Once you have kids a once simple outing now becomes a little more complicated. So to help you out here is a short list of things that will aid you in packing your toddler’s things in order to have you ready for any situation during an outing:
Disposable diapers and toiletries
When you are on the go you need to carry plenty of disposable diapers and other such things with you in your diaper bag. With a small child you will have to carry things like wet wipes, toilet paper or tissues and even an extra disposable bag for trash in case you have nowhere to throw garbage. Additionally, make sure to carry a pocket Sized bottle of hand sanitizer so your hands are always clean even if there is no water available nearby. When you are packing these items to take on the outing with you make sure not to overdo it, don’t carry so much that it begins to look like you just walked out of a huxbaby sale with your hands full of shopping bags, because when you have a toddler you need to carry as little as possible while simultaneously having all you need.
Snacks and drinks.
Your toddler will likely get hungry half way through the outing so pack his/her favourite snacks or the small child may get fairly grumpy as the outing progresses. Make sure to carry a water bottle and juice boxes because you need to ensure that your child is hydrated. Even if it’s a short outing and you are not going to carry food you have to carry liquids because your toddler is bound to get thirsty. Always make certain that you carry a bottle of formula milk with you or at least the milk powder that can be mixed with water, because you never know what situation you may find yourself in and it is best to be prepared.
Toys and other entertainment
Take what your toddler likes to play with and don’t leave the house without some form of entertainment for the little child. Take familiar things that will comfort the toddler like a favourite blankie or teddy bear, and make sure to take especially those things that will distract the child when he/she is about to cry or is upset about something. Take things like colouring books and crayons and try your best to entertain your child with something other than your phone. Teach them to find entertainment in books and other toys and this will be better for your toddler’s mental development too.
You need to carry extra dresses with you at all times because it is not as though you can just keep to buy kids clothes from Australia on the go if the ones the toddler is wearing gets soiled. So ensure that you pack a sufficient amount of clothing. Do not underestimate how many times you may have to change the toddlers outfit. You can fit all these necessities in a diaper bag and carry it with you wherever you go from snacks to toys, your toddler will definitely need everything on this list so make sure you have these things with you at every outing in order to make sure your trip is not ruined for you or your child. It will certainly make your life a little easier to keep this checklist in mind before you leave the house with your toddler. And finally just make sure to double check to see everything you need is in the bag before you are out the door!