again. They're wonderful when you're eating out at a restaurant so you don't have to put your child's food directly on the table, or deal with them throwing a plate on the floor. {My kid has never done that...yeah right! ;)} Each placemat is disposable and sticks on the table on all four sides of the rectangle. They're awesome. 

Snack Traps are wonderful because you can allow your kids to take snacks in the car without worrying about them getting everywhere! {These are like the Camelbaks, but for food.} I typically put plain Cheerios or Goldfish in these and hand them to Walker when the car ride gets a little long for him. 

Finally, I always carry a couple of toys and books with me for entertainment. Walker loves his travel flash cards and this remote control, but we also take little board books and some cars. Always carry toys! ;) 


  1. Your diaper bag looks a lot like mine. I recently found in Targets travel mini section, to-go Clorox wipes and now keep them in my bag! They have come in handy a few times since the purchase!

  2. I had a friend whip out those placemats once and I think that's the most ingenious idea ever! Those will be a must whenever I have children.
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  3. Even though I'm not a mom yet I think this is a great list :)


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