For busy moms there always seems to be something that needs to be done. However, finding the time to do it all can be a challenge. Have you ever found yourself out at a restaurant or doctor’s office, and you need to take your child to the bathroom for a change and you find there are no diapers in your bag? Do you have a back-up plan if your child has an accident and soils their pants while you are out? Have you ever thought about what might happen if you get into an accident and you are unable to speak and tell the EMS personnel about your child’s medical condition?
Well here are some tips to avoid an embarrassing or unforeseen situation:
- Right as you return home from being out, as you clean out the used bottles and dirty bibs. Take a few minutes to restock your diaper bag with the necessary items: diapers, wipes, plastic utensils and bibs. If you get yourself into a routine doing this, you should never find yourself without the necessary baby supplies in your diaper bag.
- Why not create a small emergency kit for your car. You may find that you need to take a quick trip to the store and do not feel like bringing your diaper bag. Accidents happen, especially for our little ones. If you have a small bag filled with wipes, diapers and an even extra change of clothes, these may come in handy someday. Why put your wet child into the car seat. You will now have to clean the car seat cover, their clothes and they will be uncomfortable driving home.
- Take a small index card and right down pertinent medical information about your child (diagnosis, medicines taken, dosage, physicians name, etc) that would be helpful for EMS personnel to care for your child, in the event of an accident and you are unable to speak for your child. Take this card, laminate it and tape it to your child’s car seat, on the side that would be visible when personnel would open the door.
- Check out My Precious Kids website for the child car seat id tag that you can fill in and tape to your child’s car seat. My Precious Kid at http://www.mypreciouskid.com/products.html
Tip: You may not think that you need to sanitize the inside of your diaper bag. However, studies have shown that bacteria can grow on the inside of your bag especially with dirty clothes, wet diapers or spilled bottles. Take an anti-bacterial cloth and wipe your diaper bag inside and out.