For the past few years, I’ve been a city girl. I have been used to walking everywhere I go, and carrying everything I need in my pockets. Unfortunately, my baby isn’t quite as laid back and simplistic as I am, and he tends to require more stuff. This summer, we moved out to the ‘burbs which means I spend a lot more time in my car than I used to. When we’re out, I tend to stay out for long stretches of time, which means I need to be prepared for any and all circumstances during that window of 3-4 hours.
I have turned my car into a traveling baby boutique – complete with items and necessities for whatever might arise. If we’re out grocery shopping and a friend asks us to meet for a walk, I want to make sure we’ve got a stroller on board. And since Seattle weather is incredibly unpredictable, I always make sure we both have lots of (clean) layering options to choose from. I don’t want to have to cancel plans and head back home, simply because I wasn’t prepared with what we needed.
Here are the ten things I make sure I always have in the car…
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