Bukod sa mga gamit sa diaper bag, naglalagay pa din ako sa sasakyan na hindi ko inaalis in case we needed to go agad-agad.
The OC person in me always wants to be prepared. Minsan kasi nakakastress yung may kailangan ka tapos naiwan or kukunin pa sa bag. We know kids – they always get messy especially when eating and it’s stressing me out lalo pag sabay sila.
In addition to that, I always want them to be comfortable kaya may mga to-go things ako na lagi lang nakaprepare. So apart from the essentials I have in their diaper bag, nag-iiwan na din ako ng mga gamit sa sasakyan. Here are our must-haves so we can go even without the bulky diaper bag:
Hindi naman ako germophobic pero ayaw ko lang na nagdudumi lalo yung kamay. When there’s no way we can wash our hands while in transit, at least we can spray alcohol. I do have a small bottle in our every bag and yes – one in the car. Just in case of emergency.
Tissue and Wet Wipes
Automatic partner ni alcohol ang tissue or wipes. When you’re with kids, you always want to keep them clean especially their hands or the surface they touch kasi alam naman natin na mabilis silang magsubo ng mga bagay. Kaya importanteng may mabubunot akong pamunas anytime, anywhere.
I just hate it to see even small trashes everywhere, lalo sa loob ng sasakyan kasi masikip na nga, makalat pa. So I put a small trash can inside where we can put our garbages may it be as small as a candy wrapper.
Neck or Small Pillows
Mainly for comfortability. Ate is used to sleeping in her car seat and to make her feel more comfortable, I bought her a neck pillow. Hindi ko na yun inaalis dun kasi nakakalimutan pag binababa pa e.
One time, we went to the drug store. Malapit lang yon so I didn’t bother bringing anything other than my wallet and a lampin. Jhia was only about one year old then. Surprisingly, nag-poop siya and tagos sa pajama niya non! Napabili kami ng small pack ng diaper at umuwi kami ng naka-diaper lang siya. Since then, naglalagay na ako ng isang set ng extra clothes and a diaper for emergency purposes lang talaga!
Minsan naman, si Jela naman yung nagpoop. #MomBrain, wala pala akong dalang diaper bag. Pero dahil nga mayroon akong tinabi sa sasakyan na damit ni ate, yun ang sinuot ko sa kanya. Buti malapit lang naman so umuwi kami na gamit niya e damit ni ate na malaki sa kanya. Lols.
Because I have an infant, I also keep a toy in the car para iwas fussiness lang habang nasa biyahe, when she’s not asleep.
Hair Clips and Ties
This is kind of unintentional but useful. When you get in our car, you’ll find hair clips and ties and bands almost everywhere. Hehe. Eto yung mga dinadala ko pero nakakalimutan kong gamitin or naiiwan or natatanggal sa likot nila. Useful naman siya at times na nakakalimutan kong magbaon. At least I can find one when needed. Haha.
We always have a pair of slippers para kapag bigla lang binuhat ang mga kiddos at wala pala silang slippers, at least we always have one that they can wear.
In addition, we have one stroller pad I keep in the car para kapag kailangan pahigain si baby, doon ko siya hinihiga.
When travelling with kids, you always have to be ready. Sometimes, you have to do it quick lalo na when cleaning their hands because they are naturally careless. They could easily reach anything by hand tapos isusubo kaya mahalaga sa akin na madaling abutin ang mga bagay. It helped that we have a backseat organizer that holds most of these things. It keeps them organizded (kahit paano) and within my reach.
Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t being OC. For me it’s more of being prepared for anytime we would need those things. If not for our kids naman, walang ganitong mga bagay, malinis ang sasakyan. Haha.
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