This WFMW post is a little misleading - it's not something that currently works for me, but something that will work for me in the near future. I'm still getting it together. The idea came from several of you, who advocate keeping certain items in the car rather than weighing down a diaper bag with them.
I love this idea. I find satisfaction in being prepared for any eventuality - whether a true emergency, or an "emergency" consisting of hunger pangs on a too-long errand, or an impromptu stop at the park. I'm going to tweak this idea a bit to make it more workable for our family, and this is what I'm planning to include in the kit:
- Complete set of playclothes for Wendy, size 3T. She currently wears 2T, so these will be a little bit, but I'd rather that then need the clothes & realize they're too small.
- Extra socks & cheap pair of shoes for Wendy
- 2 cloth diapers
- Gallon-sized Ziploc bags - for transporting soiled/wet/icky clothes or other items
- Band-aids, Neosporin, small pack of baby wipes
- Shout wipes
- Crayons & small coloring book
- Goldfish & cereal bars
- 2 juice boxes
- Sunscreen & hat for Wendy
- Lightweight jacket
- Extra shirts for James and I, just in case...
All of this will be corralled in a plastic storage container with a lid, and will be stowed underneath the bench seat of the van, so it's always there and ready to go. I plan to keep it stocked as I use things, so that it's always ready to go. I'll just have to remember to change things a bit when it gets cold again, to be prepared for winter needs.
Can you think of anything I should add to my "emergency" kit?
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